Wreath Between the Lines

Wreath Between the Lines

by Daryl Wood Gerber

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BN ID: 2940161817872
Publisher: Beyond the Page Publishing
Publication date: 11/08/2018
Series: A Cookbook Nook Mystery , #7
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 83
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Agatha Award–winning and nationally bestselling author Daryl Wood Gerber is the author of the Cookbook Nook Mysteries, the French Bistro Mysteries, the Cheese Shop Mysteries (as Avery Aames), and stand-alone suspense thrillers. Little known facts about Daryl are that she’s jumped out of a perfectly good airplane, has hitchhiked around Ireland by herself, and has appeared on an episode of Murder, She Wrote. She loves to read, cook, and golf, and has a frisky Goldendoodle named Sparky who keeps her in line!

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Wreath Between the Lines 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
weluvdopey 18 days ago
This is a great book with a wonderful story and well developed characters. The story flowed very well and was very enjoyable. This book will keep you reading long into the night and you will not want to put this book down until you finish. This was such a great read and full of surprises. I am looking forward to reading other books by this great author.
LisaKsBooksReviews 20 days ago
Author Daryl Wood Gerber has started off my Christmas season right with this murderous holiday themed tale. I know when I have a new Cookbook Nook Mystery to set aside a day where I can read the book from beginning to end. Seriously, I want no interruptions. With WREATH BETWEEN THE LINES I have set a new record for finishing a book in one setting. I even went back and reread my favorite parts! There was more than one story happening in WREATH BETWEEN THE LINES. The question is, are they all connected? (What? I’m not telling you!) There were so many plot twists, each one was like opening another gift. And trust me, that made for a lot of unwrapping. But the author unraveled the tangled ribbon of clues and deceptions and delivered a reveal that I never would have guessed! I love every minute I get to spend with Jenna and friends. I always feel like I’ve come home. The way author Gerber writes this series, I can hear the character’s voices as I read and envision every detail. I truly I feel as though I have walked every square inch of the Cookbook Nook, and every mile of Crystal Cove. Writing like this is what made me the reader I am. There is one more important ingredient of book. Recipes! Over a dozen wonderful, mouthwatering recipes! Daryl Wood Gerber had outdone herself with WREATH BETWEEN THE LINES!
Dollycas 21 days ago
Dollycas’s Thoughts It’s almost Christmas in Crystal Cove and Jenna is excited about all the upcoming festivities until her father’s friend Jake arrives at her door with tragic news. He arrived home to find his friend Geoffrey tangled up in Christmas lights and stabbed with a tree star. He asks for Jenna’s help with the police, he is certain that his crotchety neighbor is the killer but Jenna is not so sure that is the case. She thinks the killer made a mistake and that Jake was the intended victim. When Jake is poisoned at a holiday event she knows she is right. Luckily he survives but before the killer has another chance she is determined to catch them as fast as she can so everyone in Crystal Cove can enjoy the Ho-Ho-Holidays. Again the well-developed characters shine within this story. The drama between Jenna’s sister Whitney and her husband is having a big effect on their daughter and Jenna tries her best to lend her support and smooth ruffled feathers but her main focus is solving the murder. The supporting cast plays a huge part in enabling her to do both. The dialogue is crisp and relationships stand out. We are getting to the point where a cast of characters list at the beginning of the book may be necessary as the cast grows, especially for new readers to keep everyone straight. The author serves up a wide variety of suspects. As Jenna investigates we get to know several in depth. The clues are spread out for us to see but as the title says it is “between the lines” where things start to become clear. I enjoyed how officer Cinnamon tried to keep Jenna out of the investigation but even while on vacation her father was able to convince Cimmamon that just wasn’t going to happen. The merchants of Crystal Cove are all decked out for the holidays. A wreath contest finds a unique wreath on every door. The events, the lights, all the decorations put this reader in a very merry holiday mood. One of the things I really like about this series is the book title name dropping, sometimes with great descriptions of the books. Real cookbooks with great recipes and colorful photos. Cozies fitting the theme of the story, this time Christmas. It is a good idea to have a place to jot down these titles so you can check them out later and add them to your wish list. There are also recipes in the book to tempt you, so again a place to write them down is helpful. A wonderful holiday read! Make yourself comfortable, with a cup of hot chocolate or cider, sit back, put on your sleuthing cap, and enjoy this fun holiday trip to Crystal Cove.
Carstairs38 24 days ago
The town of Chrystal Cove, California is getting into the Christmas spirit, and Jenna Hart is busy with a bunch of Christmas themed events at the Cookbook Nook. Her life is more complicated by the fact that her sister and her family are visiting, and Jenna gets pulled into their drama. But things take a huge turn when her neighbor, Jake, comes over in a panic one night to report that a friend who had been staying with him has been murdered, trussed up with Christmas light and stabbed by a Christmas star. Who would want to kill a visitor to town? Or was Jake the intended target? If you are looking for a cozy filled with Christmas spirit, you've come to the right place. This book is filled with Christmas. The mystery is a little weak since a couple of sub-plots crowd it out, but we do still get some twists before reaching a creative and fun climax. The series regulars are all here, and it is wonderful to catch up with them again. Once you've finished the book, you can keep the Christmas spirit with the many recipes for holiday goodies at the end.
CozyUpWithKathy 27 days ago
an intricately plotted murder mystery WREATH BETWEEN THE LINES by Daryl Wood Gerber The Seventh Cookbook Nook Mystery Jenna Hart is happily preparing for Christmas, decorating the Cookbook Nook and enjoying the festive air as all of Crystal Cove gets ready for the holiday season. Jenna's sister and family arrive unexpectedly for the local a cappella event. But all is not jolly as Whitney fears her husband is cheating on her, Spencer is acting suspicious, and Lacy is acting like a fairly typical teenager. The murder of the friend Jenna's neighbor stuns everyone. Did the killer get his intended victim, or was Jake the real target? It couldn't be because of Jake's elaborately decorated house, could it? Jenna will have to sort out her sister's marital woes, support her niece, and investigate the latest murder so that everyone can have a merry Christmas! I love the festive holiday season and WREATH BETWEEN THE LINES is helping me get in the holiday spirit. The delightful Christmas decorations and all of the delectably described food make me want to start decorating and eating already...even though it's not quite Thanksgiving. There's more to the book than holiday happenings, however. There's an intricately plotted murder mystery and a variety of familial relationships to sort out. WREATH BETWEEN THE LINES is a wonderful mystery to read at any time of the year, but when read now gives a wonderful start to the holiday season. FTC Disclosure – The publisher sent me a digital ARC provided through NetGalley, in the hopes I would review it.
ganderson523 29 days ago
This is a fun Christmas themed cozy mystery with likable and quirky characters in the small coastal town of Crystal Cove, California. Jenna Hart, her aunt, Vera, and the crew of the Cookbook Nook are gearing up for Christmas with lots of fun activities and even a cookie exchange. Things turn bad when a friend of her neighbor, Jake, is found dead at Jake's home. His body is found wrapped in Christmas lights and stabbed in the back by a star used on a Christmas tree. The first person blamed is Jake but he was at the store and video backs him up. A grumpy neighbor reported hearing Jenna's brother in law arguing with the dead guy. But he also had an alibi. Jake and Jenna's dad are close friends but he is out of the country so Jenna decides she needs to do some investigating in her dad's place. Maybe the killer was really after Jake and not his friend. She finds that there are several people who might want to get to Jake. A local businesswoman wants a rare stamp Jake has that is worth tons of money. A businessman from San Francisco wants Jake's house but it is not for sale. Jake's estranged sister is in town. Maybe she wants his estate. Amid the investigation, Jenna has her sister and her family in town for a music competition, her boyfriend Rhett returns to town and news abound with Jenna and her good friend Bailey. But also, danger is there as someone tries to complete their task of getting to Jake. The shop and connected cafe have fun events with yummy sounding foods and the cafe serves great food. The book includes some recipes in the back that would be interesting to try. I found the ending not totally surprising but it does have a strange twist that I did not see at all. I received a complimentary ARC from Beyond the Page Publishing through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The thoughts stated are mine only.
KrisAnderson_TAR 3 months ago
Wreath Between the Lines by Daryl Wood Gerber takes us to Crystal Cove, California just two weeks before Christmas. Jenna Hart owns the Cookbook Nook, and her shop is filled with customers looking for gifts for the cook, baker, and reader in their life. The Crystal Cove Christmas Festival is taking place and since wreaths are the theme, every shop features a unique wreath. Jenna is surprised to see her sister, Whitney and her family. Jenna’s niece, Lacey and her group are participating in a cappella competition. In addition, Whitney is worried that her husband is cheating on her while Lacey wishes to avoid her critical mother. Late one evening, Jake Chapman knocks on the door needing assistance. Jake found his friend, Geoffrey strangled with Christmas lights and impaled with a tree topper. Jenna is worried it was a case of mistaken identity and the killer might try again. Jenna dons her sleuthing cap once again, makes a list of the suspects and sets out to wrap up the murder before Santa rides into town. Could it be the neighbor angry over Jake’s Christmas decorations or a philatelist after Jake’s rare and valuable Blue Mauritius? Someone has been naughty, and Jenna has no intention of letting them have a merry holiday. Wreath Between the Lines is a joyful cozy mystery. I like the warm, friendly characters that have grown over the course of the series. Bailey, Katie, Rhett, Jake and Tigger return and are ready to celebrate Christmas. I am hoping that Whitney has seen the error of her ways and we see a change in her in future installments. Crystal Cove is a quaint town with lovely shops and activities year round. I like a cappella competition taking place in town with Lacey’s unusual group. The mystery was multi-faceted with multiple suspects, red herrings, and good clues. While pinpointing the grinch is a cinch, I wanted to keep reading Wreath Between the Lines to see how the various storylines would play out. While Wreath Between the Lines is the seventh book in A Cookbook Nook Mystery series, it can be read alone. Everything a reader needs to know about Jenna is included for new readers. I could have done without the frequent references to Jenna’s former job working at Taylor & Squibb (you know I am not a fan of repetition). I truly loved the Christmas spirit woven throughout the story. There is a delightful description of the wreath on the front door of the Cookbook Nook along with the Dickensian carolers who are strolling around the village. The narratives of the delectable cuisine will have your mouth watering. Wreath Between the Lines has a heartwarming ending. Wreath Between the Lines combines charming characters, a cozy town, Christmas festivities, romance and murder into one jolly cozy mystery.
WisReader 3 months ago
WREATH BETWEEN THE LINES is the seventh book in the Cookbook Nook Mystery series by Daryl Wood Gerber but can be read by itself and enjoyed. Ah, the holidays, with all the activity and wondrous plans and family gatherings. Will everything fall into place as you dream? Besides the members of the Cookbook Nook , who are one sort of family, and changes happening in their lives, owner Jenna Hart’s biological family shows up to take part in the festivities. There are secrets creating tension below the happy surface which either have to be pushed down deeper or brought to light when there is a murder in town. Jenna and her niece set out to unravel clues. Wonderful characters populate this charming town and the creative shops. Romance still seems to be trying to a happily ever after for several couples. Family plays a strong role in this holiday themed cozy.
Shelly9677 3 months ago
I love a good Christmas cozy. Wreath Between the Lines is the seventh in the Cookbook Nook mystery series, but it can and does stand on its own. The quaint town of Crystal Cove is preparing for Christmas festivities, but this is Crystal Cove, so the festivities are interrupted when a body is found murdered with Christmas decorations. The suspects include Jenna’s brother-in-law and Jenna’s father’s friend. Jenna feels compelled to step in and solve the mystery to clear her loved one’s good names. This is a good addition to the series and you’ll love the recipes provided at the end of the book.
Sue14 3 months ago
Another winner for Ms. Daryl Wood Gerber in her Cookbook Nook Mystery series. The holiday season is upon us - always an added perk to any story - and there is another dead body. The main suspect is a friend of Jenna's Dad and since he is on a cruise, Jenna feels compelled to investigate, much to the irritation of the police chief. After his alibi checks out, the suspect list grows and all are viable candidates. They all also have alibis, which are very fishy. Throw into the mix some holiday fun, an unexpected pregnancy, a marriage in trouble, an engagement, a family reunion or two, a few more attempted murders and Wreath turns out to be a really great read. The author keeps you guessing til the end. A highly recommended read! FYI - as Wreath is the seventh book in the series, I always encourage the reader to start at the beginning. Then you can watch the relationships form and grow between the characters. But Wreath can very much be read all by itself and will be just as enjoyable for the reader.
Tangen 3 months ago
cozy-mystery, amateur-sleuth, women-sleuths, recipes, family-dynamics I hadn't read anything by this author before but that didn't leave me behind at all. The publisher's blurb is pretty good, so there's no need to summarize again, and spoilers are just dumb. Jenna, her immediate family and her friends, too, have a lot of complications going on in their lives, and then comes the murder to make things even more difficult! I really enjoyed reading it, and the dessert recipes are awesome. I requested and received a free ebook copy from Beyond the Page via NetGalley. Thank you!
CozyOnUp 3 months ago
A VERY Merry Christmas Cozy! It’s Christmas in Crystal Cove, but time, and murder, stops for no man, or woman. With Christmas festivities in full swing, Jenna Hart finds herself knee deep in festivities when a close friend of her father, Jake, becomes a suspect in the murder of a visiting friend. I matter how busy things are, Jenna finds herself trying to find the murderer and clear Jake. Murder, Christmas, cookies, elves, Santa, love, family, and music make this one Christmas cozy not to miss! Loved it!
TarynLee 3 months ago
In this next book of the series Jenna is getting ready for her favorite time of year. Christmas is coming and she is having a fun time with decorating and looking forward to upcoming demonstrations that are being held at the Cookbook Nook. When her sister comes to town, for a singing competition her daughter is a part of, Jenna hopes they can get along. She is surprised when her sister tells her that she is worried that her husband is cheating. She hopes that Jenna will help her find out what he has been up to. Meanwhile her father's good friend calls her with some upsetting news. He has a friend visiting him and it looks like he may have been murdered. When she arrives to help she finds the man wrapped up in Christmas lights with a tree star sticking out of him. The man looked similar to Jake which has Jenna worried that the killer missed his real target. As Jenna begins to investigate she finds numerous reasons why someone might want to harm Jake but none for the dead man. At her cookie event Jake is poisoned and almost doesn't make it. Follow Jenna as she starts looking at suspects and the reasons they have for disliking Jake. Will she be able to whittle down the clues and pull out a real killer or continue to move around in a circle. Is this murder all over a stamp, a grumpy neighbor or a real estate issue, Jenna is determined to find out. This is such a wonderful series filled with a cast of characters that you'll love, a town you'll want to visit and a plot line that always delivers!
RobynKFLNJ 3 months ago
Jenna Hart just wants to enjoy the holidays without any complications. Her best laid plans don't actually come to fruition. Her sister arrives unexpectedly with problems of her own, and Jenna is once again involved in a murder investigation. This is a fast paced, action packed book with wonderful characters, that will grab your attention, and keep it until the end. Daryl Wood Gerber is a magnificent author, and I highly recommend this book and series.
momelaine 3 months ago
I have always liked this series and this book is a great addition to it! It's the Christmas season in Crystal Cove and the whole town is getting decorated and ready for the wreath contest. A murder wasn't part of the town's plan. And a visit from Jenna's sister, brother-in-law and niece were also not part of the plan. There were a lot of things going on in this book but it was very good. And I loved the bits of great news that happen also! I'm looking forward to spending more time with these characters!
grandmareads102 3 months ago
Jenna Hart loves the holidays. The Cookbook Nook is decorated and she's ready for the festivities. She's surprised when her sister makes an unexpected visit, but this gives her a chance to bond with her niece, Lacy. Unfortunately not everyone is in the holiday spirit. Geoffrey is visiting his friend Jake when he's bludgeoned to death. Did the killer get it right or did he want to kill Jake? Jenna has to find the truth. She's a caring woman who uses her keen mind to track down a killer. I was pleased at how perceptive Lacy was and how she helped her Aunt. Jenna's romance with Rhett is so special. He's a keeper. I loved that he's so supportive. Crystal Cove provides the perfect backdrop. The area and the people who reside here add warmth to the story. The cozy mystery has so many suspects that I wasn't sure who committed the murder. Daryl Wood Gerber has outdone herself. I loved Wreath Between The Lines. I cared about the characters. I loved the dialogue. It made me feel as if I was part of this town. I didn't know until the very end who did the deed. I loved how the author combined multiple story lines to produce an excellent addition to this series. I received a copy of this book which I voluntarily read and reviewed.
cresotko 3 months ago
This year Jenna Hart is getting families and murder for Christmas. It is Christmas in Crystal Cove, CA, and Jenna Hart is getting ready for the holidays. The decorations are out, family and friends are arriving, and The Cookbook Nook is ready for those last minute events. It is a great time of year for everyone, except for the visiting friend of one of the long time residents, who is found deceased, tangled in the Christmas lights. This is the 7th book in the A Cookbook Nook Mystery series by Daryl Wood Gerber, and is a fantastic addition to the series. As always, the book has a very tight plot with good distribution of clues that will keep you guessing. Daryl's characters are fun and ever evolving, growing as the series continues. I love how she keeps you guessing between the new and old characters. The pacing is nice. You get a great story that builds steadily, keeping you guessing for the whole sleighride. To keep you in the holiday spirit after you finish the mystery, there is a whole list of Christmas recipes for you to try. I can't wait to pick out a few to make this December. I received a copy of this book from the author for a fair and honest review.
BookloverUT 3 months ago
Jenna Hart is getting her bookshop, the Cookbook Nook, prepared for the Christmas holidays. When her sister visits with her family, Jenna finds her sister’s marriage is troubled. Her sister’s husband has a secret that may damage his marriage forever. Then, her neighbor, Jake, came to her for help when he finds his friend dead and strung up in Christmas lights. Can Jenna unravel the truth before something else happens to destroy the Holidays? This is one of my favorite authors of cozy mysteries. And, this is a great installment to the Cookbook Nook series. Jenna is a very likeable character who uses her wit and intelligence to figure things out. I liked that she was able to work with the police, and not hide her investigation. I love her quirky aunt who gives the mystery a little humor, and some needed insight. The plot kept me confused until the end. I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and am voluntarily reviewing it.
Nancy0708 3 months ago
I love this series. The characters are likable, the relationships realistic and the descriptions of the town and local events make me wish I could go visit. In this story, Jenna Hart becomes involved in a murder investigation when her father's friend, Jake, shows up at her door in a frenzy because his friend has been murdered while visiting at Jake's house. Jenna has suspicions that Jake was the intended target and starts asking questions at her father's prompting. There are ample suspects and you will be guessing until the end. A final twist makes everything fall into place. This is book #7 in A Cookbook Nook Mystery but could easily be read as a stand alone.
Marshathereader 3 months ago
Wreath Between the Lines by Daryl Wood Gerber is book 7 in the Cookbook Nook mystery series. Even though it is the 7th in the series, there is just enough back ground to get you up to date. I love this series. Set in the Christmas season, the story has plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing until the end. The characters are likeable and of course it has that one quirky relative. There is romance, mystery, a touch of humor and family drama. It is an easy read that you won't want to put down and keeps you guessing until the end. After reading it, you will be in the holiday spirit and ready to bake cookies. I want to visit Crystal Cove and check out the shops. There are also recipes to try. I was given an ARC by Netgalley and Beyond the Page Publishing for an honest review.
Abby-F 3 months ago
The heart of this series is the characters. Ms. Gerber does a wonderful job of guaranteeing that the they are continuously growing. I love getting to see their lives progress. In this installation, Jenna's sister's family come to town. I enjoyed seeing Jenna's interactions with them. I particularly enjoyed her relationship with Lacy, her niece. In the beginning, it's a little icy, but the ice soon melts and makes way for warmer times. Speaking of icy, Jenna's friendship with Cinnamon, the chief of police, also seems to be thawing. Through each book we see their friendship grow. Jenna's interactions with Aunt Vera, her card reading, turban and caftan wearing aunt; Bailey, her best friend; Rhett, her significant other; and Katie the boisterous chef are one of my favorite aspects. They are all Jenna's foundation. Also, let's not forget about Tigger, Jenna's adorable cat. He is always wiggling his way into the center of everything. It is impossible not to notice all of the wonderful food references. Plus, the series is true to its name by featuring a plethora of cookbook titles between the pages. To be honest, I jotted down a few names while reading! Plus, there are some wonderful looking holiday-themed recipes featured in the back of the book. I found the mystery to be fascinating. Was it a case of mistaken identity? Will they strike again? What's the motive? These seemed to be the questions that kept Jenna up at night. This murder was especially personal to Jenna since the man in the middle of it all was a close family friend. Even with all of the murder and mayhem, the book was still jam packed with holiday cheer. I thought the pace was great. There weren't many suspects, but it all worked. In the end, everything gets tied up with a big Christmas bow! Wreath Between the Lines is a killer cozy jam packed with holiday cheer and nail-biting twists you won't want to miss! I received a free copy of this book. I am voluntarily leaving a review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.
Kuzlin 3 months ago
Everyone in Crystal Cove is getting into the festive holiday spirit, from the town vendors with their personalized wreaths as part of the town's themed contest, to the homes with their decorative outdoor displays. Everyone except Jake Chapman's next-door neighbor, Emmett Atwater, the definitive "Bah humbug." Not only is his home totally bare of any decorations, and not for religious reasons, but he also spends his time complaining loudly about Jake's decorations. So when a murder Jake may have been the original target. While Jenna's father is away on a river cruise vacation with Lola (her best friend's mother), it is up to her to sniff out the suspects and help Chief Pritchett (Cinnamon) solve the mystery...whether she wants her help or not. With an unexpected visit from her sister and family, as well as all the Christmas Festivities planned for the next two weeks, Jenna definitely has her hands full. Can she separate the suspects from the actual murderer in time, or will she once again be putting her own life at risk. This is a fun series full of interesting characters. I liked the opportunity to get to know Jenna's family better, including her niece, Lacy. Her aunt is always a hoot, especially when giving her tarot card readings. And of course, Jenna has a great relationship with her cat, Tigger! This story also delves more into her relationship with Rhett. The book contains lots of holiday ideas, as well as cookbook titles throughout the story for those interested in trying out new recipes. Finally, I love the holiday themed trinkets and decoration ideas scattered throughout. Twists and turns as well as entertainment make this a fun series to read. Disclosure: I am voluntarily reviewing this book received from Net Galley.
JuliaAD 3 months ago
I just love Jenna and the gang. Jenna's sister comes for a visit with her husband and daughter. While she is spending time with her niece, Jenna's family friend, Jake, comes to get her because his friend has been murdered. Jenna is pretty sure that the intended victim was really Jake and she knows that she has to figure out who the killer is before they strike again. When the killer tries to scare Jenna off of the investigation, she knows she is out of time.
kayteerufus 3 months ago
“Wreath Between the Lines” is the 7th installment in author Daryl Wood Gerber’s fabulous “Cookbook Nook Mystery” series. Christmas, mystery, food, cookbooks, love, murder and serious intrigue and fun, what more could you ask for. I love going to visit these characters and this amazing town of Crystal Cove. And I think Christmas is the perfect time to enjoy their festivities and entertainment. Jenna Hart is a superb protagonist and her group of friends and family are the best. I would so love to be right there in the Cookbook Nook with them. This installment of one of my favorite series is one of my favorites. The murder mystery kept me guessing. With a list of suspects, Jenna and her best friend Bailey try to figure out who killed the poor friend of Jake ( a self-made millionaire friend). I went from one suspect to the next along with them and really was not sure until the reveal. This author really knows how to build the suspense, weave a truly intriguing murder mystery and fill the story with fun, laughs, and in this one festivities that kept me wanting to be right there. Jenna is so busy with the Christmas doings that a visit from her sister, brother-in-law and oldest niece are definitely not what she needs nor what she expected. It was nice to meet this part of her family. I had forgotten she had siblings. I love the interaction she had with her niece Lacy. It was nice to see Jenna and her sister’s relationship change and really develop into a wonderful one. With Jenna’s father out of town, it was nice she had other family than just her aunt there to keep her grounded and busy. As always author Daryl Wood Gerber has gifted us with a fabulous read. “Wreath Between the Lines” can be read as a stand-alone and is the perfect read for the upcoming holidays. Descriptive writing, well developed and likable characters, perfect setting, and a fabulous, intriguing mystery make this one present you don’t want to keep wrapped up. Dive into this read and get into the spirit of the holidays now. Just fabulous and serious fun! I was given a copy by the author, however the opinion is completely my own and unbiased by that fact
BeagleGirl123 3 months ago
It's hard to imagine that a series that started off as good as Daryl Wood Gerber's Cookbook Nook mysteries could keep getting better, but her newest installment, Wreath Between the Lines, proves that it's possible! I have enjoyed every single one of these very cozy mysteries, set in the fictional town of Crystal Cove, California, but in my opinion Wreath Between the Lines is the best of the lot. Christmas is approaching, and Jenna Hart and the other merchants in town are participating in the Crystal Cove Christmas Festival when a drifter with ties to the town is found dead, and the suspects include a few longtime residents of the town, as well as Jenna's own brother-in-law. I loved the introduction of additional members of Jenna's family, and the development of the relationships of longtime characters (Rhett, Bailey, Cinnamon, etc...). The clever unfolding of the whodunit and why was perfectly written, and I even had an "AHA!" when the killer was revealed - Ms. Gerber had given us little hints all along, but there was definitely more than one suspect - and everything tied together perfectly, as if it was wrapped in a lovely Christmas bow! 5 stars to this little gem!!!