The first book in a new cozy mystery. It is a relaxing read, characters developed. It set in rural Iowa along. a river bank. The town is slowly changing from farms to a small town. Melanie Perkins was writing for the newspaper until she was fired for taking too many pictures of flowers. Melanie doesn’t want to leave the area so she accepts a job redoing the landscape of a Victorian house. Gardening is her first love. The owner of the newspaper, Hal Morris has an argument with her in the local store. The next morning, Melanie find him buried in a pile of manure. Melanie works to clear her name as some of the law enforcement officers decide she is guilty. I am looking forward to Melanie and friends next adventure.

About bettylouise31 Member of NetGalley and Edelweiss Senior Citizen and been reading and sharing my thoughts on books most of my life. I read for my pleasure. I have been married for over 65 years. We had a Bengal Cat, Kato who has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. Interests include reading, dogs, cats, gardening, knitting, crocheting. I have a strong interest in North American native plants. A word on my reviews. I am writing very. Books review are from my public library, brought, many from Netgalley, a few from Edelweiss, occasionally from an author or from friends. The opinions are my own. I represent no publisher, author or any other source​. My reviews can be found on. Tumblr, Goodreads, Google+, and Twitter. I have no Facebook account. Thanks for reading my blog.
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  1. bmary8222 says:

    I totally missed this book. I’ll have to check it out.

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