A romantic mystery and the first of new series. There was an overabundance of philosophy that bothers me. I didn’t care for her handling of Mimie. Cealia Gunther is an older lady on a quest to find herself. She is in love with Jim Thurman, a restaurant owner and Cealie does not want to start a new family now that her children are grown. She arrives in Chicago to watch her Granddaughter, Kat graduate. She is surprised to find her son and granddaughter both depress over the recent death of her daughter-in-law. Kat is upset about the recent death of the school’s janitor. Her favorite teacher is a person of interest in the monitor’s death. Kat is not going to school, if she doesn’t take the final tests Kat won’t graduate. Cealia becomes a substitute teacher at Kat’s school. Her attempt to deal with the students, both good and bad adds humor to the story. Her rental cars added more. Gil is opening a new restaurant and Cealie’s attempt to see him yet not start an affair add more interested. The ending is a surprise.
Recipes and tips on growing succulents are included.
I recommend this book.