The first book in the Sugar and Spice series is a relaxing read. I adored the second book so much I decided to read the first one. Sugar Callaway and Dixie Slicer are co-owner of a community cookbook publishing company. They are getting ready to publish a cookbook for the Centennial Foundation Day of St. Ignatius. At a meeting of the board, 2 members have a loud heated discussion of which scone recipe would be used in the cookbook. It ended the member of the leading family of the town saying her family would no longer support the cookbook. The board member is found in a suspicious death. It up to Sugar to straighten out the mess. There is a love interest for both girls and Sugar has a hostile neighbor. I highly recommend this book. Delicious sounding recipes from Spice’s kitchen are included.