Kernel of Truth
Opening a gourmet popcorn shop was never on Rebecca Anderson’s bucket list. But after a failed marriage to a celebrity chef, she’s ready for her life to open up and expand. She has returned to her hometown of Grand Lake, Ohio, with her popcorn-loving poodle Sprocket to start a new business—naturally called POPS. As a delicious bonus, Cordelia “Coco” Bittles, a close family friend who has always been like a grandmother to Rebecca, owns the chocolate shop next door, and the two are thinking of combining their businesses.
But when Coco’s niece, Alice, discovers her on the floor of her chocolate shop, those dreams go up in smoke. The local sheriff thinks Coco was the victim of a robbery gone wrong, but Rebecca isn’t so sure. As suspects start popping up all over, Rebecca is determined to turn up the heat and bring the killer to justice in a jiffy!
Praise for Kernel of Truth:
The combination of Rebecca’s acerbic wit, loyal friends, standard poodle with larcenous habits, and astounding popcorn recipes all delightfully blend together in this fast-moving and fun-filled mystery read.
This is a great start to a new series!!! Rebecca is a smart, sassy heroine with a sweet tooth and I loved spending time with her and her furry sidekick, Sprocket.
This book is brilliantly written with fun, quirky characters. It's got a wonderful setting, a believable crime, and a smart woman with extreme determination. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it, and am so excited for this series to take off. And I truly believe it will.
The heroine is delightfully sarcastic, but with a sweet spirit, and she refuses to give up on her dreams. The supporting cast runs the gamut from a potential love interest to a flaky ex-husband and reader will be charmed by each of them.
RT Book Review 4 Stars
... this is a charming start to what I hope becomes a long running series. The theme is unique and the characters are fresh and I hope to pop in for another visit very soon.