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The Secret, Book & Scone Society (Signed Book)

by Ellery Adams

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The Secret, Book & Scone Society (Signed Book)
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From New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams comes the first in an intriguing new series set within a quirky small-town club where the key to happiness, friendship—or solving a murder—can all be found within the pages of the right book . . .
 
Miracle Springs, North Carolina, is a place of healing. Strangers flock here hoping the natural hot springs, five-star cuisine, and renowned spa can cure their ills. If none of that works, they often find their way to Miracle Books, where, over a fresh-baked “comfort” scone from the Gingerbread House bakery, they exchange their stories with owner Nora Pennington in return for a carefully chosen book. That’s Nora’s special talent—prescribing the perfect novel to ease a person’s deepest pain and lighten their heaviest burden.
 
When a visiting businessman reaches out to Nora for guidance, she knows exactly which novels will help. But before he can keep their appointment at Miracle Books, he’s found dead on the train tracks.
 
Stunned, Nora forms the Secret, Book, and Scone Society, a group of damaged souls yearning to gain trust and earn redemption by helping others. To join the society, members must divulge their darkest secret—the terrible truth that brought each of them to Miracle Springs in the first place.
 
Determined to uncover the truth behind the businessman’s demise, the women meet in Nora’s cramped and cozy bookstore to share stories and trade support. And as they untangle a web of corruption, they also discover their own courage, purpose, and a sisterhood that will carry them through every challenge—proving it’s never too late to turn the page and start over . . .

From New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams comes the first in an intriguing new series set within a quirky small-town club where the key to happiness, friendship—or solving a murder—can all be found within the pages of the right book . . .   Miracle Springs, North Carolina, is a place of healing. Strangers flock here hoping the natural hot springs, five-star cuisine, and renowned spa can cure their ills. If none of that works, they often find their way to Miracle Books, where, over a fresh-baked “comfort” scone from the Gingerbread House bakery, they exchange their stories with owner Nora Pennington in return for a carefully chosen book. That’s Nora’s special talent—prescribing the perfect novel to ease a person’s deepest pain and lighten their heaviest burden.   When a visiting businessman reaches out to Nora for guidance, she knows exactly which novels will help. But before he can keep their appointment at Miracle Books, he’s found dead on the train tracks.   Stunned, Nora forms the Secret, Book, and Scone Society, a group of damaged souls yearning to gain trust and earn redemption by helping others. To join the society, members must divulge their darkest secret—the terrible truth that brought each of them to Miracle Springs in the first place.   Determined to uncover the truth behind the businessman’s demise, the women meet in Nora’s cramped and cozy bookstore to share stories and trade support. And as they untangle a web of corruption, they also discover their own courage, purpose, and a sisterhood that will carry them through every challenge—proving it’s never too late to turn the page and start over . . .
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Edition Description:
Signed Edition
Sales Rank:
62,282
Pages:
304
Publication Date:
10/31/2017
Series:
Secret, Book & Scone Society Series , #1
ISBN13:
9781496718563
Product Dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x1.10(d)
Publisher:
Kensington
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About the Author

Ellery Adams has written over thirty mystery novels and can’t imagine spending a day away from the keyboard. Ms. Adams, a native New Yorker, has had a lifelong love affair with stories, food, rescue animals, and large bodies of water. When not working on her next novel, she bakes, gardens, spoils her three cats, and spends far too much time on Pinterest. She lives with her husband and two children (aka the Trolls) in Chapel Hill, NC. For more information, please visit www.elleryadamsmysteries.com.

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Editorial Reviews
Praise for Ellery Adams' The Secret, Book & Scone Society:
 
“Adams launches an intriguing new mystery series, headed by four spirited amateur sleuths and touched with a hint of magical realism, which celebrates the power of books and women’s friendships. Adams’s many fans, readers of Sarah Addison Allen, and anyone who loves novels that revolve around books will savor this tasty treat.”
—Library Journal (starred review), Pick of the Month
 
 “Adams kicks off a new series featuring strong women, a touch of romance and mysticism, and both the cunning present-day mystery and the slowly revealed secrets of the intriguing heroines’ pasts.” 
—Kirkus Reviews 
 
“This affecting series launch from Adams provides all the best elements of a traditional mystery. . . . Well-drawn characters complement a plot with an intriguing twist or two.” 
—Publishers Weekly 
 
“Adams’ new series blends magical realism, smart women, and small-town quirks to create a cozy mystery that doubles as a love letter to books. Readers will fall in love with Nora’s bookstore therapy and Hester’s comfort scones. Not to mention Estella, June, hunky Jed the paramedic, and Nora’s tiny house-slash-converted-train-caboose . . . a book that mystery fans—and avid readers—won’t want to put down until they have savored every last crumb.”
—RT Book Reviews
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Four women finding strength through friendship
Engaging, interesting women who share their life stories and gain strength and lasting friendships
- Anonymous
November 7, 2017
Wow! This book was beautiful! The characters were so real and full ...
Wow! This book was beautiful! The characters were so real and full of heart. These ladies had me rooting for them. The women in this book were all broken, yet they had been gluing themselves back together for a while. After meeting eachother, it seemed like the glue was drying faster. They all had difficult back stories. This helped them to all come together. Adams does a marvelous job of making characters that aren't just believable, but they become living, breathing beings. They aren't characters anymore, she make them people. People that you can feel for. The thing that intially draws them togther is there joint feeling of need to help a man that was murdered. A man that had seemed troubled. Someone who was broken and seemed to want to fix himself. Just like them. The women form there Secret, Book, and Scone Society and get to work. The mystery aspect was fantastic. All of the women banded together and went on a search for the killer. As they looked into the mysterious happenings, they all became closer. They laughed, cried, and got into some sticky situations with each other. You can feel there friendships getting closer as the book progressed. Books have truly saved Nora's life. I loved all of the literary references that were dolloped throughout the book. Nora always seems to think that all people see when they look at her are her scars. But she meets a guy that might just convince her that that isn't true. Take some damaged, strong women, books, and a scone or two, and you have yourself one killer of a combination. I truly believe that these women can handle whatever life throws at them. I look foward to finding out what that may be! I received a free copy of this book. I am voluntarily leaving a review. All opinions expressed here are my own.
- Abby-F
October 31, 2017
Ellery Adams is one of my favorite authors. Her books never disapp ...
Ellery Adams is one of my favorite authors. Her books never disappoint this reader. One of the things she excels most at is exploring the emotional depths of her characters. Whether it is their pain, their insecurities, or even their joys, you happily go along for the ride, even recognizing traits in yourself and others along the way. In The Secret, Book & Scone Society, Adams does a masterful job once again in introducing us to Nora, Estella, Hester, and June, four women with diverse lives and pain, who live in Miracle Springs, North Carolina. The mysterious death of a visiting businessman brings the four together as they resolve to determine the truth behind his passing. As they open up and share their deepest, darkest secrets to one another, a wonderful sisterhood is established. Healing, which they provide to guests in their town, becomes their own. The mystery in the story takes many twists and turns, and I was pleasantly surprised by the end. Adams is a great steward of the stories she's given, and Nora, Estella, Hester, and June, no doubt, are thanking her for telling this one so well. I look forward to many more in this series from her.
- Anonymous
October 31, 2017
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