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Publisher's Summary

Three weeks before Thanksgiving, bookshop owner Addie Greyborne already has a full plate - and a killer on her case....

Addie's determined to turn a seemingly ordinary November in coastal Greyborne Harbor into one for the books. The windows of her shop display carefully curated works by American writers, including a rare selection of traditional holiday recipes from the influential 19th-century publication Godey's Ladies Magazine. And then there's the town's Civil War-era themed cooking and baking competition, with a hefty cash prize and free publicity going to the winning dish....

But when she finds her cousin's boyfriend murdered, a stunned Addie reluctantly realizes she may be the only person who can blow the cover off a grisly crime. With so many unanswered questions surrounding the victim's death, Addie must figure out the strange connection between a mysterious vintage briefcase, the disappearance of a first-edition copy of Sarah Josepha Hale's famous nursery rhyme "Mary Had a Little Lamb", and a dangerously well-read culprit....

©2021 Lauren Elliot (P)2021 Tantor

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Distracting Narration by New Narrator

I found the new narrator to be overly dramatic in many parts.
Some surprising pronunciations.

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Like the story. Hard to focus with the narrator

I like the story. It was hard to focus on the story because of the narrator. I found myself having to replay chapters repeatedly. With the narrator it was like everything was intense, everything. It made me tired.

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Hard to listen

This series is really good, except this book. The story is good but this narrator is awful. They made change on this book and it was not a good change. I wanted to see this story line to the end but I don't think I can.

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Pretty good

The plot is entertaining and enjoyable with engaging characters. I look forward to the next book in this series.

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Narrator was horrible

I liked the story but I was not a fan of the narrator. please bring Karen White back. This narrator was too formal and threw off the entire story.

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Interesting plot

Characters likable, plot well thought out - very wordy.
Are these authors paid by the word ? Will try one more in the series, before making final decision

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Dislike main character

I like the stories in this series but I really dislike the main character Addie. I can't see why she has so many interesting people in her life that like her and are loyal to her. The stories are good but I would like a main character that isn't so wrapped up in herself, self important and judgmental.