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The Secret, Book & Scone Society #1

Ellery Adams

ISBN 9781496712370
Publish Date 10/31/2017
Format Hardcover
Categories Cozy, General, Kensington, Fresh Voices, New Series, Secret, Book, & Scone Society
List Price: $25.00

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 . . .

Praise For Previous Series By New York Times Bestselling Author Ellery Adams

“An original, intriguing story line that celebrates women, family, friendship, and loyalty within an enchanted world, with a hint of romance, an engaging cast of characters, and the promise of a continued saga of magical good confronting evil.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Readers will relish the way Ellery Adams weaves together books, mystery, and fantasy.” —Fresh Fiction

“A savory blend of suspense, pies, and engaging characters. Foodie mystery fans will enjoy this.” —Booklist

“A sensory delight for those who like a little magic with their culinary cozies.” —Library Journal

“Adams’s plot is indeed killer, her writing would make her the star of any support group, and her characters . . . are a diverse, intelligent bunch.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch

“This series is one I hope to follow for a long time, full of fast-paced mysteries, budding romances, and good friends. An excellent combination!” —The Romance Readers Connection

“A suspenseful and compelling read.” —Kings River Life Magazine

“A delight. . . . Ellery Adams spins a tale full of jealously, love, greed, aspirations, and poison . . . Highly recommended.” —Open Book Society

About Ellery Adams:

Ellery Adams has written dozens of 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 reads, bakes, gardens, spoils her three cats, and rearranges her bookshelves. She lives with her husband and two children (aka the Trolls) in Chapel Hill, NC. For more information and a list of bibliotherapy titles, please visit

Photo Credit: Amy Stern

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