Praise for Connie Shelton's previous novels:
"Connie Shelton gets better with every book she writes." --The Midwest Book Review
"Shelton again has done a superb job in bringing New Mexico to life." --Albuquerque Journal
"Shelton continues to combine suspenseful storytelling with sensitive portrayals of complex family relationships." --Booklist
Will there be Valentine wedding bells for Samantha Sweet and Beau Cardwell? (introduced in this mystery series opener Sweet Masterpiece) Sam's pastry shop, Sweet's Sweets is busier than ever this Valentine week, as she struggles to replicate the magical chocolate-making techniques of the enigmatic chocolatier who boosted her winter holiday sales into the stratosphere.
However, candy classes take second place to a new mystery, when Sam meets a woman whose missing son's case seems to have been dropped by the authorities. Marla Fresques learns that she is dying and needs for her son to come home and raise the daughter he left behind. Sam agrees to help, hoping that Sheriff Beau's inside connections will bring about a quick and happy resolution.
But what about Sam's and Beau's own wedding plans? They may be in jeopardy when an entirely new development appears in the form of Beau's ex-girlfriend who is determined to win him back.
Connie Shelton is the #1 bestselling author of the Charlie Parker mystery series and the Samantha Sweet mysteries, both set in her home state, New Mexico.
She has also taught writing courses and workshops and is the creator of the Novel in a Weekend writing course.