Publisher Description

“The perfect romance or beach read, with a difference: its enthusiasm and beautiful descriptions offer an unexpected attention to the complexity of not just evolving love, but evolving psyches. It's a delightful recommendation for romance readers looking for a touch more complexity from their romance reads.”

--Midwest Book Review (For Now and Forever)

THE GHOSTLY GROUNDS: MURDER AND BREAKFAST is the debut novel in a charming new cozy mystery series by bestselling author Sophie Love, author of The Inn at Sunset Harbor series, a #1 Bestseller with over 200 five-star reviews.

Marie Fortune, 39, a successful dog groomer in Boston, has had enough of catering to the wealthy and their pampered dogs. Realizing it is time to make a change, she quits and heads to a small coastal town in Maine where she remembers fond summers as a kid. Marie expects to go for a brief getaway—and is shocked to learn that her great-aunt left her an inheritance: a dilapidated, historic house high up on a hill overlooking the harbor. 

Marie feels an instant connection. Although the locals tell her it would be folly, Marie decides to renovate and give it a second life as a B&B.

But there is one thing she couldn’t have planned for: the house is haunted.

Two things, actually: her great-aunt also left her a dog—and he is far from a typical dog.

When an unexpected death occurs soon thereafter, solving the crime will be more than just a matter of curiosity for Marie—her very future may depend on it.

A page-turning cozy, packed with mystery, love, hauntings, travel, pets and food—anchored around a small town and a B&B in need of renovation that will capture your heart—THE GHOSTLY GROUNDS is an un-putdownable cozy that will keep you turning pages (and laughing out loud) late into the night.

“The romance is there, but not overdosed. Kudos to the author for this amazing start of a series that promises to be very entertaining.”

--Books and Movies Reviews (For Now and Forever)

Books #2 and #3 in the series—DEATH AND BRUNCH and MALICE AND LUNCH—are now also available!

Mysteries & Thrillers
August 17
Sophie Love
Lukeman Literary Management

Customer Reviews

Misty it ,

Thoroughly Delightful

Thoroughly delightful beginning to a series I look forward to continuing. The setting is fun and picturesque, the characters are fun and interesting. Just enough mystery and relationship issues to keep a reader doubly-intrigued, and minimum of violence. The dog is a great addition and adds a fun twist to the story.

J Trowbridge ,

Ghostly mystery & adventure

Loved this book! Marie takes us on a fun exploration when she loses her beloved Great Aunt and is left an inheritance in the Victorian home that seems to possibly have spirits remaining from its past.. this and a dog named Boo Can’t wait for more!

Starliit ,

What an amazing start to the series!

I’m hooked! Right from the very start, too! The characters are likable and real. The dog, Boo, is as sweet as can be and very sensitive to things around him. So cool! I loved how things played out regarding the murder. And what a way to die...yikes!

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