Sometimes a kind gesture is a simple cup of coffee.
Carol Green is a divorcee two weeks shy of the big Five-O, with a lot to shoulder. Her daughter, Mary, has been booted out of job and room by her ex-boyfriend's father. Carol offers her a place to stay in her campervan – something Mary point-blank refuses. To help her daughter, Carol must tether down her life.
When Carol pulls into a town called Tinsel Pine, she overhears a man walk away from a deal with a woman, Miss Lucy Inkerman, selling a stable and horses. One man's loss is another's gain – and Carol doesn't hesitate to put a bid in.
It is a place that needs some tender loving care, something Carol has in spades. She feels like a fish out of water as she gets to know the town. William Goudy, a good-natured storeowner, is willing to point her in the right direction... until he is found murdered on his doorstep.
Carol finds herself at the center of a crime she did not commit in a town she is a stranger to. She must work with the Scrooge-incarnate Chief of Police, Brogan Peterson, to find out who killed William before anyone else is targeted. Carol is a tough woman, but could her own need for mystery put what is precious to her in the firing line?
family, neighbors, murder and miscellaneous small town mayhem
Tinsel Pine is an exceptional place to live.
This prequel shares with us the story of how Carol came to Tinsel Pine, and the mysteries that shortly followed her arrival
A place of festivals galore, quirky folks, and small town plusses and minuses.
We are pretty sure Carol is not the killer, but figuring out more of the sad twists behind a holiday murder is a bit more complex.
Her new beginning is fraught with more than her own baggage.
Quirky, judgy and maybe just the right place for Carol to connect with her daughter Mary, and perhaps a few other special people and fur people.
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