About the book: Presley DeGraff is a young woman on the run. With nothing but the clothes on her back, her escape from the ruthless manipulations of her former fiancé leaves her with little time to hide. There is only one person to whom she can turn, only one place she may be safe . . .
Haggerty, Georgia, is known for its Southern hospitality and quirky inhabitants. For Presley, her Aunt Violet’s home in the tiny town is a lifesaving haven. Her aunt, along with a cast of delightful friends and neighbors, warmly welcomes her. For the first time in so long, she feels hope—a hope that hinges on hiding her past. But the dreams of solitude that she had envisioned quickly fade when a disturbing discovery is made in her aunt’s backyard: a human skeleton. At the first hint of crime, Haggerty’s own amateur sleuth, Miss Eugenia, is on the case. Along with handsome Haggerty resident Mac and sprightly ninety-nine-year-old Loralee, Presley is quickly drawn into a mystery spanning generations of Haggerty’s history. But when news coverage of the investigation digs up Presley’s own secrets, it’s up to her new friends to come to her aid, by whatever means necessary.
My review: I love these mysteries about Haggerty. Part of what makes them fun is that the town of Haggerty, Georgia almost is a character all by itself. It's full of busy bodies that are always gossiping about everyone else. I love that these books are full of the same characters, Miss Eugenia, her sister Annabelle, and Miss George Ann. These characters are some of my very favorites. And then there are new ones added to each book and the new ones are just as good.
I loved Presley, seeing her break out of the hospital and knowing she was in danger and not knowing why at the beginning was pretty great, it added a whole extra mysteriousness to this book. And then they found the skeleton in her aunt's back yard. And suddenly the whole town was on high alert...and then they realized that the skeleton was old, close to 100 years old. It was fun to see Presley become immersed in Miss Loralee's story about her life as a child, I loved the whole aspect of her story and how things had changed in the town in her 100 years of life.
And the ending. I was laughing at the things that Miss Eugenia came up with to fix Presley's problem, but it was fun how the whole thing ended up working out. And there has to be some romance included too, and there was just the perfect amount. I loved everything about this book! Make sure to pick up your own copy.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
About the author: Betsy Brannon Green currently lives in Bessemer, Alabama, which is a suburb of Birmingham. She has been married to her husband, Butch, for thirty-two wonderful years, and they have eight children, one daughter-in-law, three sons-in-law, and eight grandchildren. She is a Sunday School teacher in the Bessemer Ward and works for Hueytown Elementary School. She loves to read, when she can find the time, and watch sporting events—especially if they involve her children. Although born in Salt Lake City, Betsy has spent most of her life in the South. Her writing and her life have been strongly influenced by the town of Headland, Alabama, and the many generous gracious people who live there.
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