About the Book
During Lewisburg’s popular summer home and garden tour, Macy and her brother Bo discover new aspects of their hometown’s history. One of the last homes they visit features a lush commemorative shade garden marking where a Civil War soldier’s bones were buried. As Macy pauses to admire a bed of blue hostas, she glimpses a shadowy shape lying beneath the dinner-plate leaves. It turns out to be the body of famed movie star Cody Franklin, who’d purchased the garden house as a quiet country retreat.
Back at the cafe, Macy speaks with Cody’s distraught sister, who lets slip that she’s afraid her brother’s killer will target her next. Macy’s heart goes out to the bereaved sibling, and she agrees to speak with Cody’s local acquaintances in hopes she’ll uncover some helpful backstory.
But someone powerful is lurking behind the scenes, and Macy has to zoom in on the killer before everything fades to black.
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In My Opinion
Another mystery ensues in Lewisburg, West Virginia, and Macy is on the case—with a few helping hands and plenty of suspects. And Shade Grown throws in a dash of Hollywood—something this little town is gaga over.
Heather Day Gilbert does such a good job of drawing me in and making me want to sit and stay a while. I love Macy’s relationship with her brother and the touches of romance that are sprinkled throughout the series with both Macy and Bo. And then there are the dogs—from Macy’s Great Dane to the rescues that spend a day or two at the café, each one has their own personality.
I can’t wait to visit Barks & Beans again soon!
Disclosure statement: I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book and was not required to write a positive or negative review. All opinions are my own.