Cooper Lee's life is dull and boring, and she's in a real
funk since her boyfriend of five years recently broke up
with her. But when she joins a Bible Study class and gets
involved in a murder investigation, her life is anything
but dull and boring.
Cooper is a copy machine repairman. Not your typical job
for an attractive young lady, but Cooper likes her job and
is really good at it. On a repair visit to retrieve a ring
from a copy machine, she meets Brooke Hughes, a very
friendly lady who talks to Cooper the entire time she is
working on the machine, and then gives Cooper a brochure
and invites her to her church. Cooper takes the brochure,
but is not so sure she will go. Cooper knows she needs
something in her life, she's just not sure what.
After pondering over the brochure for several days, Cooper
finally decides she will try out Brooke's church. By
mistake, she gets to the church early and finds herself in
a Bible Study class with a real eclectic mix of
personalities. The last member enters the room with some
very troubling news: Brooke Hughes has just been found
murdered, and the police suspect her husband is the
murderer. This seems very out-of-character for Wesley
Hughes, a deacon in the church and a well-respected guy.
The Bible Study group sets out to exonerate Wesley and find
Brooke's real killer. As Cooper and the others play super
sleuth, Cooper finds herself in some unusual situations.
And, there may be a romance budding with computer geek
Nathan Dexter. Cooper even finds herself at gunpoint, not
once, but twice.
Jennifer Stanley has penned another delightful,
refreshing mystery in this Hope Street Church series.
You'll enjoy the characters, who aren't on the inside what
they appear to be on the outside. In other words, don't
judge a book (or person) by its cover. An added bonus at
the end -- Magnolia's Marvels recipes for some delectable
WELCOME TO THE HOPE STREET CHURCH…where good
folks study The Good Book, but everyone loves a good
Cooper Lee can repair a copy
machine—but can she repair her life? That’s one of
the many Big Questions that lead this newly single Richmond
girl to Sunrise Bible Study at the Hope Street Church.
Cooper hasn’t attended church in ages, but after
getting dumped by her long-time boyfriend—and moving in with
her family—she could use some new friends, and a new outlook
on life. Happily, the members of the Bible group are
anything but cookie-cutter, which suits Cooper just fine.
There’s a blind folk artist, a playboy meteorologist, an
investment banker with a sweet tooth, an ambitious realtor,
and a cute shy web designer who just might be “the one” for
Cooper. But the member of Hope Street Church who invited
Cooper to join this motley crew—an office worker who got her
wedding ring stuck in a copier—is something else
altogether: She’s dead And her husband is suspected of
The Sunrise gang jumps into action,
vowing to solve this unholy mess—with God’s guidance—and
Includes heavenly recipes from
Mrs. Lee’s kitchen!