Deveraux Sinclair returned to her hometown to take over the
old five and dime. In her former life she held a high
in finance. The only thing she has left is her prized car.
Her gift shop is barely making it but she's never been
Just before closing, someone comes in and offers her some
vintage chocolate molds, she gets them for a very good
price. When the lady who sold them to her is found dead the
next day her best friend is questioned, and Dev will find
herself drawn into another murder investigation.
With her boyfriend on an undercover assignment and her high
school sweetheart trying to get back in her good graces, Dev
has her hands full. With Poppy's assistance, Dev will learn
more about Elise Whitmore and her life.
What Dev learns will expose both current and past secrets.
Events which broke her family apart will need to be examined
in a new light.
Ms. Swanson sets her series in small towns where very few
secrets can be kept. Those that are kept are buried deep.
Lives will be disrupted in a big way. Peopled with unique
characters, Ms. Swanson's books are always entertaining.
Devâ€™s five-and-dime may be doing well, but her love life is
in turmoil. Sheâ€™s torn between Deputy U.S. Marshal Jake Del
Vecchio, who is on an undercover assignment, and her ex-beau
Noah Underwood, the local doctor from a high-society family.
So she welcomes the distraction when Elise Whitmore offers
her a great deal on antique chocolate molds that would be
perfect for her Easter gift baskets. But do the molds
actually belong to Eliseâ€™s soon-to-be ex-husband? In buying
them, has Dev committed a felony?
When Elise is found shot to death, the mystery deepensâ€”and
Devâ€™s good friend Boone, who discovered the body, is taken
into custody. With the help of her best buds, Dev must clear
Booneâ€™s name and find the real killer. Good thing that when
it comes to amateur sleuths, they broke the mold with Dev