Julie Seedorf

Tuesday, December 15, 2015


DAISIES FOR INNOCENCE
Book 1 in the Enchanted Garden Mystery series 
by Bailey Cattrell


From Bailey Cattrell—who writes the New York Times bestselling Magical Bakery Mysteries as Bailey Cates—comes the first Enchanted Garden Mystery featuring custom perfume maker Elliana Allbright...

The Enchanted Garden behind Elliana Allbright’s perfume shop draws people of all ages with its fragrant flowers and lush greenery. But when the magical serenity is interrupted, it’s up to Ellie to sniff out a killer.
 
Ellie’s life has blossomed in Poppyville, California, since she opened Scents & Nonsense, a custom-made-perfume store. Her skills with aromas and botanical essences—some from her very own garden—seem almost…supernatural. Her perfumes can evoke emotions,  bring about change, or simply make people happy. Customers are flocking to the store to buy her wares or just to sit in her beautiful garden, sip tea and enjoy homemade cookies. 
 
But she smells trouble when she learns that her part-time assistant Josie is dating her ex. And before she can tell the young woman to beware of his charms, she finds Josie dead in the Enchanted Garden. Now the prime suspect in Josie’s murder, Ellie must search for the real culprit in Josie’s past—because it’ll take a miracle to nip this problem in the bud....

MY REVIEW


Author Bailey Cattrell (also known as Bailey Cates of the Magical Bakery series) has sowed the seeds of a wonderful new mystery series.

DAISIES FOR INNOCENCE, book one in the Enchanted Garden Mystery series, is wonderfully plotted with lots of twists to keep you on your toes. And the exciting reveal will have you on the edge of your seat.

I kept thinking of this story for some time after reading it. Protagonist Elliana “Ellie” Allbright, is simply a magical character I really enjoyed getting to know, as I did the supporting characters. I could picture myself sitting in Ellie’s lovely garden surrounded by all the enchanting flowers, and surprises that fill it. Taking in the enticing scents, enjoying tea and conversation. It really came to life for me.

The Enchanted Garden Mystery series is sure to be a scent-sational hit with mystery fans!

Be sure to check out the back of the book for recipes, aromatherapy, and an excerpt from BROWNIES AND BROOMSTICKS by Bailey Cates.

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Release Date: January 5, 2016

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5 comments:

  1. Thanks, Lisa. The cover is awesome!

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  2. Certainly sounds like a book I'd like to read. Love the cover, especially the corgi pictured by the back porch leading to an inviting back yard garden.

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  3. The Secret Garden meets Cozy Mystery! How great is that!

    ElaineE246 At msn dot com

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  4. Sounds intriguing. I'll have to watch out for it.

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