However in early November I was walking through my London Drug Store (Much like your Walgreens/CVS) which also happens to also be my post office drop off and I can not leave that store ever without making I swear like $50 in purchases, that is why they put the post office at the back! While I was picking up teas, small Christmas gifts and chocolates, I found a book and thought I had to have it. Which is really saying something because my to be read pile is enormous.
The book was called The Lighthouse Witches by C.J. Cooke. Now If you are not familiar with my old blog A Cup of Tea and a Cozy Mystery, I very often buy my books based on the cover and well like the sucker I am this one grabbed me and yelled take me home.... So I did, even though I knew it have been many months since I read anything.
Something to know about me, I love Lighthouses and Witches so honestly it was not a hard sell, its like saying hey you like cookies? I put extra Chocolate in them and so I simply can't refuse...I hope you know what I am saying. Anyway last week I was teaching a kindergarten student how to do the Bunny Hop into a Hula Hoop and well, it had been quite sometime since I last did that myself and as I landed I thought, "Well that's not good" and limped through the reminder of the day, elevated and iced it when I got home, only to find a few hours later I could not put any weight on it so off to Urgent Care I went, sent home with a thought to be fractured foot and a heck of a good story to tell. By Friday the xrays revealed that I did not have any bone fracture that could be seen and that I had just a bad sprained ankle. So in a boot and with nothing but time on my hands and bruised ribs from the crutches, I found myself reaching for the book.
I started reading it and before I knew it I was 100 pages in, and I was oddly loving it but also spooked by the premise of this book! It was so different from anything I have read before and had a somewhat complicated and yet very compelling format. It told the story from three different time frames and several different points of view. Not a cozy, but a suspense novel with a cozy ending.