This new book brings back recent history- the eighties!
WINNER of 2016 Best Suspense Fiction by the Association of Texas Authors.
Named sole heir to her aunt's estate, Charity Gannon arrives in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, hoping to find a link to her past. She's not looking for lost treasures; she is searching for a connection to the aunt she barely knew.
What she finds is a thirty-something-year-old mystery and questions with no answers. A sad, secluded cottage, all but hidden amid the vines. A man's suit of clothes, tainted with dried blood and a bullet hole. Four forgotten boxes, stuffed into a large bag and buried in the far corners of the shed.
These are not just any boxes. These are unopened, undelivered boxes, left behind by the now-defunct Kingdom Parcel. All four boxes are marked March 14, 1984... the very day her uncle, president and driver for the delivery service, was said to have committed suicide. Four forgotten boxes, whose owners might still be out there, waiting for a delivery that never arrived.
The undelivered boxes haunt Charity, tugging at her conscience. Hadn’t someone noticed them missing? Hadn’t anyone wondered about the failed delivery? Thinking it might be fun to surprise the recipients after all these years, Charity sets out to deliver the packages to their rightful owners.
Along the way, one of the love stories she discovers is her own. Fate throws her into the sturdy arms of Tarn Danbury, a burly sugarmaker with eyes as beautiful as the mountain pond from which he was named, and a voice as smooth and rich as the dark syrup he produces.
The story behind one box is delightful. Another is heartbreaking.
And one might very well be the death of her.
This was a really quick read- it's a combination of chick lit, romance, and historical mystery!
Which makes it perfect for History Corner, as it shows how small business made it big back then! Add in some great history on maple syrup (who knew the makers were called sugarmakers?), with a 'meant to be' romance, and you have a sweet treat, perfect for pre- Valentine's Day reading! I have to admit I guessed the mystery behind Charity's uncle's death soon into the story, but it was such a fun and quick read, I stayed with it It's a light hearted read, perfect for a pre-Spring day!
About the Author:
Becki Willis has been writing since grade school, though her earliest works are best left unpublished. She majored in Journalism at Texas A&M University but soon got sidetracked with life... marriage to her high school sweetheart, raising their two children, launching careers she loved but that had little to do with writing... In 2013, Becki resolved to pursue her life-long dream of becoming an author. She published her first book in November, sold her successful gift shop/ restaurant in December, and dedicated herself to her new career. An avid history buff, Becki likes to poke around in old places and learn about the past. Other addictions include reading, writing, unraveling a good mystery, and coffee. She loves to travel, but believes coming home to her Texas ranch is the best part of any trip. Visit Becki's website at www.beckiwillis.com for more info!