I was reading the page proofs this week of my June 2020 release, MURDER WITH CLOTTED CREAM. In this book, in addition to Daisy Swanson solving a murder, she is also dealing with the birth of her first grandchild. While the entire family is thrilled with the new arrival, Daisy, her aunt Iris and her mom are also concerned with her daughter's struggle to adapt to her new baby and the responsibilities that go with him. Only married three months, Vi and Foster are still adjusting to married life and Vi seems to be sinking into a depression that doesn't seem normal. Vi has a tremendous support system and is able to get the help she needs--nutrition, medication, group therapy and emotional support from family.
I recently found the ornaments packed away in a box I was sorting through. They immediately took me back to those long nights of calming a baby with colic. But, even more, they reminded me of the teamwork that my husband and I shared that helped lift my spirits and enable me to treasure the bonds that a baby and his mother share and can never be broken.
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In Pennsylvania’s Amish country, Daisy Swanson has a tea shop to run, a daughter to marry off—and a murder to solve . . .
Daisy’s worried one of her employees at Daisy’s Tea Garden may be in a spot of trouble. Lately Karina’s been loading up on soup and second-day baked goods at the end of her shift—and while the shop’s scrumptious treats may be hard to resist, Daisy suspects there’s more going on, especially since Karina has been seen hanging out in a rundown part of Willow Creek.
Planning her own daughter’s wedding is enough to keep her busy, but Daisy can’t help feeling a protective maternal instinct—and an instinct to investigate. It turns out Karina has been helping a down-on-his luck single dad who’s been making ends meet—barely—by selling antiques at a place called Pirated Treasures.
But when an employee at the antiques store is bludgeoned to death with a marble rolling pin, Karina’s new friend is suspect number one. Though the motives are muddy and steeped in intrigue, Daisy is more than determined to flush the real killer out.