Released: October 31, 2017
I want to give a huge thank you to NetGalley, Kensington Books and Ellery Adams for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review!
Synopsis: Everyone who is damaged or looking for some sort of healing travels to the small town of Miracle Springs, North Carolina. Strangers come to go to the renowned spa, the natural springs, and five star cuisine so that they can mend their broken souls and/or bodies. If they don’t find relief in these treatments the end up seeing Nora the bibliotherapist at Miracle Books and Hester for one of her custom comfort scones at the Gingerbread House.
While eating her lunch on the bench a troubled businessman sits by Nora in distress. They make introductions and he tells Nora about his guilt and wanting to do what is right. Nora recommends that he go on to the Gingerbread House and wait for a comfort scone. She then tells the businessman that they can go more in depth what’s going on and that she can prescribe the best books to help him heal and make the right choices for him. Shockingly, the businessman is found dead after visiting the Gingerbread House on his way to see Nora.
Nora has been a shut in and damaged since she moved to Miracle Springs years ago. She carries emotional wounds as well as physical scars on her body. She stays to herself and hasn’t made any friends until now. Hearing the news of the businessman, Nora and three other damaged but great women form a society, The Secret, Book and Scone Society. They all are as troubled as the next but are they able to form a bond and help solve this man’s murder that the sheriff wants to sweep under the rug. Are they able to let go of there past and trust again? Will they all be able to help find the murderer of the man they all tried to help? Read The Secret, Book and Scone Society by Ellery Adams to find out!
Review: This book receives 5++++++ stars out of 5 stars! I absolutely fell in love with this story I didn’t want to stop turning pages but then again I didn’t want it to end. I felt like I could connect with all the main characters and feel their pain and their strength. I loved that it was largely focused around book lovers. There is mention of the everlasting TBR, literary quotes in the beginning of each chapter and so many references to books compared to life experiences. This book warmed my heart and made me proud to be a bibliophile, made me want to be a bibliotherapist, made me cry, had me on the edge of my seat with suspense and had me smiling through my depression. This book should definitely be a best seller! I would have to say this is one of my top favorite books ever! I recommend this to anyone for whatever they are searching for!