About the Book
Book: A Sprinkle in Time
Author: Dana Mentink
Genre: Cozy mystery (general market)
Release date: May 24, 2022
It’s Alpenfest in Upper Sprocket! Yodelers are congregating in the square, tourists flocking to the town, and Trinidad Jones is scooping up some fall flavors at her Shimmy and Shake Shop.
The cherry on the sundae is her upcoming feature in Go West magazine. She’s determined to serve up the perfect interview, but it won’t be easy, thanks in part to her meddling Cuban grandfather Papa Luis who has decided to make Sprocket his home for the foreseeable future. Papa Luis has set himself up as a taxi driver in his classic 1951 Buick.
But things take a turn when Papa Luis tells her he’s found a corpse in his trunk. Upon closer investigation, they realize the body has disappeared. With the assistance of Juliette and Bonnie (her sisterhood of exes) and the way too handsome nut farmer Quinn Logan, Trinidad must solve the mystery of the disappearing corpse, before her father is up to his neck in a murderous mess.
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Trinidad Jones is a woman who is trying to get back on her feet. She has her dream job and business, running an ice cream shop and making some great sounding and fantastical milkshake creations. She lovingly calls them her monster shakes. A big festival, Alpenfest, is coming up in her Oregon town and she is determined to get her business in the black and her bills caught up on. She needs to. This all sounds very promising if Trinidad was not plagued with self-doubt, dubious people, and murders.
Trinidad is still recovering from her disastrous marriage where she thought she would have a happily ever after and kids. Well now she is divorced and good friends with her ex's two other ex's. This is the second book in this series, but the author did a good job on bringing me up to date on what happened in the first book. Needless to say, that one must have been a doozy as well. But I am glad that Trinidad not only has her new "sisters" to rely on, but her grandfather as well.
What starts off as excitement and new beginnings for her and her ice cream shop, she finds out some off-putting news from her new beau and later that night her grandfather brings home a dead body. Well, things couldn't get more interesting or more complicated, could they? Yes, yes, they could.
This was a fun little cozy mystery to curl up with, with a whole bunch of cooky characters and one woman who would just like to live a normal life.
I was provided a copy of this novel from the author. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.
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