Sunday, March 25, 2012

Are We Still Friends?

Coming just in time for
election season!
By: Lauren Converse
From: The Orchard Mystery Series
Author: Sheila Connolly
Title: Sour Apples
Pub. Date: August 2012

I swear, I don't know what's wrong with Meg. I thought she'd be glad to see me, especially now that I'll be spending more time in her part of the state. I thought she'd be happy for me, that I've landed this great new job working on a congressional campaign—in her district, no less.

But no, not Meg. First she tells me that she's too busy planting trees to spend much time with me. Hey, the trees can wait a day or two, can't they?

Then she gets all bent out of shape because some dairy farmer in her fly-speck town dies, and she's convinced it's murder. And then she gets it in her head that my candidate has something to do with it. Message to Meg: get a life! The world does not revolve around you and your dinky little town. If you didn't want to see me, why did you invite me to stay with you?

I'm glad your love life is heating up, Meg, but then your significant whatever Seth decides he doesn't want to support my candidate either? What's that about? They were friends in high school, for heaven's sake! They were on the football team together. Why won't he give a simple endorsement?

I think you're just jealous, Meg. Here you are, stuck on a pathetic farm in a dead-end town, with your plumber—oh, excuse me, renovator boyfriend, and I have a chance to go places—like Washington. That really ticks you off, doesn't it? When we were both working in Boston, I thought we were pretty much on the same page, but now? It's like you turned into a different person once you got here—and I'm not sure I like that person.

I'm sorry I've been so busy that we haven't had time to talk, but that's part of my job. It's important to me—you should understand that. You used to. Come on, Meg—I don't want to have to choose between making this campaign a success and keeping you as a friend. Is that what this comes down to?

Sorry, Meg, but I don't know if I'll be coming back to Granford any time soon. You aren't the person I remember.


  1. Goodness. Didn't know you could get D.C.-itis before being there.

  2. Lauren, most of us still like Meg. A lot.

  3. This sounds like a really good series! =)

  4. How sad. Come on, girls. Open a bottle of wine and pop a pizza or a brie in the oven. You were such good friends. I'm sure it's still there. You just need to sit down together for a little while and talk.

    ~ Krista

  5. All I can say, Lauren, is that is sounds like it is YOU who is jealous of the life that Meg has made for herself. Otherwise, why all the nasty comments and put downs about her farm, her town and her BF? Take a look at what you are saying girlfriend. I think that you are the one who needs to take a second look at things and realize that you need Meg as a friend more that she needs you....

  6. Is that Cyndi the cow on the cover?!

  7. I like Krista's up a bottle of wine and get to talking.

  8. Yes, Anonymous, that's Cyndi--the beautiful blonde Guernsey accused of murder. That's the funniest thing that's happened in Granford since I arrived, but Meg takes it seriously. Too seriously, if you ask me. I mean, really--killer cows?