Sunday, April 26, 2015

Secrets




By Monica Albertson

From Peg Cochran’s Cranberry Cove Series



I grew up in a suburb of Chicago and spent many years living in Chicago itself so small town living came as a surprise to me.  People here in Cranberry Cove seemed to know I was coming to town even before I did!  And when I got here—they already knew everything about me—my name, what I was doing in town, where I was living and what my favorite food was. Okay, kidding about that last one but not the rest.  A small town is definitely not a place to try to keep a secret.  If nothing else, the VanVelsen sisters, elderly identical twins who run Gumdrops, the candy store on Beach Hollow Road, will have ferreted it out.  They are the town historians, archivists and keepers of secrets. 



My first month here I was constantly astonished when I’d walk into a shop—like Bart’s, the butcher, only to discover Bart already knew not only my name but quite a lot about me.  It’s a bit like living in a fishbowl, but I suppose I’ll get used to it in time. I must say, it’s been handy in the murder investigation I was involved in.  Someone did manage to keep a secret for a very long time—and the only other person who knew it wound up dead.  I guess sometimes it’s better not to know.



Do you live in a small town?  Is it hard to keep anything a secret there?  

Berried Secrets will be out in August!  And Berry the Hatchet is in the works right now.  

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Berried Secrets is available for pre-order at Amazon and Barnes and Noble 

18 comments:

  1. Sounds like a fun book, I have had it pre-ordered.

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  2. I've always wanted to live in a town like that. I did live in a small town once, but it didn't have the feel the small towns in cozies have. People weren't as friendly. Now I live in Dover, DE. This down has outgrown itself by about triple. I'm looking forward to Berried Secrets! It sounds great!

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    1. Hope you'll enjoy it, Lisa! We thought our town was small with 10,000 people but then I learned what a real small town is!

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  3. Grew up in a small town (About 200 if you counted the dogs and the cows) and the neighbor would tell my grandmother what I was wearing on a date, how long we sat in the car before I went inside, etc. I sure do miss the small town!

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    1. It's great for kids--no way you can get in trouble without someone telling your parents!

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  4. I've always wanted to live in a small town.....

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  5. I do live in a small town. Keeping secrets isn't too nhard, but corralling rumors in near impossible!

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  6. I do live in a small town. Keeping secrets isn't too nhard, but corralling rumors in near impossible!

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    1. Good point! Will have to work that into a book...

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  7. I live in a very small town. So small that if I walk into a room and forget why I am there, I can holler out the window and my neighbor can tell me what I'm in there for. LOL!!

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  8. I don't live in a small town, but I am VERY excited for the this new series!!! :)

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  9. I don't live in a small town, but my work could be considered a small town where secrets don't say secret for long and gossip abounds!

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  10. Looking forward to reading your newest book! I like the sound of it. I would love to live in a small town. I think it would be nice. Have a great week!

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  11. I am really looking forward to this new series!

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  12. I have recently moved back to the small town area where I grew up. I like it! But the hard part is when someone is killed in an accident, you most likely knew them. That is sad. The book sounds very good!

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