Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Small Towns, Big Wishes!

By Bea Cartwright from the League of Literary Ladies mysteries and Laurel Inwood from the Ethnic Eats mysteries.  Both series by Kylie Logan.



Neither one of these ladies is a small town girl.   Bea is originally from New York and for years, lived in New York City and enjoyed the hubbub of big city life.  As a child of the foster system, Laurel lived in a lot of different places, but finally found her Nirvana when she went to work as personal chef of a Hollywood mega-star.  So what do these two heroines have in common?  Both of them are now living in small towns.


Bea:

I chose small town living.  In fact, after a terrible incident with a stalker back in New York, I decided the smaller the better.  That’s why I chose South Bass Island to set up my B&B.  Never heard of the island?  That’s just fine by me.  These days I’m living four miles from the Ohio shore in Lake Erie and loving it.

Laurel:

Small town?  No thanks!  So what am I doing in Hubbard, Ohio?  You’d have to ask Sophie, the sister of my former foster mother.  Sophie talked me into coming to Hubbard to help run what I thought was an upscale restaurant.  Only when I got here, I found out it was a greasy spoon diner in an old railroad station.  Small town living is definitely not for me!

Bea:

Which doesn’t mean there aren’t certain charms to small towns, right, Laurel?

Laurel:

Well, there is Declan Fury, the man who runs the Irish gift shop across the street from Sophie’s Terminal at the Tracks.  He’s gorgeous.  And intriguing.  And infuriating.

Bea:

For me, it Levi Kozlov, the man who owns one of the local bars.  At least that’s what I thought he was doing here on the island.  Then one day I found out . . . well, that’s all part of the League of Literary Ladies mysteries and I won’t give anything away here.  I will say that one of the highlights of small town life is celebrating the Fourth of July holiday.

Laurel:

Fireworks and picnics in the park.  Bea is right.  Nothing beats the aroma of burgers cooking over charcoal.

Bea:

And nothing gives us greater pleasure than to wish all our readers out there a very happy holiday!








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