Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Autumn & Life


By: Merry Wynter
From: Much Ado About Muffin
Series: Merry Muffin Mysteries
Author: Victoria Hamilton
Website: Victoria Hamilton Mysteries

I missed summer. Not literally... I didn't sleep through it, like a modern day Ripa Van Winkle. I mean I was in Spain and so missed my first summer at Wynter Castle, near Autumn Vale, NY. It's a long story, part of which you already know, but I can't regret spending so long in Spain with my late husband's family when I came back knowing so much more about myself and what I want from life.

Have you ever noticed that like great paintings, sometimes things are not best seen from close up; they require distance and perspective. My life is like that. It took two or three months away to see how much I've become a part of Autumn Vale, especially all the Valers I've come to know and love, like Doc, Gogi, Hannah, Lizzie and the rest.

And Virgil. Before I left I felt that my feelings for him were tangled, like a knotted skein of wool. I was bound up in my memories of my late husband, and how I had thought he was the only man I'd ever love. But now... if I ever get a quiet time with no murders happening close by (!!) maybe I'll tell the world how I feel about Sheriff Virgil Grace.

It's like my rose window in my castle; up close it would just be shards of colored glass in some incomprehensible pattern, but from a distance... what beauty! Have you ever had that, a life problem that required a little time and distance to sort out?

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Enjoy the Merry Muffin Mysteries by Victoria Hamilton, starting with Bran New Death (Berkley Prime Crime - September 2013) and including recipes in each book!

Much Ado About Muffin, Book #4, was released August 2nd, 2016

Muffin To Fear, Book #5, will be released in the summer of 2017.

Merry Muffin Mysteries on the web: Merry Muffin Mysteries

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