Meg and Seth from the Orchard Mysteries have been married for a while now, and both their businesses are thriving. Since they live in New England, they have an ample supply of pine trees to bring in and decorate. Seth's mother lives just up the hill from them, and she and professor and orchard expert Christopher seem to be getting serious. Their next Christmas may be even busier!
You may have noticed that Maura Donovan in the small town of Leap, County Cork (site of the County Cork Mysteries), held a recent holiday contest for pub patrons to identify the street sculpture being constructed across from her pub, Sullivan's. There were quite a few wrong answers, but people enjoyed coming in and making guesses, and the person who won the prize deserved it. Maura and Mick Nolan are dancing around a relationship, though not in any hurry, and Maura and Rose are rebuilding the old kitchen at the pub so they can serve food.
|Meet "The Thing"|
Kate Hamilton, in the Victorian Village Mysteries, finds herself living in a small Maryland town and trying to keep it from going broke. While she grew up in that town, it's been years since she spent any time there, and she's rediscovering old friends and making new ones. She's also stumbled on not one but two bodies, and solving those crimes becomes part of her struggle to keep the town alive and the small stores open. She knows that she's got to save the place by Christmas or say goodbye to it. Stumbling over an interesting part of the town's history is going to make a big difference.
So as you can see, everyone is leading a busy life, making new friends, and learning new skills. The past year has been good to them all, and we can look forward to see where 2019 takes them.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL!
As a holiday gift, I'm offering a copy of the most recent book of any of these series: Nipped in the Bud from the Orchard Mysteries, The Lost Traveller from the County Cork Mysteries (coming out in a few weeks!), or Murder at the Mansion, the first book in the Victorian Village Mysteries. Just leave a comment saying which you'd prefer (not an easy choice--I have trouble deciding myself!)