Thursday, February 5, 2015

New Year, New Me? You're Kidding, Right?

By Kate Wilder, from Kylie Logan’s League of Literary Ladies mystery series

The new year is moving on and at the start of it Bea Cartwright (the woman who moved here to South Bass Island last year to open her chi-chi bed and breakfast), asked each of us in the League of Literary Ladies to check in with our resolutions.

Resolutions?  If you could see me, you’d know I’m rolling my green eyes.  After all, when you’re a Wilder, you don’t need resolutions!

My family, see, has lived here on South Bass, four miles north of the Ohio shoreline in Lake Erie, for more than one hundred years.  That’s when they established Wilder Winery and since then, we’ve earned our reputation for quality wines.  Mom and Dad retired a few years ago, and I’ve taken over operations at the winery.  I’ve got my career, a home overlooking the lake, and good friends in the League of Literary Ladies, our local book discussion group.  Life is darned near perfect.  Why would I want to take the chance of messing it up by trying to change anything?

Of course there is . . . cringing a little here, wondering if I should dish.  But hey, why not.  There are times I think I should get out more.  You know, kick up my heels, take more chances.  One of those chances just might be with Jayce Martin, the local ferryboat captain.  Yes, yes, I know . . . a Wilder and a boat captain.  Not exactly the kind of match my ancestors dreamed of when they built their wine empire.  But Jayce is good looking, and he does adore me.

Hmmm... Bea wanted to hear our new year’s resolutions?  OK, here’s mine–giving romance with Jayce a whirl.

Good wine, good friends, the chance at love.  To me, it sounds like enough for anyone to wish for in one new year.

Well, that and no more murders!


  1. I discovered your series when I stumbled upon "The Ledgend of Sleepy Harlow." I was looking for another Halloween theme book and loved the title and cover art. I was completly hooked and quickly picked up the other two books available. I can not wait to dig into them and catch up and see what I missed. Looks like such a fun series and I especially love the titles, so clever. I hope I will be enjoying this series for a long time.
    Happy Valentine's Day!

  2. I have read the first book, Mayhem at the Orient Express, of the League of Literary Ladies mystery series. It was great I am looking forward to reading the series.