Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Special Guest: Viv Barton
"Mourning Glory."
Deadly Southern Charm
By Mollie Cox Bryan

Living in a tourist town, like Victoria Town, it seems as if we just get one celebration done, and we need to start planning the next one. Memorial Day Weekend, with its parade and annual town picnic, where we honor our local heroes, is now over. We've just stared planning the Independence Day celebration. Most towns celebrate those holidays, though, But I look forward to some of the other celebrations Victoria Town holds, like "Victoria Days,"(a week-long festival of all things Victorian) and "All Hallows Eve Ball and Masquerade." (Whew that's a mouthful--but what fun!) I'm looking forward to dressing up for the ball in something dark and mysterious, of course. You know me, In the mean time, I've been given the task to research what kind of baked goods would be appropriate because my aunt is in charge of the food this year.

Here's a list of recipes I'm researching:

Lavender Spider Web Cookies
Lady Victoria Skelton Sugar Cookies
Soul Cakes
Victorian Black Lace Tea Cookies
Gingerbread Cauldron Cookies

Looking over my list, I don't think I've ever had so much fun researching anything. And, sorry, gotta go. I'm famished.

Mollie Cox Bryan  is the author of the just released Jean Harlow Bombshell, the  Cora Crafts Mysteries and the Cumberland Creek Mysteries. Her books have been selected as finalists for an Agatha Award and a Daphne du Maurier Award and as a Top 10 Beach Reads by Woman's World. She has also been short-listed for the Virginia Library People's Choice Award. Mourning Glory is the first short mystery story she's ever published. She lives in Waynesboro, Va.

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