Saturday, January 4, 2020

New Year, New Series!

by Tally Holt, owner of Tally’s Olde Tyme Sweets in Fredericksburg, TX
from the Vintage Sweets series, upcoming in March

I’m feeling lucky, starting a new year in my very own shop. I wouldn’t be here if my friend Yolanda Bella hadn’t urged me to move here and rent the space next door to her place, Bella’s Baskets. I’ve hired a good crew, I think, to help me sell my vintage sweets.

It was a stroke of serendipity that my grandmother arranged to have her recipe box sent to me after her death. For one thing, going through those index cards in the old metal box brought back sweet memories of the precious woman who had helped raise me. She had come from New Jersey to Texas and always retained a fondness for the old place. When I tried a couple of the recipes, the smells and textures almost brought her back to life in my kitchen.

I wasted no time selling my bakery in Austin and setting up a vintage sweet shop, using her recipes for my basic products. I think I’ll ring in the New Year with the Irish Cream Truffle Fudge.

My author, Kaye George, wants you to know that my first adventure is on preorder at

But, better yet, you can enter a Goodreads Giveaway that our generous publisher has set up, to WIN a free copy. It goes until January 17th. Good luck!!


  1. This sounds like a fun set up for a cozy. Thanks for letting us know about the giveaway. The Fat Cat series is on my TBR pile, which is growing by leaps and bounds to my horror lol. Well, not horror exactly-more like disappointment that it only ever seems to grow, and I can't ever seem to make a dent in it.

  2. Thank you for the heads up on the Goodreads giveaway. Entered and hoping to be one of the fortunate ones selected. Can't wait for the opportunity to read "Revenge Is Sweet".
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  3. Sounds like a good book.
    Happy New Year!

  4. Sue, thanks for having Fat Cat on your TBR pile! I loved writing that series and hope that this one will attract the same following that one had. Kay, I hope you're selected, too! Thanks, Rita, and Happy New Year!

  5. Sounds interesting and fun to read. The cover is amazing. Thank you for the chance here's hoping 📚