Summer Meadows entered church on Sunday not to find God, but to search for a killer...
While transplanting the rosebush her church's handsome greeter, Ethan Banning, inadvertently killed, Summer and Ethan discover a hidden stash of diamonds, a rusty can full of cash, and a bloody gardening glove. This discovery sets Summer and her candy-making aunt on a search for a killer.
As Summer gets closer to the truth--not only of the theft but of her true feelings for Ethan--the diamond thief hatches a plan to hush the feisty sleuth.
Ethan's love for Summer stays buried beneath his teasing, especially when she appears to be attracted to someone else. Summer's quirky and daring resolve to crack the case has him acting heavy-handedly in order to protect her--but will it push her away for good?
Why the author wrote this book:
This book was written on a dare. I didn't even know what a cozy mystery was! I wrote it, entered it into the Great Expecations contest in 2007, won first place in the inspirational category, and the rest is history.