A heartwarming cozy mystery series about losing everything, taking a chance, and starting again.

After suffering a personal tragedy Abby Sullivan buys a huge old seaside mansion she has never even seen, packs up her life in San Francisco, and moves to Holiday Bay Maine, where she is adopted, quite against her will, by a huge Maine Coon Cat named Rufus, a drifter with her own tragic past named Georgia, and a giant dog with an inferiority complex named Ramos. What Abby thought she needed was alone time to heal. What she ended up with was, an inn she never knew she wanted, a cat she couldn’t seem to convince to leave, and a new family she’d never be able to live without.

In book 5 in the series, the new bank president, who happens to be the son of the man who founded the community bank, is found dead and buried in his own grave. The man was not popular in the small community after making a lot of changes with his fathers passing and the list of possible suspects who might want him dead is extensive.

Meanwhile, it is October and the inn is hosting Halloween themed events including a murder mystery dinner party. The haunted weekends are just for fun but when guests report hearing noises in the hallway, Abby wonders if the inn might actually be haunted for real.

MY RATING: * * * * *



I love this series! This series has quickly risen to the top of my must-buy-the-next-one list. It has such wonderful characters and you grow attached to as friends and grow to love. In this next book of the series the bank president has gone missing and people are speculating on just what could have happened to the man. Also, Abby’s bed and breakfast is up and running but strange noises in the hallway in the middle of the night is waking the guests, could the Inn be haunted? I love the detailed descriptions for holiday prep and festivities which gets me into the holiday spirit. It’s October in Holiday Bay with pumpkins and a hint of restless ghosts playing tricks. I enjoyed every page and as always and was left with a good feeling, and a wish for the next book to be out soon!