Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Marigolds For Malice by Bailey Catrell

I finished Marigolds For Malice, by Bailey Cattrell on Sunday. I loved this book. I actually really love the idea for and the way Bailey writes this series. Slightly paranormal, but very light, main character Ellie is blessed with a green thumb and knowledge of plants and essential oils that is clearly her passion and part of her bloodline. With help from her Grandmother's botanical journal, she is able to sense danger, find a cure to what ails you and has the super power of scent. She has a shop cat and a great corgi named Dash and the type of home/work/garden that we all wish we had. This was an interesting story that involved the gold rush, historical finds and treasures along with a bit of heartache and of course a murder mystery. This is Book THree in the Enchanted Garden Mystery series and a delightful read.

In the third captivating Enchanted Garden Mystery from Bailey Cattrell, Elliana Allbright will need to dig up clues from the past to weed out a killer...Elliana Allbright is happy running her perfume shop, Scents & Nonsense, in the charming town of Poppyville, California. And she's even happier when she can use her inherited abilities to infuse her perfumes with an extra special something that eases woes or solves problems for her customers. But she'll need those abilities and more when murder comes to town.Ellie and her women's business group, the Greenstockings, are helping to open a new museum about local history, and while sorting through the collection of artifacts they discover a time capsule from the days of the Gold Rush. Among the contents is a strange botanical manuscript, recognized by local history professor Eureka Sanford as extremely rare and valuable. When the professor is found dead in the museum, Ellie has no choice but to sniff out the murderer... but this one may have roots that are as old as Poppyville.
Marigolds for Malice is out now and you can find it on Amazon by clicking here.

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  1. I'm reading this now. I'm a huge fan of all the series by Bailey Catrell. What I love about this particular one is that she lives in a tiny house and has a magical garden with miniatures. Swoon! That is my dream life.

  2. Generally I do not read post on blogs, but I wish to say that this write-up very forced me to try and do it! Your writing style has been surprised me. Thanks, very nice post.
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  3. I'm si close to the end but so bored I don't feel like finishing it. I wish someone would just tell me who the killer is. Ugh.