Audio: The Secret, Book & Scone Society by Ellery Adams @ElleryAdams @CrisDukehart ‏‏@Dreamscapeaudio @OverDriveLibs

Posted May 19, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 2 Comments

Audio: The Secret, Book & Scone Society by Ellery Adams @ElleryAdams @CrisDukehart ‏‏@Dreamscapeaudio  @OverDriveLibsThe Secret, Book & Scone Society by Ellery Adams
Narrator: Cris Dukehart
Series: Miracle Springs NC #1
Published by Dreamscape Media on November 9, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Length: 8 hours, 31 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
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Miracle Springs, North Carolina, is a place of healing. Strangers flock here hoping the natural hot springs, five-star cuisine, and renowned spa can cure their ills. If none of that works, they often find their way to Miracle Books, where, over a fresh-baked “comfort” scone from the Gingerbread House bakery, they exchange their stories with owner Nora Pennington in return for a carefully chosen book. That’s Nora’s special talent—prescribing the perfect novel to ease a person’s deepest pain and lighten their heaviest burden.

When a visiting businessman reaches out to Nora for guidance, she knows exactly which novels will help. But before he can keep their appointment at Miracle Books, he’s found dead on the train tracks.

Stunned, Nora forms the Secret, Book, and Scone Society, a group of damaged souls yearning to gain trust and earn redemption by helping others. To join the society, members must divulge their darkest secret—the terrible truth that brought each of them to Miracle Springs in the first place.

Determined to uncover the truth behind the businessman’s demise, the women meet in Nora’s cramped and cozy bookstore to share stories and trade support. And as they untangle a web of corruption, they also discover their own courage, purpose, and a sisterhood that will carry them through every challenge—proving it’s never too late to turn the page and start over . . .


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I chose this as it was an audible daily deal  and  was available  at the library. It has many favorite things – books, cooking and it is set in North Carolina. This was very cute and has clever book quotes and bookish things. One of the main characters owns a book store and another has a restaurant / bakery.

There is a mystery and a tine bit of romance. The town is smallish and has lots of quirky characters including the four ladies in the society. It is a cozy type mystery and not completely realistic. It is fun and interesting tho. The characters aren’t just black & white; they do show some layers.

The Secret Book & Scone Society is the first in a new series Miracle Springs NC.  I hope to read more in November 2018 with the next one, The Whispered Word.   The narration was comfortable at 1.25 speed with well performed voices and appropriate styles.


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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2018 Audiobook Challenge
  • 2018 Library-Love Challenge

Posted May 19, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 2 Comments

2 responses to “Audio: The Secret, Book & Scone Society by Ellery Adams

  1. I love a good cozy mystery! I haven’t read this one, but it does sound good! I like the sound of how one of the main character own a bookstore and another a restaurant. I always like to read about books and cooking in books as well. I am glad to hear this was a fun read!

    • It was fun! I think I got a little overwhelmed in the world-building. That is often my slight issue in the first in the series If I can let go and just feel the emotions, it is easier. Here there was some intelligent stuff which made me think. But I do really want to continue with the series.l