Beware The Orchids is book one in A Shady Acres Mystery written by Cynthia Hickley.
Shelby Hart was a teacher at Cooper Elementary, waiting at the church to marry Donald, the principle, when she receives a text message from him saying he changed his mind. She resigns her teaching position and takes a job as gardener and activities planner at Shady Acres retirement community. Just hours after she arrives at her new job, she finds a dead body in the green house. At the request of another resident, she attempts to find out who the murderer is.
The same day Shelby starts her job, her grandmother becomes a resident of the community. Her grandmother starts dating the officer in charge of the murder investigation. Shelby’s friend, Cheryl, comes to spend a week with Shelby as well. Shelby, Cheryl and her grandmother actively try to find the killer as the killer strikes again.
This is a cute little mystery. There is a lot of things happening within the fast paced story. There is romance as well. I like how Shelby and her grandmother get along so well. This is a good, clean, easy to ready story.
I received a copy of the book from the author and Book Club Network for an honest review.
Series: A Shady Acres Mystery
Publisher: Winged Publications