Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme that highlights books soon to be released, the ones we’re excited about but haven’t read yet. It’s hosted by Wishful Endings, and was formerly hosted by Breaking the Spine. Y’all can check out all of this week’s Can’t-Wait Wednesday posts here.
Title: Six Sweets Under
Series: True Confections Mystery #1
Author: Sarah Fox
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publication Date: February 7, 2023
Former actress Becca Ransom lived her dream in Hollywood for seven years before returning to her hometown of Larch Haven, Vermont. Known as the Venice of North America, Larch Haven has canals instead of roads, gondolas instead of cars, and charming cottages that look like they were plucked from the pages of a fairy tale. It’s also where Becca is pursuing her newest passion as a chocolatier at True Confections, the chocolate shop owned by her grandparents, Lolly and Pops.
While Becca’s testing new flavors and reconnecting with old friends, the town is gearing up for the annual Gondola Races, popular with both residents and tourists, with one exception. Local curmudgeon Archie Smith wants nothing more than to keep tourists away from Larch Haven. He’s determined to derail this year’s event and does his best to stir up trouble for the organizers, including Becca’s grandfather.
Following a heated argument with Pops, Archie is found floating face-down in the canal, and Pops finds himself in hot water as one of the top suspects. Becca’s determined to clear her grandfather’s name, but when the case heats up, she could be facing a sticky end.
One reason I’m so excited for this book is because I got approved for an advance copy on NetGalley. By BERKLEY.
Berkley approvals have historically been hard to come by, at least for me, so I’m thrilled to get this one!
And look at the book! Mystery! Chocolate! Grandparents called Lolly and Pops in a candy-themed cozy! (Lolly? Pops? Please tell me you get it.) Why would I not want to read that? Also, I must now go look up Larch Haven, Vermont and see if it really is the Venice of North America. I might never make it to Italy, but I could probably make it to Vermont.
Does this sound like one you’d enjoy? Leave me a comment and tell me about it!