Can’t-Wait Wednesday: The Vanishing Type (Secret, Book, & Scone Society #5) by Ellery Adams

Hooray! It’s Can’t-Wait Wednesday! 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: The Vanishing Type (Secret, Book, and Scone Society #5)

Author: Ellery Adams

Genre: Mystery

Publication Date: April 26, 2022

Publisher: Kensington Books


Entertainment Weekly hails the Secret, Book, and Scone Society series by New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams as “a love letter to reading,” and in this fifth installment, bookshop owner, bibliotherapist, and occasional sleuth Nora Pennington must enlist the help of her brilliant, brassy librarian friend Bobbie to unravel the connection between The Scarlet Letter, an obscure 19th century writer, and a dead hiker…

While January snow falls outside in Miracle Springs, North Carolina, Nora Pennington is encouraging customers to cozy up indoors with a good book. Even though the shop and her bibliotherapy sessions keep Nora busy during the day, her nights are a little too quiet—until Deputy Andrews pulls Nora into the sci-fi section and asks her to help him plan a wedding proposal.

His bride-to-be, Hester, loves Little Women, and Nora sets to work arranging a special screening at the town’s new movie theater. But right before the deputy pops the question, Nora makes an unsettling discovery—someone has mutilated all her store’s copies of The Scarlet Letter, slicing angrily into the pages wherever Hester Prynne’s name is mentioned.

The coincidence disturbs Nora, who’s one of the few in Miracle Springs who knows that Hester gave up a baby for adoption many years ago. Her family heaped shame on her, and Hester still feels so guilty that she hasn’t even told her future husband. But when a dead man is found on a hiking trail just outside town, carrying a rare book, the members of the Secret, Book, and Scone Society unearth a connection to Hester’s past. Someone is intent on bringing the past to light, and it’s not just Hester’s relationship at stake, but her life…

My thoughts:

If y’all have been around here for long, you know how I feel about Ellery Adams. Her Secret, Book, and Scone Society is quite possibly one of the best series I’ve ever read. And there’s a new one coming out?!

April 26 feels soooooooo far away! Maybe the book fairies will grant me an advance copy through NetGalley. I’ll still buy a hardcover copy for my collection, though. Can. Not. Wait.

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7 Responses to Can’t-Wait Wednesday: The Vanishing Type (Secret, Book, & Scone Society #5) by Ellery Adams

  1. A bibliotherapist? Ha! I love it.

  2. Cindy Davis says:

    I love the way this series sounds! How have I not heard of it before?? Thanks for sharing!

  3. I hope you enjoy it! I love the cover. “Bookshop owner, bibliotherapist, and occasional sleuth” sounds like the best career ever.

  4. I’ve never heard of this series but it sounds like something I’d love! Thanks for sharing😁

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