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Summary

Nora Pennington is known for her window displays, and as Halloween approaches, she decides to showcase fictional heroines like Roald Dahl’s Matilda and Madeline Miller’s Circe. A family-values group disapproves of the magical themes though and wastes no time launching a modern-day witch hunt. Suddenly, former friends and customers are targeting not only Nora and Miracle Books, but a new shopkeeper, Celeste, who’s been selling CBD oil products. Nora and her friends in the Secret, Book, and Scone Society are doing their best to put an end to the strife - but then someone puts an end to a life. 

Though the death is declared an accident, the ruling can’t explain the old book page covered with strange symbols and disturbing drawings left under Nora’s doormat, a postcard from an anonymous stalker, or multiple cases of vandalism. The only hope is that Nora can be a heroine herself and lead the Secret, Book, and Scone Society in a successful investigation - before more bodies turn up and the secrets from Celeste’s past come back to haunt them all....

©2021 Ellery Adams (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Interesting premise +themes but really drawn out.

Interesting premise, plot and themes, just very slow moving and repetitive and a lot of 'filler' material. Would be so much better if shorter. Expected a bit more of a fantasy slant, but it's mostly a mystery. I liked the cult/occult references and a little bit of reference to witchcraft in history and the theme of books. 

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  • karen santiago
  • 17-02-21

I Love this series

I like how all the Characters are developing in this series. I have found the narrator's voice to be calming and very soothing. I did enjoy all the different twists, this one had more than a few.

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  • Robert
  • 31-05-21

Enjoyable but too much repetition

I really enjoyed this series, but found the repetition a little much. When you're binge reading, you don't need to be reminded of everything little thing that happened in previous books. I am on the last book, but if more books are being added to the series, it's highly doubtful that I will read them. The narrator was very good, but she mispronounced a few words, and that was a little frustrating. I wanted to scream out the correct pronunciations.

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  • Sarah St
  • 09-04-21

an ok addition

the writer is trying to provide character development to the main people, but it's coming across kind of muddled. there were a LOT of themes in the book and I feel like it would have been more cohesive if it had more focus to it

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  • Nique
  • 28-03-21

Magical

The characters and storyline continue to enchant me.
This series continues to bring enjoyment. I feel as if each character is growing before my very eyes. I look forward to the next one in the series.

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  • Shari S.
  • 04-03-21

Love this group of friends!

I want to be friends with these powerful women. The mysteries are good but I am here for the talks and comfort scones!

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  • Penny Eli
  • 03-03-21

Next please

I not only listened to this but also naught the hard cover. I hope Sheldons new club has a book soon!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 24-02-21

Great!

Another fun and exciting story. Always enjoyable to see the group together and what they get into next .

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  • H&R
  • 21-02-21

boo

Didn't finish. I abandoned it. it just wasn't very exciting or intriguing. I got to chapter 10 and gave up.

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  • Beatrice
  • 20-02-21

Entertaining

Ink and Shadows is an entertaining and well written cozy mystery. I look forward to the next book.

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  • LOYL-00
  • 20-02-21

Bk 4 is a HIT!

Ellery Adams has other series, But I feel "The Secret, Book & Scone Society" is the best. The storyline with it's characters and setting are a perfect blend. You will not want it to end.----------- Cris Dukehart has outdone herself with the narration. I will only hope the next book comes out soon.