Iced Raspberry Cookies and a Curse by RaShelle Workman (Fable Town Mystery Book 1)
English | 2020 | Mystery & Thriller | ePUB | 2.7 MB
One curse, a whole lot of baked goods, and a dollop of sweet romance equal a recipe for magical disaster in Fable Town.
After Ana gets an emergency phone call that someone tried to kill her sister, Ana’s ex-husband agrees to fly her to her hometown of Fable Town, Montana. While there, strange things begin to happen. There’s a talking opossum, magic, and someone keeps trying to kill her. Is she cursed or is it just her imagination? In between following the clues to solve the mystery, she must make several dozen iced raspberry cookies for a wedding and figure out whether she and her ex might get a second chance at their fairy tale ending.
If Elsa has anything to say about it, she won’t.
“This thing is strangling me,” Miles said, pulling at the knot on his tie. “I’m going to pass out from lack of air.”
Nate Decker, offensive tackle for the Colorado Cowboys, snorted. “Sorry, man.” He adjusted his own tie while he tapped his foot to the music, trying to make the best of the situation. He, Miles, and several of his other teammates huddled in one corner of the venue. They were all dressed to the nines in tuxedoes and masks for the Winter Masquerade Ball, a charity event to support Multiple Sclerosis. This year’s theme was Romeo and Juliet. While he had to admit the décor looked amazing, he wasn’t a fan of how the story ended, probably because he understood the lovers’ pain. Sure, he and his ex hadn’t taken poison and died, but their marriage had ended, killing off his belief in love conquering all. He snorted again, glancing around the room where several couples were already on the dance floor.
“What’s wrong?” Miles asked, adjusting his mask. He was the team’s right guard. They were similar in height and weight but where Miles had dark hair, Nate’s was light, almost white-blond. Mainly because he spent so much time out of doors, even in winter. He loved to hike, ski, snowboard, snowshoe, ride horses… You name it, he liked to do it.
“Nothing.” Nate usually didn’t mind charity events, especially since the money would go to a good cause. Plus, there were a lot of beautifully masked women here tonight. He didn’t even mind dressing up. Style was one of his favorite ways to show off his physique. He worked hard for it and liked dressing to impress. Tonight’s ensemble consisted of custom black and white checkered pants with a matching double-breasted vest and a medium blue jacket accented by a crisp white shirt, a medium gray tie and pocket square. His mask was the same gray as well.
His only issue was the timing. Once the season ended, he booked himself a vacation. He planned to surf, scuba dive, snorkel, swim with sharks, and whatever else he could think of. But because of the ball, he had to push things back. Still, he was leaving tonight. His jet was fueled and ready to leave as soon as he arrived at the airport.
“Guess we better ask someone to dance?” Miles made a beeline to a woman in a blue dress.
“I suppose,” Nate mumbled, perusing the room. Each ticket to the ball had been enormously expensive. The team’s owner purchased tickets for all of the players and then ordered everyone to attend with the threat of dire consequences if they failed to show.