Saturday, March 5, 2016

Kernel of Truth

Happy Multiple Personality Day (I am not kidding). What can I say about this day.  Other than when greeting someone with multiple personalities, make sure to greet or say hello to each one (you do not want to be rude). On to history!  George Westinghouse patented the air brake on March 5 in 1872, the first meeting of the Homebrew Computer Club in 1975, and the 1998 Winter Paralympics is the first one to take place outside Europe.  They were held in Nagano, Japan. 

Kernel of Truth by Kristi Abbott is the first book in the all new Popcorn Shop Mystery series.  Rebecca Anderson has returned to her hometown (after her divorce) of Grand Lake, Ohio (with her poodle, Sprocket) to open a POPS!  A store specializing in popcorn treats (popcorn bars, caramel cashew popcorn balls, etc.).  Rebecca was encouraged by her mentor, Cordelia “Coco” Bittles (of Coco’s Cocoas).  Rebecca is making a batch of a caramel when she hears Jessica James (Coco’s niece) screaming next door at Coco’s Cocoas.  Rebecca runs next door to find her dear friend, Coco dead on the floor of her office.  Who would hurt Coco and why?  Rebecca sets out to find who killed Coco (her dear friend, mentor, and mother figure).  Rebecca will have her hands full when her ex-husband, Antoine Belanger decides he wants her back.  Antoine is not one to fade into the background.  Rebecca has several suspects including the mayor who keeps lurking around in the alley behind the shops.  Will Rebecca be able to find the killer?

I found Kernel of Truth to be a cute story.  The descriptions of the popcorn treats were delightful (had me craving them), and I liked the antics of Sprocket.  The mystery was extremely simple.  I figured out the killer right away.  However, Kernel of Truth has some lively characters and the potential for a good series.  I give Kernel of Truth 4 out of 5 stars.  I will definitely be reading the next book in the Popcorn Shop Mystery series.

You can follow Kristi Abbott on Facebook to get updates on her latest releases and other on giveaways.  I received a complimentary copy of Kernel of Truth from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review of the book.

I hope everyone is having a spectacular Saturday!  It is just gorgeous outside (we are actually having a spring this year).  I have been taking it easy (to get over this cold and the horrible migraines).  I am currently reading The Forbidden Orchid by Sharon Biggs Waller.  Have a great day, take care, and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

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