Stirring The Plot by Daryl Wood Gerber

stirring the plot by daryl wood gerber #cozy #TravelingWithT #Halloween

Photo Credit: Goodreads

This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

Stirring The Plot

It’s Halloween time in Crystal Cove- and Jenna has The Cookbook Nook all ready for the most spook-tacular season! With Crystal Cove having many stores setting up Halloween displays and events- everyone is excited for the Halloween season. No one is more excited than the Winsome Witches, though, who host a major fundraiser each season. The Winsome Witches are a group of local women- and they always have a great time.  Until…………….

One of the Winsome Witches bites the dust. Pearl, having recently being diagnosed with a health issue, is found by Aunt Vera and some of the other Winsome Witches. They wonder if her recent diagnosis played a role in her death. Then, the thoughts turn to who would murder Pearl- and suspects start piling up. See, Pearl was the town therapist and she knew secrets about everyone- and Jenna begins to wonder if someone decided that the doctor/patient confidentiality wasn’t enough- and wanted her lips zipped….. Permanently.

Sadly for Aunt Vera, who normally has no problem using her gifts to help see the future, her gifts have left her! Vera is disturbed by that fact- but that is not all she’s trying to keep secret…….. With Jenna digging deep into the murder of Pearl, and the townsfolk of Crystal Cove trying to keep their secrets hidden- Jenna’s job is not going to be easy.

But, if anyone can do it- Jenna can. So, will Jenna put all the pieces together to who killed Pearl? Will Aunt Vera find her powers again? And will Jenna find out what Aunt Vera is trying to keep secret? Stay tuned for all those answers and more in STIRRING THE PLOT!


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

Ahhhhh! STIRRING THE PLOT is such an adorable cozy. It’s got murder, mystery, romance, and spook-tacular Halloween events!

Even with the murders that seem to happen on a regular basis in Crystal Cove, I just want to pack my bags and move there. That is how entertaining and interesting Daryl Wood Gerber has made this town seem!

The Good:

The cover (adore the cover!), the mystery, and the romance is heating up between Jenna and Rhett. Other good- Pepper might just be slightly thawing toward our Jenna (and it’s about time!)

The  (slightly) Bad:

At times, it was just a tad bit slow- Jenna had a bit too much of characters and possible motives to search through this time- and not being familiar with all the Winsome Witches, I had to make sure I kept them straight!

All in all, it was a charming addition to the Cookbook Nook series- with many different theories on who killed Pearl (and many logical suspects)- once the killer is revealed- I was so shocked- totally DID NOT see that coming!

Looking for a little Halloween treat? Give STIRRING THE PLOT a try!


*This book was sent to Traveling With T by Berkley Prime Crime for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.


Happy Reading and Bookisly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

T Traveling With T pic sign off



4 thoughts on “Stirring The Plot by Daryl Wood Gerber

Leave a Reply to travelingwitht Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.