This is #25 in a series and my first experience with the main character of China Bayles – my mistake – I should have found her a lot earlier! For those of you who have read the entire series – way to go and you should have let the rest of us know! This is the perfect popcorn book – cozy couch, big bowl of popcorn, comfy clothes and the joy of a good read. There is enough here that the book could be read as a standalone without feeling like you are missing too much but on the other hand the characters are interesting, friendly and leave you with a feeling of wanting to know what happens next – or in my case what happened before this book.
Not sure if this is in the entire series but in this book there were great and interesting first pages of the chapters with nonfiction information about Olive trees – I learned a lot – now I am looking at the olive oil in my pantry in a whole new way and I’m going to talk with the local olive oil person at my farmer’s market. Another nice plus were the recipes at the back of the book.