Last weekend, I started my search for books by indie authors, and I stumbled upon Antiques and Murder by Elle Griffin. It was a quick, easy novella to read.
Synopsis from Amazon:
Living in a small town can make it hard to find a date. So, when a sexy new neighbor turns out to be a blast from the past, twenty-nine year old Jemma-Leigh is more than ready to give it a try, not even nosy neighbors and a meddling mother can stop her. When a customer from her antique shop is found murdered, people suspect her new man. Determined to prove his innocence, she sets out to uncover the truth. Can she navigate the murky waters of family, love and murder? Will she find the killer before the killer finds her?
This is a novella of approx. 20,000 words.
There’s something about small town, southern charm that just puts a smile on my face when I read a book. When that is coupled with likable characters, some steamy romance (not just due to the southern heat), and a little mystery, all the makings for a good story are there.
Jemma-Leigh is charismatic and immediately likable, and Dawson is completely swoon-worthy. I hope this novella is the start of a series because I’d love to visit the streets of Camden, Georgia again!
I’m still searching for my next book. Who are your favorite indie authors? I’d love to hear about them and put their books on my list!