Mother's Day Mayhem - Lynn Cahoon

Date Published: April 2, 2019

Format: Ebook

Source: Own Copy

Date Read: April 6, 2019



Picturesque South Cove, California, is the perfect place to celebrate Mother’s Day, but not everyone is feeling motherly...

Jill Gardner, owner of Coffee, Books, and More is almost out of Mother’s Day cards. She has a few more in stock, but she’s set them aside because she needs Greg’s help choosing one for his mother. It’ll be Jill’s first time meeting her boyfriend’s mother, and she’s understandably nervous.

Turns out Jill isn’t the only one having feelings about mothers. Kyle, who works at the antiques store next door, needs to find the perfect card for a mother he hasn’t seen since he was five—when she went away to jail. But her arrival in South Cove isn’t exactly celebratory, her behavior toward her son unexpectedly restrained. Piqued, Jill discovers that a mother can never be replaced...




This story features a back story on a recurring character and doesn't involve a murder, making it very intriguing for long time readers of the series. There was a built in tension based on what Jill and Greg found out about Kyle's mother as well as how they were going to tell Kyle about what they knew. I like that Jill's and Greg's investigation included traveling outside Bakersfield and South Cove. The story also really centered around the holiday, including the secondary plotline. A fun trip back to South Cove with emotional ties to bind the small town closer.