It's a bit difficult to believable that a single, self-dependent person could make a living at a custom greeting card shop with no other means of support. This whole premise just seems really far-fetched for this type of series. But, then again she seems to have customers and tourists so who am I to judge?
Jennifer comes across as stubborn, arrogant and belligerent at times. I found myself thining I wouldn't do that. Almost like the monster movies, silly woman don't go in the basement or in the attic.
I was a bit disappointed too that Jennifer was supposed to move into an apartment that might be haunted and there were a couple of "possibles" but it really wasn't covered. Why did people think it was haunted? A previous tenant lived there one day. It was never told why she only lived there a day. At the end of the story Jennifer is moving out of the apartment for no good reason that I could judge. Beyond the fact that she couldn't seem to get along with her neighbors. But with work when would she see them?
In spite of all this I am looking forward to book #3.
Again a good cozy mystery. However, I have to repeat that Tim Myers should stick to writing mysteries with men as the main characters. He just is not good at portraying a believable female MC. Jennifer is just as dense and annoying as she was in the first book. I hope book #3 will be better in that regard. I love the other characters, especially Aunt Lillian. Between them and the plot line I do like, not love, this series.
2nd in series, enjoyed it very much. Good mystery, interesting sub-characters, main characters getting better. Again, no foul language or overt sex. Great to read a good book with clean language and good characters. Looking forward to number 3.