A charming read with a likeable heroine and a small town mystery, this book was a pure delight to read.
Olivia Chatham is pure innocence. She only sees the good in people, and loves to help out in any way she can. Recently moved back in with her parents in Chatham, a town named after one of her great grandfathers, she begins to make her normal daily rounds. Her rounds consist of popping in and out of assorted businesses and restaurants to see how the townfolk are doing and if they need anything. Not that she would bestow charity on anyone. Things just seem to happen to good folk. After all, Olivia believes she was just born lucky. When she was born in April, her parents named her January 8th. Lucky for Olivia, they changed it to Olivia Aron the next morning. Named after the king of rock, she is a cheerful, kind person with a heart of pure gold.
When a murder shocks the small town, Olivia wants to help. She meets a new mysterious stranger who suddenly comes to town. A stranger who was one of the last people to be seen with the unfortunate victim. Tucker Monroe chose Chatham to get away from a romance gone to cover-up crime. He enjoys learning about the new town and the closeness of the townspeople. He soons find that Olivia is part of his alibi, and the crime soon has them working closely together.
With the help of Josie, Olivia's best friend, and Tucker, Olivia is hot on the case! With Tucker trying to keep up and protect her so she doesn't get into trouble, they are soon snooping, and asking questions to find out who the perpetrator is. They narrow their suspect list down to just a few suspicious citizens. One is the new Reverand and the other is one of Olivia's ex-husbands. Sleuthing and barely getting out of scrapes, they collect their stories and evidence, and start to piece the puzzle together.
With witty charm, and heart-warming anecdotes, this story is a pure delight. The characters are well-developed, and the plot is captivating. I would highly recommend this to anyone. I can only hope their are more Olivia's in the world, it would be a much better place. Everyone would be smiling, as I was through-out this wonderful book.