Ainsley Holloway had come to Gooseberry Bay to find answers about her past. She’d come to find an explanation for the dreams that haunted her after the death of the cop who’d both rescued and raised her. And she’d come to identify the family she couldn’t remember but knew in her heart she’d once belonged to.
Ainsley hoped that by finding these answers, she’d also find healing. She hoped that once she’d resurrected the memories buried deep in her mind, she’d find peace.
The Cottage at Gooseberry Bay is a series about, not only finding answers, but finding hope.
It’s a series about family and friendship.
It’s a series about shared holidays, festivals, and celebrations.
It’s a series about shared heartbreak and hardship.
And it’s a series about the bond that can be forged amongst strangers when tragedy binds two or more individuals with a common goal.
In book 8 in the series, Ainsley is out walking her dogs, Kai and Kallie, when she finds a man dressed as Santa sitting on a bench. The man has blood on his jacket and looks to be confused so Ainsley goes over to speak to him. When she discovers that the man seems to have some sort of amnesia and cannot remember who he is or why he is in Gooseberry Bay, Ainsley decides to take him back to the peninsula. She enlists the help of the others to help her find the identity of the man, but as they begin their search they find evidence that a man dressed as Santa was last seen running from the scene of a murder. The man seems like such a nice guy and Ainsley and the others find it hard to believe that this particular Santa is a killer. Deputy Todd figures he has all the proof he needs and arrests the man but Ainsley still isn't sure so she sets out to dig a bit deeper hoping the truth is buried deep within the evidence.
Meanwhile, Adam seems to have become an honorary Geek Squad member, Ainsley gets a new clue about the whereabouts of Wilma, and it's Christmas, which means the annual ball out at the Winchester place, local events, tree cutting. holiday decorating, and everything that makes a cozy mystery Christmas, cozy.
Release date: December 14, 2021
Publisher: Kathi Daley Books
Print pages: 159
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