Happy Book Birthday, Sheila Connolly!

Thankful for Our Readers Giveaway:  For a chance to win A Late Frost, leave a comment below wishing Sheila a happy book birthday or letting her know what you love about this series!

The Wickeds are excited to celebrate the book birthday of A Late Frost the eleventh book in the Orchard Mystery series by Wicked Accomplice Sheila Connolly! Here’s a little about the book.

The usually quiet town of Granford, Massachusetts, is even drowsier during the colder months. But this year it’s in for a jolt when Monica Whitman moves into town. She’s a dynamo who wants to make friends fast in her new home, and she throws herself into community activities. Meg Corey, now Chapin after her marriage to Seth Chapin, is intrigued by the new arrival, who has already sold the town board on a new, fun way to bring in visitors during the off-season: WinterFare, which will feature local foods (such as Meg’s apples) and crafts, as well as entertainment.

Tragically, Monica falls ill and dies after the event in what looks like a case of food poisoning. When all the food served at WinterFare has been tested, including Meg’s apples, it becomes clear that there’s a more sinister explanation for the older woman’s sudden demise.

Meg’s investigation uncovers a bushel of potential suspects, one of whom is rotten to the core.

Liz: Wow – the 11th installment! Congrats and happy book birthday, Sheila!

Edith: Way to keep a series going, Sheila. Congratulations! As always, I’m looking forward to reading this one – and then passing it along to my older sister Barbara, who is one of your biggest fans.

Barb: Congratulations, Sheila! Eleven. It’s hard to imagine. Best of luck for continued success.

Sherry: I love how you’ve continued to grow Meg as a character throughout the eleven (wowsa) books! Congratulations!

Julie: Congratulations Sheila! I remember the day you told us about this series. Now, wowsa. 11 books!

Readers: Tell Sheila what you love about the series, congratulate her, or ask her a question to enter to win a copy of the new book!


36 Thoughts

  1. Happy book birthday Sheila Connolly!! This would be a new-to-me series believe it or not. I know, where have I been, right? Can they be read as standalones?

  2. I love learning about orchards and all the variety of apples that there are. It’s always fun to add to ones knowledge as they read. The mysteries are quite fun to figure out too, not that I always come up with the killer.

  3. I’m all caught up on Sheila’s other series – time to start this one as I love her writing!

  4. I love seeing the growth of Meg, confidence in her abilities to run the orchard and of course her marriage to Seth. I ended up learning about what it’s like to own an apple orchard without even realizing it.

  5. Congratulations! Just purchased for my NOOK. Love this series, I think mainly because it is set in Massachusetts and coming from a small town there, I can just picture the orchards, the town green, and the houses. I also enjoy the mysteries and how Meg goes about trying to figure it all out! The County Cork mysteries are also one of my favorites. Please keep them coming!

  6. I love Meg and Seth and the whole town. I love small towns. This series is one of my favorites!

  7. This is a series I want to read! Happy, Happy Book Birthday to you Shelia…and many more!

  8. Happy Book Birthday! Can’t believe I’ve read them all except this one. Keep on writing them, please.
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  9. Happy book birthday, Sheila! These books always remind of a wonderful apple festival I went to many, many years ago in Massachusetts. Thanks for the memories and for the great books.

  10. Happy book birthday, Shelia. I haven’t read this series yet, so I have a lot to catch up on. I really liked the synopsis of the book and I’m looking forward to reading the series.

  11. Happy Book birthday! I have the whole series, I even preordered it on my nook and bought a paperback copy this morning.I only do that for a few writers. Keep writing!

  12. Happy, happy book birthday! I cannot believe that I have not yet read your orchard series, I didn’t not know about it until just now! I looked on Amazon, I’m in love already! Congratulations!

  13. Happy Book Birthday Sheila
    I like all of the home renovation discriptions and of coarse, the characters, Meg and Seth and many of the minor characters in the small New England town.

  14. Heading to the library to start this great series. It’s getting cold her in CT. I need some new friends! Congrats!

  15. Happy Book Birthday, Sheila! This sounds like a great series! Thank you for the giveaway!

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