Even with all her experience, Gloria Bachman, retired banker and candy entrepreneur, didn’t see this coming.
Sweeties, the beloved Comfort chocolate shop, was ready for its cameo in Jazzy Mezcal’s famous travel and food show—advertising extraordinaire! Comfort town folks had worked hard all summer to get their shops “Hallmark movie ready.” On the eve of TV crews taking over the town, Gloria’s Chamber of Commerce welcome party gets drenched in a wicked rain storm. Locals call it a “blue norther,” and a dreaded agent of change. Flooding seems like the worst of their problems until the celebrity TV host turns up dead.
Bittersweet with shock, Gloria’s friends turn to her to figure out who could be responsible for such a disaster. With the TV crew and guests in town for the 8th Street Market’s annual shopping event, suspects are endless. Reluctant to get involved, Gloria would much rather focus on the delicious romance with Mason Lassiter. And she would, if a frenemy from Kerrville didn’t haunt her every step. Now as Gardener Rogers treads on her turf everything feels suspicious.
With all eyes on Gloria to find the truth behind Jazzy Mezcal’s untimely death, she indulges her curiosity for problem solving while trying to disguise how unsure she is about the future with her boyfriend. Disruption in Mason’s world, mayhem in Comfort, and one epic chocolate disaster rouse Gloria to action and makes her decide what’s worth fighting for. All she can say for sure, is that no one is finding any comfort in Comfort.