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a root awakening

book 16

Kate Collins

My marriage may be in full bloom, but house hunting is no bed of roses....

WHOOPSY DAISY

Now that they've tied the knot, flower shop owner Abby Knight and her husband, Marco, want to put down roots. When it comes to picking a house, Marco can't wait to get his hands dirty, while Abby isn't ready for a fixer-upper. But conflict really sprouts when they're checking out a dilapidated Victorian and watch a construction worker take a life-threatening tumble. 

Since witnesses claim the man shouted for help, suggesting that the fall was no accident, the victim's flamboyant wife hires Marco to find the person responsible. Meanwhile, Abby keeps secret from Marco her own investigation into the home's inhabitants, a family whose off-kilter behaviors aroused her suspicions. If only Abby's very pregnant cousin, Jillian, will stop distracting Abby with false labor pains, she can conclude her own inquiries before Marco finds out...and her case blossoms into a disaster.