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Jillian Green is ready for a fresh start when she returns to her home sweet home of Moss Hollow, Ga. That is until a bitter turn of events leaves Jillian as the main suspect in the death of her childhood nemesis following an altercation at the high school reunion and a poisoned cupcake that appears to point back to her family business, The Chocolate Shoppe Bakery. Will Jillian and her supportive bunch of sleuthing friends find out who really killed Nadine Wilson and get Jillian off the hot seat? Find out how the story cooks up when you join to receive your copy of Double Fudge Murder today!

From the very first chapter, you'll find Double Fudge Murder impossible to put down. In no time you'll be cheering on Jillian Green as she stirs together a new life back in Moss Hollow, Ga., improves her dismal baking skills to keep The Chocolate Shoppe Bakery open for business ... endures the good-hearted meddling of her grandmother and the Southern Sweetie Pies ... and searches for the secret ingredients for murder -- motive and opportunity -- with the hopes of discovering who poisoned her longtime rival and tried to pin it on her!

Join and receive your copy of Double Fudge Murder today to join Jillian as she is whisked into the middle of a mysterious murder that has more layers than an old-fashioned southern cake. Humorous encounters and exciting discoveries are sprinkled throughout every chapter as Jillian and her friends uncover clues and find themselves mixed up in surprising new scenarios along the way. You won't believe how the story cooks up!

The Characters

At 39, Jillian is living the life she always dreamed. Using her creative talents, she's built a successful career as one of the top executives at a prestigious advertising agency in California, and she's engaged to an amazing man who showers her with love and the finer things in life. Life couldn't be more perfect.

But as quickly as a chocolate souffle can flop, Jillian's "perfect" fiance is arrested for embezzlement, putting a quick end to the engagement, and the advertising agency coincidentally "downsizes" Jillian after the scandal, leaving her without a job. But Jillian is a strong Southern woman who has learned how to endure from her feisty and iron-willed grandmother. She decides to leave California and make a fresh start where her life began, in the quaint town of Moss Hollow, Ga.

Under Grandma Bertie's roof at Belle Haven mansion and under her wing, Jillian prepares to take over the family business: The Chocolate Shoppe Bakery. But she doesn't expect to find murder on the menu! Will returning home to reconnect with her Southern roots ultimately prove to be a blessing or a fatal mistake?

Longtime member of the Sweetie Pies baking club and grandmother extraordinaire, Lenora has managed the bakery for decades and is considered a part of the family. Since fixing a salad is Jillian's greatest culinary accomplishment on most days, she encounters a few hurdles while learning how to create the decadent treats the bakery is known for. She's grateful for Lenora's wise counsel and encouragement!

The curious and cuddly house cat keeps a close eye on the happenings at Belle Haven mansion and lends a hand -- or paw -- in helping Jillian solve the intriguing mysteries of the small town.

Savannah is one of Jillian's oldest and best friends. She's delighted Jillian moved back to town and looks forward to reconnecting with her childhood companion. But she's also keeping a secret that may be the key to unlocking the mystery of Nadine's untimely demise.

Jillian's down-to-earth and lovable grandmother is ready to retire from the hectic demands of running The Chocolate Shoppe Bakery, but she refuses to sell to a complete stranger. Jillian is her last hope for keeping the business in the family, even if Jillian can barely boil water. Bertie is determined to help Jillian succeed in the business and to see her marry a good Southern man before the bloom falls completely off the rose.

Cornelia may be Bertie's twin, but she is different from her sister in every way, from her flair for the dramatic to her eccentric nature. She moved back to Belle Haven mansion to live with Bertie five years ago after the death of her husband. She claims to possess a joie de vivre that simply cannot be tamed. Bertie prefers to call it "flighty." Despite her theatrics, Cornelia has a generous heart and wants nothing but the best for her grandniece. She will do anything to see Jillian happy and settled in Moss Hollow ... even if it means bending a few rules.