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3.70  ·  Rating details ·  3,841 ratings  ·  351 reviews
Molly Elliott's quiet life in Tallahassee, Florida, is disrupted when routine errands land her in the wrong place at the wrong time: the middle of a bank robbery. Accused and cleared of the crime, she flees both media attention and mysterious, threatening notes, to move across the country to Cranberry Cove, where she has inherited her Aunt Maggie's bed and breakfast on the ...more
240 pages
Published November 21st 2014
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Suzi He did the same thing that Susie/Sonya was going to do. He skimmed some off the top for himself.
Tammy During the robbery the robber ran into him and knocked herself out when she fell and he took the money. He kept a decent portion (in epilogue) and tri…moreDuring the robbery the robber ran into him and knocked herself out when she fell and he took the money. He kept a decent portion (in epilogue) and tried to return the rest with a note to the police to take away any blame on him.(less)

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Becky
May 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A cute, very "cranberryish" book. Molly comes to the B & B in Cranberry Cove that once her late Aunt ran. Molly is trying to start a new life after being in the wrong place, wrong time bank robbery back in Tallahassee. Molly was mistaken as the bank robber looking almost identical on the camera's. Until Molly begins getting threatening notes and having her apartment ransacked. She is hoping this nightmare is over and is enjoying her life as an inn keeper. Until... 4 guests arrive. All completely ...more
Tammie
Cranberry Bluff is a fun, easy read. I really enjoyed the different guests at the B&B who were not what they appeared to be.

There is a bonus cookbook included with the cranberry recipes that were in the book. I really want to try the cranberry lemon muffins.

It was a nice cozy mystery and I wouldn’t mind reading more from this author.
Niki
Oct 31, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
boooooooring ! the characters were soo predictible, so unpleasant and I knew everything after the 6 first chapters, no need to read the other 30
Rachelle
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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paulette sarelli
Good story

Good mystery. It kept you guessing until the end. Never would have guessed who the third really was. Liked the romantic thread through the story.
Stacy
Cute cozy mystery. Pleasant surprise, as I got this e-book for free through BookBub.

The cranberry pastries sounded delicious. One of the characters made me laugh with his OCD behavior.
Deborah Whipp
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Lisa Morin
Dec 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Captivating Mystery

I absolutely loved this book. I was not sure what to expect, but when I started to read it, I felt myself escape to Cranberry Cove.
Molly has suffered a horrible injustice and she is trying to rebuild a new life. Her Aunt Maggie passed away and left her quaint bed and breakfast to Molly. As Molly begins to adjust to life as a new innkeeper, she eagerly awaits her new guests. While they all appear to to pleasant, not all of them are as innocent as they appear.
This story was well
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Betsy
Jan 13, 2015 rated it did not like it
The whole premise is ridiculous. Molly just walks away from a crime scene! Where were the cops? Then she just happens to inherit a B & B. And finally all these characters show up at the same time. I know Adrian Monk would understand Mr. Miller, but he and the other "guests" are just bizarre. Molly might run a nice B & B, but as a lead character she almost disappears in this murky turkey. ...more
Mary
Feb 02, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute little cozy, with recipes at the end. I'm not a fan of the cranberry so I won't be trying any. But the story was entertaining , if a bit predictable in spots, and the characters were all interesting. ...more
BRIONY
Feb 02, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lighthearted cozy read

This book started well and has lots of likeable characters, but the end was so rushed it spoiled it for me somewhat. I would read another though.
Kylie Casas
Nov 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really really enjoyed this book! I finished it in 1 day and it was a very quick and easy read. I loved the setting in a little cozy town and the characters were very well written. The plot was great and left me at the end totally surprised.
Ruth  Garcia
Aug 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Molly is given the opportunity to flee Tallahassee where she was mistaken as a bank robber. After her aunt passed away, she left Molly a Bed and Breakfast in Cranberry Cove. One group of occupants seem to be her usual clients. Little does she know that she's being watched and investigated. A really cozy mystery where people aren't who they seem to be. I really enjoyed the story. ...more
Janie Nagel
Nov 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved getting to know the guests at the B n B. A fun read and recommend the book.
Melanie
I didn't quite know what to expect with this book. It starts with guests arriving at a cozy bed and breakfast in northern California. Once they've arrived and we've briefly met them, we start learning true identities and interior motives. None of the guests are who they originally appear to be.

I enjoyed getting to know each of them. Some were more sinister than others. Some of them know each other from previous interactions but they have their reasons for not letting on that they know each other
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Judie
Dec 10, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Molly Elliott was content with her life in Tallahassee, Florida, until one day when she went to the bank to made the daily deposit for the company where she worked. When she got to the teller’s window, she was stopped by a woman with a gun telling people to drop to the floor while she escaped with the bank’s money. That was scary enough, but Molly was quickly identified as the robber: Same hair, same build, same coat. It didn’t take too long for the police to realize that Molly was not the woma ...more
Katie W
Nov 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I've read another book by this author and knew this is a mystery, but I completely forgot that fact when I started reading. I was immediately drawn into the scene--a bed and breakfast in Northern California. Molly inherited her aunt's place and runs it very efficiently. I loved the descriptions of the characters--each so quirky and unique. I also loved the descriptions of the setting. I've been to a few bed and breakfast places and I love how each is so similar, yet so unique, if that makes any ...more
Rhonda
Nov 22, 2014 rated it really liked it

3 1/2 STARS

This story has twists and turns that left me dizzy. You don't know who to trust and like. Lots of drama, mystery and cranberries make a story you don't want to put down.

Molly was at the bank as usual to make a deposit was just in time for a bank robbery. She was even arrested for it & then let go. Now she lives across the country and owns a Cranberry Cottage Bed and Breakfast. She is single.

She has five guests one week and they are all keeping secrets from her and each other. Peop
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Suzanne
Different Type of Cozy

I found this to be a nice story with just enough twists to keep me wondering.

Molly was a witness to a bank robbery, left before the police arrived then wondered why she was a person of interest.
She then moves to Cranberry Cove to start life over, but when some odd guests check into her b&b it looks like she might have to prove she's innocent again.

It's funny but I liked the story line, which is different and a nice break from the usual cozy. And I liked the characters excep
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Virginia
Jul 21, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fluff
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Jeannie and Louis Rigod
Cranberry Cove, California is the location of the Cranberry Cottage Bed and Breakfast. The new owner by inheritance, is Molly Elliott. Now Molly was looking for a new beginning after a misunderstanding by the police in Tallahassee, Florida.

Suddenly, her B & B is filled with an assortment of persons that have their own agendas for staying at the Inn. Could it be the Bank Robbery that Molly was suspected of having done? Well, did she steal the money or was it truly an error. If it was an error...h
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Brianna
Jul 23, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-read
This book is boring and nonsensical. I love a good cozy mystery, but this book contains about 10 percent mystery, with the other 90 percent just as descriptive text.

Two of the characters spend a majority of their time shopping, which means they can’t actually do what they came to the B&B to do. We do spend paragraph after paragraph getting to read about what exactly was purchased and even what a certain outfit a new accessory will compliment.

This book is just awful. Don’t waste your time. Ther
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Debbie Lesley
Cranberry Fluff

Short, easy,little book with nothing too deep to challenge the reader. It is a cute story with an unusual premise.....all the good guys and bad guys circling each other in one location. Actually, it could make a cute Hallmark Movie.
Wendy Phraner
Mar 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun, light mystery with a foodie undercurrent (at least when it comes to cranberries.) The recipes at the end were a nice touch.
Debra
To escape an unhappy situation in Florida, Molly Elliot moved to California to run the Cranberry Cottage Bed & Breakfast that she inherited from her aunt. The arrival of five guests is good for business, but their behavior seems a little off at times, or is she just being paranoid? Molly’s greatest fear is that her past will catch up with her, a fear that could be well founded.

There’s not a lot of action in this small-town story. The mystery stems from an exploration of the motives and actions o
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Lagniappe
Rated 2-1/2 stars (but I always round up)

I had almost forgotten how pleasant it was to read a mystery where no murder takes place. Molly Elliot grabs the chance to start over when her Aunt leaves her a Bread & Breakfast in Cranberry Cove, California. She is enjoying her new life and checks in several guests for the weekend. But all is not as it seems, and Molly's past is about to catch up with her.

This is an easy, breezy cozy that is a very fast read (an afternoon should do it). The plot is sati
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Debbie Duncalf
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just love finding little gems from amazon that are a free download!
Cranberry Bluff was one such read. Molly has her life turned upside down after she is accused of robbing a local bank. Thankfully she is dropped from the investigation but then begins to receive nasty notes through her letterbox. Being left her aunts bed and breakfast business after she passed away could not have come at a better moment for Molly. She ups sticks and decides to run the little business.
A series of strangers all b
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Cindi
Mar 06, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a fun and short read. Overall I was hooked but there were some parts that seemed a little superfluous. Molly inherits her aunts bed and breakfast and then unknowingly hosts detectives and thieves alike. While most of the characters are very interesting, the main character Molly is one of the least interesting. Sadie on the other hand is a little weird and the author goes off in a tangent about Sadie’s aliases. Then one of the final scenes is Molly and Bryce getting dinner which was a li ...more
Beverly
Nov 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cozy mystery about a young woman who flees torment in Tallahassee, Florida, after her aunt dies and leaves her a bed and breakfast in Cranberry Cove, California. Fairly well written, you get to understand the paranoia and fear Molly Elliott develops after being suspected of being involved in a bank robbery. The police have cleared her, but someone else thinks she has the money and has sent her threatening notes.
The book is fairly short, and that includes recipes of the bed and breakfast, a coup
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Margaret Stevens
Jul 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You are an ordinary woman working an insignificant job and suddenly you're a suspect in a bank robbery. What happens to you after that? If you are Molly, and if you are very lucky, your Aunt Maggie leaves you her bed and breakfast inn more than half a continent away. If you've been receiving death threats and had your apartment tossed in the aftermath of the robbery, you bug out in the middle of the night and take up your new occupation. So far, everything about this book makes sense, especially ...more
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