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Bonbon with the Wind

(A Southern Chocolate Shop Mystery #4)

4.58  ·  Rating details ·  19 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Join Penn and Stella on their latest adventure!

There's a legend in the Sea Islands that before a hurricane hits the Gray Lady can be seen walking down the beach warning of doom. Penn doesn’t believe in such silly stories, but she does believe weather forecasters. A powerful hurricane is heading their way. Everyone on the island of Camellia Beach is busy boarding up
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Kindle Edition, 245 pages
Published December 9th 2019 by Barking Dog Press
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Linda 📚
Charity Penn ‘Penn’ has come a long way in the year since she moved to Camellia Beach, an island in South Carolina, along with her papillon, Stella. Penn runs the Chocolate Box Shop she inherited from her late grandmother. The love of her life, Harley Dalton, a sexy, surfing lawyer lives next door. Life is good.

Until Hurricane Avery slams into Camellia Beach. Afterward, Stella sniffs out a body half-buried on the sandy beach. Rumors of pirate treasure and ghosts appear to have some truth to
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LORI (Dollycas) CASWELL
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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A hurricane is headed for the island of Camellia Beach and everyone is battening down the hatches and getting ready to evacuate. As Penn looks out over the beach she sees local treasure hunter Joe Davies in the distance talking to a woman. He approaches Penn and tells her he is afraid for his life and hurries away. Everyone, except Penn, thinks the woman was the Gray Lady of legend who is known to walk the beach before a storm. Meeting her could mean tragedy is headed to your
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K.A. Davis
Jan 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
BONBON WITH THE WIND, the much anticipated fourth book in the Southern Chocolate Shop Mystery series by Dorothy St. James, is another entertaining edition to a charming series! This newest release continues the story of protagonist, Charity Penn, who goes by the name of Penn. I love how the author has developed Penn’s character from the very first book and continues her progression through this fourth book. Penn is finally learning to trust her friends and open herself up to love which adds a ...more
Carole Jarvis
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Bonbon with the Wind by Dorothy St. James may look like a typical cute cozy on the cover, but there’s a lot of complexity and depth to this story, making for a very enjoyable reading experience. Tightly-knit plot, rich characters, and an atmospheric setting all combine to make South Carolina’s Lowcountry come alive. I found this story hard to put down and highly recommend it.

Penn is a multifaceted lead character and readers of the series will
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Amy
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Penn and Stella are back in book number 4 of the Southern Chocolate Shop Mystery series. I love this series! How can you not!! Chocolate and a mystery together.
Penn with the help of Harley and friends solve a murder mystery after a hurricane comes through Camellia Beach, SC.
Humor, wonderful characters and a Papillon that I absolutely adore.....Stella.
Karen (BaronessBookTrove)
Feb 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy from the Great Escapes Book Tours. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Bonbon with the Wind by Dorothy St. James is an exciting read about trying to find the motive and person who killed a guy before the storm?
Will Penn and the gang figure out who killed Joe Davies?
Penn
Charity Penn, or known by her friends as Penn, is our main character and sleuth. She is an heiress in her own right from her dad but is loving
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Trish
Feb 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Bonbon With the Wind is the latest book in Dorothy St. James' Southern Chocolate Shop Mystery series. Chocolate shop owner Penn (Charity Penn) is at the center of this story. After evacuating for a hurricane with her boyfriend, surfing lawyer Harley, and her friends Althea and Bertie, she returns home. Penn and her Papillon dog Stella discover a body while walking on the beach. It turns out the man who was killed is Joe Davies, a local who was interested in treasure hunting, and who believed in ...more
Christy
Feb 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Bonbon with the Wind has lots of my favorite things: the beach, pets, a storm, chocolate, a ghost story, and a couple of quirky, elderly sisters named Trixie and Barbie.

Since this is the first book I’ve read in the Southern Chocolate Shop Mystery, I was unfamiliar with Penn and her friends, but thankfully the author weaves the story in a way that not only familiarizes you with the characters but also the backstory. I like how she doesn’t just throw all of that at you at once. She puts it in
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Jeanne
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Bonbon with the Wind is the fourth book in the Southern Chocolate Shop Mystery series by Dorothy St. James.

A hurricane is heading towards Camellia Beach, SC and the Gray Lady appears. After returning from the evacuation, everyone is busy with the cleanup and dealing with ghost and treasure hunters. And there’s a body, but is it murder?

Penn is still prickly and distrustful, but she continues to grow and learn. I like that the people close to her are calling her out on her hurtful behavior. It is
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Laura
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
After a Hurricane slams into Camellia Beach, Penn and Stella discover a body washed ashore.
Could it be tied to a local legend about a Grey Lady from the Lake who is a harbinger of death?
Or is there a murderer walking among the residents? With tales of pirate treasure and buried gold attracting gold diggers galore, can life return to normal as Penn seek out the truth?
I liked how the characters have grown within this series. The scene is wonderfully described.
We feel the emotion and struggles and
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Pseudonym for author Dorothy McFalls

Mystery author Dorothy St. James was born in New York but raised in South Carolina. She makes her home on an artsy island community in South Carolina with her husband, tiny little dog and fluffy cat. Though writing has always been a passion for her, she pursued an undergraduate degree in Wildlife Biology and a graduate degree in Public Administration and Urban
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