The Whispered Word (Secret, Book, & Scone Society #2)
In New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams’ intriguing new Secret, Book, and Scone Society novel, Nora Pennington and her fiction loving friends in small-town Miracle Springs, North Carolina, encounter a young woman desperately in need of a new beginning . . .  Nora Pennington, owner of Miracle Books, believes that a well-chosen novel can bring healing and hope. But she and the other members of the Secret, Book, and Scone Society know that sometimes, practical help is needed too. Such is the case with the reed-thin girl hiding in the fiction section of Nora’s store, wearing a hospital ID and a patchwork of faded bruises. She calls herself Abilene, and though Nora and her friends offer work, shelter, and a supportive ear, their guest isn’t ready to divulge her secrets. But when a customer is found dead in an assumed suicide, Nora uncovers a connection that points to Abilene as either a suspect—or another target.   Summer’s end has brought other new arrivals to Miracle Springs too. Entrepreneur Griffin Kingsley opens Virtual Genie, a cyber business that unloads people’s unwanted goods for cash. With the town in an economic slump and folks hurting for money, Virtual Genie and its owner are both instantly popular. A patient listener, Griffin dispenses candy to children and strong coffee to adults, and seems like a bona fide gentleman. But Nora’s not inclined to judge a book by its cover. And when a second death hits town, Nora and her intrepid friends must help the new, greenhorn sheriff discern fact from fiction—and stop a killer intent on bringing another victim’s story to a close . . .

The Whispered Word (Secret, Book, & Scone Society #2) Details

TitleThe Whispered Word (Secret, Book, & Scone Society #2)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseNov 27th, 2018
PublisherKensington
Rating
GenreMystery, Cozy Mystery

The Whispered Word (Secret, Book, & Scone Society #2) Review

  • Shelly
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoy reading cozy mysteries to relax and unwind. I particularly enjoy reading cozy mysteries in the autumn. I was very pleased with my most recent choice of books, “The Whispered Word.” The Secret Bone and Scone Society are a group of fiction-loving bibliophiles in Miracle Springs, NC. Nora happily runs Miracle Books and her friend Hester owns the local bakery. When they discover a frail girl with bruises and a medical I.D. bracelet stowed amongst the shelves in Miracle Books, the group quick I enjoy reading cozy mysteries to relax and unwind. I particularly enjoy reading cozy mysteries in the autumn. I was very pleased with my most recent choice of books, “The Whispered Word.” The Secret Bone and Scone Society are a group of fiction-loving bibliophiles in Miracle Springs, NC. Nora happily runs Miracle Books and her friend Hester owns the local bakery. When they discover a frail girl with bruises and a medical I.D. bracelet stowed amongst the shelves in Miracle Books, the group quickly come to the girl’s aid. When a customer is found dead the group begin to wonder if the secretive girl has something to do with the tragedy. When another body is found they become determined to get to the bottom of the alarming and unfortunate events before someone becomes the next victim. This is a talented author. I hope there will be many more books in this series!
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  • Lisa Morin
    January 1, 1970
    The Whispered Word by Ellery Adams is the second book in this series.I was blown away with this story. I could feel the pain of each character, whether it was mental anguish or physical pain, the author described the emotions in such detail, that it was easy to get caught up in each of their stories.Nora Pennington is a wonderful character. Her story is tragic, but teaches her the lessons of life and she experiences each new day with courage.Her friends, Estella, June and Hester are special in t The Whispered Word by Ellery Adams is the second book in this series.I was blown away with this story. I could feel the pain of each character, whether it was mental anguish or physical pain, the author described the emotions in such detail, that it was easy to get caught up in each of their stories.Nora Pennington is a wonderful character. Her story is tragic, but teaches her the lessons of life and she experiences each new day with courage.Her friends, Estella, June and Hester are special in their own way, and the ladies all meld and work well together.In this story, we are introduced to Abilene, a young girl who has lived with neglect, torture and pain.Her story is so touching, you will find yourself wanting to reach out and help her as well.Even after I was finished with the book, I found my mind wandering back to the story, to the characters and the ending.This book touched my heart and even though this is a cozy mystery, it brings out many emotions that will leave you with a good feeling.Ellery Adams weaves a tale so realistic, you will feel like you are in Miracle Springs, visiting Hester and June, stopping in to see Estella for a wash and cut, and of course browsing the books in Nora's shop. I would definitely order a drink and a book pocket.I volunteered to read and review an ARC of this book provided by the publisher and NetGalley.
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  • Peggy R
    January 1, 1970
    I loved the first book in the series so when I was offered the chance to read and review an ARC of the second book I didn't hesitate. This one was just as good as the first. Like wrapping yourself in a warm blanket, this book invited you to get comfortable and stay awhile. I was engaged for the first two pages. Ms. Adams has created and town and characters that are warm and welcoming. Miracle Springs is a quaint setting where people come to get a second chance. These four women are expertly writ I loved the first book in the series so when I was offered the chance to read and review an ARC of the second book I didn't hesitate. This one was just as good as the first. Like wrapping yourself in a warm blanket, this book invited you to get comfortable and stay awhile. I was engaged for the first two pages. Ms. Adams has created and town and characters that are warm and welcoming. Miracle Springs is a quaint setting where people come to get a second chance. These four women are expertly written and come across the page as well defined, warm, caring, flawed, struggling, hesitant, cautious but willing to create a new life and new friends even if that comes with some pain but ultimately human. The mystery takes you on a journey through the entire story and provides enough clues along the way with some twists and turns to throw the reader off track. I couldn't put this book down and just wanted to extend my time in Miracle Springs with the Secret, Book & Scone Society. I will definitely be back for a return trip when book three comes out. I am hoping that this series will be around for a while.I voluntarily read a digital ARC provided to me by the publisher through Netgalley.
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  • Kristin Cochran Schadler
    January 1, 1970
    Loved, loved, loved this book! Loved the first one, and I wasn't sure the author would be able to re-capture the magic of that story, but this was even better. Could not put it down, but didn't want it to end either. Read this book, you will love it!
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  • Andrea
    January 1, 1970
    I received The Whispered Word (Secret, Book, & Scone Society #2) by Ellery Adams through a Goodreads Giveaway. This is the first book I have read by Ellery Adams and I really enjoyed it. The story line was compelling and I loved all the characters. I want to read the first book in this series.My only complaint was this book needed a better editor. There were many missing words and grammatical errors, things that don’t usually bother me but there were just too many to ignore.
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  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    This is another great book in the Secret, Book & Scone Society Series. You could start the series with this book, but I suggest reading Book 1 to fully appreciate the depth of the flawed but likable characters. The mystery was well crafterd and the setting, Miracle Springs, sounds lovely. I wish I could visit!I received an ARC from NetGalley.
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  • Cheryl
    January 1, 1970
    Nora owns a bookstore in Miracle Springs, North Carolina. She's part of the Secret, Book and Scone Society, along with Hester, June and Estella. I read the first book in this series and enjoyed it, but for some reason, I wasn't expecting the emotional ride this one would take me on. I was expecting a solid mystery intertwined with a good story. This book had that, and more. For one, Abilene's story really moved me, from before and after Nora finds her hiding in her bookstore. But it was the vari Nora owns a bookstore in Miracle Springs, North Carolina. She's part of the Secret, Book and Scone Society, along with Hester, June and Estella. I read the first book in this series and enjoyed it, but for some reason, I wasn't expecting the emotional ride this one would take me on. I was expecting a solid mystery intertwined with a good story. This book had that, and more. For one, Abilene's story really moved me, from before and after Nora finds her hiding in her bookstore. But it was the various relationships and what they go through in this book that really got to me. Such as the depth the ladies in the Society share their lives with each other and have each other's backs, learning more about Nora's boyfriend Jedediah's past, and the stories about the people Nora helps with her bibliotherapy "magic", too. I have plenty of nice things to say about this one, but I'm afraid I'd give too much away if I continue on. This one made me wish I was part of a book club, so I could talk to them about it with them. I'd definitely recommend it as a book club read.I am very much looking forward to book number three. I received an advanced digital copy of The Whispered Word by Ellery Adams from NetGalley and Kensington Books in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Murder, She Sent
    January 1, 1970
    This is one of the BEST cozies I've read in a while. it grabs you in chapter one and hold you till the last period of the last sentence. There were moments my heart would race during tense moments. I had a hard time putting this book down. It was a little edgier for a cozy which I liked. I highly recommend this one.
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  • Sahitya
    January 1, 1970
    Ever since I read the first book in this series, The Secret, Book and Scone Society, I have been waiting for the sequel and when I saw this on Netgalley, I was ecstatic. Also, please do look at that gorgeous cover... it's so beautiful and yummy. And the book totally lived up to my expectations.Nora, our wonderful owner of Miracle Books is as excited as ever trying to help her customers with the healing that they need. However, she finds it difficult to completely trust Abilene or have her stay a Ever since I read the first book in this series, The Secret, Book and Scone Society, I have been waiting for the sequel and when I saw this on Netgalley, I was ecstatic. Also, please do look at that gorgeous cover... it's so beautiful and yummy. And the book totally lived up to my expectations.Nora, our wonderful owner of Miracle Books is as excited as ever trying to help her customers with the healing that they need. However, she finds it difficult to completely trust Abilene or have her stay at her home because she has become used to living on her own. However, all her friends pitch in help Abilene, letting her bake in Hester's Gingerbread House, find her living accomodations and help her be more independent. It was absolutely endearing to see none of the women really push Abilene to divulge her secrets because they all have had their fair share of trauma in life and really just want the best for her. It's the strength and friendship of these women that forms the backbone of this story.The murder mystery in this novel is quite interesting and I couldn't really figure out how the murders were connected or who might have the motive. Nora obviously suspects that not everything is as it seems and does some investigating on her own, but what I really liked was that she never put herself in unnecessary danger and was always ready to share her concerns with the police. I also really enjoy the community aspect of Miracle Springs, and how everyone is very supportive and friendly, especially in trying times.I love the writing in this book. It's a murder mystery, so we tend to expect something darker but this book never stops being heartwarming and full of charm. The emotional content, especially the traumatic backstories of Abilene and Nora's love interest Jed are described with so much feeling that we can't stop being sad too and just wanting everything to be okay for them. It's this instant connect that we feel for all the characters that's the author's best skill and I didn't want the book to end. And I obviously have to mention Nora's bookstore - it's probably my favorite bookstore ever and I really wish it were real and I could spend days on end over there. Every single description of the store, the books, her book themed coffees and pastries, the shelf enhancers; they all make me so so happy. And Hester's baked goodies are too yummy to even read about and I was craving a dessert all while reading the book. Kudos to Ellery for bringing this charming little tourist town to life.If you love mysteries but like them on the cozier side, with wonderful endearing characters, then this book is perfect for you. And be prepared for the abundance of book recommendations and quotes that you are going to find inside this gem.
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  • Bobbie Kirkland
    January 1, 1970
    I received a free copy of THE WHISPERED WORD (Book 2 of the Secret, Book, & Scone Society) in exchange for an honest review. Nora Pennington and her friends have not gone anywhere; they don’t have to because the adventures come to them. Miracle Springs is financially reeling from the events of the first book. A lot of residents are out of work or soon will be. When the SBS Society meets to plan a way to help some of those citizens, a mystery waif shows up. They decide to keep her. Shortly th I received a free copy of THE WHISPERED WORD (Book 2 of the Secret, Book, & Scone Society) in exchange for an honest review. Nora Pennington and her friends have not gone anywhere; they don’t have to because the adventures come to them. Miracle Springs is financially reeling from the events of the first book. A lot of residents are out of work or soon will be. When the SBS Society meets to plan a way to help some of those citizens, a mystery waif shows up. They decide to keep her. Shortly thereafter, the SBS Society finds a body, and the mystery girl becomes suspect because she’s determined to keep her secrets. Certainly, the girl seems to be connected to the death, but is she the killer or is she a potential victim? The SBS Society members’ relationships are put to the test as the investigation forces them to confront the heartbreak of their pasts.I liked this book. I respect how the author kept to the theme of secrets. If you liked THE SECRET, BOOK, & SCONE SOCIETY, you will definitely enjoy this sequel.
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  • JoAn
    January 1, 1970
    The Whispered Word by Ellery Adams was another complex mystery that was also an emotional journey for the reader into a new character's shattered life.Ms. Adams' descriptive writing welcomed me back into Nora's beautiful world of Miracle Springs, North Carolina. Nora's bookshop is such a blessing for me as I walk into the store and want to stay forever surrounded by the books and Nora's penetrating but loving embrace.With a mystery surrounding the young woman who has walked into the store, new i The Whispered Word by Ellery Adams was another complex mystery that was also an emotional journey for the reader into a new character's shattered life.Ms. Adams' descriptive writing welcomed me back into Nora's beautiful world of Miracle Springs, North Carolina. Nora's bookshop is such a blessing for me as I walk into the store and want to stay forever surrounded by the books and Nora's penetrating but loving embrace.With a mystery surrounding the young woman who has walked into the store, new insights for Nora into her own life, and a mystery that includes two murders and a tightly woven plot, I couldn't put the book down until the conclusion. I do enjoy Nora's friends who also had some new issues to deal with during the story. This book was rich with emotions - humor, grief, anger and love. Ms. Adams has penned another winner in The Whispered Word.I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from Kensington via NetGalley. All of the above opinions are my own.
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  • Amanda
    January 1, 1970
    I was given this opportunity to review an ARC from NetGalley and Kensington Books. I really enjoyed this book. Nora owns a small book store, Miracle Books, in a place called Miracle Springs. She can pick any book for you and loves doing so. One night, a mysterious woman shows up at her store, and calls herself Abilene. Nobody knows where she is from, nor will she say. Nora, though trying to help her, starts to suspect something is off with her.I really enjoyed this book. I liked how it was cente I was given this opportunity to review an ARC from NetGalley and Kensington Books. I really enjoyed this book. Nora owns a small book store, Miracle Books, in a place called Miracle Springs. She can pick any book for you and loves doing so. One night, a mysterious woman shows up at her store, and calls herself Abilene. Nobody knows where she is from, nor will she say. Nora, though trying to help her, starts to suspect something is off with her.I really enjoyed this book. I liked how it was centered around the bookstore and the owner. Nora has emotional baggage, and scars, but she doesn't let that stop her from having the life she deserves - with a little live murder mystery.I hadn't realized this was a second to a series, but that's okay. I adored Nora's friends and their different quirky personalities. I am curious about that book pocket pastry...I wonder if those really exist..and if so, I want some!This is the first time reading a novel by this author. I really enjoyed how she wrote this story. It was a steady pace, not too slow to where it starts to lag, so you really know more about Nora and her past. Not to mention the history of the town and what had happened to cause such abrupt changes - like the sudden new business called Virtual Genie comes to town after a massive lay off from a bank, and a murder.The book was entertaining and I liked the bookstore theme and setting behind it. Definitely enjoyed it.
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  • Pat Plummer
    January 1, 1970
    Another “could not put it down” novel from Ellery Adams!I literally finished this book in under 24 hours. I was transported to that village where the outside world disappears. And it is a rather rude awakening there are no more pages to turn. Spellbinding is a good word to describe this book, as I was certainly under its spellThe story picks up right at the end of the previous book in this series, The Secret, Book, and Scone Society. A waif of a young girl appears in Miracle Books, and Nora and Another “could not put it down” novel from Ellery Adams!I literally finished this book in under 24 hours. I was transported to that village where the outside world disappears. And it is a rather rude awakening there are no more pages to turn. Spellbinding is a good word to describe this book, as I was certainly under its spellThe story picks up right at the end of the previous book in this series, The Secret, Book, and Scone Society. A waif of a young girl appears in Miracle Books, and Nora and her friends help the young girl unlock secrets from her past. The plot sounds simplistic, but the magic of Mystic Springs comes forth from the book, and the reader is enveloped in a blanket of calmness. It is very hard to put the aura of the book into words. Just trust and believe me when I say there is a seriously great and talented author here.The books do not have to be read in order, so scoop this one up right away!
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  • Janilyn Kocher
    January 1, 1970
    The Whispered Word is the second title in Adams' newest series about a small town in North Carolina. Returning to Miracle Springs is ethereal and mystical. This installment picks up with the battered girl found in Nora's stacks. Why she is in town and who she really is is gradually revealed as Nora and her friends work on that mystery plus find a couple of bodies and investigate a brand new consignment business. Nora and the new sheriff have a rapport and Jed helps Nora heal her scarred past whi The Whispered Word is the second title in Adams' newest series about a small town in North Carolina. Returning to Miracle Springs is ethereal and mystical. This installment picks up with the battered girl found in Nora's stacks. Why she is in town and who she really is is gradually revealed as Nora and her friends work on that mystery plus find a couple of bodies and investigate a brand new consignment business. Nora and the new sheriff have a rapport and Jed helps Nora heal her scarred past while revealing some of his own secrets. I love that the series is centrally focused on books and the comfort they bring. It warms this bibliophile's heart immensely. I love the cover, it's befitting of the story. Thanks to NetGalley for the advance read.
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  • Norma
    January 1, 1970
    I started reading Ellery Adams' books a year or so ago and still do so. I was excited when I learned there would be a more to the Secret, Book, & Scone Society. The Whispered Word did not disappoint. I was as involved with the characters in this second story as I was with the first book. I can't wait to see what's next for the ladies.
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  • Alexia Cambaling
    January 1, 1970
    Really wish it came with recipes. Review to come.
  • Gabi Eagon
    January 1, 1970
    I adore all of Ellery Queens stories. This new series is no exception.
  • Lisa Leone-campbell
    January 1, 1970
    The Whispered Word by Ellery Adams is Book 2 in the Secret, Book & Scone Society series.I am new to author Ellery Adams and came across her accidently last Christmas when I read Secret, Book & Scone Society. She is also the author of a few other series books which when time permits I would love to delve into. I enjoyed both books as well as her writing style and how she is able to combine a good cozy mystery with an uplifting feel good story.The series is about Nora Pennington who arrive The Whispered Word by Ellery Adams is Book 2 in the Secret, Book & Scone Society series.I am new to author Ellery Adams and came across her accidently last Christmas when I read Secret, Book & Scone Society. She is also the author of a few other series books which when time permits I would love to delve into. I enjoyed both books as well as her writing style and how she is able to combine a good cozy mystery with an uplifting feel good story.The series is about Nora Pennington who arrived in Miracle Springs, North Carolina after fleeing her old life after a tragic accident occurred which not only changed who she is on inside, but she also carries the scars of her old life on the outside.She opened a bookstore called Miracle Books and became friends with a group on women who each had their own sad or tragic past. They named themselves the Secret, Book & Scone Society.In The Whispered Word, Nora finds a girl named Abilene hiding in her bookshop. Frightened and physically abused, she and her friends in the Society take her in and try to heal her. They get her a job and find her a place to live. The story of how she came to be in Miracle Springs is a mystery in itself.In the meantime, one of Nora's customers is found dead by suicide just as an antique dealership arrives in town. Residents, who just had a massive economic downfall are eager to sell their wares at the on-line store. Then another death occurs. Wh0 is Abilene? Was the first death really suicide? Could they possibly be connected? We begin to see the pieces of a very complex puzzle begin to fit together.The Whispered Word does not disappoint. It is a terrific mystery with lots of heart. Each of the women in the Society have had pasts which they are still running from. I would recommend reading the first book of the series first, although the second book does relay some of the details from the first. Look for the book on November 27. Thank you NetGalley for the advanced copy.#NetGalley #The Whispered Word.
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  • Lisa Leone-campbell
    January 1, 1970
    I am new to author Ellery Adams and came across her accidently last Christmas when I read Secret, Book & Scone Society. She is also the author of a few other series books which when time permits I would love to delve into. I enjoyed both books as well as her writing style and how she is able to combine a good cozy mystery with an uplifting feel good story.The series is about Nora Pennington who arrived in Miracle Springs, North Carolina after fleeing her old life after a tragic accident occu I am new to author Ellery Adams and came across her accidently last Christmas when I read Secret, Book & Scone Society. She is also the author of a few other series books which when time permits I would love to delve into. I enjoyed both books as well as her writing style and how she is able to combine a good cozy mystery with an uplifting feel good story.The series is about Nora Pennington who arrived in Miracle Springs, North Carolina after fleeing her old life after a tragic accident occurred which not only changed who she is on inside, but she also carries the scars of her old life on the outside.She opened a bookstore called Miracle Books and became friends with a group on women who each had their own sad or tragic past. They named themselves the Secret, Book & Scone Society.In The Whispered Word, Nora finds a girl named Abilene hiding in her bookshop. Frightened and physically abused, she and her friends in the Society take her in and try to heal her. They get her a job and find her a place to live. The story of how she came to be in Miracle Springs is a mystery in itself.In the meantime, one of Nora's customers is found dead by suicide just as an antique dealership arrives in town. Residents, who just had a massive economic downfall are eager to sell their wares at the on-line store. Then another death occurs. Wh0 is Abilene? Was the first death really suicide? Could they possibly be connected? We begin to see the pieces of a very complex puzzle begin to fit together.The Whispered Word does not disappoint. It is a terrific mystery with lots of heart. Each of the women in the Society have had pasts which they are still running from. I would recommend reading the first book of the series first, although the second book does relay some of the details from the first. If you liked this review please visit www.lisascubby.com for more like it. Happy Reading!
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  • Annette
    January 1, 1970
    The Whispered Word is the second book in the Secret Book and Scone Society Mystery series by Ellery Adams. I loved the first book in this series. It was thoughtful and compelling.i agreed to read an arc copy in exchange for an honest review. I can honestly say that I wondered if the author could possibly write another book, with the same complicated characters and marvelous setting, and again make me fell like these characters and place were real and make me care deeply what happens to them. Wel The Whispered Word is the second book in the Secret Book and Scone Society Mystery series by Ellery Adams. I loved the first book in this series. It was thoughtful and compelling.i agreed to read an arc copy in exchange for an honest review. I can honestly say that I wondered if the author could possibly write another book, with the same complicated characters and marvelous setting, and again make me fell like these characters and place were real and make me care deeply what happens to them. Well, let me tell she did. Do yourself a huge favor and read both the first and this second book in this wonderful series.
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  • Carrie Templeton
    January 1, 1970
    I received free copies of this book both on netgalley and directly from the author. Thanks to both for the chance to read early!I knew I was excited to revisit Miracle Springs, but Whispered Word exceeded expectations. Characters both new and old brought intriguing depth to the story. I couldn’t pin down the bad guy right away. Less temptation to bake while reading this one, but the mystery definitely impressed.
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  • Debra Jo Burnette
    January 1, 1970
    I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review. I will start by saying that the Secret, Book and Scone Society was probably one of, if not my favorite book that I read this year. Every time I went into the book store, it beckoned me and when I finally broke down and read it, it seriously moved me. The Whispered Word was my most anticipated new release this year. I was thrilled to get an ARC of it.I truly thought I knew how this book was going to play out and I was c I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review. I will start by saying that the Secret, Book and Scone Society was probably one of, if not my favorite book that I read this year. Every time I went into the book store, it beckoned me and when I finally broke down and read it, it seriously moved me. The Whispered Word was my most anticipated new release this year. I was thrilled to get an ARC of it.I truly thought I knew how this book was going to play out and I was completely wrong. The novel starts out with learning who the strange girl that shows up in Nora's bookshop is and why she is there. There is a new business that popped up in Miracle Springs, almost like Antique Roadshow, but are they on the up and up. Oh and did I mention multiple deaths?? Is this all a coincidence or somehow all connected? Can Nora and the Society figure it all out before its too late?I will say that I really enjoyed this book, but I loved SBSS so much more. While I enjoy this angle and how it explores each of the ladies' lives a little more, I loved the bonding of the 4 in book one. I am very interested if there will be a book 3 and what route it will take. They all have pasts and I have to believe their pasts will have a way of showing back up in their present lives.
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  • Deborah Almada
    January 1, 1970
    I was so looking forward to the follow up of Ms Adams', A Secret, Book and Scone Society, the first in this new series, and wow was it worth the wait. While this is a cozy mystery series, the strength of this series is its wonderful characters!! The heroines of this series are real, wounded and scared souls who while they have each hit bottom have not given up. Their compassion, leads them to help another wounded soul who shows up in Nora's Miracle Books with only a dress that doesn't fit, flip- I was so looking forward to the follow up of Ms Adams', A Secret, Book and Scone Society, the first in this new series, and wow was it worth the wait. While this is a cozy mystery series, the strength of this series is its wonderful characters!! The heroines of this series are real, wounded and scared souls who while they have each hit bottom have not given up. Their compassion, leads them to help another wounded soul who shows up in Nora's Miracle Books with only a dress that doesn't fit, flip-flops and an hospital bracelet. Not long after Abilene shows up in the book store, the ladies find a dead body while out delivering their Secret Kindness tote bags. Can those two things be connected? Is Abilene a victim or a murderer? How can the Secret,Book, and Scone Society help find answers? I urge you to read this wonderful book and find out the answers for yourself!!!
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  • Jacque
    January 1, 1970
    In this second book in the Secret, Book, & Scone Society, Nora and her friend find a frail, bruised young woman in Nora’s bookstore. Because of their backstories, they all do everything they can to help her. Nora continues to use her skills as a “biblio therapist” to help people. The women in the group each has her secrets, but has learned that sharing them can be helpful. As they help their new young friend, they must deal with their own pain as they become involved in solving murders and m In this second book in the Secret, Book, & Scone Society, Nora and her friend find a frail, bruised young woman in Nora’s bookstore. Because of their backstories, they all do everything they can to help her. Nora continues to use her skills as a “biblio therapist” to help people. The women in the group each has her secrets, but has learned that sharing them can be helpful. As they help their new young friend, they must deal with their own pain as they become involved in solving murders and mysteries. I love this series. It is much more than a cozy mystery; it’s also a story of the strong bond these women have formed.
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  • Paige Bennett
    January 1, 1970
    The weather has just turned cold and I turn to a cup of tea and a good, comfortable book. And lucky for me I have the latest book from Ellery Adams. The Whispered Word is the second book in the Secret, Book & Scone Society. What's not to love about a series with that title. Loving books and scones this book was just the right thing. This society is four women in a small town in North Carolina. These women are very close to one another and they are strong in supporting each other. They have t The weather has just turned cold and I turn to a cup of tea and a good, comfortable book. And lucky for me I have the latest book from Ellery Adams. The Whispered Word is the second book in the Secret, Book & Scone Society. What's not to love about a series with that title. Loving books and scones this book was just the right thing. This society is four women in a small town in North Carolina. These women are very close to one another and they are strong in supporting each other. They have their secrets and there fun times with one another. Nora is the owner of the local bookstore and an amateur sloth. The story line is so amazing as it has surprises and twists and turns. I LOVED The Whispered Word. I always like reading a book that books in it. In this cozy books are almost a character in themselves . And if you have not read the first book in the series you do not have to have read it to know what is going on. But you should read it because it is also wonderful
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  • Cindy
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to Netgalley and the author for an advance copy of this book. I was so excited to receive it since I enjoyed the first book in the series very much. This did not disappoint. The Secret, Book and Scone Society is a series that I will continue to read and already am looking forward to the next book.Nora and friends of the SBSS encounter a mysterious young woman who reveals nothing from her past but who obviously needs their help. Like a true sisterhood they take her under their wings and Thank you to Netgalley and the author for an advance copy of this book. I was so excited to receive it since I enjoyed the first book in the series very much. This did not disappoint. The Secret, Book and Scone Society is a series that I will continue to read and already am looking forward to the next book.Nora and friends of the SBSS encounter a mysterious young woman who reveals nothing from her past but who obviously needs their help. Like a true sisterhood they take her under their wings and start to get her back on her feet. That progress is hindered by characters from her past and the mystery ensues.I found the characters to be believable and relatable. I'm a fan of cozy mysteries but sometimes the characters are more like caricatures. Not in this case. I was particularly drawn to Nora and her gift of bibliotherapy. What a great way to deal with the stressors in our lives. The power of books! I will, in fact already have, recommend this book to friends.
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  • Susan Walker
    January 1, 1970
    This is a well written mystery. It has some nice twists in the plot that will keep the reader guessing.
  • Pam Walker
    January 1, 1970
    I had read the first book in this series thanks to the author sending me a signed copy, and I loved it. I anxiously watched NetGalley for the next in the series, so when they offered it, I requested it. This next book in the series brings back all the ladies of the Secret Book and Scone Society and continues to develop their back stories as well. Nora, Hester, Estella, and June are faced with a young, traumatized girl and how to help her. After she arrives, there are three murders which seemed t I had read the first book in this series thanks to the author sending me a signed copy, and I loved it. I anxiously watched NetGalley for the next in the series, so when they offered it, I requested it. This next book in the series brings back all the ladies of the Secret Book and Scone Society and continues to develop their back stories as well. Nora, Hester, Estella, and June are faced with a young, traumatized girl and how to help her. After she arrives, there are three murders which seemed to be linked to her, and the ladies set out to figure out how they are connected. This author's writing is excellent and keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout. I highly recommend it.
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  • Diana Brown
    January 1, 1970
    I received an ARC from Netgalley for a review. This is the 2nd book in the Secret, Book & Scone Society series by Ellery Adams and I loved this one more than the first one. This time Nora, Hester, June and Estella are determined to unravel the mystery and help Abilene who is hiding out in the bookstore. Along the way, we see more of Nora’s book therapy, her relationship with Jed, and what the women are doing sneaking around town! Definitely a must-read for book-lovers!
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  • Debbie Hathaway
    January 1, 1970
    A true bibliophile’s book. A wonderful warm story of friendship, trials, change, new beginnings, and the therapeutic way books, and their words, weave magic and meaning into our lives.
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