Garden Girls Cozy Mysteries * Hope Callaghan






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“If you like clean cozy mysteries that keep you guessing until the end, you’ll love the Garden Girls Cozy Mystery Series”


Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mysteries Box Set (Books 1-3)


BOOK 1: Who Murdered Mr. Malone?
BOOK 2: Grandkids Gone Wild
BOOK 3: Smoky Mountain Mystery

BOOK 1: Who Murdered Mr. Malone? 

Nothing exciting ever happens in the small town of Belhaven. Nothing that is, until a body was found in the woods behind the local elementary school.

With the entire town in an uproar, “Garden Girl” Gloria Rutherford makes it her personal mission to find the killer or killers and solve the mystery with some help from her friends.

With a little amateur detective work, Gloria is able to uncover enough clues that point right to the murderer. She’s about to discover, however, things aren’t always as clear cut as they would appear.

BOOK 2: Grandkids Gone Wild 

“Garden Girl” Gloria Rutherford, has her hands full. Her mischievous and energetic grandsons are coming for a weekend visit. To top things off, she discovers someone is living in her barn. But who and why?

As this amateur sleuth investigates what’s going on in her own backyard, another murder victim turns up in their sleepy little town.

Hot on the trail of a murderer, trying her best to make sure her grandkids don’t end up in the ER and facing a budding romance, Gloria and her small town of Belhaven are once again about to be turned upside down.

BOOK 3: Smoky Mountain Mystery 

Life is good for “Garden Girl” Gloria Rutherford. Spring has finally sprung, love is in the air, and no dead bodies have turned up in the small town of Belhaven…lately.

It seems as if it’s almost too good to be true. Just as Gloria starts to get settled into her familiar routine, she receives a mysterious message from her older sister, Liz.

Certain that her sister, the drama queen, is once again bent on turning Gloria’s life upside down for no good reason, she almost chooses to ignore the dire message that she may be in danger.

When a key to her sister’s place shows up in her mailbox after Liz mysteriously vanishes, Gloria jumps in with both feet to track her down.

Crisscrossing the country with one of the other Garden Girls in tow, the two amateur sleuths find themselves on an adventure of a lifetime.

Gloria soon discovers her sister’s mysterious disappearance is the least of her worries.

The Garden Girls Cozy Mystery Series contains no foul language, sex, or gore…Just clean, cozy mysteries!”

Tuesday * In the Garden

Welcome to Tuesday ! 

It’s Raining today in South Louisiana . Maybe it will cool the temperatures and water my small container garden. I bought plants this year from Farmer market so I had better luck this year.


If it can hold dirt and plants I plant in it. I have already had tomatoes & cucumber  but the heat is a killer on the garden . I actually do much better with my herb & salad container that any other thing.




Cucumber & Tomato Salad  

2 c  small tomatoes (halved) or use regular tomatoes & quarter

5  small cucumbers (sliced like coins)

3  teaspoon olive oil

1 teaspoon  red wine

1/4 C diced finely red onions

2 T   fresh basil leaves

Directions :  Toss  all in a large bowl with  olive oil and red wine. Add salt & pepper as need to taste. 

  • Because I grow my plants in containers I plant small version of he plants . But you can use regular size and adjust measurements.   Lisa