http: //openbooksociety.com/article/th ... The Walled FlowerVictoria Square, Book# 2By Lorraine BartlettISBN 9780425246160Author Website: lorrainebartlett (.) comBrought to you by OBS reviewer JeanieSynopsis: If Katie Bonner ’ s late husband hadn ’ t invested all their savings in the crafts fair Artisans Alley, the Webster mansion could have been hers to remodel into a bed-and-breakfast.
Katie Bonner works hard to breathe new life into Artisan ’ s Alley within the Square since her husband ’ s nexpected death.
The Webster Mansion is within walking distance of Artisan ’ s Alley, and Katie can see it most days.The day the For Sale sign came down, Katie ’ s anger returned for her loss of the home she longed to restore.
Rose, 75, is a close friend of Katie and one of the vendors at the Alley and wants to know if the skeleton was identified.
At time, police thought she had run away to New York City as it was her dream, but she ould no have left without letting her parents or Rose know.
Back in he day, the mansion had been renovated into apartments, and Heather and best friend Barbie had both lived there.Rose wants Katie to help find who illed her niece, as she doesn ’ t trust the local law enforcement on the long-cold case.
he first ay, Barbie is found murdered inside the Webster Mansion, and a new owners put the home up for sale.Katie and Rose discover that the an who had been Heather ’ s frien in college, Jeremy Richards, was now Rick Jeremy, famous move director, now coming to Rochester to receive a lifetime achievement award.
Katie barely has time to turn around, much less learn who killed not only Heather, but Barbie.Katie is very well defined, and we learn more about her and her roommate and vendors at Victoria Square.
Her kindness to the new owners of Webster Mansion, despite her anger at having her dream snatched away, is outstandin.