The Rocky Road to Ruin

By Meri Allen,

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Riley Rhodes, travel food blogger and librarian at the CIA, returns to her childhood home of Penniman, Connecticut - land of dairy farms and covered bridges - to attend the funeral of her best friend Caroline's mother and owner of the beloved Udderly Delicious Ice Cream Shop. Despite the melancholy…

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2 authors picked The Rocky Road to Ruin as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

In The Rocky Road to Ruin, CIA librarian Riley Rhodes returns home to the charming Connecticut town of Pennimen, where she helps run the Udderly Delicious Ice Cream Shop and solves a murder to clear her friend’s name.

The mystery kept me guessing, the ice cream flavors made my mouth water, and the two adorable cats melted my heart like the summer sun melts ice cream.

When food blogger/disgraced undercover agent Riley Rhodes returns to her childhood home to help her friend Caroline through her mother’s death and decide what to do with Caroline’s mother’s Udderly Delicious Ice Cream Shop, Riley not only ends up involved in murder but finding her own salvation dealing with the store and the shop’s mascot cat, Sprinkles. The book is light-hearted and simply an enjoyable read. The ice cream and the cover first attracted me, but the characters kept me reading.

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