My Books

Sea-Devil: A Delilah Duffy Mystery Book 1
Sea-Devil: A Delilah Duffy Mystery Book 1

You never get over your first love...how about your first murder? When a man is murdered in her bookstore the night before her grand opening, island newcomer, Delilah Duffy, makes a name for herself as prime suspect. If Delilah Duffy hopes to create a life on the island, she must navigate through a vicious family feud, shoddy police work and the mistakes of her past. Will Delilah uncover the truth before her past and her present destroy her?

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Luna-Sea: A Delilah Duffy Mystery Book 2
Luna-Sea: A Delilah Duffy Mystery Book 2

We're all just one pain away from lunacy. A seaside inn. An elegant party. A black dress. What could go wrong? For Delilah Duffy, just about anything. With her bookstore failing, the last thing she needs is a party or another mystery to solve. With nightmares, anxiety, and panic intensifying, Delilah doesn’t know what’s real and what’s in her head. With everything at risk, Delilah discovers what’s worse… becoming a lunatic or facing one.

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Sea-Crossed: A Delilah Duffy Mystery Book 3
Sea-Crossed: A Delilah Duffy Mystery Book 3

Some secrets are kept to be kind. Torture, pain, misery - that’s all someone else wants for her. When a dinner party turns deadly, Sam goes missing, and Delilah realizes she's being watched, the “book queen with a thing for crime scenes” must battle to get her life and love back. Can love and determination save them or will dark secrets ruin her chances for a normal life? With mysterious messages taunting her and a killer eluding her, what lines will she cross to get to the truth?

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Pyra-Sea: A Delilah Duffy Mystery Book 4
Pyra-Sea: A Delilah Duffy Mystery Book 4

Everything can change in seconds. Bookstore manager and crime-solver, Delilah Duffy knows that better than anyone. When her Happily Ever After Valentine’s Day Bash ends in fiery destruction, everything she’s worked for burns with it. Pregnant and brokenhearted, Delilah fans the flames of her anger toward what she’s good at: solving crimes. Hot on the trail of an arsonist while her nemesis is on hers, Delilah fights to get her life back. Will she turn ash to treasure before the pyromaniac strikes

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My Vella Story

Water World
Water World

After a tough move with his Mom and sister from his beloved country home, Ethan isn't adjusting well to city life. In trying to escape his problems in this world, he opens another, dropping him and his sister, Abby, into Water World. This trip is no vacation, not with legendary monsters and deadly sea creatures to battle. But teaming up to help the merpeople through their home-related crisis might help Ethan and Abby navigate theirs, if they survive long enough to make it home.

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  • Jessica Sherry

Backyard Hope for the Weekend-The Sequel

Okay, so yes, for the second week in a row, I'm blogging about my garden. I promise... coffeebrained.com won't morph into a gardening blog completely (though maybe in the summer). But I'd feel remiss if I didn't follow-up last week's report with some new developments.


In case you missed it, last week I shared how uplifting it is to tour our backyard garden. It's an instant hope-boost to see progress everyday. The more you put into it, the more you get out. Our buds are turning into veggie babies, leaves are spreading wide, stalks are thickening, and more tiny flowers appear daily. Our excitement is growing along with our plants!


But this week, I've captured a few hopeful surprises. Like this...

Bee pollinating cucumber flower

Our cucumber plant has played host to this welcomed visitor many times this week. It's a good sign--cucumber plants need pollination to grow cucumbers, as explained in this helpful article. That we have bees doing the work for us, saves us the trouble, and should give us better cucumbers. And it helps them, too... win-win.


While watering this week, I jumped at another surprise...

Frog in Sweet Potato Plant

A little friend has made a home in our sweet potato sack. Need a closer look?



Frog

He's a cute fella... though I did scream when I first spotted eyes staring at me. Now, I look for him whenever I water. I'm thinking of naming him. Any ideas? I'm partial to Clyde for some reason.


Finally, last week I introduced the Mamma Bird living in our purple vertical bed behind the petunias. Well, I snapped a shot of her babies...


Baby Birds

Three fuzzy baby birds now share our garden... We should charge rent. Every time we approach, the babies open their mouths. Cute little things! I wonder what Jimothy would think of them...

Jimothy the Cat

Hmm... given his pursuit of flies and other bugs lately, it's too dangerous to find out.


I like solitary pursuits, such as reading or pottering about in the garden. - Hayley Mills

Amen, sister. Also... didn't you love her in The Parent Trap?


Now to work on other blogs (not about gardening)...


Share your garden hopes or surprises, name suggestions for the frog or baby birds, or tell me what Jimothy is thinking below... What is he thinking? Murder?

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