I read this book some years ago in paperback, when it put it into the school library I was serving. I just got a Nook, and am looking for fun things to read cheaply on it, and was happy to see this book offered free! I will probably get the rest of the series, which is not free but not expensive either, and I wish Lorena would write some more, as I loved the LOL (little old lady) who finds herself, in a totally natural way, acting as a detective. Ivy Malone is delightful, with spunk but not to the point of stupidity--she doesn't get notes saying come alone at midnight to the graveyard and decide to do so without telling anyone, making it easy for nefarious deeds to be done to her. No, Ivy uses common sense and a caring heart and friends and prayer to guide her through her believable world. Her friend and neighbor Magnolia is a bit over the top, but I know a lady rather like her, so I can enjoy her character, too. I smiled the whole way through this one.
Finally a heroine who is a little on the older side that I can identify with. The story is funny and warm and interesting...and a great mystery. Ivy is a woman of strong faith and every one of the books in this series is wonderful. I hated to get to the end of them, and wish that Ivy lived next door to me!