Oak and Dagger
Author: Dorothy St. James [Website] aka Dorothy McFalls [Website]
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
Series: White House Gardener Mystery, Bk 3
Length: 306 pages + "Tips from Casey's Fall Gardener's Notebook"
Obtained: Library copy
Why this book?:
I've been reading the series and recently finished book 2, The Scarlet Pepper.
I don't know if I can explain my opinions/reactions. Because I've been enjoying this series, and I like the characters. But. But Casey has this tendency to annoy me. In the previous book it was how often she jumped to conclusions. She did that in this one too, but very much cut back... she even says in the book that she's learned from her mistakes (in different words) which is cool. But she still is weird about relationships and seems to be a total mess, and that can get frustrating. Of course it looks like a new leaf may be turned for the next book in that area, so maybe we'll be okay. Although this time around Casey wasn't the only character to annoy me. Jack did his fair share as well; for one thing, he jumped to his own conclusions.
Anyway. this book came out in spring of 2013 (why, when it's set in the fall, just before Thanksgiving, I do not know). But the fall/Thanksgiving theme wasn't such a big deal as to make reading it in May strange.
I'd read more by this author - in this genre at least.