This is the first book in a new series that just came out this week, Southern B&B by Caroline Fardig. I love how it’s set in the South in Savannah, GA, has a B&B and also that B&B has a resident helpful ghost we learn is Uncle Frank who gives cryptic clues. I hope that Quinn eventually gets to see him like Papa Sal and Delilah can.
My Goodreads review:
Southern Discomfort by Caroline Fardig
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This was such a fun start to a new series! Set in Savannah, GA, Bellandini sisters Delilah and Quinn run the family B&B along with their grandfather, Papa Sal. When their friend Drew’s brother Jason is killed in their friends’ family restaurant and is arrested for the murder, Quinn can’t leave it alone especially since she thinks the police suspect her as well.
Two heads are usually better than one so Delilah gets involved in the investigation as well, along with trying to match make between Quinn and their old but now new neighbor, Tucker. Can they find the real killer before Drew and possibly Quinn are both sent up the river for good?
I really enjoyed all these great main characters! Papa Sal is just the kind of grandpa anyone would want even though he does take advice from his dead brother Frank’s ghost, or so he says he sees him. I loved how when push came to shove, Delilah had her younger sister’s back and dug into the investigation with her. They would tease each other good-naturedly but always were looking out for each other.
I feel like we got to know the characters with just the right amount of backstory and information, definitely not an overload. Delilah and Quinn were people I would want to be friends with. Quinn playing in bar band gigs on the side was an interesting touch, not really something expected out of a B&B part owner.
It was fun how clues that Uncle Frank gave actually worked out–I’m hoping we see, er I mean hear more from him in future books. I was happy to see things develop smoothly between Tucker and Delilah–it’ll be interesting to see what kinds of adventures these people get into next!