Cooper Lee originally joined her bible study group while healing after a devastating break-up. As the months have passed she's grown close to the other members and has even begun a tentative relationship with one of them. The group is doing volunteer work for Door-2-Door, a charity that provides food and other necessities to housebound seniors. But stolen valuables and suspicious deaths show that not everyone is interested in helping the seniors...someone is preying on their vulnerable clientele. Cooper and her friends find themselves in an ideal position to not only assist the police in their investigation, but to do a little snooping of their own.
This is the second book in this series and Cooper continues to shine. The author has chosen to portray the character in a very realistic light, facing challenges and making choices that many women in their early thirties can identify with. In this book we also get to see the character of Nathan, Cooper's potential love interest, develop. By far the best part of the story for me was watching the couple take those first few steps (and missteps) towards forming a relationship.
The mystery was nicely done, with plenty of viable suspects and motives.
The author has introduced a lot of characters in this series, so it's understandable (but still a little frustrating) that some of them come across as rather vague or one dimensional. For instance, Cooper's mother seems a little too good to be true, a bit of a stereotype. Ditto Savannah, the leader of the bible study group. We'll have to see if they grow as characters as the series progresses.
I think the author deserves a lot of credit for building a series around a bible study group and yet never coming across as "preachy". I'm not sure how she does it, but she does pull it off. I'll admit that there are times that I struggle with the "sweetness" factor, but if the author chooses to present things in a positive light then...Yeah for her; there's enough negativity out there and this series is a nice respite from all that.
No swearing or sexual content. I'd recommend starting with the first book, "Stirring Up Strife".