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In New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams’ intriguing new Secret, Book, and Scone Society novel, Nora Pennington and her fiction loving friends in small-town Miracle Springs, North Carolina, encounter a young woman desperately in need of a new beginning . . .
 
Nora Pennington, owner of Miracle Books, believes that a well-chosen novel can bring healing and hope. But she and the other members of the Secret, Book, and Scone Society know that sometimes, practical help is needed too. Such is the case with the reed-thin girl hiding in the fiction section of Nora’s store, wearing a hospital ID and a patchwork of faded bruises. She calls herself Abilene, and though Nora and her friends offer work, shelter, and a supportive ear, their guest isn’t ready to divulge her secrets. But when a customer is found dead in an assumed suicide, Nora uncovers a connection that points to Abilene as either a suspect—or another target.
 
Summer’s end has brought other new arrivals to Miracle Springs too. Entrepreneur Griffin Kingsley opens Virtual Genie, a cyber business that unloads people’s unwanted goods for cash. With the town in an economic slump and folks hurting for money, Virtual Genie and its owner are both instantly popular. A patient listener, Griffin dispenses candy to children and strong coffee to adults, and seems like a bona fide gentleman. But Nora’s not inclined to judge a book by its cover. And when a second death hits town, Nora and her intrepid friends must help the new, greenhorn sheriff discern fact from fiction—and stop a killer intent on bringing another victim’s story to a close . . .

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Praise for The Whispered Word:

"A love letter to reading, with sharp characterizations and a smart central mystery."
- -Entertainment Weekly

Praise for Ellery Adams'' previous mystery, The Secret, Book & Scone Society:

 
“Adams launches an intriguing new mystery series, headed by four spirited amateur sleuths and touched with a hint of magical realism, which celebrates the power of books and women’s friendships. Adams’s many fans, readers of Sarah Addison Allen, and anyone who loves novels that revolve around books will savor this tasty treat.”
—Library Journal (starred review), Pick of the Month
 
 “Adams kicks off a new series featuring strong women, a touch of romance and mysticism, and both the cunning present-day mystery and the slowly revealed secrets of the intriguing heroines’ pasts.” 
—Kirkus Reviews 
 
“This affecting series launch from Adams provides all the best elements of a traditional mystery. . . . Well-drawn characters complement a plot with an intriguing twist or two.” 
—Publishers Weekly 
 
“Adams’ new series blends magical realism, smart women, and small-town quirks to create a cozy mystery that doubles as a love letter to books. Readers will fall in love with Nora’s bookstore therapy and Hester’s comfort scones. Not to mention Estella, June, hunky Jed the paramedic, and Nora’s tiny house-slash-converted-train-caboose . . . a book that mystery fans—and avid readers—won’t want to put down until they have savored every last crumb.”
—RT Book Reviews

About the Author

Ellery Adams has written over thirty mystery novels and can’t imagine spending a day away from the keyboard. Ms. Adams, a native New Yorker, has had a lifelong love affair with stories, food, rescue animals, and large bodies of water. When not working on her next novel, she bakes, gardens, spoils her three cats, and spends far too much time on Pinterest. She lives with her husband and two children (aka the Trolls) in Chapel Hill, NC. For more information, please visit www.elleryadamsmysteries.com.

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A. Gavigan
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Excellent New Mystery
Reviewed in the United States on November 26, 2018
The Whispered Word is the second book in Ellery Adams'' Secret Book and Scone Society Mystery series. I absolutely loved the first book in this series. It was a thoughtful and compelling book. I agreed to read an arc copy of this second book for an honest review. I can... See more
The Whispered Word is the second book in Ellery Adams'' Secret Book and Scone Society Mystery series. I absolutely loved the first book in this series. It was a thoughtful and compelling book. I agreed to read an arc copy of this second book for an honest review. I can honestly say that I wondered if the author could possibly craft another book with the same complicated characters, marvelous setting, I intriguing plot, and again make me fell like these characters and place are real, and make me care deeply what happens to them. Well, I can honestly say that Ellery. Adams has done it again. The Whispered Word is a brilliant addition to this beautiful written series. Do yourself a huge favor and read both the first and this new second book in the series.
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PPLUMMER
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The Next Adventure of the Group I Want Most to Join
Reviewed in the United States on November 27, 2018
Another “could not put it down” novel from Ellery Adams! This is the second book in the story of 4 magnificent ladies, each with a special secret that had shaped her life. The book was an immediate draw, and I was again I transported to that village of Miracle... See more
Another “could not put it down” novel from Ellery Adams! This is the second book in the story of 4 magnificent ladies, each with a special secret that had shaped her life.

The book was an immediate draw, and I was again I transported to that village of Miracle Springs, where the outside world disappears. And it is a rather rude awakening when there are no more pages to turn, and I had to come back to my worle. Spellbinding is a good word to describe this book, as I was certainly under its spell

The story picks up right at the end of the previous book in this series, The Secret, Book, and Scone Society. A waif of a young girl appears in Miracle Books, and Nora and her friends help the young girl unlock secrets from her past.

The plot sounds simplistic, but the magic of Mystic Springs comes forth from the book, and the reader is enveloped in a blanket of calmness. It is very hard to put the aura of the book into words. Just trust and believe me when I say there is a seriously great and talented author here.

The books do not have to be read in order, so scoop this one up right away! I realize the author is only human, but maybe Santa can help so that Ms. Adams fans can return to Miracle Springs soon.
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A Brilliant Look At The Human Condition Through Murders
Reviewed in the United States on December 8, 2018
This novel was read in one sitting. Each word within held me transfixed with the interpersonal relationships of the women who are using their new friendships to mend their physical and internal scars. Add to that very real drama a shocking murder and you find... See more
This novel was read in one sitting. Each word within held me transfixed with the interpersonal relationships of the women who are using their new friendships to mend their physical and internal scars.

Add to that very real drama a shocking murder and you find yourself trying to make sense of the cause. First is it a murder or a horrible circumstance that led to suicide? Did anyone truly know the victim? The only things of value in the life of the victim are treasured books. Why?

If the women hadn''t formed a book club and begun the brave journey to new friendships, might they themselves have been the victim?

This novel is not a mere murder mystery. Neither is the book a mere novel. This novel is a book of brilliance into the human condition. Some outcomes are positive, some are painful, and yes, some have deadly consequences. This novel is a brilliant reflection into lives lived and you may find, as I did, a resonance within yourself.

I predict Ms. Adams will become an Author of Classics.
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Reviewed in the United States on November 29, 2018
Although abuse is addressed in these novels I believe the author does it in the very best way. Triumph through friendship and hard won trust is the exacting recipe for healing. As always of course the author also spins her story with such cleverness that you hardly notice... See more
Although abuse is addressed in these novels I believe the author does it in the very best way. Triumph through friendship and hard won trust is the exacting recipe for healing. As always of course the author also spins her story with such cleverness that you hardly notice the lovingly taught lessons we all need reminders of on a daily basis, trust, friendship, and the willingness to believe we can do better when we pull together.
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Dora L. Davison
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The Whispered Word
Reviewed in the United States on March 1, 2019
Nora, the owner of Miracle Books in Miracle Springs, NC, is surprised to find a young woman in a too large dress, flip flops, and a hospital bracelet hiding out in the books at her shop. The other members of the Secret, Book, and Scone Society are equally perplexed and... See more
Nora, the owner of Miracle Books in Miracle Springs, NC, is surprised to find a young woman in a too large dress, flip flops, and a hospital bracelet hiding out in the books at her shop. The other members of the Secret, Book, and Scone Society are equally perplexed and eager to help the young woman who calls herself Abilene Tyler. Hester is particularly taken with Abilene because she is approximately the same age as the daughter who she was forced to give up when she was sixteen. The Secret, Book, and Scone Society has decided to make up Kindness totes to distribute anonymously to members of their community who have been hard hit by the economic downturn following the collapse of the local bank and a local housing development. It is on their first distribution run that they find a woman’s body floating in a scummy pond.

There is also a new consignment business called the Virtual Genie. Nora is somewhat suspicious of the new business. Two more strangers come to town and are both murdered. Nora is happy to find out that the new sheriff is a vast improvement on the last one. When Abilene shares her secret with the group, the group is even more determined to help and protect her.

This is a great story. I love to see the character development. Adams has a talent for evoking the sense of place. I would love to spend time at Miracle Books. This is book two in the Secret, Book, and Scone Society series. I hope that there will be many more.
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Caroline Dube
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Return to Miracle Springs. You will be glad you did!
Reviewed in the United States on January 8, 2019
Welcome back to Miracle Springs, North Carolina. The ladies of the Secret, Book, and Scone Society once again come together to heal and solve a murder. A stranger comes to town and brings a secret she can not even share with the club members. Mysteries unravel and it is up... See more
Welcome back to Miracle Springs, North Carolina. The ladies of the Secret, Book, and Scone Society once again come together to heal and solve a murder. A stranger comes to town and brings a secret she can not even share with the club members. Mysteries unravel and it is up to the club members to help sweet, quiet, and hurt Abilene. They see themselves as her big sisters and they know she has a sad secret. When a townsperson is murdered, questions begin to surround Abilene.

This is not a "traditional" cozy. This book is more than just a cozy. Does it have an almost idealistic setting? Yes. Does it have a female heroine? Yes. Does a murder take place "off screen"? Yes. But there is more. There are emotional scenes that would interest women''s fiction lovers. There is a mystery for the mystery lovers. But, there is more. Ellery Adams works magic and I can only hope for another trip to Miracle Springs soon!
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endlessreader
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Great new sequel !
Reviewed in the United States on December 5, 2018
After getting to know the major characters in Whispered Word, this felt like a visit with old much loved friends, with the introduction of new characters, like the sheriff. I''m hoping he will be in the next book too. While the mystery is exciting, Ms Adams also weaves in... See more
After getting to know the major characters in Whispered Word, this felt like a visit with old much loved friends, with the introduction of new characters, like the sheriff. I''m hoping he will be in the next book too. While the mystery is exciting, Ms Adams also weaves in so many quiet peaceful moments, I read slower to savor the beauty of the words. I did not want this book to end. Book clubs will find many interesting nuggets for discussion. This is definitely a 5 star read, even better than the first of the series.
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Can''t wait for the next book
Reviewed in the United States on February 14, 2019
Until I a few years ago, I had never heard of ''Cozy Mysteries'' but have become an avid reader and some of my most favorite series are by Ellery Adams. The second installment of Secret, Book & Scone Society picks up a few months after the first book ended, the town is in a... See more
Until I a few years ago, I had never heard of ''Cozy Mysteries'' but have become an avid reader and some of my most favorite series are by Ellery Adams. The second installment of Secret, Book & Scone Society picks up a few months after the first book ended, the town is in a financial downturn after the bank had to close and people lost their jobs because of the fraudulent housing development. The four main characters come together to aid a young woman with a secret of her own. It is fast paced and kept me hooked from beginning to end.

Ellery does a great job of filling you in on the backstory of the characters of all her series so you don''t technically have to read them in order, but I have to because I think you miss some of the nuances if you don''t.

One of the things I think she is particularly gifted in is describing the relationship between food, books and healing. Food in her books is made with intention - the intention of giving love, comfort, and healing. Her characters imbue their recipes with their hearts and soul and make their creations magical (sometimes literally)

When she writes about the bookstore, Miracle Books, housed in an old train depot, I as the reader long to find this shop and browse the shelves, sit with a cup of coffee and soak up the ambiance she had created. Books are written about with reverence. The shop is sacred ground and person who loves reading, loves books will find themselves nodding along in agreement with her prose.

I have read all of the books in her Charmed Pies Shoppe, Hope Street Church, Books by the Bay series, am currently working on her Book Retreat, Collectibles, and Supper Club series. I highly recommend all these.
I look forward to the next installment of this series, will definitely check out any other books she cares to dream up
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Helen Edwards
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A great read with wonderful characters
Reviewed in Canada on July 28, 2021
I was excited to read the second book in the Secret, Book, & Scone Society series and this did not disappoint. Abilene is found hiding in Miracle Books and immediately Nora takes her under her wing. Soon after, a local woman is found dead in a pond. Are the two incidents...See more
I was excited to read the second book in the Secret, Book, & Scone Society series and this did not disappoint. Abilene is found hiding in Miracle Books and immediately Nora takes her under her wing. Soon after, a local woman is found dead in a pond. Are the two incidents related? The narrative explores the young woman, the four friends with healing powers, and the murder investigation. The plot has amazing twists and turns and I must admit I had no idea how the murderer was until it was revealed in the story. I love the way the four women support each other and work together to try to make everyone feel better. In the end, Abilene''s true story emerges and it sets her on the path to healing. Her return to her former home where she had lived with her parents before their deaths is another step in her recovery and it would appear that she has come to grips with the parts of her life that were abusive and she has now reconnected with friends of her parents. It was an easy read and I would recommend it to anyone who likes a good mystery.
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Colleen Fidler
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Excellent reading
Reviewed in Canada on January 22, 2019
I have always liked this author but this series is rapidly becoming my favourite of all her books. The characters draw you into their story and leaving you wanting to know more.
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Montreal
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Fun read
Reviewed in Canada on February 21, 2020
An enjoyable book! Loved the literary references! It seemed like a modern day Agatha Christie with a strong salute to strong women.
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