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Publication Order of Millie's Cruise Ship Mysteries Books

Starboard Secrets (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Portside Peril (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lethal Lobster (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadly Deception (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vanishing Vacationers (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cruise Control (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Killer Karaoke (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Suite Revenge (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cruisin' for a Bruisin' (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
High Seas Heist (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Family, Friends, and Foes (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder on Main (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fatal Flirtation (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadly Delivery (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reindeer & Robberies (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Transatlantic Tragedy (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Southampton Stalker (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Peculiar Poison (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mischief and Mutiny (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dog-Gone Cruise Director (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Southampton Strangler (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rendezvous and Revenge (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cruising Cowboys (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cruising Cold Turkey (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Cruise Director Millie Mysteries Books

Christmas Cruise Crisis (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bamboozled in Bimini (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ketchikan Killer (2025)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Divine Christian Cozy Mysteries Books

Divine Intervention (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Divine Secrets (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Divine Blindside (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Divine Decisions (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Divine Christmas (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Divine Courage (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Divine Wedding (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Divine Regrets (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Divine Fate (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Divine Double Trouble (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Divine Creations (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Divine Future (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Easton Island Family Saga Books

Looking Glass Cottage (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Letter (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Coming Home (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Locke Meadow (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas Gift (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nothing But Clear Skies (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Locke Legacy (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Once And For All (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Most Unusual Guest (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Easton Island (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Road Best Traveled (2025)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Garden Girls Books

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grandkids Gone Wild (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Smoky Mountain Mystery (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death by Dumplings (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eye Spy (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Magnolia Mansion Mysteries (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Missing Milt (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bully in the Burbs (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fall Girl (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Home for the Holidays (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sun, Sand, and Suspects (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Look Into My Ice (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forget Me Knot (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nightmare in Nantucket (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Greed with Envy (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dying for Dollars (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stranger Among Us (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dash For Cash (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Arsonist and Lace (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Court of Corruption (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Framed in Florida (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder on Summer Lane (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alien Allure (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Garden Girls: The Golden Years Books

Double Date Disaster (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas Crisis (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Michigan Mayhem (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Small Town Saboteurs (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fatal Fundraiser (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Lack Of Luxury Cozy Mysteries Books

Seeds of Suspicion (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tenant and Trouble (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spy in the Sky (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Made in Savannah Books

Key to Savannah (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Road to Savannah (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Justice in Savannah (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swag in Savannah (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trouble in Savannah (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Missing in Savannah (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Setup in Savannah (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Merry Masquerade in Savannah (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Family Affair in Savannah (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pirates in Peril (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Matrimony & Mayhem (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swiped in Savannah (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Turmoil in Savannah (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Exes and Woes (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas Family Style (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Family Feud in Savannah (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cruising Family Style (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hotshot in Savannah (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Haunting Past in Savannah (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Side Hustle in Savannah (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Pirate's Wife (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secrets in Savannah (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shakedown in Savannah (2025)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Samantha Rite Books

Waves of Deception (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Winds of Deception (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tides of Deception (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sweet Southern Sleuths Books

Teepees & Trailer Parks (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bag of Bones (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Southern Stalker (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two Settle the Score (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Killer Road Trip (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pups in Peril (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dying to Get Married (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadly Drive-In (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secrets of a Stranger (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Library Lockdown (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vandals & Vigilantes (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fatal Frolic (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Cookbooks

Cozy Mysteries Cookbook (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Hope Callaghan
Hope Callaghan is an American author of Christian, suspense, and mystery books best known for her Christian themed series Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery. With over 70 books to her name and a few best-sellers on this list, Callaghan is among the most respected authors in this category. She is an Amazon bestselling author and the winner of the 2017 Mom’s Choice Award.

The West Michigan born writer now lives in Florida together with her husband and children. Writing is her first and true love, but whenever she has some free time, Callaghan enjoys traveling, cooking, and reading.

Starboard Secrets
Starboard secrets is the first book in the Cruise Ship Mysteries series. The book features Millie Sanders, a woman who is recovering from a heartbreak. When her husband of 35 years leaves Millie for a younger woman, the determined lady decides to get out of her comfort zone. She applies for a cruise job even though she has no experience, and is surprised when she gets called for an interview. It is not long before she is hired as the assistant director for the cruise ship. Millie is excited to be starting a new life, and she plans to dedicate all her energy to her new job.

Millie’s first day at work is quite eventful, and the first thing she sees is a body surrounded by strangers. Driven by curiosity, Millie asks a few questions to the crew and travelers, but no one seems to have all the details of what happened to the dead woman. It is at this point that Millie decides to play detective and find out the truth. After all, she had several acted as an assistant at her husband’s PI practice, and she knew a thing or two about investigative work. With little, if any, help Millie hopes to solve this mystery by the end of the trip.

In the week that follows, Millie will be busy digging up facts. This will be one action-packed week where she will come close to losing her life and job. Fortunately, she solves the mystery before the killer can get her. Her employer is also gracious enough to keep her employed even though Millie spent most if not all, her time in her first cruise solving the murder. This can only mean more cruise.

This is an excellent start to an intriguing series. The main character is a Christian who prays and asks God for guidance. All the other characters are well developed; it is interesting to see how they interact with the main character. The storyline is captivating, while the mystery is intriguing.
If you are looking for a cozy Christian mystery story, Starboard secret is a great choice. Join Millie on her maiden cruise and see just how far she will go in search of the truth. The story will draw you in from the first page, and the numerous twists and turns will keep you captivated to the end. It helps that Millie is a lovable character. It is easy to identify with her while wishing her the best on her first job. The cruise ship angle is also unique and a welcome break from all the mysteries featuring dingy bars and rundown neighborhoods.

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?
Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Is the first book in the Garden Girls series. The story is set in Belhaven, a small town in Michigan where nothing exciting seems to happen. All this is before a body is found in the bushes right behind the elementary school. The entire city is shocked, and Gloria Rutherford, otherwise known as Garden Girl, decides to take it upon herself to unravel this mystery. There will be a lot of resistance along the way, but Gloria has a supportive girls’ squad, and there is an interesting man who will be willing to give an amateur detective a chance.

To many people, Gloria is a depressed woman. This cannot be further from the truth. The widowed lady is just bored and looking for something to distract her from the daily routine. An opportunity presents itself when Gloria sees several police officers at a crime scene. Her curiosity gets the better of her, and Gloria visits the scene the following day. There is not much Gloria knows aside from the information she read from the papers, but she is convinced that it is adequate for the start. Together with Garden Girls club members, Gloria finds some evidence at the scene and uses it to launch her investigation.
Gloria is an amateur detective in every sense of the word, but as she stumbles around the crime scene, she gathers clues that point her to the killer. Her efforts do not go unnoticed, and soon enough, Gloria will have the killer on her trail. Will she be successful in uncovering the truth and relaying this information to the authorities? How will the Garden Girls ensure that mystery is solved in the shortest duration possible? Get answers to these and more questions in this intriguing piece. Gloria’s journey will be riddled by danger and numerous turns. In the end, Gloria discovers that things are not always as they look.

This is a fun Christian mystery that you will have a hard time putting down. Gloria is an exciting and intelligent character, and you are going to have a lot of fun meeting her friends. It is also enjoyable to read about Gloria’s conversations with Paul Kennedy. Could this be the start of more fun times with a man Gloria finds intriguing? This, as well as the building suspense, will leave you looking for the next book in this series.

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? It is a perfect choice for cosy mystery lovers. The story comes loaded with suspense, and at times, Gloria and her friends will leave you in stitches. It is heartwarming to see how much these elderly ladies are enjoying and looking for things to fill their free time. The Christian theme adds some character to the story and gives the book quite an edge. All these, in addition to the excellent narration, make this book a page-turner.

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One Response to “Hope Callaghan”

  1. Patrick Donnell: 2 years ago

    We need more Uncle Ichabod!
    Thank you 😁


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