A sad errand brings Samantha “Ivy” Towers back to Winter Break, Kansas — the small town where she spent her summers as a child. She’s taken on the job of making funeral arrangements for her Aunt Bitty. Ivy has curly red hair, boundless curiosity, and a keen ability to spot “facts” that don’t make sense. Almost immediately, Ivy begins to suspect that Bitty’s death, caused by a fatal fall in her bookshop, wasn't accidental after all.

A missing book, a message scrawled by an unknown person, and an extra coffee cup leave Ivy with more questions than answers. And then, her childhood friend Amos Parker, now the sheriff of Winter Break, becomes surprisingly anxious to get Ivy out of town. 

As Ivy uncovers the truth behind her aunt’s “accident,” she finally finds a place to call home and also rediscovers the young girl she tried to leave behind

“Nancy Mehl weaves her cozy spell so skillfully that I was enthralled from page one. Ivy Towers is an appealing heroine, Winter Break, Kansas the ideal location, and supporting characters lend depth to the delicious plot. Nancy Mehl's writing style is exceptional and her books highly recommended.” – Midwest Book Review