I read and reviewed the Jodi Picoult novel which was very timely. The Apothecary Rose is the start of a very good historical mystery series. I am currently in love with Louise Penny’s books, of which one is a bargain today. Possibly best read in order but not necessarily. Last year’s A Better Man was a true favorite! See the review in my archive. Jan Karon is a perfect book for those seeking a quiet read.