Bitsy's Bait & BBQ
Emma has always taken care of her younger sister Katy. So when Katy buys a restaurant in the Ozarks sight unseen she goes reluctantly along to help. Bitsy's B&B turns out to be Bitsy's Bait and BBQ and offers quite the challenge to the sisters. The biggest challenge is that neither of them know a thing about BBQ. But the town wants them to succeed and helps them out.
Katy has just gone through a divorce and bought the restaurant with her settlement money. Her husband Sean left her with her young son and hasn't wanted to have anything to do with them since. Her ex-mother-in-law Gwen has never liked Katy, but now she decides that she wants to have her grandson back in her life. She hatches a plot to get custody Joshua by moving herself and Sean to Warbler Lake for the summer.
There is a lot going on in this light summer read. It was enjoyable and fun even though I thought the ending was a bit rushed. I really liked the small town atmosphere of Warbler Lake and its denizens. There are the usual characters you would expect. I enjoyed the relationship between Katy and Sean as they rekindled their romance. I wish the ending would have taken just a bit more time to wrap things up. Morsi spent 300 pages building up the story and then just ended it all in a few dozen pages.