Ditched at the altar, Shelby Jenkins tosses down her bouquet, quits her job, and accepts a position as gardener and event coordinator at an upscale retirement community. Her first day on the job results with a dead body in the greenhouse under the orchids and with her as the prime suspect! Toss in a handsome handyman, quirky characters, and a flirtatious grandma and the fun never stops.
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Shelby Hart and her quirky family members and friends are at it again! This time, no one in Shady Acres is what he seems. The seamy side of the community is revealed when a seemingly good girl's dirty lifestyle is revealed and someone kills her for her secrets. Wanting justice for a woman no one deems worthy of spending too much time investigating her death, Shelby takes matters into her own hands.
When poisonous foliage begins appearing in Shelby Hart's garden, and a resident of Shady Acres winds up dead, she sets off to clear her reputation as a gardener. Hard to do with a broken foot, a meddling office manager, and a head chef who is as crusty as week-old bread. To top things off, a handsome new detective comes on scene more determined than the others to keep Shelby from sticking her nose where it doesn't belong.
Right before Christmas, Shelby Hart is visited by the man who ditched her at the altar. It seems he wants the expensive gifts he'd given her to give to his new fiancé. Unfortunately for him, Shelby sold them. When the man shows up dead in a bed of poinsettias, Shelby is thrust reluctantly into a group of women who call themselves the Second Mistress Club. Convinced that one of them killed the philandering man, Shelby sets out to find a killer and gets a Christmas surprise.