Where There's Smoke

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A sleepy mountain town, sparks of romance, and a secret society of nosy Women

The charming little town of Sugar Mountain NC needs an additional firehouse. Now that the town is bursting with tourists, the fire department is spread too thin. Mayor Winslow and the town council don’t agree, but Sarah, the town’s kindergarten teacher, has seen firsthand the need for more fire fighters. Unable to cope with her fear of fire and dedicated to protecting the children in her charge, Sarah can’t stand by and leave her precious little ones in danger. But once she starts pushing for expansion of the fire department, unexpected peril comes her way in the form of threatening notes. Sarah immediately takes her concerns to the Sugar Mountain Ladies Historical Society, the seemingly mild-mannered group of women who handle the town’s problems behind the scenes.

Hugh Brockman, the second in command at the firehouse, is taking extra shifts to cope with the shortage of firefighters. When he visits Sarah’s classroom to talk to her students about fire safety, he gets caught up with the lovely teacher and her concerns. 

Will the secret sleuthing of the historical society get to the bottom of the threats on Sarah’s life? Will Sarah and Hugh find out who is resisting expansion of the fire department? Will Sarah follow her heart and fall in love, or will long buried anxiety hold her back?

Join in the antics of the Sugar Mountain Ladies Historical Society and fall in love along with Hugh and Sarah in this heartfelt and comical romantic mystery.