Christmas Trifle: Snow Lake Romantic Mysteries Book I

Christmas Trifle (Book 1)

The Snow Lake Romantic Suspense Novels

(FALL 2019)

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About the First Book in the Snow Lake Mysteries

When chefs Charly and Cliff Harding divorce, she gets custody of their upscale restaurant and its namesake, Felix, the cat. He gets custody of their dog, Oscar. What they both still have custody of, though, is each other’s heart and seem to be the only two people in the small ski resort town of Snow Lake, Nevada, that don’t know it.

When Cliff opens his own restaurant in direct competition with Charly, bad things start to happen. Death threats, accidents, and murder are now on the menu. Their ‘if-you-can’t-take-the-heat-then-get-out-of-the-kitchen’ battles are backfiring. Regrets consume them.

But can they find their way back to each other? Or is it too late? Because they just might spend the rest of their lives in prison unjustly accused of murder. Or can love triumph over even that?

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Meet the Main Characters

Meet Felix, found as a kitten by then newly-married chefs. They were so enamored of Felix, they named their new upscale restaurant after him. Chez Felix was born.


Thirty years old, lovely, blonde, intelligent, sweet, but tends to put others first. She’s known for going along with the flow. But sometimes you can agree yourself right out of a relationship, even a marriage.


Thirty-two, handsome, dark-haired, charming, wants to make a name for himself. But through his success, he begins to believe his own press. Sometimes being a dynamo can backfire in your face.

Aunt Pearl

The story’s truthsayer. Older, wiser, tough outside, soft inside. Pearl’s made a lot of mistakes in her life, especially with men. Can she help teach her niece, Charly, how to not make the same ones?

Oscar, a Golden Retriever rescue…but one might ask just who rescues who?

Christmas Trifle is a different animal from Heather Haven’s previous mysteries

In this first book of the Snow Lake series, she delves into feelings, reactions, humanity’s deeper emotions. This is a book about marriage, about the need to nurture a relationship—no matter how in love people are. It is about compromise, and how to deal with the bumps in the road…and boy do our heroes face some bumps! Bumps like murder, death threats and police investigation. It’s love and life wrapped up in a delicious cozy mystery.

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