Ellery Adams, author of the charming Book retreat mystery series, has another winning series in the Secret Book and Scone Society followed by The Whispered Word. They are cozy mysteries, appealing to those who like the charm of small towns and gentle mysteries, but there is a slightly paranormal touch where four friends help troubled souls by a knack of creating individual scones who remind people of their hurts, and a librarian-turned-bookseller who unfailingly selects books to help troubled souls. Part of the secret is the willingness of the four friends to admit their own hurts in order to help other troubled souls, while solving mysteries as well in a town wisely named Miracle Springs.