When Alice’s Aunt Polly, the Pie Queen of Ipswitch, passes away, she takes with her the secret to her world-famous pie-crust recipe. Or does she? In her will, Polly leaves the recipe to her extraordinarily fat, remarkably disagreeable cat, Lardo . . . and then leaves Lardo in the care of Alice.
Suddenly, the whole town is wondering how you leave a recipe to a cat. Everyone wants to be the next big pie-contest winner, and it’s making them pie-crazy. It’s up to Alice and her friend Charlie to put the pieces together and discover the not-so-secret recipe for happiness.
Alice wondered if her mother was aware that she wasn’t the only one in town
who’d come down with a bad case of Blueberry Fever.
Melody never worried too much about not having a mother. It’s been her, and dad, and that’s all that mattered. Until she overhears her dad calling someone “Honey” over the phone. In trying to solve the mystery of who her dad is secretly seeing, Melody begins to learn about her mother for the first time. Meanwhile, a dog named Mo keeps having dreams of a girl. This girl, he’s sure, will change everything.
For years Melody had been making the same wish on every birthday candle, eyelash, wishbone, and shooting star that came her way, and now it had finally come true.