Meet the residents of Evelynton, Indiana
Anita was one of Lauren's two best friends in high-school and the first of her friends to welcome her back to her hometown--Evelynton, Indiana. Her fluffy blonde hair and bright blue eyes haven't changed since school days. She's gained a few pounds and is the picture of the contented small town house-wife and mother. Anita is well-known in the small midwest town, busy helping in the church, in fund-raisers and caring for Evelynton citizens.
What might surprise Anita's husband and many others is that contrary to her conservative image, she loves playing detective. Lauren's return home just might give her the avenue to her new hobby-sleuthing.
Rarity is the proud owner of The Rare Curl hair salon. Her red hair is a mass of curls that never seem to land in the same place twice.. Lauren suspects Rarity is ten to fifteen years older than she is. It's hard to pinpoint age in a woman so full of energy.
Rarity is another woman who knows practically everyone in town. Her employees love her for the caring and counselling she gives. Her customers love her and confide secrets they wouldn't mention to anyone else.
As the owner of Ava's Java, Ava hears most of the town's gossip and likes to share it when she has time.
Her coffee shop is a favorite meeting place in Evelynton. Gather with friends to share a cup of coffee or eat lunch.
When Lauren isn't meeting with her friends, she likes to enjoy a cup while thinking up new ideas for articles. Anita likes to sit and read a good book while enjoying one of Ava's specialty coffee drinks. Clair gets her caffeine fix while between appointments.