Book in the Spotlight: Polly’s List, by Kim Janine Ligon

Please join me in welcoming Kim Janine Ligon. Today we are spotlighting Polly’s List. Fans of cozy mysteries and romance get the best of both worlds with this delightful pick.


Title: Polly’s List

Author: Kim Janine Ligon

Genre: Cozy mystery/romance


CJ Reynolds couldn’t wait to escape his hometown.  He’s loving his bachelor life as a software developer in California. So much so that he hasn’t been back in years to see the grandmother who raised him. 

Mikal Benson believes her small town is perfect for raising her son, Will, alone.  When she finds her neighbor, Polly Rogers, sprawled on the floor- barely clinging to life – in a pool of blood, she calls Polly’s grandson—CJ Reynolds—and insists he must come home.  Now! 

From her coma, Polly whispers three words that change everything.  Did she fall or was she pushed? CJ,  Mikal, and Will form an unlikely team coming together to discover the truth as danger engulfs them. …danger engulfs them and love transforms them into a family.


Kim Ligon has been writing stories for most of her life—some on paper and some only in her head. She has lots of source material growing up as the oldest child in a large family in a small town in Wisconsin. Her father was a veterinarian so there were not only lots of children around, but all manner of house pets and farm animals too. Her love of reading comes from her mother who was seldom seen sitting down without a book in her hand. After a demanding career in healthcare information technology, she is now getting to do all the creative things she loves which includes writing her stories to share with you. She lives with her chief encourager and personal romantic hero, her husband of almost forever, in Alabama. Please follow her further adventures at


POLLY’S LIST By Kim Janine Ligon From Wild Rose Press 8/17/2022

Why is the Bassett baying? Mikal Benson hurried across the yard and pushed her neighbor’s unlocked back door open. It groaned loudly. The still howling dog rumbled into the kitchen – as quickly as his short legs would allow.

“What’s wrong Rhett? Polly, where are you?” she called as she crossed the worn linoleum-covered kitchen floor. “It’s me, Mikal.” 

The dog loped into the front entryway. She followed. What happened? Was the purple-flowered heap with legs and arms akimbo Polly? Blood pooled beneath her head . The body was lying in front of the door. Was she still alive? Mikal knelt beside her neighbor’s crumpled body. She gently picked up her arm and felt for a pulse. It was faint. Polly took a ragged breath and moaned. Mikal pulled her cell phone out and called 911.

A blood stain circled Polly’s head like a dark, expanding halo – blotting out the muted colors of the antique rug and spreading into the cracks in the parquet floor. Something had to be done.







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18 thoughts on “Book in the Spotlight: Polly’s List, by Kim Janine Ligon

  1. I’ve got to move Polly’s List up on my Kindle, where it’s waiting for me, Kim. Incidentally, I love the your image in the excerpt–the blood as a dark, expanding halo! Wishing you continued best!

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