Five Places to Visit in Broken Rope, Missouri, by Betts Winston from Paige Shelton’s Country Cooking School series.
1. My gram’s cooking school. The school building originally housed a church then a Bingo parlor and now her school. It’s an old but well taken care of building that sits outside of town at the top of the first hill up the two-lane highway.
2. The cemetery next to the cooking school. A number of Broken Rope’s famous or infamous citizens are buried in this cemetery. You’ll find people like Jerome Cowbender, a bank robber who was shot in the back, and Sally Swarthmore, a convicted Lizzie Borden-like killer. Some say the cemetery is haunted.
3. My best friend Jake’s fake sheriff’s office. Jake will be dressed up like a law enforcement officer from the Old West days, and he’ll recite a poem he’s written especially for our visiting tourists.
4. The Jasper Theater. Currently, the theater shows modern day movies, but the stage with the wood grain “J” in its middle has seen live theater, beginning back in the days of Burlesque.
5. Bunny’s restaurant. The best restaurant in town, and the only one open twenty-four hours. Bunny doesn’t offer anything gourmet, but everything tastes great and her coffee is most definitely something worth swooning for.
Paige Shelton is the author of two cozy mystery series: Farmers Market Mysteries and Country Cooking School Mysteries. Visit her website: http://www.paigeshelton.com/