Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/20/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 272
ISBN : 9781426918063
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 272
ISBN : 9781426918070

About the Book

Natalie Pickford Andrews gives birth to a baby girl at the young age of eighteen and her parents force her to give the baby up for adoption. After she attempts to commit suicide, she is no longer physically able to have a child of her own. Obsessed by what she can no longer have, Natalie becomes involved in a series of drug dealings, kidnapping, and an attempted murder to get a child which she so desperately wants— even if it means seeking out and abducting her own daughter’s child.

Sarah Waverly Kestwick, Natalie’s biological and musically talented daughter is aware of her adoption but has no idea who her birth parents are nor does she care to know. She has no idea that her biological mother is crafting an evil scheme to kidnap Sarah’s unborn child and claim it as her own. Sarah’s faith in God guides her through her difficult delivery and the pain she suffers when her husband, Ben, goes missing at sea.

A Pinch of Dry Mustard takes place over a three-day period in a quaint fishing village along the coast of Maine. It is an intriguing mystery and a family’s ultimate testament to faith, hope, and love.


Grace – MN

“Family is the essence of my life and Barbara depicted how important family is both through blood and through adoption. The positive character she created in Sarah showed her faith through God and the power of positive thinking...great book and I will recommend it.”

Phyllis - IL

“Barbara delivers a good story of suspense. Good Backgrounds on the characters and how they all intertwine. I loved the ending. If you are looking for a good, wholesome mystery, this is the book.”

Harriett - CO

“I enjoyed the book so much. It is a page-turner. I have visited many places in the book and that made it even more interesting to me. I had a hard time putting it down. I am ordering more books for my family in Maine.”

Jeanne - MI

“I loved the book, and could not put it down. I congratulate you on your first novel. I liked your style of writing, keeping the reader in suspense. You presented each case separately and then wove it all together beautifully, even a surprise twist at the end.”

About the Author

Barbara Roose Cramer lives in Lakewood, Colorado, with her husband, Bill; they have three married sons and seven grandchildren. She is a 1951 post-polio survivor, a paralympic gold medalist, and a retired high school bookkeeper. She has written and published her autobiography and writes for magazines for the disabled.