A content warning for A Bitter Swill to Swallow: This paranormal women’s fiction is a haunted cozy, and therefore doesn’t include any overtly brutal, graphic, violent, or traumatizing material, people who are easily triggered by their past experiences may wish to read with caution.
An aspect of the story can be triggering for some, but I don’t want to be specific here because it would completely give away the mystery. Please know it is a small part of the story, is handled with respect, and is “healed” before the book ends.
Keep reading to find out what specifically could be triggering in A Bitter Swill to Swallow. Please note, it will definitely give the mystery away. But you’ll still enjoy reading the rest of Ivy May’s story.
While Ivy May is investigating who or what is haunting Buttercup Cottage, she discovers that Myrtle Stewart, the ghost, died in childbirth, along with her stillborn baby. The stillbirth happened over a century ago and was covered up by the family. The infant wasn’t buried in the cemetery, but was buried in the basement to preserve the family’s honor.
However, to allow Myrtle to rest her soul, Ivy and her friends give her child the blessing and burial he deserved. In the end, the story has a peaceful and blessed resolution for the mother and child.