Brandon Westlake, the only other guest of long standing, was off on an early morning photo shoot but an unexpected prodigal returned to Bird Song just as the second batch of cinnamon rolls rolled out of the oven.
Even the honey butter was a perfect balance between sweet and rich, and the rolls still warm when she bit into them.
Cynthia buttered her toast while Dean dribbled orange blossom honey on three leftover rolls from last night's supper.
Plus, Janet is either late or missing, Fred never even came home last night, I don't think I made enough breakfast rolls, and there's a stack of luggage in the hall.
But Ryland's personal knowledge of her was limited to a couple rolls in the hay a dozen years ago.