I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.
A nice follow-up to Garden Spells but if left to stand on its own, I think most would find it rather light in plotting, tension and emotion. I prefer my reads to be light in emotion, so I quite enjoyed First Frost; it was a visit to Bascom and a catch-up with characters I got hooked on the first time meeting them.
I was really bummed, though, that my favorite character was dormant (literally) until page 265. I love that cantankerous old apple tree.