The Burned Pharaoh
Leah Schroder, the owner and one of only two waitresses at the Cracked Cup Cafe, moved from Minneapolis ten years ago to open the restaurant. The citizens of Herot often wonder why a “big-city girl” like Leah would choose to relocate to a rural town to run a cafe that turns a minimal profit, but Leah only smiles and refills their mugs when they ask. Leah once had a fiance, Paul Bergman, but he left her several years ago after bills from Leah’s brief bout with illness began to pile up. Lately people have been commenting on how much more cheerful (for him) Sheriff Royce seems to be after his visits to the Cracked Cup.