Thanks, Stephanie. Here’s the situation…
The series (mysteries, 2 books so far, working on the 3rd) has my protagonist staying in a small fishing village in Scotland. The local shop is the hub of the village. The books are written in 3rd person, and I have written this ‘cookie’ that way. But it is really from the point of view of the shopkeeper and only what she sees, hears about my protagonist as she solves a small crime. It is a separate story, alongside the first part of the first book.
So I was thinking that have the shopkeeper see, hear, etc directly as first person might be more appropriate.
I’m going to do as you suggest, and try a scene or two to see if it works. Thanks!