I knew that C.S. Lewis and I had more in common than our Christianity when he said, "You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me." Welcome to a celebration of faith, tea, and the written word. I'm always engaged in a book, and whether it's one I'm reading or one of the inspirational historical romances I write, there's always a cup of tea close by. Join me in a cup as we chat about faith, our favorite books and the exciting places our reading and writing adventures take us.

Monday, February 16, 2015

For Whom the Bluebell Tolls~A Fresh Cozy Mystery!

I loved the first Bridal Bouquet Shop Mystery by Beverly Allen, Bloom and Doom, so I've eagerly awaited the second book in the series, For Whom the Bluebell Tolls. (What would happen between our heroine sleuth, Audrey, and Brad the baker? Who in this quaint, fun town would die next?) It was worth the wait! Plot twists, sneaky clues, and delightful characters make for a rich bouquet of reading pleasure.
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Here's the back cover blurb:

Deadly thorns lurk among the roses in this Bridal Bouquet Shop Mystery

Florist Audrey Bloom, co-owner of the Rose in Bloom, creates fragrant bouquets for brides. But when a wedding goes fatally wrong, it’s up to Audrey to sniff out a killer . . .

Everything is coming up roses for Audrey when her dazzling creations are picked to be featured on a wedding reality show. The hot series is filming an episode about a bride who’s bonkers for bells, and Audrey’s bouquets of campanulas, calla lilies, and Bells-of-Ireland are perfect for the bridal theme.

But Audrey’s debut quickly becomes a hothouse of trouble. Her ex, Brad, shows up as a crew member on the show, threatening her blossoming relationship with Nick the baker. To make matters worse, when one of the show’s hosts is found dead in the bell tower of a historic church, all the evidence points toward Brad.

Now Audrey needs to weed out the real killer before someone else’s chance at stardom is permanently nipped in the bud . . .

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I recommend this mystery series to anyone who loves cozy mysteries. It's clean, fresh, and well-written. Looking forward to book #3 in the series!

1 comment:

Barbara Early said...

Thanks, Susie, for that great review!