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Marriage Is Pure Murder
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Wedding bells are ringing at the O'Connell Organic Farm and Spa in California's postcard-perfect Blossom Valley. The entire staff is pitching in to send one of their own down the aisle. But no one knew the nuptials could turn up so many secrets—or that marriage and murder could go hand in hand . . .Dana Lewis is marrying Jason Forrester, a talented reporter and the love of her life. She couldn't dream of a better venue than the farm where she works, and her friends are determined to give her the wedding of her dreams. Even her florist, Bethany Lancaster, is making sure she has just the right flowers. But Dana's happiness wilts when she finds Bethany shot dead—and discovers her friend was a busybody with a blackmail list longer than a cathedral veil. With so many enemies, finding Bethany's killer seems all but impossible. And when Dana herself is eyed as a suspect, she'll have to chase down the culprit faster than she can say, "I do"—or she'll be trading in her wedding dress for prison stripes . . .Praise for The Blossom Valley Mysteries!"Cleverly plotted...Plenty of suspects and potential motives keep readers guessing until the very end!" —RT Book Reviews on Green Living Can Be Deadly"A fun, light read." —Library Journal on Going Organic Can Kill You
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Wedding bells are ringing at the O'Connell Organic Farm and Spa in California's postcard-perfect Blossom Valley. The entire staff is pitching in to send one of their own down the aisle. But no one knew the nuptials could turn up so many secrets—or that marriage and murder could go hand in hand . . .
Dana Lewis is marrying Jason Forrester, a talented reporter and the love of her life. She couldn't dream of a better venue than the farm where she works, and her friends are determined to give her the wedding of her dreams. Even her florist, Bethany Lancaster, is making sure she has just the right flowers. But Dana's happiness wilts when she finds Bethany shot dead—and discovers her friend was a busybody with a blackmail list longer than a cathedral veil. With so many enemies, finding Bethany's killer seems all but impossible. And when Dana herself is eyed as a suspect, she'll have to chase down the culprit faster than she can say, "I do"—or she'll be...
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Dana Lewis is marrying Jason Forrester, a talented reporter and the love of her life. She couldn't dream of a better venue than the farm where she works, and her friends are determined to give her the wedding of her dreams. Even her florist, Bethany Lancaster, is making sure she has just the right flowers. But Dana's happiness wilts when she finds Bethany shot dead—and discovers her friend was a busybody with a blackmail list longer than a cathedral veil. With so many enemies, finding Bethany's killer seems all but impossible. And when Dana herself is eyed as a suspect, she'll have to chase down the culprit faster than she can say, "I do"—or she'll be trading in her wedding dress for prison stripes . . .
Praise for The Blossom Valley Mysteries!
"Cleverly plotted...Plenty of suspects and potential motives keep readers guessing until the very end!" —RT Book Reviews on Green Living Can Be Deadly
"A fun, light read." —Library Journal on Going Organic Can Kill You
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        April 15, 2017
        Nearly-married Dana Lewis digs into small-town gossip to find a killer in her sixth escapade in scenic California.Dana (Murder Most Wholesome, 2016, etc.) is happily putting the final touches on her pastoral wedding to local reporter Jason Forrester, which will be held at the organic farm and spa where she works. But when she arrives for a consultation with Bethany Lancaster at the Don't Dilly Dahlia flower shop, Dana finds her dead. At first glance, Bethany didn't seem to have any enemies, so suspicion falls on Dana as first on the scene. To clear her name, Dana pokes around the shop and asks questions. She learns that Violet, the daughter who stands to inherit the business, may have resented her mother too much to accept it. She discovers that the owner of the Get the Scoop ice cream parlor next door has been looking to expand and didn't welcome Bethany's opposition to his plans. And she can't help seeing that Bethany was nosy about everyone's secrets. Could she have known enough, or just been irritating enough, to get herself killed? With the help of her supportive mother, her party-girl sister, and her loyal fiance, Dana manages to enjoy her bridal shower, track down the killer, and float into her dream wedding after all. The characters are one-dimensional, the dialogue stilted, the romance bland, and the villain all too obvious. Basic and forgettable.

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