Saturday, August 24, 2019

Weekend Book Reviews

Wed, Read, and Dead by VM Burns is the fourth book in the Mystery Bookshop series.  Sam's mother is getting married to her wealthy fiance.  Sam thinks the worst thing is the bridesmaid dresses her mom has chosen until she meets Lydia the wedding planner.  Lydia wants to do things her own way regardless of what the bride and groom want.  When Lydia ends up dead, the suspect list includes the groom and a long line of people being blackmailed by Lydia.  Sam must solve the mystery and save her mother's wedding.  This series always includes a subplot in the book set in early 1900s England.  Some people may find it distracting, but I enjoy this second mystery which always goes along with the first.  The characters are fun since they include Sam's grandmother and various others from the retirement home.  I always look forward to the next book in the series!

Krista Davis' second book in the Domestic Diva Mystery series is The Diva Sweetens the Pie.  Sophie is all set to help with the annual pie festival.  Things get a bit crazy when celebrity cooking judge Patsy Lee arrives in town.  Patsy asks for Sophie's help, but Sophie never finds out what it is all about.  Patsy instead dies mysteriously in the middle of the festival.  This was a fun if typical cozy mystery.  It took me until nearly the end to figure out who the murderer was.  This book was a fun, light read!

Plant Combinations for an Abundant Garden is full of garden ideas for all size of gardens.  It includes a wide ranging plant guide in addition to the individual garden guides.  This is a great book for those new to gardening with no idea where to start.  I found some new information even as a long time gardener.  It is tailored more to those in urban or suburban areas.  It could also work for those with large yards who want to create a small garden area. 

disclosure:  I received these e-books through NetGalley but was not otherwise compensated for these reviews.  All opinions are my own!

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