Sunday, June 8, 2014
A Veiled Deception (A Vintage Magic Mystery), Annette Blair
Synopsis:Madeira Cutler has worked for a prestigious New York clothes designer for many years. Returning home to Mystick Falls, Connecticut, Maddie becomes embroiled in all the small town and family dynamics as her sister Sherry's arch-enemy Jasmine is all too present at the festivities and a little tied to her future mother-in-law and ultimate snob Deborah Vancortland. When Maddie discovers Jasmine strangled by her sister's bridal veil, Maddie investigates to clear her sister's name. Her understanding of fashion takes an unexpected turn when a ghost appears. The wedding gown, a vintage gown given by Deborah to Sherry, possesses a magical power to make its past all too visible. Can Maddie and the magical wedding dress clear her sister? How will a little touch of magic and a vintage gown transform Maddie's life?
Thoughts: I'm a huge fan of Annette Blair! I've read several of her books about witches, which were truly fun reads. There is a comfortable mix of comedy and suspense in this story, coupled with a murder mystery and wedding planning. Will be picking up more of this series from the library soon!