Saturday, August 1, 2015

Veils And Vengeance (Wedding Planner Mystery #2) by Rachelle Christensen

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Genre: Cozy mystery
Kindle Edition, 347 pages
Published: July 7, 2015 by Peachwood Press
ASIN: B00ZPVXF2Y
Series: Wedding Planner Mysteries

Synopsis: When wedding planner Adrielle Pyper orchestrates a destination ceremony in Hawaii, she’s prepared for anything—except murder. 
After the trauma of her last event, the beautiful isle of Kauai is the perfect place for Adri to unwind and do what she does best – plan. She even lets herself indulge in the attention of the groom’s handsome brother. But just when everything seems to be perfect, an afternoon snorkeling trip turns deadly when Adri discovers the body of a young woman. 
Shaken, but unable to let go, Adri’s sleuthing leads her into more danger than she bargained for. When a number of “accidents” threaten her own life, it soon becomes apparent that someone will do anything to keep Adri from interfering with their vengeance. 

For great craft tips, visit Adri's website,www.mashedpotatoesandcrafts.com


Review: This book begins shortly after the end of the first in the series, Diamond Rings Are Deadly Things, but it is easily read as a stand-alone. Adrielle Pyper is in Hawaii working on a destination wedding, which should be relaxing and fun. However, the discovery of a body while snorkeling changes the tone of her stay in the islands.

This series is a lot of fun. Each chapter begins with a wedding tip/craft from Adrielle's website, mentioned above. And this time around, since they are in Hawaii, we get descriptions of several spots, which was great for someone who has yet to travel to the islands. 

The novel contains a few red herrings to attempt to confuse us about the identity of the killer. Adri finds herself in danger again, but she does solve the mystery, and pull off the perfect wedding for the happy couple.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

Rating: Four stars

About the author:
 photo 3327139_zps0nlhxmbj.jpgRachelle J. Christensen is a mother of five who writes mystery/suspense and solves the mystery of the missing shoe on a daily basis. She graduated cum laude from Utah State University with a degree in psychology and a music minor. She enjoys singing and songwriting, playing the piano, running, motivational speaking, and of course reading. 

Rachelle’s first novel, Wrong Number was awarded Outstanding Book of the Year from the League of Utah Writers and was also a 2010 Whitney Finalist. She is also the author of Caller ID and the Rone Award-winning novella with a Timeless Romance Anthology, Fall Collection, as well as the author of the Wedding Planner Mystery series.


Rachelle's new nonfiction book, What Every 6th Grader Needs to Know: 10 Secrets to Connect Moms & Daughters is co-authored by Connie Sokol. Learn more about this new series atwww.coachmom.org

Visit www.rachellechristensen.com to learn more about upcoming books.

1 comment:

Diane Coto said...

Oh my gosh! This sounds very cute. :)
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