Genre: Cozy Mystery
Release Date: July 2013
Betsy Livingston is planning a wedding so what could go wrong? After publishing a recipe for homemade calamine lotion in the newspaper, the ladies in the community church make a large batch. Everyone loves the stuff until someone in Pecan Bayou is found dead after using it. The town points to Betsy and she starts rethinking her whole career as a helpful hints columnist. Now she must clear her own name in between dress-fitting, cake-tasting, and all those things that turn a bride into a bridezilla. Is Betsy at fault or could there be something else that leads her down the aisle to murder?
Reader review . . .
Betsy and Leo have set a date for their wedding and are trying to get everything just right for their special day. But when someone dies after using homemade calamine lotion made from one of Betsy’s columns, she has to find time to save her reputation as “The Happy Hinter”. Between suspicious deaths and a competitive bridezilla in town, will her wedding plans be derailed?
Welcome back to Pecan Bayou! This fictional small town contains some of the nicest Southern characters you’ll ever meet. And yet, with all of those nice people, Betsy continues to see dead people! Some of my favorite characters are Aunt Maggie, Danny, and Betsy’s son, Zack. Aunt Maggie has been Betsy’s substitute mother since her mother walked out of her life when she was a toddler. Having followed the series from the beginning, I have enjoyed watching Betsy’s journey from an insecure single mother to a secure young woman who has found love at last.
Once again, it’s a light, cozy mystery that kept this reader guessing to the very end. I hope that the author will continue this series for a long time.
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