Synopses & Reviews
Deadly thorns lurk among the roses inand#160;this Bridal Bouquet Shop Mystery
Florist Audrey Bloom, co-owner of the Rose in Bloom, creates fragrant bouquets for brides. But when a wedding goes fatally wrong, itand#8217;s up to Audrey to sniff out a killerand#160;.and#160;.and#160;.
Everything is coming up roses for Audrey when her dazzling creations are picked to be featured on a wedding reality show. The hot series is filming an episode about a bride whoand#8217;s bonkers for bells, and Audreyand#8217;s bouquets of campanulas, calla lilies, and Bells-of-Ireland are perfect for the bridal theme.
But Audreyand#8217;s debut quickly becomes a hothouse of trouble. Her ex, Brad, shows up as a crew member on the show, threatening her blossoming relationship with Nick the baker. To make matters worse, when one of the showand#8217;s hosts is found dead in the bell tower of a historic church, all the evidence points toward Brad.
Now Audrey needs to weed out the real killer before someone elseand#8217;s chance at stardom is permanently nipped in the budand#160;.and#160;.and#160;.
Praise for Bloom and Doom:
and#8220;Bloom and Doom captivated my attention from the very first page. A thoroughly entertaining and engaging mystery!and#160; I can't wait for the next one!and#8221;and#8212;New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay
"Itand#8217;s an engaging bouquet of mayhem and murder. What a delight for cozy readers!"and#8212;Erika Chase, national bestselling author of the Ashton Corners Book Club Mysteries
Praise for the Bridal Bouquet Shop Mysteries
“Captivated my attention from the very first page...Beverly Allen writes wonderfully engaging characters in a lovely small-town setting...A thoroughly entertaining and engaging mystery! I cant wait for the next one!”—Jenn McKinlay. New York Times bestselling author of On Borrowed Time
“Its an engaging bouquet of mayhem and murder. What a delight for cozy readers!”—Erika Chase, national bestselling author of the Ashton Corners Book Club Mysteries
“Allens upbeat series debut reads smoothly and easily with excellent dialog and an immensely likable cast. . . . The flower business really stars in this cozy.”—Library Journal
“Provides readers with a fresh twist on the amateur-sleuth story.”—Booklist
As the co-owner of The Rose in Bloom, Audrey Bloom creates magnificent flower arrangements for brides to be. Though helping to plan a wedding can be stressful, itand#8217;s nothing compared to the groom turning up dead.
A designer of eye-catching bridal bouquetsand#151;many of them based on the Victorian meanings behind each flowerand#151;Audrey Bloom is used to celebrations that end with happily ever after. In fact, every couple sheand#8217;s worked with is still together, living in wedded bliss. But her perfect record is about to be broken.
Her childhood friend Jenny Whitney has reeled in the most eligible bachelor in Ramble, Virginia, and sheand#8217;s hired Audrey to design the bouquet. But before Jenny can walk down the aisle clutching her blend of anemone, scabious, and pussy willow (a floral disaster in Audreyand#8217;s mind), the groom is found deadand#151;sprinkled with bits of a bouquet. This is bad for businessand#151;not to mention for Jenny, who has become the prime suspect. So Audrey decides to do a little digging herself, hoping she wonand#8217;t be the next Ramble resident pushing up daisiesand#133;
In the latest Bridal Bouquet Shop mystery, florist Audrey Bloom creates an arrangement for a one-of-a-kind wedding, but ends up pruning a one-of-a-kind criminal
As the co-owner of the Rose in Bloom Flower Shop, Audrey knows how to put together unique wedding bouquets, but this one takes the cake. The daughter of a local historian is getting married in a medieval-themed, hand-fasting ceremony, and Audrey is responsible for providing period-accurate blooms.
But making sure she gets her roses right turns out to be the least of Audreys problems. Shortly after the vows are exchanged, the father of the groom suddenly drops dead. When Audrey discovers the mans death stems from monkshood poisoning, its a clear-cut case of murder. Now, faced with a suspect list that rivals the guest list, Audrey needs to root out the toxic killer
About the Author
Beverly Allen holds a degree in engineering, but her creative streak caused her to run screaming from the pocket-protector set. She is the author of the Bridal Bouquet Shop mysteries, including For Whom the Bluebell Tolls and Bloom and Doom. She lives near Buffalo, New York, where she enjoys cooking, crafts, gardening, home-improvement projects, board games, and spending time with her husband, daughter, and three naughty but adorable cats.