Published July 7th 2015 by Peachwood Press
Source: I received a copy from eBooks for Review in exchange for an honest review
My Rating: 4.5 Stars
When wedding planner, Adrielle Pyper, goes to Hawaii to orchestrate a destination wedding, she isn't prepared for what she finds.
After the trauma of her previous 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 to murder when Adri discovers the body of a young woman.
Shaken, but unable to let it go, Adri’s sleuthing leads her into more danger than she could imagine. 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.
I love the little tips given at the beginning of each chapter. Some are wedding hints, others are craft ideas, and there are even recipes! Yes, the website listed above is real.
I read the first book in this series, Diamond Rings are Deadly Things (you can see my review here), and really enjoyed getting to know Adri and her business. She almost seems to be a magnet for trouble, yet she is a normal, very hardworking, and down to earth kind of girl. This book can stand alone, but I think a reader will definitely understand more if the first book is read first.
Can I just say, I loved the setting? Kauai... who could resist planning a destination wedding in Kauai?! Adri definitely couldn't and I loved that she takes time to enjoy herself while she's there. Relaxation and work are on her list of things to do, but instead, she finds a dead body. This isn't a mystery that I was able to figure out because there are a lot of twists. I really enjoyed the characters and the suspense and like I said before, the setting was perfect. I believe the places mentioned are real and I really loved how a visual picture of this place was painted in my mind.
Adri helps plan the perfect weddings, but I liked that she found a little romance too--in the form of a mini love triangle. This one has many elements that make a great story! I'm definitely looking forward to what's in store for Adri.
Content: mild romance; no language; mild violence (death and attempted murders, but nothing graphic). Clean!
Rachelle J. Christensen was born and raised in a small farming town in Idaho not far from the setting of her mystery Diamond Rings Are Deadly Things. She graduated cum laude from Utah State University with a degree in psychology. She enjoys singing and songwriting, playing the piano, running, motivational speaking and of course reading. Rachelle has an amazing husband, five cute kids, three cats and five chickens.