Friday, April 4, 2014

Book Review- Bloom and Doom by Beverly Allen

Beverly Allan has a brand new book out. It's called Bloom and Doom and was released on April 1st. 

Bloom and Doom

my review:

This is the perfect book to start your spring reading! This first in the new Bridal Bouquet mystery is a delightful read. Beverly introduces you to Audrey Bloom and her cousin Olivia Rose. They own Rose in Bloom floral shop. Audrey is a wedding bouquet designer and has study what each flower means, which she uses in her business to make the perfect floral bouquet for brides and brides maids. 

It's spring time in Ramble Virginia and Jenny and her mom are at the shop looking into flowers for Jenny's wedding to Derek. Everything has to be just right for this wedding. So when Derek is found dead in his car and Jenny is arrested for his death , Audrey works hard to find out what really happened and clear Jenny's name. 

Beverly has created a strong cast of characters and a story plot that keeps you reading from the beginning to the end.  The atmosphere of the town and characters are well developed and this book is a fantastic read. I enjoyed learning about the different flowers and what they mean.   I look forward to more in this series.

Book Description

 April 1, 2014
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, it’s nothing compared to the groom turning up dead. 

A designer of eye-catching bridal bouquets—many of them based on the Victorian meanings behind each flower—Audrey Bloom is used to celebrations that end with happily ever after. In fact, every couple she’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 she’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 Audrey’s mind), the groom is found dead—sprinkled with bits of a bouquet. This is bad for business—not to mention for Jenny, who has become the prime suspect. So Audrey decides to do a little digging herself, hoping she won’t be the next Ramble resident pushing up daisies…

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