4 stars · Contemporary · Female sleuth · Forever (Grand Central Publishing) · Mystery · Romance

A Wedding to Die For (Weddingville #1)

★★★★

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By Adrianne Lee

A hundred years ago, a tiny town on the Puget Sound attracted a passel of bachelors desperate to marry. Thanks to the miracle of mail order, they did, and Weddingville was born. Hollywood costumer Daryl Anne Blessing knows that story all too well, and she hasn’t missed it, or much else about her hometown—except for hunky photographer Seth Quinlan. Now Daryl Anne returns to Weddingville to see her best friend say I do… and witnesses a whole lot of something hitting the fan—and it’s not rice.

As the maid of honor, Daryl Anne must keep the bride calm, no matter what. But last time she checked, “what” didn’t include the bride’s estranged mother turning up, scandalizing the locals—and getting herself murdered. Nor did it include digging for clues with Seth, while trying to remember exactly why she left him behind. It’s quite a juggling act, even for a seasoned multi-tasker like Daryl Anne. She soon attracts lusty glances from Seth—and the attention of a killer who’s determined to take this town out of business…

My review

This book is a perfect example of how to write a book in first person. I often have issues with books written in first person POV, but in this case I was able to connect with the heroine and didn’t feel like I was missing out on anything by reading the story from one single POV. Well done! The story itself was a nice whodunnit with many suspects mixed with a bit of romance.

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