Out tomorrow, January 27!
When a rival wedding planner is murdered with one of Ava’s bridal shoes at the Hearts Forever Fair, she’ll need everyone’s help—including an angry ghost with a tragic past—to help her prove her innocence and bring the culprit to justice.
The Hearts Forever Bridal Fair is the biggest wedding event in Georgia, making it the perfect time to unveil my new gown designs. It’s also my chance to take Aunt Willa’s business to the next level. The hotel hosting it may be haunted, but not even the spirits who require my assistance will keep me from achieving my goal.
A group of conspirators just might, though, especially after my biggest competitor ends up with a bridal shoe’s stiletto lodged in his throat. When our antagonistic past becomes a hot topic, and my fingerprints all over the murder weapon, I’ll need my guardian angel, cantankerous cat, and an eccentric ghostly detective, to help prove my innocence.
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Hearts & Haunts is a cute, cozy mystery with a paranormal twist, since the protagonist is a “closet medium” in addition to a bridal shop owner and amateur sleuth. There’s quite a cast of characters here–both corporeal and non- –and as someone who hasn’t read the first two books in the series (yet!) it was a times a bit tricky to keep all of the characters straight, but it didn’t really detract from my enjoyment of the book, it just slowed me down a teensy bit. 😉
In addition to working a bridal show in an (extremely haunted!) historic hotel, protagonist Ava juggles two mysteries here–who murdered the annoying wedding planner from the booth next to hers (and *maybe* used one of Ava’s shop’s shoes to do the deed…) and why the agitated ghost of the daughter of the original owners can’t seem to leave the grounds. Everything wraps up nicely in the end–well, except for the dead guy and the murderer, I suppose–leaving Ava with a unique (but ultimately happy!) Valentine’s Day at last.
Rating: 4 stars / B+
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.