Death Comes to Dogwood Manor is was a delightful mystery with easily relatable characters. I love books that center around the wedding business and the idea of someone who creates wedding veils and those fascinators that royal weddings have made popular offers a unique take on a favored cozy mystery sub-genre. In typical cozy fashion, Misty manages to trip over bodies at River Road mansions that her clients use as wedding venues. For a different feel, local law enforcement appreciates her input on the crimes. I know it is not realistic but I enjoy this different slant and, knowing how different life is in small towns, can image it happening with long time friends. He boyfriend Bo is great and the romantic element is sweet but you know that in the background things can get hot. It is wedding season and Misty is swamped so the last thing she needs is to stumble over another body but that doesn't keep her nosiness in check or keep her from turning up another body. The late owner of the current venue was a true grumpy old man so the number of suspects is almost endless. A frustrating bride, a magazine interview and disaster do not leave time for a murder investigation and a real life so it is the life that has to be sacrificed. Fortunately for Misty that is just a figure of speech but food, sleep, and romance are not things she wants to give up. This series is definitely for avid cozy readers to check out. I received a copy of this book from the author but it is the fun I had reading it that make me want to share it with my friends.
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