Monday, March 26, 2012
Conroy, Putnam, DeVine and Sowell's Cherry Blossom Capers ~ Reviewed
Cherry Blossom Capers
By Gina Conroy, Cara C. Putman, Frances Devine and Lynette Sowell.
Published by Barbour Publishers
Encounter mystery, mayhem, and murder near Washington, DC, alongside four professional females. White House assistant chef Tara Whitley works with an old flame, FBI agent Jack Courtland, to stop a plot to sabotage a state-dinner. Attorney Ciara Turner and her nemesis Daniel Evans have trials tracking down a judge’s murderer. Archeologist intern Samantha Steele and security guard Nick Porter are on the heels of a dangerous forger. Shop owner Susan Holland and renovator Vince Martini turn upside down her late uncle’s mansion while investigating a string of mysterious accidents. Will these sleuthing couples’ machinations move them into matrimony?
The names of the four stories in this collection are State Secrets by Lynette Sowell, Dying for Love by Cara C. Putman, Buried Deception by gina Conroy and Coffee, Tea and Danger by Francis Devine.
The novels are connected by the lives of four friends, that have a few things in common. They live in Cherry Blossom Estates townhomes in Washington, D.C., each as a very different occupation Ciara is an attorney, Tara is the Whitehouse chief of staff, Samantha is a widow, Susan owns a coffee shop. Each of these ladies is a Christian living out their faith the best they can on their jobs and everywhere else.
The books feature one of the four girls mentioned. The girls find themselves in a dangerous situation and fights romance as they try to solve this mystery. The authors did a good job at keeping the stories consistent and smooth as the reader read about the girls’ lives and how they progressed through the action and adventure.
This book is part of the romancing America series and fun to read. I’m thankful for the review copy. This book is a light hearted, fun cozy mysteries stories I enjoyed and had a good feeling when I read the last page. You will too!
Reviewed by: Nora St.Laurent
The Book Club Network CEO