Monday, July 7, 2014

Diamond Rings Are Deadly Things Review



Adrielle Pyper knows how to plan a wedding, and she is especially good at pleasing bridezillas. But when her biggest client and best friend is murdered just three days before the wedding, Adris world falls apart. She moves to the resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho, and starts from scratch. Thanks to Adris impeccable taste and unique style, she lands two celebrity clients, and her business seems headed for success--that is, until someone vandalizes the specialty wedding dresses she imported from overseas. The race is n to uncover a secret hidden within the yards of satin and lace before Adri becomes the next victim. With a delightful blend of mystery, toe-curling kisses, humor, and spine-tingling thrills, Diamond Rings are Deadly Things is a romantic suspense novel that will keep you turning pages long into the night.






My Review
3 out of 5 Stars

The premise of a murder mystery solved by a wedding planner is very interesting. I found the main character's quirky personality fun and engaging. Her unique way at looking at the crazy events around her lead to the believable resolution of the plot. The various twists and layers in the plot itself kept me reading and waiting to see how everything could possible be resolved. The conclusion definitely had my heart pounding.

Cons:

I found the book sometimes read like a long advertisement for mashedpotatoesandcrafts.com. This website was referenced--repeatedly. Also, I found it a little hard to get into the novel at first since it took a while to get a good grasp on what the main character's motivations were. The romance between the characters was a little flat sometimes, but sweet and cute at the same time.

Overall, I would recommend this book for those who like light-hearted mysteries and are into crafts. The ideas for different wedding planning items at the beginning of each chapter would be very enjoyable for those who are a lot more talented than me.

Enjoy!


Rachelle J. Christensen was born and raised in a small farming town in Idaho not far from the setting of her mystery Diamond Rings Are Deadly Things. She graduated cum laude from Utah State University with a degree in psychology.
She enjoys singing and songwriting, playing the piano, running, motivational speaking, and of course reading. Rachelle has an amazing husband, five cute kids, three cats, and five chickens.
Visit www.rachellechristensen.com to learn more about upcoming books.
















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Thursday, July 3, 2014

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I fell in love with Julie's books after attended one of her classes at a LDStorymakers conference. I, of course, had to read some of her work after meeting her. I've since read all her fiction. She is amazing! I'm so excited for her newest release, which she is generously offering for free this weekend. Can't wait to read it!
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  Spell Check by Julie Wright

 A skeleton is rattling its way out of the closet marked “FAMILY SECRET! KEEP OUT!” Allyson Peterson believes that being hanged by the Salem High Witches is the absolute worst thing that can happen. But when her powers, wrested from the trolls of ancient Sweden, manifest themselves, she realizes that a prank hanging by vindictive cheerleaders is the least of her worries. Ally accidentally sends her parents to the jungle to fight anacondas, turns her brother into a mute, and curses the entire cheerleading team with an illness that has no cure, proving that her spells need a little checking. Her Swedish grandmother shows up to help her through the worst part of all—surviving the Troll Trials and saving the guy of her dreams from a vengeance that has festered through-out generations. The power is in her, if she can just get the magic right.  

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Julie WrightAuthor Julie Wright Julie Wright (1972-still breathing) was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. She's lived in LA, Boston, and the literal middle of nowhere (don't ask). She wrote her first book when she was fifteen. She's written sixteen novels--nine of which are traditionally published. Julie won the Whitney award for best romance in 2010 with her novel Cross My Heart. She is agented by Sara Crowe at Harvey Klinger Inc. She has one husband, three kids, two salamanders, one dog, and a varying amount of fish (depending on attrition). She loves writing, reading, traveling, hiking, playing with her kids, and watching her husband make dinner. She used to speak fluent Swedish, but now speaks only well enough to cuss out her children in public. She hates mayonnaise.