Sunday, March 30, 2014

Book Review: Bloom and Doom by Beverly Allen

Title Bloom and Doom
Author: Beverly Allen
Series: Book 1, A Bridal Bouquet Shop Mystery
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Format: Paperback
Source: Received for Review from Publisher
Reviewed by: Tina

It's all about flowers in Audrey Bloom?s bridal bouquet shop, Rose in Bloom and what I really loved about this first in a series was most of the plot took place in the bouquet shop and learning the meanings of each flower was a great because I didn't know different flowers had meanings. Audrey has made bouquets for many weddings with every couple still living together forever. But together forever is about to come crashing down .

Audrey?s ex - friend, Jenny Whitney is marrying Ramble Virginia's most eligible bachelor, Derek Rawling and she wants Audrey to create the bouquet for her nuptials. But to everyone?s shock and horror Derek is found dead stabbed with a knife from Rose in Bloom and a bouquet scattered around him. It is soon discovered that Derek has many secrets and is becoming quite the shady character and Derek;s fiancé, Jenny has becomes the prime suspect.

Audrey becomes torn as whether to help her ex-friend that gave up on her many years ago for a new life and new friends but Audrey decides to try to help Jenny to prove her innocence before she herself becomes planted in the ground. I was hooked by the first chapter, It has already become one of my favorite series, beautifully written and crafted with flowers being the main attraction. I?m in anticipation for the next book in this wonderful up and coming series.


  1. Great review, Tina. Thanks so much. I'm so glad you liked Audrey and her friends.

  2. A gorgeous cover, and a great review, means I am adding this one to my neverending wishlist. Thanks Tina!



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