Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Book Review: A Root Awakening By Kate Collins

Title: A Root Awakening
Author: Kate Collins
Series: Book 16 A Flower Shop Mystery
Publisher: Signet
Format: Paperback
Source: Received for review from Publisher
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Rating: five stars
Reviewed by: Tina Diamond

Newlyweds florist,  Abby and Private detective, Marco are on the hunt for a house. While on that hunt they come across this house that is a little worse for wear but was in the process of being repaired. Conflict arises when Abby just wants a move in ready home and her hubby wants to renovate. While looking at the house with their realtor a painter suddenly falls to the ground. Every one jumps to action trying to save the fallen worker. The man, Sergio is then rushed to the hospital and continues to stay in critical condition.

Everyone on the scene claims that Sergio did in fact call out for help and with Sergio's tough guy reputation his wife, Rosa soon hires Marco to try to find out what really happened. At the same time Abby wonders about the curious stares from a little girl that lives in the home , a little girl that she can't seem to get off her mind and haunts her dreams, she wonders again and again about this family and decides to start her own investigation because she just feels there's something off about them.

Marco Continues with his own investigation as to why Sergio fell from the roof but is getting no where and Abby wants to prove to Marco that she can prove the people in the home are not who they claim to be.  When Sergio dies and it is proven to be murder it's even more important to to try the find out how Sergio could have possibly fallen to his death so suddenly before someone else is pushing up daisies.

I couldn't read this book fast enough, edge of your seat excitement. With also a few shed tears. Tender moments  filled with drama. A great edition to the Flower Shop Mysteries. Being the sixteenth book it actually reads like the first book in the series. This is the first book I have read in the series but if author Kate Collins cozy mystery are this great at the sixteenth book I can imagine what the previous and future books in this series will be like. Thank you for making a fan out of me.


  1. Thank you, Tina. I'm so happy the book touched you. When a story makes me laugh and cry, I always hope it has that effect on readers.

  2. The book did touch me as a mother. I love it when reading a book brings out so many emotions within me and your book did just that.

  3. Hi,
    I have only read the first book (Mum's the Word) in this series but I enjoyed it so much that I have added Kate Collins among MY FAVOURITE "MYSTERY" AUTHORS...!

    I am glad to know that the author is maintaining her superb standard even till her latest book, and am looking forward to reading the rest of the books in the series :-)

    Anyway, thanks for the great review...!

    Ramla Zareen



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