Saturday, October 24, 2015

Book Review/Giveaway: Floral Depravity by Beverly Allen

 

Title: Floral Depravity
 Author: Beverly Allen
 Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
 Mystery Series: Book 3 A Bridal Bouquet Shop Mystery
 Format: Paperback
 Source: Received for Review from Publisher
 Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
 Reviewed by: Tina

 Someone never fails to push up some daisies in the A Bridal Bouquet Shop Mysteries and it's always fun to figure out who that someone is going to be and how the co-owner of the Rose in Bloom flower shop, Audrey Bloom will be connected to someone involved and how she gets caught up in yet another mystery .

 The daughter of a local historian is getting married and Audrey and the staff at Roses in Bloom, including Audrey's very pregnant cousin, Liv are providing the flowers for their medieval-themed wedding at a encampment in their town of Ramble.

 At the wedding Audrey spots someone from her past that she thought disappeared from her life forever and she wonders how it will affect her life. When the father of the groom is found dead by poisoning from the deadly monkshood plant found in the forest surrounding the encampment it is proven that the father of the groom and owner of a pharmaceutial company, Barry Brooks was indeed murdered.

 Audrey has enough on her plate with getting flowers ready for the wedding in this not so typical medieval setting , the someone from her past and with two potential love interests, Audrey suddenly finds herself in the middle of it all with a growing suspect list. She needs to weed out all the guests to find the killer with a hidden secret.

 You will love learning about the meaning and the language of flowers as I did. It is a great premise to this series. I came to love Audrey and wanting to know what she will be caught up in next had me wanting to pick up and read Floral Depravity. I was not really care for the medieval theme but I loved all the twists, turns, and secrets some of these characters and the story held.

 Coming to know more about Audrey and her past was a turning point for her character, I thought that author, Beverly Allen beautifully brought to the forefront. I really did not agree with how Audrey dealt with the someone from her past and I felt myself relating to her because I lost the same person she had but I  still love Audrey. A Sweet smelling flower filled thrill ride of a mystery made Floral Depravity like a flower in full bloom.

FTC Disclosure Thank you to the publisher and/or author for providing us with a copy of this book for review.This did not influence our thoughts in any way. All the opinions of the book and review are our own and our reviews are honest.

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44 comments:

  1. Floral Depravity sounds like a great mystery. I like the medieval wedding theme which includes flowers (I think it will be cool to learn the language of flowers). Thank you for the giveaway.
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  2. Sounds wonderful! Thanks for the opportunity!
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  3. I love this series and look forward to each one. I love learning the meaning of each flower. Thanks for the giveaway. poohwine1217@gmail.com

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  4. Looks great; thanks for the chance to win :)
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  5. I would love to read this! Thanks for the chance.
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  6. Sounds like a great read. My mom worked in a floral shop when I was in high school (many many moons ago). Would love to read. phalley@woh.rr.com

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  7. I think learning more about the history of flowers via a cozy sounds great. Thanks for the chance to win.
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  8. I haven't read a book by this author but I would like to. Thanks for a chance to enter. jr_dj_gantt@juno.com

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  9. Wonderful review - now I want to read the whole series! Thanks.
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  10. So many great cozies to read ...Love them all !!! jchizmar01@windstream.net

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  11. Love the bridal shop mysteries.
    thanks for the chance to win the new one.
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  12. Excellent review. Wonderful series. Thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  13. Thanks for this captivating and intriguing cozy mystery which interests me greatly. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. This sounds like a wonderful book! I love flowers!!!!!!!! Nstolldorf@gmail.com

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  15. I will have to check out this series. Thanks for the giveaway
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  16. Wonderful review! Thank you for introducing me to this author's books.
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  17. I really enjoy this series!
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  18. I would love to read this book. Sounds wonderful!! chettysmom@yahoo.com

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  19. I love this series and always look forward to a new one. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. cking78503@aol.com

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  20. I would love to read this book. Appreciate the opportunity. servedogmom@yahoo.com

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  21. I hope I win a copy.
    Thanks for the opportunity!
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  22. I have the earlier books and this one is high on my TBR list. I like,this auhor.
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  23. The book sounds great! Dawnm89us@yahoo.com

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  24. My first time here, thank you for the opportunity! Love to find new authors and series! My email is rainbowwarriorl@yahoo.com. Again, thank you so very much, Cathy Cox

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  26. Great cover. Love to read about flowers and their meanings.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
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  27. I love this series!! Thanks for the giveaway!!!
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  28. I'm in the process of reading the second book in this series and love it. I appreciate the opportunity to win the third book. prancilio@gmail.com

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  29. Thank you for the chance to win! While I haven't started reading in this series yet, I would love to! This one sounds particularly interesting because of learning about the herbs and flowers of medieval times. The groom's father being murdered and his company - mystery and more mystery! jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

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  30. Love this series and can't wait to read this one. Thanks for the chance to win. doward1952@yahoo.com.

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  31. Looks good. This is a new series to me. Jlsbookclub @ nc.rr.com

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  32. This is such an enjoyable series! Thank you for the giveaway. bskts4unme@hotmail.com

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  33. Thanks so much for the review and for hosting the giveaway. I just got home after a book event, and it was lovely to read so many who have liked the series or want to check it out! (I wish you could all win!) --Barb/Beverly

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  35. Another great review! If you enjoy learning about plants you should try the "China Bayles" cozy mystery series by Susan Wittig Albert. (If you haven't already) China owns a herb shoppe in her cozy little town and plants come into play quite frequently. They are written well, and are quite enjoyable. Thanks for the giveaway. eeyore722@gmail.com

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  36. I own a number of the books in this series and would be thrilled to add this one to it.

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  37. This book sounds great!! jawdance@yahoo.com

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  38. I love this series!! Can't wait to read this one. Relk719@gmail.com

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  39. I have been really enjoying this series. I love the language of the flowers in these books. Happy to see a new one.

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  40. I have been wanting to read this Book and I had it on my list. Sounds good. Thank you for the contest.
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  41. I enjoy this series. I loved For Whom the Bluebell Tolls. Thanks for the opportunity to win a book my TBR list. Raquel36m(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. I've not yet read this series, so would love to win. Pattie.tierney@gmail.com

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  43. What a great giveaway and chance to read the latest in a great series.

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