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
Source: Received for Review from Publisher
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by: Tina
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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