Saturday, April 23, 2016

Book Review/Giveaway: Bittersweet by Susan Wittig Albert

 Title: Bittersweet
 Author: Susan Wittig Albert
 Series: Book 23 China Bayles Mystery
 Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
 Format: Paperback
 Source: Received for review from Publisher
 Star Rating: 4 out 5 Stars
 Reviewed by: Marlene

 China Bayles and her whole interweaving family are getting together at her mother's and step-father's ranch Bittersweet in South Texas for Thanksgiving. Just as interweaving as her family is the legal mess she will get herself in, in one holiday weekend. Even with her step-father in the hospital and her mother putting up her facade of the strong southern woman. China might be the one cracking by the end of the weekend.

 When Sue Ellen a young woman with aspiring dreams and a bad marriage comes to China for help, China is apprehensive but this woman may be the answer to her mother's problems while her step-father recuperates. Feeling guilty at the same time that she may even be shunning her own duties as a daughter. While Sue Ellen reluctantly tells China the troubles her husband, Jack has involved himself in, they both realize she may be just as in trouble for her knowledge.

 China is also in town to visit with her friend Mackenzie Chambers, a Game Warden in the area. At the same time Mack is investigating what could be the start of a huge smuggling case involving smuggling fawns and big antler bucks into Texas. Due to the threat of disease it has made it illegal but without these big antlered bucks men in the trophy hunting business wouldn't be in the competition. Soon China sees that both are connected and before anything can be done it all comes to a tragic end.

 I haven't read the China Bayle's Mysteries before and I am pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed it. I love the fast pace writing, that the story seems to have a more ensamble cast of characters then just following the story of the lead character and how Ms. Wittig Albert brings her characters to life. I thoroughly enjoyed China and Mack as strong willed women as well. I look forward to the next chapter in China Bayle's life, in Blood Orange. Review to be posted Wednesday April 27th.

FTC Disclosure Thank you to the publisher and/or author or Net Galley 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 are honest and our own.

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32 comments:

  1. This is the first I've heard of this series but it sounds very interesting. Thanks for the opportunity!
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  2. I read this series when it first started but somehow I lost touch with it. Looks like I have to catch up. Thanks for the giveaway. kuzlin (at) aol(dot)com

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  3. One of my favorite series from the beginning. Thanks for sharing your review.

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  4. Thank you for introducing me to Susan Wittig Albert's books and for the chance to win a copy of Bittersweet. It sounds great.
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  14. I love this author and series, but I have not read Bittersweet yet. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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  16. This is a new author for me I have read 100's of others but i looked in my book that i log all the books and authors not one have I read by this one so thank you for introducing me to a new one. This book sounds so good I would love to read and review. Thank you so much for this . ptclayton2@aol.com

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  20. I have read one or two books in this series but your review made me add it to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  21. I haven't read this series yet, but looking forward to reading it. Great review and giveaway, thanks.
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  32. I have been reading this series for years and was literally looking to purchase Bittersweet at a later date just an hour ago. Anyone who has not experienced this series yet is in for a treat.


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