Saturday, December 7, 2013

#BookReview--> Doris the Florist Cozy Mystery #2- Blooms and Grooms by Carol Lee


Doris is the local florist in the sleepy town of Ashby and she has been hired to do the flowers for the wedding of the most eligible bachelor in town, Michael who is the son of the wealthiest family in Ashby and also a good friend to Doris. Everything is going splendidly until the bride-to-be is found dead and Michael names Doris as the main suspect in the murder!

Unable to believe the turn of events and utterly shocked, Doris suddenly
finds herself the target of suspicions, gossip and pulled into a drama completely out of a movie!

Can she prove herself innocent?
Who killed the bride and why?
Why did Michael name Doris as a suspect?

I was attracted to buy Blooms & Grooms by its cover which is very innovative and eye catching. Although the blurb looked very promising, I felt the book didn't live up to my expectations. First of all, this is the second book in the cozy mystery series and it shows. I had not read the first book so I felt the lack of character description and introduction. Like Doris goes on and on about Will, the detective in the Ashby police force and also her boyfriend, but I could not picture him because I didn't know what he looked like or what his thoughts and beliefs were or how he was as an individual. It felt all through like I was missing something. So my advice to you is read this book only after you have read the first book in the series, The Snapdragon Murder.

I didnt get fully involved in the story and though I liked Doris, I was not impressed with the plot. There are loop holes to the whole mystery like no explanation is given why Michael named Doris as a suspect to the murder. Also their is no development of other suspects and the whole murder mystery is suddenly wrapped up. The only impressive point is the solution to the mystery.

All in all, an okay book. I give it a 3 out of 5.

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