My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Indeed I couldn’t be happier with this lovely cozy mystery! The setting is perfect. The mystery is fascinating. And if you love fashion, this will be a delectable treat for you. Especially vintage fashion!
I never would have known that this book was actually written by two authors who have adopted a pen name. Their writing is absolutely seamless–I couldn’t tell where one began and one ended. I was intrigued by the fashion detail, and when I saw that one of the authors had this fashion background, it suddenly made sense. I am not a major fashionista by any means, but the detail was really a treat. The 1950’s are a time period that I adore, and I truly felt transported to that era within this book. The mystery was a throwback to that time, and I never found my interest waning. The characters were exquisite (even though high society and looks are not something that captures my attention). I did find the book a fairly solemn but mostly wholesome reading. There were only a few minor profanities, and they did not really bother me.
I always judge mysteries by the outcome and the cleverness of the sleuthing. While the revelation of the murderer did not overly astonish me, I didn’t have it completely solved either. I look forward to the next installment in this series. Poppy Cove is a quiet place full of nostalgia from a golden age within our country.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.