Thursday, September 15, 2016

Texas and Tiaras (The Book Cellar Mysteries 2)

Nobody in Herald Springs can believe that their small town served as the scene for a major criminal showdown. With the events of the annual gala behind them, they just want to get back to their normal lives, but the members of the local “drink and gossip club” know the drama is far from over.

Brooke’s got a stalker, Annabeth has a criminal mastermind bent on her destruction, and even Vi is being taken for a ride by someone she thought was her friend. If only they could turn to each other for help, things might not be so bad—but with the women at odds with one another and only Jesse in good graces with the rest of the group, that isn’t likely to happen any time soon.

Their world is going to hell in a hand basket, so why not throw a party to brighten everyone’s mood? With Ligia’s help, Brooke arranges a charity beauty pageant the town won’t soon forget, especially when the bad guys show up and attempt to finish what they started earlier that year…

My Impressions: 

Texas and Tiaras is the 2nd book of the Book Cellar Mystery collection, following Walker Texas Wife. I am hooked on this series. It took me forever to pick up and read the first book. I kept putting it off because the title really did not speak to me, but once I did I was trapped into the wonderful world created by this amazing author. The follow up book is just as amazing and wonderful as the first. I will say that without reading the first book, you really miss so much of the characters background and connecting stories that you cannot appreciate Texas and Tiaras to its full extent and potential. The authors do try and connect the stories, but having read the first one I felt so much was missing if you try and read this as a stand-alone book. I adore the way faith is worked into each of these stories in a gentle, nonjudgmental, real way. You see how faith works differently in each character and the struggles they have from adultery, domestic violence, relationships, friendship, etc. Overall the book is amazing and always leaves you with a great cliff hanger so you cannot wait for the next one to come out.

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