Sunday 20 January 2019

Book ~ "Whiskey and Gunpowder" (2018) Liliana Hart

From Goodreads ~ Something old,
Something new,
Something borrowed,
Something ... bedazzled?

In twenty-four hours, Addison Holmes will be a married woman. Maybe.

A week to plan a wedding in the south is not for the fainthearted but Addison (along with the help of her neurotic mother, unreliable sister and unpredictable Aunt Scarlet) are determined to pull it off.

There’s just one problem. Okay ... two problems.

Problem #1: The preacher is missing.

This seems like a bad omen to Addison and all the best investigators she knows are taking part in the pre-wedding festivities (that’s code for drunk).

That leaves one man for the task: FBI Special Agent Matt Savage. But Addison isn’t sure he’s the man for the job. She and Savage have a complicated history and Savage could make the preacher disappear forever if it served his own agenda.

Problem #2: Rosemarie Valentine is in charge of booking the bridal party for a spa day. Enough said.

Addison Holmes is a former high school history teacher who is now a working at her friend, Kate's detective agency.  She and Nick, a police officer, recently got engaged and he wants to get married in a week's time.  So Addison has to solve her outstanding cases so she can take off for a few weeks on her honeymoon in addition to planning her wedding.  Not an easy thing to do but she does have the help of her best friends, Kate and Rosemary, her mother and her great aunt Scarlett.

Some of the cases Addison has outstanding include a wife who suspects her husband is having an affair because he takes their dog for a walk for a couple hours three times a week and is gone for a while and a preacher who has a stalker.

It was a light fun book to read.  It is written in first person perspective from Addison's point of view.  I liked the writing style ... it was amusing.

This is the sixth book I've read by this author and I enjoyed it.  Though it is the sixth in the Addison Holmes series (I've read them all), it works as a stand alone.  I'm assuming this is the last of the series since everything had a conclusion.  It was a fun series and it's good that the author chose to end it while it was still enjoyable.

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