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Something Foul at Sweetwater By Sandra Bretting: Review/Giveaway

IN THE December 31 ISSUE

FROM THE 2016 Articles,
andCynthia Chow,
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by Cynthia Chow

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of Something Foul at Sweetwater. We also have a link to order it from Amazon.

Hat designer Missy DuBois should have known it was too good to be true. But ever since she moved to Louisiana 18 months ago, Missy has been enchanted by the elegant, historic antebellum mansions. So when she spotted the flyer listing the Sweetwater mansion for only $250,000, Missy can’t resist hoping that she could make her dreams of having a home and design studio there come true. It seems even closer within her grasp when she meets the realtor, her Vanderbilt sorority sister Mellette Babineaux. Those hopes are dashed when Missy once again has the unfortunate luck to find a dead body, and this time it is that of Mellette’s in the adjoining garden cottage.

It may have been ten years since graduation, but Missy still feels the bonds of her sorority sisterhood and is compelled to discover why Mellette died. Rumors of voodoo ceremonies and hauntings have kept Sweetwater’s asking price low, but that doesn’t seem to bother Herbert Solomon, a billionaire who plans to dismantle the mansion and renovate it into high-end apartments. That he seems to be cozy with both another realtor and the Sweetwater heir infuriates Missy, so if solving Mellette’s murder includes stopping the deal, all the better.book

Missy’s investigation into the mystery of Mellette’s death has her once again working with childhood friend Lance LaPorte, a Louisiana State Police officer and whose mother’s restaurant serves up the best fried chicken in the South. It’s not Lance who appears in her dreams and sparks hopes for a future together, though. That honor goes to Ambrose Jackson, Missy’s best friend and an in-demand wedding dress designer. Together with other wedding-themed shops, Bo’s Allure Couture and Missy’s Crowning Glory cater to every desire and whim a bride or groom could imagine. Those demands by spoiled bridezillas are highlights of the series, as are Missy’s responding skilled and creative solutions. The South comes alive in this delightful novel, from the “Bless his heart,” swampland voodoo practitioners, and residual effects of the Civil War. Missy always leads with her heart, and her genuine love for the land and its history will have readers hoping that she and Bo will finally have that perfect first date.

To enter to win an ebook copy of Something Foul at Sweetwater, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “foul,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen January 7, 2017. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address.

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & short stories in our mystery section.

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Cynthia Chow is the branch manager of Kaneohe Public Library on the island of Oahu. She balances a librarian lifestyle of cardigans and hair buns with a passion for motorcycle riding and regrettable tattoos (sorry, Mom).

Disclosure: This post contains links to an affiliate program, for which we receive a few cents if you make purchases. KRL also receives free copies of most of the books that it reviews, that are provided in exchange for an honest review of the book.

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Donna Gantt December 31, 2016 at 9:30am

I love books set in Louisiana. The descriptions of the homes there are wonderful. Thanks!


2 Lynn December 31, 2016 at 11:36am

Sounds interesting, thanks for offer!


3 Donamae Kutska
Twitter: @donamaekutska
December 31, 2016 at 12:52pm

Awesome cover and it sounds good.


4 Brooke Bumgardner
Twitter: @xbrookeb28x
December 31, 2016 at 8:54pm

Sandra’s series has been on my wish list. Looking forward to reading it.


5 Kathleen Kendler
Twitter: @Kathleen
January 1, 2017 at 8:41am

Sounds like an interesting sequel.
Thanks for the opportunity.
kckendler at gmail dot com


6 Lorraine Bowen January 1, 2017 at 10:50am

Looks good. raineybird at yahoo >com


7 Pam January 1, 2017 at 12:28pm

Looks like a fun read!


8 Brittany Abbott
Twitter: @ilovefinnegan
January 1, 2017 at 6:18pm

I have been hearing great things about this book.


9 peggy clayton January 2, 2017 at 9:46am

I would love to read and review on a few sites sounds so good! ptclayton2@aol.com


10 Paula Staton
Twitter: @Gamblinggal
January 2, 2017 at 2:08pm

love book #1 looking forward to the rest of this series


11 Paula Staton
Twitter: @Gamblinggal
January 2, 2017 at 2:08pm
12 Doward Wilson January 2, 2017 at 5:16pm

On my list of TBR books.


13 Dianne Casey January 2, 2017 at 6:11pm

I haven’t read this series yet, but I really enjoy reading books set in the South. Definitely adding “Something Foul at Sweetwater. Thanks for the chance.


14 Lorie
Twitter: @mysteryrat
January 9, 2017 at 11:34pm

We have a winner!


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