Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Review: Wedding Bel Blues
Title: Wedding Bel Blues
Author: Maggie McConnon
Publication Date: May 31, 2016
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Recommended If You Like: cozy mysteries, mysteries about food, mysteries about families, strong female protagonists
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my opinion of the book or my review itself.
Belfast McGrath's culinary career crashed and burned in New York, leading her to (temporarily, she hopes) move back in with her large family--and get roped into becoming the cook for their wedding business. But when someone dies at her cousin's wedding, Bel finds herself drawn into solving both the mystery and the secrets of her family's past.
What I Liked:
Bel is a great character. She's strong, but struggling, smart but still trying to figure life (and her heart) out. Her family is also full of great characters, all unique.
The mystery is also a good one, full of lots of twists and turns. Almost everyone has a motive, and everyone has a secret. The reveals at the end are especially surprising, which is always a good thing in my eyes.
I'm also really intrigued by the mystery from Bel's past, of what happened the night her best friend disappeared.
Anything I Didn't Like?
There's not much not to like about this series. There are a lot of characters, and how everyone is related (or not related) can get a little confusing at times.
I've really enjoyed the two books I've read in this series so far, and would definitely recommend them to cozy mystery fans.