Caprice’s house staging is disrupted by Drew Pierson, a caterer who opened Portable Edibles, a business in direct competition with her sister Nikki’s Catered Capers. Nikki turned down Drew as a possible partner and he seems determined to undermine and bury her. However his successful launch of a deal for his blackberry barbecue sauce must have stirred up his enemies. When Nikki visits the house where Drew lives with his grandmother to resolve differences, she and Caprice find him dead–murdered with the base of a valuable Tiffany lamp.
Caprice discovers clues about Drew’s sly business dealings–from stealing recipes from another chef, to friends who hold grudges, to a sister who will now inherit half of her grandmother’s estate since Drew is dead. In the midst of her own romantic relationship upheaval, helping her uncle set up his pet sitting-business, assisting a friend care for a pregnant stray cat, Caprice follows the suspect trail, inadvertently putting herself in danger once more.
Award winning and best-selling author, Karen Rose Smith’s plots are all about emotion. She began writing in her early teens when she listened to music and created stories to accompany the songs. An only child, she spent a lot of time in her imagination and with books–Nancy Drew, Zane Gray, The Black Stallion and Anne of Green Gables. She dreamed of brothers and sisters and a big family like her mother and father came from. This is the root of her plotlines that include small communities and family relationships as part of everyday living. Residing in Pennsylvania with her husband and four rescued cats, she welcomes interaction with readers on social media.
Every time I have the pleasure of reading this authors books, I fall in love with her writing a little more. She writes so graceful, funny has such wonderful characters. Caprice De Luca is an interior designer and her sister, Nikki, helps caterer the food to help set the stage for the homes. I can just see the lovely furniture surrounded by yummy foods waiting for guests to partake in.
Things take a sudden turn when Nikki's rival , Drew outbids her on a wedding reception . He is not the nicest man around and seems to get under Nikki's skin. Guess when you break up, the other person doesn't seen to take rejection well. Drew just won't stop at taking jobs from Nikki, because now he is is at an expo claiming a recipe as his own. Nikki is furious and can't believe he could stoop that low. Her recipe being displayed as Drew's is going to far, she thinks.
When the women decide to confront Drew about the recipe, they instead discover his lifeless body. And who gets blamed for the murder? Well I think we can guess who everyone thinks it is. The story is funny, and the women seem to really get in a lot of messes, but they must prove who really killed Drew. Will they prove their innocence ? Will they continue to keep their businesses or will the scandal destroy their livelihood? It's a race to see who the killer is and these extraordinary women are in the fight for their life. The author writes such a great story with twists and turns, I could not put the book down. The description of the town was so quaint , I think I would love to live there. To say I'm a huge fan of Ms. Smith is an understatement. Her books are always well written with charm and characters that you can't help but like.
I received a copy of this book from Great Escapes Book Tours for an honest review.