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Summary

Jenna McGovern’s strappy shoes and sundresses are not going to cut it when she makes the move from Hollywood Hills to Blueberry Lake, Minnesota in the stone-cold dead of winter. A former stylist to the stars, Jenna’s determined to bring the latest red-carpet fashions back to the Midwest in an effort to revive her mother’s floundering thrift shop. 

But when a difficult client is found dead hours after visiting the store from a high heel to the throat, she becomes the chief of police’s number-one suspect. If Jenna doesn’t clear her name quickly, she’ll not only lose the chance to style the biggest winter wedding Blueberry Lake has ever seen, but her mother’s thrift store will go under for good - and Jenna will be stuck flaunting the worst fashion of all time: a neon orange jumpsuit.

©2020 Gina LaManna (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Interesting first story in what will hopefully grow into an enjoyable Cozy Series

This is the third series of Gina LaManna’s that I have engaged in (Shoot The Breeze was the first novel in one, which was GREAT! Shades Of Pink was the other, which was quite dire - I didn’t progress beyond book 2)!
Now this one: it’s far, far better than the second series I attempted, but not as good as the first series, which is far superior to both (& I suspect far superior to ‘Sprinkled)!

This is a far more adult read. Which just goes to show how versatile Ms LaManna is as an author, she can write for YA as well as an older audience. This tale feels like a transitional series, straddling both genres in an embracing Cozy tale. Not heavy on character development - yet - but there is scope and hopes for that to develop in the next titles. This is really cozy reading with an interesting small town backdrop. I have high hopes for this series.

I acknowledge that I’ve said a great deal and yet told you nothing about the actual story: A transplanted Hollywood Stylist has relocated to Blueberry Hills. Ostensibly to help her mother breathe new life into her Thrift Store, but also to escape the very public/tabloid humiliation of being dumped by her boyfriend, who is now becoming a famous movie star.

She arrives in Minnesota , ill dressed for the winter weather, minus her 3 bags of luggage and becomes the only suspect in the homicide of a man that most of the town wants dead! The rest is Cozy…

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  • nichole egan
  • 03-02-21

Cute. Easy Listening.

Another good story by Gina lamanna. I love that most of her books take place in Minnesota.

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  • Debra Pfaffly
  • 24-03-20

love this author

Gina Lamanna one of my favorite authors. books are light, funny, good cozy mysteries. recommend to anyone who enjoys a good book.

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  • MARIANNE
  • 28-07-20

narrator is obnoxious

I struggled with trying to finish it. the narrator was so obnoxious. the author followed suit with so many other mystery writers who always the main charactor the courageous hero who kills the murderer. this time with perfume and face powder. she becomes fearless and brave. that's not realistic...its just silly. she said "fine"way too many times. she was pushy, bossy and arrogant....I ended up hating her.i only finished the book to find out who was the murderer.

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  • Denise
  • 12-04-20

Ugh...

This was so tough to get through. The main character was self centered & totally in love with herself. I can’t even count on 2 hands how many times I rolled my eyes at an absolutely lame & ridiculous line. What a waste of money & time.

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  • Guylene325
  • 02-09-21

Only finished because I paid for it

Jenna is too in to brands for my taste. the story was ok. But the characters we so sickeningly stereotypical.