Saturday, January 9, 2021

Wedding Bear Blues by Meg Macy: Review and Giveaway!


Wedding Bear Blues

A Teddy Bear Mystery 

by Meg Macy

About Wedding Bear Blues



When a heartless killer ruins a Valentine's Day wedding, teddy bear shop manager Sasha Silverman vows to solve the crime . . .

At the Silver Bear Shop and Factory, Sasha will be selling plenty of bride and groom teddy bears come springtime. But this Valentine's Day weekend, she'd take any of those silent, stuffed couples over the real thing. Sasha and her sister Maddie are bridesmaids at Cissy Davidson’s upcoming wedding in Silver Hollow. Cissy is fuming over the worst choice of best man—the jerk who broke her sister Debbie's heart—and the groom-to-be won't budge in his decision. At the rehearsal dinner you could cut the tension with a wedding cake knife.

That is, until best man Dylan is found dead, impaled with an ice pick. Although jilted Debbie is the most likely suspect—the blood on her dress doesn't help her case—the bride begs Sasha to prove her sister's innocence. If anyone's going to walk down the aisle, Sasha will first need to find the cold-hearted killer who iced Dylan . . .

About Meg Macy

Award-winning mystery author Meg Macy lives in Southeast Michigan, close enough to Ann Arbor, Chelsea, and Dexter -- the setting of her "Shamelessly Adorable Teddy Bear" cozy mysteries for Kensington. She is also one-half of the writing team of D.E. Ireland for the Eliza Doolittle & Henry Higgins mysteries; two books, Wouldn't It Be Deadly and Get Me to the Grave On Time were Agatha Award finalists for Best Historical. Meg's first published book, Double Crossing, won the 2012 Best First Novel Spur Award from Western Writers of America. Meg loves reading historical and cozy mysteries, gardening, crafts, and watercolor painting.

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My Thoughts

Wedding Bear Blues by Meg Macy has Sasha Silverman and her sister, Maddie as bridesmaids in their friend, Cissy Davison’s wedding.  It is a busy week leading up to Valentine’s Day for Sasha at the Silver Bear Shop and Factory with everyone searching for the perfect gift for their Valentine.  Sasha also has a tour to give and they are hosting a Chocolate Bear Bar on Sunday for Chocolair, the new chocolate shop in town.  At the rehearsal dinner, Maddie and Sasha enter the ladies’ room to find groomsman, Dylan Campbell dead in one of the stalls.  With Debbie Davison in the hot seat with the police, Cissy begs Sasha to help.  Sasha, of course, cannot resist a mystery.  Wedding Bear Blues is the 4th A Teddy Bear Mystery.  It can be read on its own if you are new to the series.  I thought this charming cozy was well-written with developed characters and adorable teddy bears.  I enjoyed all the cozy elements that make up this entertaining tale:  Sasha’s family, her pets, the community, chocolate, teddy bears, food, and Sasha’s beau.  These elements make for a rich and lively story.  The mystery was appealing.  There is a dead groomsman with multiple suspects.  I am amazed that a group of people did not get together to off this man sooner.  There is a secondary mystery (of sorts) involving mystery men who wish to purchase a certain type of teddy bear.  Sasha is certain they are up to no good.  I enjoyed the humor scattered throughout the story (who doesn’t love a book that makes them laugh).  Wedding Bear Blues is a beartastic cozy with wedding woes, seamingly innocent bear sales, doggie doo doo overload, a beastly bridezilla, a tiny terror, and tasty chocolate teddy bears.  

Wedding Bear Blues is available from AmazonB&NKobo, and Google Play.  You can find the other three A Teddy Bear Mysteries hereBearly Departed, the first novel in the series, can be borrowed through Kindle Unlimited.  As part of the tour, Meg Macy is hosting a giveaway.  You can win all four A Teddy Bear Mysteries (sorry, but U.S. Only).  You can click here to enter or use the Rafflecopter form below.  Good Luck!  I had fun with the images today.  I especially liked the big chocolate teddy bear holding the tray (yum).  This was inspired by the Valentine's Day Chocolate Bear Bar event in the book.  Thank you for visiting today.  I will return on Monday with Artistic License to Kill by Paula Darnell.  It is the first A Fine Art Mystery.  I hope that you have a thoughtful day.  Take care, be kind, and Happy Reading!


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January 5 – Baroness' Book Trove – REVIEW 

January 5 – Mysteries with Character – AUTHOR INTERVIEW 

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Kris, for your wonderful review and for hosting me on your blog. Best wishes to all who entered the giveaway!