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Cousins Audrey and Liv love their small-town Virginia flower shop. Known for their fabulous wedding work, the two are puzzled by the upcoming nuptials of insecure Jenny and smooth-talking Derek. Jenny confides in them that she wants to call off the wedding. Her timing is bad because Derek is found dead the next day, and the murder weapon is a knife from the flower shop. All evidence points toward Jenny, and Audrey is determined to clear her friend's name. Predictably, Audrey's amateur sleuthing gets her into hot water, but she uncovers a number of motives along the way, including a casino Derek frequented. VERDICT Allen's upbeat series debut reads smoothly and easily with excellent dialog and an immensely likable cast. While an abundance of red herrings dilutes the murder plot, the flower business really stars in this cozy. The author's use of "language of flowers" lore ties in with last year's breakout novel, Vanessa Diffenbaugh's The Language of Flowers, and has strong pairing potential with Pinterest, too.