“Connie Shelton gets better with every book she writes.” —The Midwest Book Review
“Shelton again has done a superb job in bringing New Mexico to life.” —Albuquerque Journal
“Shelton continues to combine suspenseful storytelling with sensitive portrayals of complex family relationships.” – Booklist
“Fans of Southwestern mysteries will find that Shelton's engaging story, likable heroine, and comfortable prose make this a good choice.” – Library Journal
Samantha Sweet and Beau Cardwell are getting ready for their September wedding, with the whole Sweet clan about to show up for the celebration. Dealing with her mother may turn out to be the least of Sam’s problems when an unwelcome visitor walks into her pastry shop—Sam’s old heart-throb, the charmer, Jake Calendar. Jake wants money for a Hollywood get-rich-quick scheme and he wants Sam to finance the deal. Can Sam convince him that the answer is ‘no’ or will he sabotage the plans for her wedding?
“Shelton again has done a superb job in bringing New Mexico to life in her colorful, vivid description….Readers can only hope the likable characters, fast-paced plots and local color will continue in another installment.” (on Honeymoons Can Be Murder)
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- Midwest Book Review
“Charlie is a fabulous amateur sleuth.” (on Small Towns Can Be Murder)
- Booklist Magazine
“Charlie is slick, appealing, and nobody’s fool—just what readers want in an amateur sleuth.” (on Memories Can Be Murder)
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- LisaBriLB , reader
Connie Shelton has another winner with a Sweet twist!
As the wedding date between Sam and Beau is set, a new or old fan of Connie's will be pleased with yet another triumph book in the Samantha Sweet series. An overbearing mother, a threat to her life and livelihood, and an unscrupulous minister sets the plot in this exciting turn of events. I was riveted. (on Bitter Sweet, the 5th Samantha Sweet book)
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- Rockport Rocker
Sweet, Sad, Exciting and Delicious--I love this series.
Facing not only the Valentine's rush and a plea to find a lost father, Sam has also scheduled her wedding for Valentines Day. Could things get crazier. Of course they could. Bobul shows up with the magical chocolate ingredients but finding time to figure out the recipe and practice chocolate making skills ...just doesn't leave Sam time to breathe. Sadness and joy intermingle in this awesome fourth outing of Samantha Sweet.