Wedding Cake and Big Mistakes

Wedding Cake and Big Mistakes

by Nancy Naigle


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Welcome to Adams Grove…where the wedding cakes are sweet but the recipe is murder.

In Adams Grove, Virginia, wedding fever is in full bloom as the townsfolk prepare for the long-awaited nuptials of Jill Clemmons and Garrett Malloy. Amid the pre-wedding bustle, maid of honor Carolanne Baxter is hoping for a fresh start of her own. After years away, she has finally returned home to reconnect with her estranged father, Ben. The fact that her sexy new law partner, Connor Buckham, is the very same guy the town matchmaker named as Carolanne’s perfect match…well, that’s just icing on the cake!

But when a woman’s dead body surfaces during the wedding reception, the murder throws the town into an uproar. And when Ben Baxter is pegged as the prime suspect, Carolanne and Connor find themselves on opposite sides of the case. Has the matchmaker’s perfect streak come to an end? Or will the truth finally bring Carolanne the happily ever after she’s dreamed of for so long?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612182766
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 07/09/2013
Series: Adams Grove Novel Series , #3
Pages: 258
Sales rank: 899,869
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Nancy Naigle was born and raised in Virginia Beach. She balances her career in the financial industry with a lifelong passion for books and storytelling and is co-author of the novel Inkblot with Phyllis C. Johnson. When she isn’t writing or wrangling goats on the family farm, she enjoys antiquing and cooking. She lives with her husband in Drewryville, Virginia.

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Wedding Cake and Big Mistakes 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
Wonderful Book!! This is a great book, I love this series and can't read them fast enough. This book is based on the small town of Adams Grove. I love all of the characters in this book and love how we get to see characters from the other books as well. This book is about Carolanne who is a lawyer, she is afraid of marriage because her father turned into the town drunk after they lost her mother. Conner is her father's friend and also a lawyer. Carolanne and Conner are business partners.There is a murder and they team up to find out what happened, between working together, living in the same apartment building, Conner falls in love with Carolanne, now he just needs to convince her to give their love a chance. This book has it all, small town romance, humor, and mystery. This book is great! I can't wait to read the next book in the series. 
MisfitGeek More than 1 year ago
I had so much fun reading this book.  It is an absolutely charming and sweet romance.  There is a little mystery added in just to keep things interesting.  What would Adams Grove be without a little mystery?  I love this charming little southern town. This is the third book in the series but, so far, it is my favorite.  This book really focused on the developing relationship of Connor and Carolanne rather than focusing on the mystery as in the past books.  My one disappointment was how the reconciliation between Carolanne and her father, Ben, was handled. I was honestly expecting more conflict and struggle between these two. I really enjoyed being back in Adams Grove for this book.  It was fun spending time with these wonderful characters again.  This is such a great series of books and I recommend it for anyone who enjoys a light, enjoyable read.  Although, the first two books can be read in any order, you will want to read “Sweet Tea and Secrets” before this one or you might find yourself a little lost.
froggy29532DC More than 1 year ago
If you love a small hometown romance with a bit of humor, some suspense, and lots of secondary lovable characters thrown in, then this is the book for you. After college, Carolanne Baxter moves back to her hometown of Adams Grove. A town she left because she was tired of everybody knowing her father, as the town drunk. Her friend, Conner Buckham, who is also her fathers friend, has a law practice in the town, and she becomes his partner. He also, happens to be the man that the now deceased town matchmaker, had predicted would be Carolanne's perfect match, although she wants no part of that. Between working together, living next to each other, and their roles in their best friends wedding, they spend a lot of time together. When a stranger appears in town, and ends up being murdered, Carolanne and Conner, have to make it through the chain of events that follow, without letting their differing opinions come between them. A great read!!
ReadYourWrites More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Kim for Read Your Writes Book Reviews Okay, so this was my first Nancy Naigle read. I wasn’t sure what to expect. In my mind I kept thinking cozy mystery. Why? I think because Nancy hangs out with the mystery people. It doesn’t read like a cozy mystery, as least for me. It has romance with a mystery undertone. In fact, Nancy tells me it’s a contemporary romance, but she likes to call it a “small town suspense”. Now, you’re asking WHY is this important... It’s just because I couldn’t really get a feel of the book. It could possibly be because this is the third book in the series and I haven’t read the other two. There were times when I just felt a little lost. But with that being said, I really liked this book. Wedding Cake and Big Mistakes just REALLY had me smiling. Part of me felt bad waiting for the dead body to show up. I know that sounds pretty sick. But I just really wanted to know how all of these great characters I was falling for were going to play into a murder investigation. Carolanne Baxter and Connor Buckham have known each other since childhood. Each have moved away from Adams Grove, Virginia to big cities and returned for different reasons. Carolanne returned to help her best friend Jill deal with the death of her grandmother, Pearl. Connor took care of his mother who recently past away. Pearl was apparently the matchmaker of Adams Grove and her last prediction was that Carolanne and Connor were perfect for each other. Carolanne is a woman who is leary of love. As a young child, she watched her father grieve after the loss of her mother by becoming the town drunk and not being able to take care her or himself. In her mind, love isn’t worth losing yourself over, nor is it worth all the heartache that follows. She’s also harboring a lot of resentment towards her father for the way he was when she was growing up. At times, this is an issue between Carolanne and Connor since Connor is really fond of Ben and knows what a good person he is. Connor is just so freaking sweet and nice; it’s not even funny. Adams Grove is a small town and you definitely get the small town niceness through all the characters. The mystery comes when a group of kids find a dead body behind the Artisan Center where Jill and Garrett’s wedding reception is being held. Everything points to Ben being responsible. Too many people are keeping secrets and things just aren’t the way they appear. Constantly bumping heads, Connor and Carolanne come together in an attempt to clear Ben’s name and find out just who in fact is the murderer and why. Now, the who done it may or may not be easy to guess but the reason will definitely be a surprise. I am definitely looking forward to reading the next book in this series. Source: NetGalley
lsmeadows More than 1 year ago
Over the first two books, I have grown to love the inhabitants of Adams Grove, VA, so I was excited to read Nancy Naigle's third Adams Grove book, Wedding Cake and Big Mistakes.   In this installment, Carolanne Baxter and Connor Buckham are law partners and long time friends.  As their best friends, Garrett and Jill (remember them from the first book, Sweet Tea and Secrets?) are getting married, murder breaks out in the town and Carolanne's father is implicated, putting Carolanne and Connor at odds.   Once again, Nancy has taken us to the small town of Adams Grove,where everyone knows each other and their least they think they do.  I love spending time in this little town.  Nancy's writing style is wonderfully warm, just like the town and it's inhabitants.  Her books always make me feel as if I am living in Adam's Grove with the characters. The people in the town are just the way I would imagine a small town populace to be.   You have your town busybodies, some with quite quirky personalities, the predictable and the unpredictable, but below it all is a common thread in their lives that allows them to really care for each other.  My favorite thing about this series is the way that Nancy makes me feel about he characters in the stories.  As in the past books, I found the characters in this one easy to become involved with and easy to love or hate, trust or mistrust, as was required.   The other thing that is great about these books is that they are such relaxing reads.  Here there are not convoluted plots that take a lot of brain power to figure out, or follow, for that matter.  What you see is what you get, and that is a nice, easy love story with a little bit of intrigue thrown in and a lot of Southern charm.  The what is pretty easy to figure out and follow, and there is just enough blurring of the why to make it interesting.  I find these books delightfully refreshing and a great break from some of the more complex books that I might read.   Although I am usually a stickler for reading a series in order, Nancy has made it easy to pick up these books and read them in any order.  In fact, I would probably be more accurate to refer to them as books whose characters are linked, rather than an actual series of books.  In fact, in looking the books up on several sites, there is some confusion as to how the books are related.  On some lists Wedding Cakes and Big Mistakes is listed as the second book in the series, on others it is listed as the third, and on still others it is listed simply as "An Adams Grove Novel".  I would go with the last descriptions.  Whichever way is correct, I would recommend all three of the novels currently published and am looking forward to the next one, Pecan Pie and Deadly Lies.     I would like to thank Nancy Naigle and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Book for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for my review .