Monday, April 13, 2015

Cozy Mystery Blog Tour: Author Guest Post, Review & Giveaway: Wedding Duress (Southern Sewing Circle #10) by Elizabeth Lynn Casey

Librarian Tori Sinclair is tying the knot—as long as a murder doesn’t unravel her plans…

Tori is ecstatic to become Mrs. Milo Wentworth in a few days, but she has a lot to do before she sashays down the aisle. Favors need to be sewn, vows need to be written—and a mystifying murder needs to be solved.

When Beatrice, a fellow member of the Sweet Briar Ladies Society Sewing Circle, learns that her former nanny took a fatal fall in her new employers’ home, she suspects the death was not an accident. Now Tori’s spending her last days as a single woman untangling rumors and stitching together motives to find a killer. But can she nab a murderer and make it to the church on time?

I Present To You, The Wedding Party…
WEDDING DURESS—by Elizabeth Lynn Casey

As anyone who has ever been to a wedding knows, all eyes are on the bride and groom.
I suspect the same will hold true for those attending the marriage of Tori Sinclair and Milo Wentworth WEDDING DURESS (the latest installment of the Southern Sewing Circle Mysteries).
Today, though, I’d like to shine a light on Tori’s bridesmaids. After all, they’re the folks who pay for dresses they’ll never wear again, yes?

Rose Winters. The matriarch of the sewing circle, Rose has spent months making Tori’s wedding gown and it is beautiful. She’s a little unsure of her role as a bridesmaid thanks to the constant needling of yet another bridal party member, Leona Elkin.

Leona Elkin.  As is usually the case with Leona (in her head if not always reality), no one in the bridal party looks as good as she does. She flaunts and struts her stuff at the final dress fitting—even bringing the cameraman from her new Cable TV show along to document that fact.  What Leona doesn’t realize at the beginning of the book is the accessory she’ll be forced to sport when she walks down the aisle at the end (and I’m not talking about her beloved bunny, Paris, who will serve as ring bearer)...

Margaret Louise Davis.  Always smiling, Margaret Louise is tickled to be in Tori’s wedding. She’s happy to wear whatever dress Tori picks out, stand wherever Tori tells her to stand, and pose for pictures however Tori wants…she just wants Tori and Milo to get married.  

Debbie Calhoun. The bakery owner has been walking a fine line between what-the-customer wants and doing her part in making sure Tori can fit in her wedding dress.

Melissa Davis.  This mom of eight is eagerly looking forward to putting on a dress and feeling like a princess for the day. The fact that one of her daughters—Lulu—will also be walking down the aisle (as a junior bridesmaid) makes the affair all the more special for her.

Dixie Dunn. Tori’s once-nemesis has the dual task of serving as bridesmaid and doing a reading at the service.

Georgina Hayes. Georgina is excited about the wedding ceremony, but she’s also excited about the reception as it will be held in her backyard. Fortunately her neighbors will be out of town during the event , so parking won’t be an issue.

Nina Morgan.  Tori’s right-hand man at Sweet Briar Public Library, Nina is looking forward to her stint as her boss’s bridesmaid.

Beatrice Tharrington.  The youngest in the sewing circle, the British nanny is trying to be excited about Tori’s wedding…and she is. But it’s hard to be focused on much of anything besides the death of her friend, Miss Gracie. Especially when she’s convinced the woman’s death is anything but an accident…

Get your camera ready, folks. It’s time for a wedding. 

Elizabeth Lynn Casey is the national best-selling author of the Southern Sewing Circle Mysteries. The latest installment in the series, WEDDING DURESS, has just released. In addition to this series, Elizabeth also pens the Amish Mysteries under her own name, Laura Bradford. For more information, visit: or . 

Nothing makes a woman happier than a wedding!  Especially when it's two characters that I've grown to love - Tori and Milo!  I have watched all of these characters grow over the last nine books, and preparing for their marriage made me proud.  It kept me fully invested in the story, even through the mystery that occurs!  

The sewing circle gals are still in full force.  I just love them to pieces!  Especially when they get themselves involved in the craziness surrounding the drama of bridesmaids and the wedding.  It just shows the true nature of women in a perfect light!  

I just love this series.  I can't wait for the next book! :) 

Rating: 4.5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  All conclusions reached are my own.  

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Debbie S said...

I love this series, I can't wait to read this book and the big day.

Debbie S said...

Oops forgot to answer the question, I have so many favorites, but I think Wedding Duress is the one that is at the top.

Daniele K said...

There are a lot that I am interested in and have already read a few, including Adams, Eastman, Ryan, Cooper, DeSmet. I am really excited about the cookbook.

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