This is the second book in the Daisy’s Tea Garden series by Karen Rose Smith. In one of the Facebook book clubs I’m in, we loved the first book so much, we wanted to have Karen come back to another online meeting so we could discuss this book this month. I’m anxious now for the next book in the series!
My Goodreads review:
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This was an awesome addition to this new series! I didn’t guess the killer and I am glad that Daisy has finally come to her senses about one of the handsome men in her life.
It was January in Willow Creek and the store owners were all gearing up for a Quilt Lovers’ Weekend that would bring in extra business to an otherwise slow time of year. When Tessa’s boyfriend Reese, who runs the local art gallery, was killed near where Tessa liked to paint, of course she’s the prime suspect. Daisy was determined to back her best friend and find out who the real killer was. After the murder weapon was planted in Tessa’s apartment, it was pretty clear that someone was out to frame her. In her digging, Daisy found out that Reese wasn’t exactly who Tessa always thought he was. Who hated Reese enough to want him dead? Someone from the town or someone from his secret past?
I loved visiting Willow Creek again. Aunt Iris is such a sweetheart although the same really can’t be said for her sister who is Daisy’s mom. Iris and Daisy have a great relationship though and it seems to make up for anything Rose has fallen short on as a mother. Rose isn’t a bad mom, just has more expectations than Daisy would care for. I liked that Jazzi’s birth mom got to get with her again. I’m not sure how that will go but I’m pretty confident that Jazzi will never abandon Daisy for her. It was so cute how Foster and Violet were dating whenever Vi was home from college.
I hope this series goes on for a long time and am definitely looking forward to the next book!