This is the fifteenth book in the Scrapbooking Mysteries series by Laura Childs, who has been joined by Terrie Farley Moran in writing the last several of these books. I thought this book was able to stand on its own, and I felt very much like I knew Carmela and her best friend Ava by the end of the book. I do want to start the series from the beginning, but as I said in my review, I couldn’t resist the lure of a brand new book looking at me from the library shelf. 😉
My Goodreads review:
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I have to admit, this brand new shiny book at the library drew me in, even though I hadn’t read any previous books in this series, but now I definitely want to start reading the rest of the series. If this book alone is any indication, this seems like a really fun series. I just love the banter and bad puns that go back and forth between besties Carmela and Ava. There were some good laugh out loud moments, even during the showdown. I just love Carmela and her take-no-crap attitude…and her sarcasm, lol.
I was a little confused at times with all the business dealings going on in the book, but as I read I was understanding it a little better. I never figured out who the killer was, and that was one very cool showdown, wait till you read about it! There’s a lot I could comment on, but I don’t want to spoil any of the good stuff. I’m just happy I got this initiation into the Scrapbooking series, and now I’m looking forward to reading from the beginning and seeing how the Carmela/Edgar romance got started. They are pretty adorable!