This is the second book in the Southern Ladies series written by Miranda James, the pen name for Dean James. He also writes the Cat in the Stacks series, and sometimes the two overlap with Diesel visiting the sisters (like he did in the first book, Bless Her Dead Little Heart which one of my online book clubs will be discussing soon.) I love these sassy Southern sisters who took in young Benjy who is like a grandson to them now. His pets, Peanut the Goldendoodle and Endora the Abyssinian cat, are pretty awesome too. My favorite part of this book was the showdown and what happened right before it.
My Goodreads review:
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I had read the first book in this series last year and had been wanting to continue the series, because I’d enjoyed my first trip to Athena MS so much. This book took place mostly in Louisiana with the sisters An’gel and Dickce traveling with Benjy and the pets to a wedding of An’gel’s cousin’s daughter. When the bride died under suspicious circumstances, An’gel and her sister started investigating. There was an a really cool and unexpected twist toward the end which led to an even better and more satisfying showdown with a killer.
I just love these two ladies! And Benjy their ward is the sweetest guy ever. Peanut and Endora are pretty special too. Endora was good at warning people and Peanut was always good for a hug or doggie snuggle when a little girl who just lost her mama needed it. I’ll look forward to when I can read the next in the series.