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With The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree, Susan Wittig Albert sprouts a spanking new series that invites you to stop and smell the flowers…and solve a mystery or two.
The country may be struggling through the Great Depression, but the good ladies of Darling, AL, aim to keep their chins up and their town beautiful. And unlike the snooty Sisters of the Spade, their garden club, the Darling Dahlias, welcomes members from all classes.
When bombshell Bunny Scott is found in a suspicious car wreck, Dahlias Lizzy, Ophelia and Verna start digging…and find mysteries growing like weeds. With convicts on the loose, trouble at the bank and a ghost haunting their famous cucumber tree, only the Dahlias can get to the root of it all! Recipes.
Hardcover Book : 304 pages
Publisher: Berkley Pub Gp./Member of Penguin Putna ( July 06, 2010 )
Item #: 12-948321
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.687inches
Product Weight: 12.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Like walking through quicksand only not quick. It plodded and I am not finished with it yet. Am considering not finishing. Don't waste your time. I used to like her books but this is the second I have plodded through.
I did not like this book as it was to slow and to many people to keep track of. I like her other books but this one did not hold my interest.
Reviewer: Sandy J
I'm glad to see that there will be more of these. This period of history has always interested me. These women seem more liberated than I expected from this time period, but they are fun!
I've always enjoyed learning history from the vantage point of a family or community setting. The timing was a little ahead of me, but growing up in Kansas, it seemed very familiar. I do have a question, however. Two remarks; "I don't have a clue" and "Between a rock and a hard place" seem to be more recent than 1930's. Enjoyed the story anyway and look forward to more.
Sorry, but I tried very hard to read this book and ended up just skipping through it as fast as I could. I read a whole lot of cozy mystery series(Rhys Bowen, M.C. Beaton, Kaitlyn Dunnett, Joanne Fluke, and ofcourse Lee Goldberg's Mr Monk), but I simply found this one dull, dull, dull. Will not buy any others by this author.
Reviewer: Etta D