The Chocolate Bridal Bash (Chocoholic Mystery Series #6)

The Chocolate Bridal Bash (Chocoholic Mystery Series #6)

by JoAnna Carl

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Caught up in a whirl of champagne and china patterns, bride-to-be Lee McKinney has butted heads with her future mother-in-law over every detail of the wedding bash. The last thing she needs is trouble with her own mother. But this is bigger than the hot versus cold hors d’oeuvres debate: Sally McKinney doesn’t even want to be at the wedding if it takes place in Warner Pier, her hometown.

Irked that her mom might be MIA on the Big Day, Lee heads to her aunt’s chocolate shop, TenHuis Chocolade, for advice. There, the bride is shocked to learn that years earlier, her mother ran away on what would have been her own wedding day—hours before her fiancé was found dead, an apparent suicide. Now, to smooth things over with her mother—and ease her own way down the aisle—Lee must untangle a mystery older than she is....

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786290994
Publisher: Gale Group
Publication date: 12/06/2006
Series: Chocoholic Mystery Series , #6
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 342
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

JoAnna Carl is the pseudonym of a multipublished mystery writer. She spent more than twenty-five years in the newspaper business, working as a reporter, feature writer, editor and columnist. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma and also studied in the OU Professional Writing Program. She lives in Oklahoma but spends much of her summer at a cottage on Lake Michigan near several communities similar to the fictional town of Warner Pier.

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“I’m proud to stand up and say, ‘My name is Charlaine, and I’m a Chocoholic!’”—Charlaine Harris

"McKinney is a delight."—Tamar Myers

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The Chocolate Bridal Bash (Chocoholic Series #6) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
krissa on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The chocolate mysteries are always a fun, light, quick read (this one was just over 200 pages). I like that Lee is generally a smart, independent, heroine. Of course there have been times I shake my head at some of the decisions she makes, but in this one I understood her motivation. I like that we got to know her family a bit better in this one (in the form of her mother). And I like that the story progresses. They don¿t necessarily pick up right when the last ends, but there is definitely continuity, and a smooth flow. I was hoping for a bit more of the wedding, like maybe a book to itself, with a mystery around it, but maybe that would have been too obvious. I did like the `surprise ending¿, and am interested to see where they take it in the next book (luckily, I shouldn¿t have to wait TOO long, as I have that one my shelf). I think I had actually figured out the ¿who¿ of the who- done- it pretty early in this one, but it was an enjoyable read anyway. Will I read the next one? Oh yeah. I¿m seeing this series through to the end. =D
shellyamendola on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What a humorous tale of misadventure! Part of the draw is Lee's slip of tongue.
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
Lee and Joe are getting married, but getting Lee's mother to come to town is proving to be a challenge. It might have to do with a huge family secret. What does the past mean for the present? This was a fast moving book with plenty of twists and the usual great characters.
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The happiest times Lee MicKinney has ever known have all taken place in the Michigan summer tourist town of Warner Pier. She is working as the general manager for Ten Hugs Chocolate and lives in her house which might not be a mansion but feels just like home. She is soon getting married to Joe who loves her and means the world to her. Perhaps her problem is her mother who insists and entreats in the same sentence that the wedding occur somewhere else.--------------- Nellie tells Lee that her mother left town the night before her wedding and her fiancé Bill was found dead hors later, an apparent suicide. Wanting to learn more about this unknown chapter in her mother¿s life, she starts investigating with some help from Joe. Her mother wanted to make sure that Sheriff Van Hoosier was out of office and had no power before coming for a visit so they go to the nursing home where he is living. They find him dead, the victim of a blow to the head and strangulation. When Lee¿s mother arrives for a visit she is almost kidnapped. Clearly someone has secrets to keep that involved Lee¿s mother and her dead former fiancé and that person is more than willing to keep killing anyone who gets in his way.------------ This is a very entertaining and stylish mystery filled with romance and chocolate trivia. Reading this on an empty stomach is hazardous to the waistline because the chocolate descriptions are the kiss of death so sensuously enticing that readers will crave the need instantly. Lee is very likeable without being too sweet and her brains and beauty make her a powerhouse to be reckoned with as anyone who gets in her way finds out.------------- Harriet Klausner