Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Bride Wore Size 12 by Meg Cabot


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The Bride Wore Size 12: A Novel by Cabot, Meg (Sep 24, 2013)
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Book Description September 24, 2013Heather Wells is used to having her cake and eating it too, but this time her cake just might be cooked. Her wedding cake, that is.With her upcoming nuptials to PI Cooper Cartwright only weeks away, Heather's already stressed. And when a pretty junior turns up dead, Heather's sure things can't get worse—until every student in the dorm where she works is a possible suspect, and Heather's long-lost mother shows up.Heather has no time for a tearful mother and bride reunion. She has a wedding to pull off and a murder to solve. Instead of wedding bells, she might be hearing wedding bullets, but she's determined to bring the bad guys to justice if it's the last thing she does . . . and this time, it just might be.











First time readers of this series may want to think twice before starting with this book.  Ms Cabot does a wonderful job with giving us back-story and theoretically you could start here with no problems, but what fun would that be?
There has been some discussion that this might be the last Heather Welles book, but frankly, I don’t think so. At least I hope not! The last line in the book, when Cooper says to Heather after she asks him, “What do we do now?”  “Now?” Cooper looks back at me with a joyous grin. “Now we live happily ever after.” can be taken several ways.  I am choosing the path that says they will still live and work at what they both love and keep on solving nasty murders.

This book did tie many loose ends up and Heather resolved a lot of her past conflicts with her parents.  It was not perfect and these resolutions could have taken up a bit more of the book than it did, but I’m satisfied.

This book is written with Ms Cabot’s usual expertise and flair.  We have wonderful and complex characters, a timely story, realistic dialogue and a murder that had me thinking everyone but the one who actually did it – did it!

The book starts with Cooper and Heather counting down the days until their wedding.  At the same time Heather is getting Fischer Hall ready for Freshman Orientation  and some students, including a “Very Important Resident” are getting settled in early. Unfortunately, this year Heather classes haven’t even started before a murder occurs.



While this series isn’t perfect, it *is* solid and I am very glad that I picked up the very first books ages ago and have kept up with it!  I think you will be happy to read this intriguing, funny and realistic semi-cozy mystery series too. *ARC SUPPLIED BY PUBLISHER*




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