Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Review: The Body in The Wardrobe by: Katherine Hall Page

Title: The Body in The Wardrobe
Author: Katherine Hall Page
Publisher: William Morrow
Series: Faith Fairchild #23
Pages: 237
Format: Hardcover ARC
Source: Publisher Request


Minster’s wife, caterer, and part-time sleuth Faith Fairchild pairs up with Sophie Maxwell, last seen in Body in the Birches and now a newlywed living in historic Savannah, Georgia, where Sophie crosses paths with murder. Another delightful entry in the beloved mystery series, complete with delectable recipes.

Attorney Sophie Maxwell has come to Savannah to be with her new husband, Will. But nothing throws cold water on a hot relationship faster than a dead body. Worse for Sophie, no one believes the body she knows she saw is real. Will is spending an awful lot of time in Atlanta on a case he claims is urgent, and she’s been tasked with house hunting for them with his former sweetheart, who Sophie can’t help but suspect wishes Sophie would return to her Yankee roots!

Fortunately, Sophie has a good friend in Faith Fairchild. With teenage Amy being bullied by mean girls and husband Tom contemplating a major life change that will affect all the Fairchilds, Faith is eager for distraction in the form of some sleuthing. In between discussions of newlywed agita, surprising Savannah customs and, of course, fabulous low country food, Faith and Sophie will pair up to unmask a killer!

My Thoughts:

This is the 23rd book in the Faith Fairchild series and this one brings two stories together we follow Sophie Maxwell who has recently gotten married to Will Maxwell and are living their new life in Savannah, which is alot of new things for Sophie, parties, and meeting new people and new family members while some love her some seem to wish the Yankee would go away.  There Sophie also ends up befriending her secretary Ruth.  What Sophie can't figure out is who has it out for her, is it Will's ex-girlfriend Laura who was supposed to be his wife?  Or Will's Step-sister Patty Sue who doesn't seem fond of Sohpie or someone else?

We also see what Faith has been up to, with her daughter recently being switched schooling and having trouble making friends, and her son Ben working up to save money for a trip to France as part of school.  Ben ends up helping a friend of the families who has become very secretive all of the sudden?  When times get hard for Sophie in Savannah Faith lends a hand to help her.  Will the mystery be solved or will Sophie get herself in too deep?

I enjoyed this story with the back and forth between Faith's family and friends and Sophie learning about Savannah and all it's secrets.  Definitely was a great treat to learn so much and see how Sophie deals with everything going on especially when her husband keeps travelling to Atlanta on business leaving Sophie to deal with alot of this on her own.
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