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Engaged in Trouble (Enchanted Events #1)

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When a washed-up pop star inherits a wedding planning business, it’s all bouquets and bliss until a bride turns up dead. 

Paisley Sutton shot to stardom as a teenage rock sensation, but ten years later that star has fizzled out, just like her bank account. When she unexpectedly inherits her aunt’s wedding planning business, Paisley leaves the glamour of Los Angeles for a c
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Paperback, 368 pages
Published March 30th 2017 by Sweet Pea Productions (first published March 27th 2017)
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Chantel
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Yes, girl, Yes!! I am always all kinds of happy when Jenny B. Jones comes out with a new book, because she is one my favorite authors for-eves!! Her books are definitely on my top favs list along with Pinterest crafts, cupcakes, and Dwayne Johnson's smile...sigh. :-)

"Engaged In Trouble" was a fun and hilarious cozy mystery ride! Paisley is a former Pop star who definitely feels out of her element, when she finds out she has inherited her aunts wedding planning business and she has to move back
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Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
Fair warning: this will be a long review b/c there is much to love about this fabulous book! If that annoys you, go check out my shorter review on Amazon lol.

First things first: COVER LOVE!!!! Who’s with me?!?

Second – WHOLE BOOK LOVE!!

I adore this book, these characters, and Jenny B. Jones’ style. Hilarity abounds between Paisley’s sassy narrative voice, a small Southern town, and her grandmother’s group of sexy-book-reading-matchmaking former spies. Sylvie (Paisley's grandmother) says completel
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Kathy * Bookworm Nation
I really liked this one, great start to a fun new cozy mystery series!

The synopsis gives you a good idea what this story is about, so I won't rehash it. Paisley was a likable character. To me, that is an absolute must when reading. If I don't like the main character, I won't keep reading. Paisley was an easy character to root for, she's at a crossroads in her life right now and is trying to figure things out. When one of her clients ends up dead and she's the prime suspect, she jumps right in an
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Cara Putman
Apr 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love Jenny B Jones' comedic voice and this book has it in spades. The mystery is interesting. The characters really enjoyable. I loved the supporting characters and the interactions between the heroine and her grandma and neighbor. Life is not proceeding in a straight line for Paisley. She's got immense hurts and doubts that are forced to the surface by her return home. Add in an ex-fiance, his murdered bride-to-be and a host of trouble, and the book is plain fun. And the pacing is pitch perfe ...more
Charlene
3.5 Stars!

A fun lighthearted contemporary cozy mystery with sass, humour, a little romance and a good mystery that kept me questioning to the end.

My favourite characters without a doubt were Granny Sylvie and Frannie. Who does not love ex CIA Granny's? LoL.

This is my first book by Jenny B jones but won't be my last :)

Recommended for anyone looking for a lighthearted cozy sassy mystery with fun humour and a little romance :)
Beth
I have missed reading JBJ's books! Engaged in Trouble is a hilarious cozy mystery, that really did have me chuckling out loud several times. Jones captures small-town living very well, from the descriptions of the setting to the authenticity of the dialogue. She does a fabulous job at keeping things lighthearted yet also still focusing on her characters' development. Paisley's characterization is awesome, and I loved her first person narration. The secondary characters are one of my favorite par ...more
Cathy Daniel
Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was so good!! The dialogue and really every line was just so witty and effortlessly funny. Not slap stick, not trying too hard. Just naturally funny. I kept wavering between the guilty party. So many suspects and all fit! So well done. And I even teared up at the end.
Yvonne
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sugar Creek, Arkansas is exactly where Paisley Sutton does NOT want to be. However, her pop star singing career has come to an abrupt end and she inherits an event planning business, Enchanted Events, which is located in her old hometown of Sugar Creek. She figures the business is going down the tubes, so she’ll sell it and use the money to start over again in the music business.

Things don’t go quite as Paisley plans. She discovers that Enchanted Events is actually doing quite well. According to
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Ashley
Apr 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is hilarious and heartfelt, intriguing and wonderful. I can't think of a single thing that could be improved. The characters are diverse, prolific, and engaging. The town itself plays a pretty big role in the story, and it's wonderful. The mystery kept me guessing until the very end. The romance was sweet and fun. And Sylvie and Frannie stole the show. I adore them. I love all the characters, but they're something special. This was an entertaining, uplifting read, and I'm very excited ...more
Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
About this book:

“When a washed-up pop star inherits a wedding planning business, it’s all bouquets and bliss until a bride turns up dead.
Paisley Sutton shot to stardom as a teenage rock sensation, but ten years later that star has fizzled out, just like her bank account. When she unexpectedly inherits her aunt’s wedding planning business, Paisley leaves the glamour of Los Angeles for a charming small town in Arkansas. Thinking she’ll arrive in Sugar Creek and liquidate the moldly property, Pai
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Susan Snodgrass
Apr 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I purely love to read a Jenny B. Jones novel. And this one was absolutely delightful! Thrilled me to pieces.

Former pop star Paisley Sutton returns to Sugar Creek after inheriting her great aunt's wedding shop. She doesn't want the shop but is required to run it for two months before she can sell it. Right off the bat, she has to deal with a bridezilla.

Paisley's new digs are a duplex, the other side of which is inhabited by a former high school crush, Beau, who once shamed her in high school. W
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Jason C.
Apr 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have to hand over my man card again.

I read one of Jenny B. Jones' books a few years ago when I ordered it for my wife and got sucked in by her sassy sense of humor and engaging writing (thus the loss of my man card). I've been on a science fiction binge for a while, so it was time to read something a little different.

Engaged in Trouble didn't disappoint. Not only does it showcase Jenny's wicked sense of humor, it is a great mystery that kept me guessing (and guessing wrong) until the end. She
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April
Apr 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
4+ Stars!
Really enjoyed this cozy murder mystery! Jones added in dashes of humor & romance to round it out. Excited to catch up with these characters again in Book 2!
Carole Jarvis
Reviewed at The Power of Words: http://bit.ly/2tV1thk

Engaged in Trouble … smart, sassy, and southern. I’ve found a new favorite author in Jenny B. Jones, one who captivates me with her storytelling, characterization, and lyrical writing. For pure entertainment, it doesn't get much better than this.

What did I find in Engaged in Trouble, book #1 in this first Enchanted Events cozy mystery? Unforgettable characters, small-town (to-die-for) romance, laugh-out-loud adventures, a mystery that kept me
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Sadie VanderKodde
Sep 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Funny and fun. Quirky characters. Toe curling romance. But very little faith. The characters attend church, throw up prayers when they're desperate, and don't have sex before marriage. Not what I expect from Jones, but still enjoyed the book.
Jerry
Sep 03, 2017 rated it liked it
The good news? This cozy mystery grabbed me from the beginning and wouldn't let me go! It took me well over an hour to read it--which is unusual for me--but, I had a blast with it!

The bad news? It didn't feel very Christian. Between some bawdy references--transsexuals, trashy romance novels, etc.--and not much mention of the Way, I think I can see why I couldn't find this at any of the Christian bookstores in my area.

So...this one was really great at times, really awful at others. Proceed with c
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Cayla
May 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was cute! I'm not a huge cozy mystery reader (if one at all), so I wasn't sure what to expect, but I thoroughly enjoyed this. Paisley was a great character, and I appreciated her growth throughout the novel. Add in plenty of other funny/relatable characters, and an intriguing whodunit, and you get a sweet read. :)
Hyacinth
May 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I read the sample and knew that I wanted to read the book. It was laugh out loud funny at times. Those characters were crazy, especially Sylvie and Frannie. The storyline between Paisley and Beau worked my nerves, get together already! I kept getting the killer wrong, but in the end it made total sense. I found another good author to read.
C.M.
Apr 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
From the moment Paisley Sutton hits Sugar Creek with plans to sell off her great aunt’s old business, it’s just one mess after another. When the worst bridezilla ever (who just happens to belong to Paisley’s own very ex-fiance) is found murdered shortly after Paisley publicly threatens said ex-fiance with dire retribution – all evidence points to her. Not her wisest move, but he did wreck her career and publicly humiliate her. A little anger is to be expected, right? Too bad the cops don’t see i ...more
Carolyn
Nov 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
An entertaining mystery with zany, earthy humor, an appealing love interest, and a clever mystery.

While the ex-CIA granny and her friend struck me as over the top ridiculous in A Sugarcreek Christmas, I think they work MUCH better in this cozy mystery. Somehow they blend well with Paisley's washed-up pop star persona and the mysterious death of a bridezilla.

The mystery kept me guessing and the writing was great! Humor, smart banter, and some touching passages, particularly near the end.

And, a fe
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Maria
Jul 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Paisley has returned to her home village to take care of her inheritance, a wedding planner business... she just wants to stay there for a couple of months and then sell the business... but when she is the first suspect of one of her clients, all her plans will change!

This is an hilarious book, were all the characters have a sweet and funny part on the plot, even when their life was not easy...
This is one of those books where the case is not the most important part of the book, this doesn't mean
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Storm Reads
Jul 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have only read one Jenny B. Jones book and it was a long time ago and it seems she normally does contemporary romance but I guess she decided to branch out and do a cozy mystery. Well, she did a good job so she needs to keep it up. 🙂

Paisley is kind of a has been, she went to from stardom to nothing as she use to be part of a girl band but now she can’t seem to get any work. When she inherits her great-grandmothers wedding shop she figured it would be easy to just come home work it a few months
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Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
I really enjoyed the first book in this new series! It made me laugh a lot and I can only imagine what future books will hold.

A washed up singer comes home to run a wedding business she has inherited...nothing could go wrong with that and it should be a walk in the park. That is until Paisley walks into the shop and realizes this is going to be a tough 8 weeks until she can sell the business to the guy running the shop. But barely a week into working at the business (stipulation of the will), a
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Melody
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enchanted writing and marvelous mayhem strikes again!

Oh, I can't wait for the next installment of loveable, relatable characters to let me in on their hilarious shenanigans. This was a wonderfully entertaining read that caught me stuffing the covers over my mouth so my laughing wouldn't wake the husband!

I recommend this book for anyone who loves a bit of intrigue spiced up with some delicious romance and a bit of belly laughing.
linda g webb
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Trouble with a capital T

I loved this book! It kept you on your toes with what happens next. This author is very humorous as well as intriguing in her writing! If you haven't read the Katie Parker Productions I highly recommend it. I could hardly wait to get to the next book as I am to get to the next one in this series. Enjoy! It is well worth the time!
Alyssa
May 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nook-books
Another amazing read by this lovely author! I love the quirky characters that pepper Jenny B. Jones' works. Sylvie is definitely related to Mad Maxine! Henry was also a hilarious addition to the story. I loved his sass. I can't wait to see what happens with Paisley's and Beau's relationship!
Melissa
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was great! I loved Beau and Paisley's story and can't wait for the next one in the series. It was funny and quirky and classic Jenny B. Jones. The added intrigue of mystery was just another point in the book's favor. I loved it!
krystal
May 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So fun!! I love Jenny B. Jones. Good romancy fun and a great murder mystery.
Laura Reading
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A perfect combination of chick lit rom-com (with enough heat) and cozy mystery, perfect for all small town genre readers. The characters are flawed, genuine and fun to tag along with.
Not your typical granny who, along with her best friend, designs her clothing to be able to pack heat and more. Sylvie and Frannie are described as a combination of Lucy and Ethel and Boris and Natasha. Sylvie also has designs on keeping her granddaughter, Paisley, disenchanted pop singer, back in small town Sugar
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Jolyn
Good mystery but some disappointing characters

I was really looking forward to reading this story when Christian Fiction Devourers selected it to read for September. It sounded like it was going to be a fun mystery. Unfortunately the two retired CIA agents who had the attitude that they were above the law ruined the story for me. I understand that Sylvie and Frannie are supposed to be the comic relief but I don't have a good sense of humor and when their first reaction is always to do something i
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Four-time Carol Award winner Jenny B. Jones writes contemporary romance with wit, sass, and Southern charm. Since writing for both women and teens leaves her with very little free time, she believes in spending her spare hours in meaningful, intellectual pursuits, such as watching E!, going to the movies and inhaling large buckets of popcorn, and writing her name in the dust on her furniture. www. ...more
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