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Murder's No Votive Confidence

(Nantucket Candle Maker Mystery #1)

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4.19  ·  Rating details ·  79 ratings  ·  60 reviews
Nantucket candle store owner Stella Wright specializes in creating unique candles for every occasion. But someone sets the stage for murder when a Memorial Day celebration becomes a wedding to die for …
 
Jessica Sterling’s candlelight-themed nuptial promises to be the perfect kick-off to the summer’s first official holiday weekend. Stella’s thrilled to have been chosen to
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Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published June 25th 2019 by Kensington
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Carrie
May 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Murder’s No Votive Confidence by Christin Brecher is the first book in the new cozy Nantucket Candle Maker Mystery series. As with most cozy mystery series each book will have it’s own mystery to be solved so a reader doesn’t need to worry about cliffhangers and will get a full story in one book.

Stella Wright owns a candle store on the charming small island of Nantucket. With Memorial Day quickly approaching islanders know business will soon be picking up and Stella already has a big wedding eve
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NicoleG
Jun 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fabulous first in series! The author sets the scene perfectly and the fun occupation of the main character makes this cozy mystery a definite page turner. The mystery is well planned and fast paced and contains enough twists and turns to keep you guessing until the very end! I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series!
Peggy R
This is the first book in the debut cozy mystery series by Ms. Brecher, who is a new to me author. I enjoyed this book and thought it was a solid start to the series. Stella Wright is an amiable character who I think reader will enjoy. It was fun to read about her first sleuthing adventure and I think the series has potential. I thought the secondary cast of characters could have been a bit more developed. There is a lot of potential with Stella's family and her best friend so I am hopeful the a ...more
Betty
May 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The debut book for this author and the first book in the Nantucket Candle Maker mystery. Stella Wright owns a candle store, Wick and Fame on the island and is an expert on making unique candles for special occasions. Stella grew up on the island and a relationship with the island 's officer, Andy Southerland. Jessica Sterling is planning a wedding on the island. Stella has created a unity candle for the wedding party. What is a Unity Candle? The special scented candles will be everywhere in the ...more
Karen Hollins-Stallman
"Murder's No Votive Confidence" by Christin Brecher felt like it was very familiar and I wondered if it was a republishing but not that I could find, either way I really enjoyed it.

Nantucket candle store owner Stella Wright specializes in creating unique candles for every occasion. But someone sets the stage for murder when a Memorial Day celebration becomes a wedding to die for . . .

Jessica Sterling’s candlelight-themed nuptials promises to be the perfect kick-off to the summer’s first offici
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Patty
Jun 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Murder's No Votive Confidence by Christin Brecher is the 1st book in the Nantucket Candle Maker Mystery, and it's off to a great start. Stella Wright owns a candle store, Wick & Flame, that specializes in unique design and scented candles. Stella is very excited because she just landed a wedding, where she is making the unity candle and other candles for the event. When the unity candle goes missing, and is later found to be the murder weapon, Stella is determined to find the real killer. Qu ...more
Louise
Murder’s No Votive Confidence is a good start to the Nantucket Candle Maker Mystery series. It revolves around Stella, a candle maker, and the wedding she’s currently involved in providing her candles for. It was interesting for me to read about Stella’s candle-making as it’s not something I know much about. I’d have liked it if we’d seen a little more of that rather than focusing on the wedding guest so much.

I liked Stella as a character and a narrator. She really seems dedicated to her busines
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Megan
This was so much fun! My favorite thing about cozy mysteries is the focus on character and the characters in this one were great. Stella was such an enjoyable narrator and the secondary characters added so much to the story . I'm even cool with the love triangle that's being setup? Which is a new experience. I'm definitely #TeamAndy but Peter is also very cute, so he's a good choice to spend time with while Stella and Andy figure their stuff out.

I thought the mystery was fairly well developed,
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RO G'ma
3.5 Stars
Murder's No Votive Confidence is the debut book in Christin Brecher’s Nantucket Candle Maker Mystery series. This quick and enjoyable read is steadily paced, but the adult language that slipped into this cozy was disappointing, as were several glaring inconsistencies. Since I read an ARC of this book, those issues may have been addressed prior to publication. The mystery is complex and well plotted. The cast of characters are likable but need more development.

Stella Wright is the owner
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Rebecca
Jun 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mysteries
Do you ever read a book and halfway through you're already thinking that this will be a new favorite series? I will admit this actually doesn't happen to me that often, but this time I truly loved it from the first chapter.

Stella Wright, also known as "The Candle Lady" on Nantucket owns a candle shop and lands a job creating candles for Jessica and Joe's wedding weekend. Very much the perfectionist, she has an idea for a last minute change and as she's visiting the happy couple staying at the lo
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The Cozy Review
Jun 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Series: Nantucket Candle Maker Mystery - Book 1
Author: Christin Brecher
Publisher: Kensington Books

Murder’s No Votive Confidence, the first cozy book in a new series by Christin Brecher, Kensington Books is a thrilling adventure through the candle and wedding business, which on their own is difficult at best. Now, throw in a murder, and you have a recipe for disaster.

Stella is struggling to keep her business on a paying basis. She loves her work, and her creations are sought after by the public
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Anita
Jun 20, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Stella Wright, candle store owner, is excited to have an opportunity making candles for an upcoming wedding. But, the impending nuptials take a bad turn when Stella’s unity candle is found broken next to the dead body of the bride-to-be’s uncle. When a local bartender is arrested, can Stella find out the truth before it’s too late?
I really wanted to love this novel, but it never kept my interest. I would put down the book, and pick up something else. Then, when I wanted to return to finish this
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Fee (Ebook Addicts)
Murder’s No Votive Confidence takes place in the charming small island of Nantucket (a place that is on my wish list to visit sometime!). We meet Stella Wright - candle maker and owner of Wick & Flame, where she makes her gorgeous creations and hosts candle making classes. She has teamed up with her best friend Erin who is a wedding planner on the island and she has managed to create Unity candles for upcoming weddings.

As she is making final preparations for the upcoming wedding of Jessica S
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Marissa
May 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Kindle Copy for Review from NetGalley and Kensington Books.

I received a free, advance copy of this book and this is my unbiased and voluntary review.

Who knew unity candles for can be so deadly? Stella Wright specializes in making unique candles for special occasions. As Memorial Day approaches she is asked to supply candles for a wedding but it soon becomes a murder scene.

The local bartender is arrested for the crime but Stella believes he is innocent. With the help of a charming reporter and a
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LORI CASWELL
Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2019
Dollycas’s Thoughts

Stella Wright owns Wick & Flame and has become the go-to person for wedding unity candles. She has created a two-foot-tall unity candle for Jessica Sterling and Joe Handler’s wedding, along with candles for the church, reception, and for the guests to take home all with an original scent approved by the bride. The family and bridal party have checked into the hotel including Simon Sterling, the bride’s uncle who has been asked to walk her down the aisle. New plans must be
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Theresa Larson
3 Stars

Murder’s No Votive Confidence is the first book in the new Nantucket Candle Maker Mystery. The main character, Stella Wright, is the owner of Wick and Flame, a local candle shop, where she creates one of a kind candles and candle scents. She has been hired by Jessica Sterling to create the candles for her upcoming wedding. The star piece of her creations is the unity candle.

Stella goes to the inn where Jessica is staying to go over some last minute details about the candles. While there,
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Catherine
Jul 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jessica Sterling and Joe Handler have chosen Nantucket Island, with its natural beauty and quaint charm, as the ideal setting for their Memorial Day weekend nuptials. As the guests begin to arrive at the Melville Inn for the big day, event planner Emily Gardner and her oldest friend, candle shop owner Stella Wright are working around the clock to deliver the perfect wedding. And given their eye for detail, everything is under control--that is, until they encounter one detail they never anticipat ...more
Cozy Cat Reviews
This is the debut book in the new "Nantucket Candle Maker Mystery Series." and a perfect start to a great cozy series ! Right away the charming cover had me enchanted as I love a island setting for a summer read. The main character, Stella Wright, is the owner of "Wick and Flame", a local candle shop, where she creates one of a kind candles and candle scents on Nantucket Island. Her shop is popular with locals as well as tourists and she has recently gained a contract to provide candles for a un ...more
Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
I love scented candles, and the art of mixing different scents into something pleasing that makes you think of your favorite season or memory or book, etc. fascinates me. So when Murder’s No Votive Confidence came across my radar, it was a no-brainer for my TBR pile.

The Nantucket setting complements the candle-making hobby nicely – there’s something about a seaside island town that seems to just encourage you to make candles. Stella’s keen nose for scents – and her ability to match people with s
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Kristina
Murder’s No Votive Confidence by Christin Becher is the first A Nantucket Candle Maker Mystery. Stella Wright owns Wick & Flame on Nantucket Island. She has been commissioned by bride-to-be, Jessica Sterling to create candles for her wedding including a one-of-a-kind unity candle. On the day before the wedding, the unity candle is found broken on the floor next to Jessica’s uncle, Simon Sterling. Someone took the candle and bashed in the man’s head (talk about crime of passion). When family ...more
Katreader
Jul 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
MURDER'S NO VOTIVE CONFIDENCE by Christin Brecher
The First Nantucket Candle Maker Mystery

Stella Wright is the Candle Lady of Nantucket Island. Surrounded by friends and her large family, Stella loves her hometown and is happy to provide candles to locals and tourists alike at her shop, the Wick and Flame. Stella's current big project is providing candles for the wedding of Jessica Sterling. Her unique scents have become so popular, several brides have begun commissioning her for their own unity
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Barbara Sousa
Jul 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A big vote of confidence for Christin Brecher and her debut novel, Murder’s No Votive Confidence! This highly enjoyable book marks the debut of Ms. Brecher’s Nantucket Candle Maker Mystery series, and exemplifies the charm and tone of a traditional cozy mystery.

When Stella Wright, owner of the Wick and Flame candle shop, agrees to create personalized candles to accent the Memorial Day nuptials of Jessica Sterling, she has no idea that one of her creations would lead to murder. Jessica’s uncle S
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Mary
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first in a new series set on Nantucket Island. Stella Wright is the owner of Wick and Flame a candle store on the island and she is also working with her best friend Emily who is a wedding planner on the island. Stella is providing the candles for Jessica Sterling's wedding. The wedding party arrives and the morning after their arrival Stella goes to the Melville Inn to double check the scent for the candles. As she meets with Jessica and her mother they go into the storage room to l ...more
Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
Candles, an Island, and Murder - oh my!

I love reading cozies that have the protagonist in a career that is crafty and one that is intriguing.  Enter Stella and her candlemaking business.  She makes unique candles with handcrafted scents and seems to know what sort of scent would be best for various people.  I'd love to know what she would suggest for me.  She even teaches classes on candlemaking and I would have liked the book to have explored that just a little bit more, or added more details r
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Savannah
The first in a new series, Murder's No Votive Confidence is the perfect cozy mystery for a rainy day. This was a fun and easy read, my favorite kind of book to brighten a drab day.

Nantucket candle store owner Stella Wright specializes in creating unique candles for every occasion. But someone sets the stage for murder when a Memorial Day celebration becomes a wedding to die for . . .

Jessica Sterling’s candlelight-themed nuptial promises to be the perfect kick-off to the summer’s first official
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Yvonne
Jul 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It’s Memorial Day in Nantucket and candle store owner Stella Wright is hired to create candles for a huge wedding. It’s a dream come true for Stella, but things take a nasty turn when the bride’s uncle is murdered before he can walk her down the aisle. Oddly enough, the murder weapon is one of Stella’s candles.

Stella is stunned when a local bartender is arrested for the murder. She’s sure he would never kill anyone and she intends to prove it. She’s even more motivated when her customers start
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Susan
Jul 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I always enjoy trying a new series and this was no exception. The Nantucket Candle Maker mystery series is off to a great start. There is such history in Nantucket, it makes a wonderful setting. Candles were essential back in the days of whaling. Now candles have a different importance, in this mystery series they are special creations for weddings. Stella makes gorgeous candles and sell to tourists and locals, alike. Now she has been asked to create a Unity candle and scented candles for a wedd ...more
Rekha Rao
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
As a series debut, this story has done its job of keeping the readers hooked on and looking for more. Stella is clumsy too. She wants to prove that she's a world class detective. So off she goes poking her nose and accusing people (mostly innocents) of killing Simon.

Stella's single and 29. Emily, her best buddy thinks Stella is a spinster (at the age of 29!!!) Andy and Stella have been best buddies since school. Peter is a handsome reporter who has come to Nantucket to report on the Sterling wed
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Missi Martin (Stockwell)
Murder's No Votive Confidence by Christin Brecher is the first book in her Nantucket Candle Maker Mystery series and after reading it I am HOOKED !!! Her main character Stella Wright lives on the island of Nantucket, owns her own business, Wick & Flame, is surrounded by family and friends and is doing what she loves.....creating candles with special scents.

In Murder's No Votive Confidence Stella and her friend Emily are preparing for a wedding ..... a celebration worthy of a celebrity. Emil
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Sandra
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Murder's No Votive Confidence by Christin Brecher is the first book in Nantucket Candle Maker Mystery series.

Stella Wright lives and creates handmade candles on a beautiful Nantucket together with her best friend Emily who is a wedding planner. When one of the guests at the lavish wedding to be ends up murdered and an old friend of Stella's arrested, she simply can't stay on the side. Helping her are a local policeman and an investigative journalist with a keen interest in Stella.

Lovely mystery,
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Christin Brecher was born and raised in New York City, where her family and many childhood friends still reside. As such, she feels she is as much of a small-town girl as any. The idea to write the Nantucket Candle Maker series sprang from her life-lo
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