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Played by the Book by Lucy Arlington
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it was amazing
bookshelves: 2015-read, cozies-challenge-2015, mysteries

Lila Wilkins, literary agent at the Novel Idea Literacy Agency, is asked to help with an event planning for their new client, Damian York, to celebrate the publication of his new gardening book. Damian is not only a popular television show host but also a former resident from Dunstan, a neighboring town, and is in negotiation for the purchase of property that he would like to showcase on his television show for renovation and gardening ideas. In addition to helping plan a book signing and dinner for the gardening book launch, Lila is also working on Inspiration Valley's Annual Garden Walk Event, which is now scheduled to include Lila's own garden as the last of the garden properties to be reviewed and judged. But when Lila, her son Trey and his friends start to clear out some of the debris in her garden, they unearth a human skull. Lila's boyfriend, Sean, is assigned to discover the identity of the victim, but this is just the beginning of a series of incidents which includes the murder of a member of the local garden club. Can Lila uncover the truth after all these years or will this be her last mystery? And where does Lila's relationship with Sean stand? Although she secretly overheard him ask her son for permission to propose to her, nothing has happened. In fact, with his new assignments, he barely has any time to see her. Adding to this concern, Lila's mother, the Amazing Althea, is worried that her gift is fading. The murder victim was one of Althea's clients and she saw nothing in the cards that would have foretold this tragedy. I really enjoy this series and the characters and businesses created for it. The mystery provides enough twists and turns to keep one guessing the who and why until the end. I look forward to the next book in this series. Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Reading Progress

January 9, 2015 – Shelved
January 9, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
Started Reading
February 5, 2015 – Shelved as: 2015-read
February 5, 2015 – Shelved as: cozies-challenge-2015
February 5, 2015 – Shelved as: mysteries
February 5, 2015 – Finished Reading

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