Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Pleating for Mercy
This book is the first in Melissa Bourbon's Magical Dressmaking series. Harlow Cassidy returns home to Bliss, Texas after inheriting her great grandmother's farmhouse, which she turns into her dressmaking shop Buttons and Bows. Her first client is childhood friend Josie, who hires Harlow to design the dresses for her and her bridesmaids for the wedding of the year. Things take a bad turn when one of the bridesmaids is found dead in Harlow's bluebonnet patch, strangled by cording.
This is such a "charming" story!!! I absolutely adore the relationship between Harlow, her mother, and her goat whisperer Nana (love Thelma Louise!)...unique ladies who embrace their individual charms bestowed upon them by legendary outlaw Butch Cassidy. I just love how the legend of Butch is used in the story.