Book Reviews of Dead Giveaway (Yellow Rose, Bk 3)

Dead Giveaway  (Yellow Rose, Bk 3)
Dead Giveaway - Yellow Rose, Bk 3
Author: Leann Sweeney
PBS Market Price: $7.59 or $3.69+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780451217080
ISBN-10: 045121708X
Publication Date: 11/1/2005
Pages: 272
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 100 ratings
Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Dead Giveaway (Yellow Rose, Bk 3) on + 44 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This series has Texan heiress Abby Rose as its "detective." Abby is not living off her inheritance, though -- she has started a detective agency specializing in adoption searches (she was herself adopted -- see first book in the series) and wants to help other people in her situation. She lives modestly (drives a Camry) and her boyfriend is a Houston Police Department homicide detective. She has a twin sister with whom she gets along very well and an aunt who is her polar opposite.

The plot in this book involves a 19 year old basketball star who is looking for his birth family. Abby gets a call from the woman who had been the person who had found the baby abandoned on her doorstep 19 years ago. But before she can speak to this rather odd woman again, the woman is murdered (not giving anything away, this is the first ten pages). Abby is convinced that this is related to the adoption search but her boyfriend isn't so sure. Still, he agrees to let her pursue the adoption search as long as she doesn't interfere in the police investigation.

The key seems to be discovering who the parents were and how did the baby end up on this woman's doorstep -- she wasn't an obvious choice.

I read this book in one day and particularly enjoyed the good plotting and likable "detective." I look forward to reading more in this series.

MC Crammer Decatur GA
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Helpful Score: 3
Yellow Rose Series titles include

#1 Pick Your Poison
#2 A Wedding To Die For
#3 Dead Giveaway
#4 Shoot from the Lip
#5 Pushing Up Bluebonnets
reviewed Dead Giveaway (Yellow Rose, Bk 3) on + 56 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Best of the series so far, in my opinion.
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Helpful Score: 1
Good series. Good twists to the plot, and while the protagonist has a bit of a tendency to barge into trouble, she's just sensible enough to not be annoying.
reviewed Dead Giveaway (Yellow Rose, Bk 3) on + 159 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This is a fun series! I can't wait for book #4!!
reviewed Dead Giveaway (Yellow Rose, Bk 3) on + 162 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
The best so far in this series. Abby Rose has been hired to find a sports superstar's biological parents but soon realizes someone is determined she won't succeed, when a witness is killed, Abby discovers she's being followed, and important papers are stolen.
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Helpful Score: 1
Abby Rose is a fun character. Great Texas story!
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Helpful Score: 1
3rd in series. Her best yet!!
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Helpful Score: 1
I really love this series. Great story for abby Rose.
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Helpful Score: 1
Superstar college athlete Will Knight was once a baby abandoned on a doorstep. He hires Abby to locate his birth family. Her only clues are an expensive baby blanket--and Verna Mae, the woman who found him. Days after meeting with Abby, Verna Mae is murdered.
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I love this series. This book was had my emotions running the gammut, and I even got a bit teary eyed in a couple of places. OK so it doesn't take much to make me cry in books or movies, but normally cozies don't make me cry.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is third in a series about Abby Rose, a 32 year-old, wealthy Texan, who has become a private investigator. She specializes in issues surrounding adoptions.

College athlete Will Knight hires Abby to find his birth family. Although happy with his adoptive family, he feels the need to know about his birth family. Nineteen years before, he was dropped at someones door. There are only two clues: Verna Mae, the woman who found the baby at her door, and a very expensive baby blanket.

Hoping to pump Verna Mae for more info, they plan to meet in Houston. When Abby arrives, she finds that her only human lead is dead. Thus begins a case that takes Abby from Houston to Huntsville (Prison).

As a native Houstonian, it was fun to hear about our humidity, traffic and some of the landmarks around town. The characters were pleasant, though not clearly fleshed-out. The interactions between the twins (Abby has a twin, Kate; both were adopted but not told), ring true.

Unfortunately, I read this via Recorded Books. The person reading sounded like she was about 11 years of age and had an irritating voice. Im sure it affected my appreciation of the story.
3 stars

Yellow Rose Series
1. Pick Your Poison (2004)
2. A Wedding to Die For (2005)
3. Dead Giveaway (2005)
4. Shoot from the Lip (2007)
5. Pushing Up Bluebonnets (2008)
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I really enjoy Leann Sweeney's books - they are fun to read.
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another cute story by sweeney. cant wait for the next one
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I love this series. Quick, enjoyable read.
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Another good one in this series.