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The Diva Takes the Cake (Domestic Diva, Bk 2)
The Diva Takes the Cake - Domestic Diva, Bk 2
Author: Krista Davis
Keep the food...Lose the Groom. — Sophie Winston's sister, Hannah, is getting married--again!  And if you ask Sophie, her future brother-in-law is no prince.  But is he a killer?  That's the question on everyone's mind when his ex-wife is found hanging from a pergola.  This is one event Sophie and her sister hadn&#...  more »
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PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425228401
ISBN-10: 0425228401
Publication Date: 6/2/2009
Pages: 309
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 99 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Diva Takes the Cake (Domestic Diva, Bk 2) on + 330 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Though not well written, with too much redundancy and an author that feels the need to describe each room and setting with such minutia that the reader feels as if the author is talking down to you instead of relating a tale.

Truly, a reader can remember a table setting from chapter to chapter, and really, how many times do you have to use the word samovar?

In this second book of the domestic diva series, Hannah is getting married yet again, but her sister Sophie isn't excited about it at all. Sophie's not quite sure what it is about Craig, she just knows that whatever Hannah is about to get into isn't good. When Craig's first wife is found dead, hanging in Natasha's pergola, all heads come together to try and figure out yet another murder on this quite little street in Old Town Alexandria.

Though I don't really recommend this book, I do adore all the characters that Davis has brought together. She has a good combination that lets the reader pick their favorites without having an overly clever one jammed down your throat. Each character brings something to the table and I guess that is why I continued on with this second book. Maybe the third will flow better, I just don't find myself rushing off to get it.
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Helpful Score: 1
I really enjoyed the first book in the series, but this one didn't hold my attention as well. The characters are confusing and the story jumps around too much. Not a great second effort.
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shinypenny avatar reviewed The Diva Takes the Cake (Domestic Diva, Bk 2) on + 61 more book reviews
Good cozy mystery. Smooth pace. Kept you guessing all the way through
reviewed The Diva Takes the Cake (Domestic Diva, Bk 2) on + 75 more book reviews
What a great and enjoyable series! I've ordered everyone from here and have her upcoming one on my wish list. Wonderful and likeable. Characters and always a great story, an easy read but something you won't want to put down. Check into this series I highly recommend it.
reviewed The Diva Takes the Cake (Domestic Diva, Bk 2) on + 41 more book reviews
The second book of the Domestic Diva series picks up pretty much where it left off in the first book. Sophie Winston's sister, Hannah, is getting married to a man that Sophie just isn't sure is an honest person. When his ex-wife comes to town and is found murdered in Natasha's back yard, Sophie is even more certain that the groom is shady. As family (invited or not) begin to show up for the event that is sometimes on and sometimes off, Sophie must somehow keep everything going all the while trying to figure out how to bring the wedding to a halt.

Although this book wasn't quite as good as the first, I thought it was fine. I did find Natasha's ability to take over and change plans and decorations on which Sophie worked hard to be irritating in the sense that Sophie never said much, and no one ever seemed to notice or care what was being done by Natasha to Sophie. I realize that Sophie was wanting to keep the peace for her sister's sake, but there comes a point that enough is enough. Her mother's attempts at matchmaking have quickly become old, too. However, those are just minor irritants along with a couple of other items that I looked past.

Now that the wedding theme that ended the first book and moved through this one is complete, it will be interesting to see what direction the next book takes.


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