Caterer Goldy Bear's wedding would have been perfect except for two minor problems--the priest is killed shortly before the wedding and her fiance, homicide detective Tom Schulz, is kidnapped from the scene of the crime. Frustrated with waiting for updates from the police, Goldy attempts to find out who ruined her wedding. Is the killer the organist, recently fired by the priest? Or the disgruntled theology student snubbed by the ordination board? Sandwiched between the suspense and Goldy's 10 gourmet recipes are layerings of criticism directed at organized religion. The scandals of Goldy's church snowball as she pursues the killer. Battles over church funds, building projects, and hymnal music lead to suspicious miracle healing and cleric egocentricity as well as corruptness. And although Tom Schulz's character is never more than one-dimensional, Goldy's realistic thoughts and reactions to events make her an interesting personality--and turn this book into a substantive mystery.
Not my favorite in this series so far. The church rector is murdered and this book gets very preachy in parts discussing the religious side of things. About halfway through I thought "solve this already!" It just seemed to drag out. Hoping the next one is better. I enjoyed the first 3.
This should be Colorado caterer Goldy's happiest day-her wedding day. But when her groom stumbles over a dying clergyman, everything must be put on ice, including the exquisite wedding cake. With recipes.
4th in the series:
It should be the happiest day of Goldy the caterer's life. After years of putting the disaster of her first marriage behind her, she has finally found the courage to love again. Soon she'll be walking down the aisle of St. Luke's Episcopal Church to wed the man of her dreams, Tom Schulz, a homicide detective who shares Goldy's passions for preparing food and solving crimes.
But moments after Goldy's put the finishing touches on the scrumptious wedding feast, and just before the ceremony begins, she receives an urgent phone call from the groom. The wedding is off, and the reason is a killer.
Another great book by Donna! Now our favorite Colorado caterer has met the man of her dreams and it's the big wedding day! But wait! Just before she takes the big walk down the aisle, Goldie gets a call from her beloved, saying there's been a murder he must attend to: their minister. Before the murder is solved, our groom goes missing! Has Tom had cold feet?
A blissful bride, a missing groom and a rendezvous with murder. . . perfectly describes this book. But here comes Goldy and she'll make sure the case is solved in the end and the bride and groom go happily on their way. Good book.
It should be the happiest day of Goldy's life. The Colorado caterer is about to tie the knot with the man of her ddreams, homicide detective Tom Schulz. But minutes before the ceremony is to begin, Tom phones with an urgent message. The wedding is off and the reason is murder!
The series continues for good reason - it's a good read. Part cozy, but nail bitter.
It should be the happiest day of Goldy's life.The Colorado caterer is about to tie the knot with the man of her dreams,homicide Detective Tom Shulz. But minutesbefore the ceremony is to begin, Tom phones with an urgent message: The wedding is of, and the reason is murder.