This week’s book is a little older, A Veiled Deception by Annette Blair. It was released in January 2009, but a series I had never heard of or picked up to read until now. There are currently 5 books in the series and if you want to check out an except from this first book, you can read it here.
New York designer Madeira Cutler returns to Connecticut for the wedding of her younger sister Sherry, who she virtually raised when their mother died Their father can’t deal with the details of the wedding and the hostility of the groom’s wealthy mother. Then the groom’s former flame shows up, obviously planning to replace Sherry as bride.
When she’s strangled at the shower with the antique bridal veil, Maddie has to not only redesign the dress but also make sure neither bride nor groom is jailed for the murder. Helping her — and vying for her affections — are her hot FBI sometimes-boyfriend and a local police detective she’s fought with since high school.
I enjoyed this book quite a bit. I found the world of fashion and vintage clothing interesting and the fact that Maddie is able to see ghosts or experience some history when she touches a piece of vintage clothing with some history. While I’m not into the supernatural and paranormal, I consider this paranormal light. It touches on it but isn’t the main focus of the book. I liked the book enough that I have sought out the remaining books in the series (as of now) and can’t wait to see where the story takes us and Maddie.