Posted in 5 paws, Blog tour, Cozy, Monday, mystery, Review on July 7, 2014


Today I bring you a new series set in Idaho.  You don’t find many books set there I’m sure!  I have been wanting to read a book by Rachelle for awhile.  She has several other books out that sound really good but have not been able to find them yet (short of buying them online), so of course I jumped on this when it came available as part of a blog tour.

Diamond Rings Deadly Front Cover


Adrielle Pyper knows how to plan a wedding, and she is especially good at pleasing bridezillas. But when her biggest client and best friend is murdered just three days before the wedding, Adri’s world falls apart. She moves to the resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho, and starts from scratch. Thanks to Adri’s impeccable taste and unique style, she lands two celebrity clients, and her business seems headed for success–that is, until someone vandalizes the specialty wedding dresses she imported from overseas. The race is on to uncover a secret hidden within the yards of satin and lace before Adri becomes the next victim. With a delightful blend of mystery, toe-curling kisses, humor, and spine-tingling thrills, Diamond Rings are Deadly Things is a romantic suspense novel that will keep you turning pages long into the night.


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“I love Rachelle J. Christensen’s stories and characters, and Diamond Rings Are Deadly Things is another thrilling mystery to add to my collection. Don’t be surprised if you have to stay up all night to finish he book!”

–Rachel Ann Nunes, author of Before I Say Goodbye

Diamond Rings are Deadly Things pulled me right in from the first page and held me captive until the very end. Great characters, a compelling plot, a surprising twist at the end … Rachelle Christensen knows how to craft a great mystery.

Tristi Pinkston, author of the Secret Sisters Mysteries

A cunningly crafty mystery with just the right mix of romance. Readers won’t be able to get enough of Adrielle Pyper, stunning party-planner turned heroine.

Nichole Giles, author of Descendant


Just when you think you have the mystery figured out…there is a twist! I don’t want to say too much but I didn’t like one character but did not expect they “why”!

This book is very clean which I appreciated. The author lets you think that perhaps other characters are the evil ones, good red herrings!

I did wonder for quite a few chapters who Briette was and how she affected Adri. All is revealed several chapters into the book.

This book was well written (although I had an ARC and there was a comment left in there for the author from the editor or copywriter) and I think this is going to be a very nice series…in fact, I think I know where book 2 will be set…or should be anyway!

We give this book 5 paws and recommend it next time you are looking for a new cozy series!


About the Author

Rachelle ChristensenRachelle J. Christensen is a stay-at-home mom of four cute kids. She has an amazing husband, three cats, and five chickens. Rachelle was born and raised in the small farming town of Rupert, Idaho which is adjacent to the setting in her latest mystery Diamond Rings Are Deadly Things due out this July. Her new website partners with the characters from the novel to bring readers an interactive look into the mystery of crafting and wedding planning.

Rachelle graduated cum laude from Utah State University with a degree in psychology and a music minor. She enjoys singing and songwriting, playing the piano, running, motivational speaking, and of course reading.

Rachelle’s first novel, Wrong Number was awarded Outstanding Book of the Year from the League of Utah Writers and was also a 2010 Whitney Finalist. She is also the author of Caller ID, a nonfiction book Lost Children: Coping with Miscarriage for Latter Day Saints, and a novella with a Timeless Romance Anthology, Fall Collection.

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