Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Hot Chocolate by Dawn Greenfield Ireland Review

Title: Hot Chocolate by Dawn Greenfield Ireland
Author: Dawn Greenfield Ireland
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Pages: 460
Price: $3.99 or FREE for Prime Members
Rating: 4 out 5 stars

Book Synopsis:

Madge ambushes Lila Mae with Dorothea’s manipulative plea: she can’t care for Bernie, their 92-year old father, any longer. Lila Mae explodes in a hissy fit—she had warned Dorothea years ago that they should put Bernie in an assisted living center.

Robert, Lila Mae’s astrologer, warns of impending problems and he’s rarely wrong.

The sisters call a meeting with Walter Branson, their solicitor. They discuss Bernie’s nurse Bambi Chaline, a blonde bombshell who looks more like a hooker than a nurse.

Arrangements are made for Bernie to be transferred over to Lake Sides Assisted Living Center in the Uptown Galleria area and a severance package is drawn up for Bambi.

Jimmy Ray Chaline, Bambi’s bowling alley husband, is enraged that Bambi was let go. He hires ambulance chaser Mark Slade to file a lawsuit for wrongful termination.

The suit is thrown out of court further fueling Jimmy Ray’s rage. Bambi had been more than satisfied with her bonus, letters of recommendation and praise from the Alcott clan.

When Jimmy Ray fails to return home from the bowling alley that night, a series of events unfold that shocks the entire Alcott family and their extended members.


Even in the heat of Texas, everything goes better with a mug of hot chocolate. Hot Chocolate by Dawn Greenfield Ireland is a great cozy mystery that ladies are going to love. Not only does it focus around a family that has made it's fortune selling delicious treats, but there's enough sister rivalry to keep the book interesting. Best of all, there's delicious recipes at the end that you're bound to love. If you're looking for a delicious cozy mystery, Hot Chocolate is a great choice.

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