Till Death Do Us Part
Author: Tristi Pinkston
Publisher: Walnut Springs Press
Published: May 2013
Paperback: 245 pages
FTC FTI: Received a paperback copy in exchange for an honest review.
Will Ida Mae survive her own wedding?
When charming—and mostly bald—widower George Gilmore asked Ida Mae Babbitt to marry him, she was surprised and delighted. But now he has made another proposal—to hold the wedding in two weeks, while all his children are in town. Flustered but sure she can handle it with the help of her friends, Ida Mae
The plan doesn’t go over so well with George’s family, however, and Ida Mae finds herself the victim of a plot to stop the wedding. At first the incidents seem like harmless pranks, but they escalate until Ida Mae finds herself in real danger—and in real pain. Bells are ringing, but are they wedding bells or death knells?
Till Death Do Us Part finds Ida Mae knee deep in trouble again. This time is seems that someone from George's family doesn't want her to marry George. Right away events occur that rattle her nerves, but (as always) Ida Mae stands her ground. George has not told Ida Mae that he is very wealthy, and it appears that someone from the family doesn't want Ida Mae taking what they think it theirs. Danger lurks around every corner (and elevator) as Ida Mae and her friends try to plan her wedding to George.
There is nothing more delightful then a Secret Sisters mystery by Tristi Pinkston. I have grown to love these characters and their endearing quirks. As I'm reading I remember what a fantastic writer Tristi is. (Not that I had forgotten :) Consistent, consistent, consistent is how she writes. Every line is important and most of the time, very funny. I was thrilled to learn that Ren reminded Ida Mae of Ewan McGregor, "only without the light saber and with a temple recommend." (page 37) I was happy that the love triangle between Eden, Ren, and Kevin was quickly solved so I could focus on other aspects of the story.
I could quote the whole book for it's humor and cleverness, but this was one of my favorite moments:
The officers waited until Arlette got the minivan turned around, and then they climbed into their own vehicle. Ida Mae was surprised when one of them flipped on red and blue lights built into the front of the car. All the vehicles ahead of them edged out of the way, and Arlette followed the officers down the canyon and toward Federal Heights.
"If this weren't so extremely frightening, it would be exciting," Tansy remarked.
For once, Ida Mae knew exactly what she meant. (page 144)
5 out of 5 stars. This is the last book in the series. If you are new to the Secret Sisters, definitely start with the first.