11/07/2013

Beauty To Die For A Spa Mystery


My Thoughts:
This was a cute book.  It got a big draggy in the middle but was a cute story.  I do have to say I was shocked at the revelation of who was behind it all.  Totally blind-sided by that one, but could see it after it was revealed.  I just was liking that character too much to think they could be bad.  (no more or I will have to issue a spoiler alert) 
Set in the desert, and surrounding a long ago love story, the whole story unravels sometimes at break neck speeds, other times as a snail's pace.  Would have been nice to been a bit more moderate with that part of the story, but over all a cute story.  4 stars. 
This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review. 


Book Description:
Juliette Taylor walked away from her career as a supermodel twenty-five years ago. Now approaching fifty – an emotionally complex milestone -- she co-owns a beauty supply company that makes skincare products for salons and spas. Her niche is pampering Christian women who usually spend more time caring for others than for themselves under the slogan:Isn’t it time someone took care of YOU for a change?When Juliette arrives at the Palm Grotto Spa to host a spiritual retreat, she runs into an old modeling colleague, Raven, who had always been disliked in the industry for many reasons. She isn’t there for the retreat; in fact, her presence at the spa is somewhat mysterious.Not long after Raven makes a cryptic threat to Juliette, the unsympathetic back-then beauty is found dead, poisoned by something in the green clay of a chai soy wrap. The following morning, a banner for the retreat has been unceremoniously altered:It’s your turn to be nurtured, to be restored . . . to be murdered.Suspicion is directed at Juliette who has history with Raven and certainly knows how to use beauty products. But for murder?! Now she must find the real killer before the police really take care of her.

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