Tuesday, August 7, 2018

REVIEW of Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding by Rhys Bowen

Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Berkley

In this delightful new Royal Spyness Mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service, Georgie is plotting a trip down the aisle but finds herself embroiled in a murder that hits a little too close to home...

Georgie is finally able to plan for her wedding in the summer. It is going to be a summer of weddings: her mother is marrying Max, her German beau; Georgie's grandfather is marrying his next door neighbor, Mrs. Huggins; and Darcy's father is getting up the courage to ask the princess to marry him. Georgie is staying at the princess's London house when she receives a letter from one of her mother's former husbands, Sir Hubert Anstruther. Georgie is now his sole heir, and he's offering her the use of his lovely country house. He suggests she move in right away to keep an eye on the place because all might not be well since his butler died.

Georgie talks this through with her husband-to-be, Darcy, who is off to Europe again, this time to Berlin. They decide that she will take Sir Hubert up on his offer. However, when Georgie arrives, it becomes clear that she is definitely not wanted in the house. Strange things are happening, including a lively ghost and a less than friendly reception from the new butler. When a body shows up, Georgie realizes that Sir Hubert's invitation may not have been entirely altruistic and begins to wonder if she'll even make it to her wedding day. 

My Thoughts…

What a hoot of a story.    Georgie is getting married to Darcy and neither of them has much money.    When she is offered the chance to live at a grand estate she jumps at the chance.   Little does she know what she is moving into.    

The beginning of the book moved a little slow.   I wasn’t sure where it was heading and was anxious for it to get there.    Maybe because I wasn’t familiar with the characters since this was the first book in this series that I have read I missed out on some of the story but I do not feel that was the case.     Anyways,    once Georgie moved to the estate the story flew.   I was excited to learn what new trouble she would find, what she would do next, and what her housemates a.k.a employees were going to do next.     

Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding is a great historical fiction.   There is plenty of laughs, plenty of fun, and some history.   I recommend picking up your own copy. 

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