Peaches and Schemes

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Nina Fleet might be new to the innkeeping business, but she’s savvy enough to know that Cymbeline’s tourists aren’t enough to keep her fledgling bed and breakfast going. So she decides to tap into the destination-wedding market by taking a booth at the Veils and Vanities Bridal Expo. The twice-yearly event is sponsored by the town’s two wedding pros: Virgie Hamilton, the sixtysomething owner of Virgie’s Formals, and Roxanna Quarry, a Gen X event planner and Nina’s new friend. But everything goes wrong during the expo’s fashion show, when Roxanna comes tumbling out of an oversized prop wedding cake, strangled to death by her own scarf. Virgie is arrested for the crime, thanks to Nina’s statement to the police about having overheard the woman accusing her partner of embezzlement. But certain that Virgie’s only offense is a bad temper, Nina decides to do her own investigating, and local gossip soon convinces her that others may also have had motive. As Nina gets close to discovering the truth though, Virgie is bailed out of jail by an unknown benefactor and vanishes. Now Nina has to find her fast—before tying the knot takes on a whole new meaning for them both…

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