Monday, December 2, 2013

Prah & Constantine Review: Murder at Honeysuckle Hotel

Welcome to another Prah & Constantine Review. This month I picked Murder at Honeysuckle Hotel by Rose Pressey.

Rose Pressey has created a sweet murder mystery which takes place in the small town of Honeysuckle.

It's quite a shock when a store clerk, Raelynn Pendleton, discovers a ninety-year-old woman has bequeathed the beautiful Victorian house to her,  just for being nice.

Recently divorced and barely managing to make ends meet, Raelynn comes up with the brilliant idea of converting the house into a hotel.
Prior to getting everything in order, she discovers a dead body in the back yard and the mystery begins.

When you live in a small town such as Honeysuckle, tongues will wag. And poor Raelynn is seen as the murderer even before an arrest is made. 
The sheriff is quite a hunk and believes in Raelynn's innocence. However, she's determined to exonerate herself and in the process refurbish the old Victorian house into a hotel. 

I enjoyed Rose Pressley's funny passages in regards to Raelynn's predicaments throughout the book, and at the very end she gives the reader some tips on decorating on a budget.

Now hop over to check out Nana Prah's Review.

The Blurb:

It's summertime in Honeysuckle, and everyone is lazing in the shade with a tall glass of lemonade. Everyone except Raelynn Pendleton. She's stuck working at the local store to make the rent while her no-good ex-husband lives it up with a floozy.

When she inherits a Victorian house, Raelynn jumps at the chance to turn her life around. How can she afford the upkeep on such a huge place? Simple. She'll run it as a hotel. Problem is, she has no experience and the d├ęcor dates back to the Dark Ages. She'll have to use her secret talent for turning junk into treasure or she'll never snag an overnight guest. 

But before the new Honeysuckle Hotel even opens for business, Raelynn discovers the body of a young woman in the garden. As a newcomer in town, Raelynn is blamed for the murder. She's fired from her job, which could mean she'll lose the house. The only way to save Honeysuckle Hotel is to find the real killer - with or without the sexy Sheriff Kent Klein. 

One way or another, Honeysuckle will be buzzing.

Due to my chaotic December schedule Nana has agreed on a January hiatus. The Prah & Constantine Review will return in February. Thank You, Nana!


  1. What a great name for a town and a hotel. I love mysteries so I'll have to add this one to my list.

  2. Sounds really good! And I love decorating, so this really sounds up my alley, as well as the tips the author provides. Thanks for the rec!

  3. I love the way you can sum up a book without giving anything away, Cathy. Great review. This has been a great reading adventure we've been on and I look forward to continuing in 2014 which will be the best year ever.

    1. Yes, definitely looking forward to a new adventure in writing and reviewing with you, Nana!

  4. That sounds like a fun read. I'll have to mark it down. Thanks! :)

  5. Sounds like a fun read, and a little different too.

  6. Definitely sounds like a good book! I'm already wondering what exactly she did to inherit this house...great review!

  7. Ooh, this sounds like such a fun and intriguing mystery!