Monday, August 1, 2016

Magnolia Moonlight (Secrets of the South Mysteries #3) by Mary Ellis

After being jilted by his fiancee, Michael Preston, a former accountant, pursues a new job as a private investigator. And, what better place to work than the new office of Price Investigations in Natchez, Mississippi? Unfortunately, Michael's partner, Elizabeth Kirby--a crack shot ex-cop with a past she wants to escape--resents having to work with someone whose only surveillance experience comes from television and video games. Their boss and his wife, Nate and Isabelle, are two insanely busy newlyweds who are "forced" by their friends to finally take their honeymoon. However, their romantic trip to Alabama turns into an investigation when they bump into Izzy's ex-husband, Craig, who seems to have taken up his gambling addiction once again. In an attempt to save Craig, Izzy discovers her ex doesn't hold all the cards. Back in Mississippi, Michael and Beth are left to take on their first case when a preacher allegedly commits suicide. His widow suspects foul play, but things look grim when Michael discovers the Reverend may have been stealing from his congregation. Will Nate, his wife, and his employees be able to uncover the true face of deceit behind the masks that surround them?


About The Author 

Mary Ellis is the bestselling author of many books, including A Widow's Hope, An Amish Family Reunion, and Living in Harmony. She and her husband live in central Ohio, where they try to live a simpler style of life.

My Review

This book has not one but two mysteries, and Nick and Isabelle are now married, two years, and are finally going on a honeymoon, courtesy of their friends. While Nick is on his trip Beth is going to be taking over the Natchez Office, and mentoring their new forensic accountant, Michael Preston, and taking on a new case, that is rather personal.
Beth and Michael are about to deal with the death of her Pastor, and missing money, while Nick and Isabelle are innocently heading to their own case in Bay, St. Louis, of course, mystery follows them.
Beth and Michael are helping a grieving widow prove that her loving husband would never have committed suicide, and they are on an uphill battle to do that, along with a lot of missing church money.
Nick and Isabelle end up with mob gamblers and try to help her x-husband, huh, and even his new wife is turning to them, rather complicated.
This is a page turning read that you won’t be able to put down until you know all of the answers. I want more!
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Harvest House, and was not required to give a positive review.

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