ABOUT THE BOOK:
Thanks to a wealthy patron, Kismet's women's shelter, Sunshine Tomorrow, has inherited a run-down mansion. Now the shelter's director, Wendy Newcomb, wants Caprice's decorating expertise. Caprice is happy to help, but when she glimpses a few heated encounters between Wendy and some locals, she fears that Wendy may be in need of protection herself.
When Wendy is found dead inside the old house, Caprice is compelled to poke around in her affairs--and discovers she
glitter-graphics.com Shades of Wrath by Karen Rose Smith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Shades of Wrath by Karen Rose Smith is a 2016 Kensington publication.
The deeper into this series, we go, the better it gets!
This sixth installment in the Caprice De Luca series sees Caprice helping with the redecoration of a transition home for abused women.
But, before she gets too far along with her plans the proprietor, Wendy Newcomb is found murdered. Caprice is once more sucked into the investigation as she prepares for a competition and irons out her future with Gant.
I love this series! The decorations, the pets, Caprice’s large and loving family, and the added element of romance and realistic relationships has me eagerly awaiting an update on these wonderful characters.
The mystery is always compelling, too. With many cozies the mystery can sometimes seem rather thin, but not with this series. Caprice is a terrific and
In this case, Wendy’s death draws attention to a very important issue and KRS did an amazing job of handling such an edgy topic. Domestic violence is still a troubling and oft hidden problem in our society and I applaud the author for centering a story around it.
Once again, Caprice impresses me with her faith, value system, and dogged determination to find the truth.
Overall, if you love cozy mysteries, this series is outstanding and I highly recommend it. Those who have been following along, I think you are going to love joining Caprice on her latest adventure!!
A WORD FROM KAREN ROSE SMITH
Hi! I'm Karen Rose Smith. I write mystery, romance and women's fiction. My 97th novel will be released in 2017. Besides writing, my passion is caring for my four rescued cats--Zoie Joy, Halo, her daughter Paddy, senior London
& Clyde--who are strays who come twice a day at least for wet food.
My hobbies are gardening, cooking, watercolor painting and photography.
An only child, I've always delved into books as an escape. But as part of
a large Italian family, I had cousins and relatives around me often. Families
are a strong theme in my novels, both mysteries and romances. In my
Caprice De Luca mystery series, my sleuth Caprice takes in stray cats and dogs
and finds them homes. I love to chat with readers so feel free to search
my Facebook pages--lots of cat photos--and join in.
SHADES OF WRATH is a special book to me for two reasons. I tackled the subject of domestic violence. I hope I did it in such a way that I brought an honest glimpse to this crisis for women. I've interwoven this
plotline with healthy relationships too to
bring warmth and joy to the novel. The second reason SHADES is heartfelt
is the dedication to Sunnybud and his inclusion in the book. He was a yellow
tabby that I befriended for 3 years. He was a wanderer but he came to
trust and depend on me and my husband. We lost him last February to an
FIV complicated infection. But I'll never forget how he trusted me to
feed him, warm him with heat bags in winter, and simply give him love.
I hope you enjoy every bit of SHADES OF WRATH. This novel was more than a mystery to me. It was a labor of love.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
In college, Karen began writing poetry and also met her husband to be. They both began married life as teachers, but when their son was born, Karen decided to try her hand at a home-decorating business.
She returned to teaching for a
She has written for Meteor/Kismet, Kensington, Silhouette and Harlequin. Readers can contact Karen through her website, on Facebook (Karen Rose
Romance Website: http://www.karenrosesmith.com/
Mystery Website: http://karenrosesmithmysteries.com/