Keeping track of a bunch of young girls for a beauty pageant
is not Camellia's idea of fun. The leaders of the Roanoke
Garden Society decide that it will be a good idea to get
involved the Little Miss Begonia pageant to bring some much
needed positive news to their organization and the city of
Roanoke after an earlier scandal.
Since Camellia's job is to keep the Garden Society running,
she gets dragged into maintaining the gardens and keeping
tabs on the contestants. As usual, everything that can go
The girls turn into raving lunatics when it comes to their
competition. Dresses are ruined and nasty jokes are pulled.
Meanwhile, someone is trying to sabotage the pageant. The
gardens are destroyed Camellia is forced to save the mess.
When one of the judges is murdered, Camellia and her
boyfriend, Rob will be dragged into another investigation as
Cam rescues the pageant from total destruction.
The second in the Garden Society Mysteries, this book
the reader to appreciate what hard working gardening is
without doing any of the work. THE BEGONIA BRIDE takes us
behind the scenes of the cutthroat world of the beauty
pageant and the work that goes into them.
Cam and Rob make a great couple who are dragged into yet
another investigation. The secondary characters are
delightful. With such an interesting plot, the second book
is better reading than the first which leads me to hope this
Roanoke, Virginia, is home to some of the countryâ€™s most
exquisite gardens, and itâ€™s Camellia Harrisâ€™s job to promote
them. But when a pint-sized beauty contest comes to town,
someone decides to deliver a final judgment â€¦
beauty pageant for little girlsâ€”the Little Miss Begonia
Pageantâ€”has decided to hold their event in a Roanoke park.
Camellia is called in to help deal with the botanical
details, the cute contestants, and their catty mothers. She
soon realizes that the drama onstage is nothing compared to
the judges row. Thereâ€™s jealousy, betrayal, and a love
triangle involving local newsmanâ€”and known lotharioâ€”Telly
Stevens. And a mysterious saboteur is trying to stop the
pageant from happening at all.
But the drama turns
deadly when Stevens is found dead, poisoned by some sort of
plant. With a full flowerbed of potential suspects, Cam
needs to dig through the evidence to uproot a killer with a
deadly green thumb.