Today I'm reviewing The Red Book of Primrose House by Marty Wingate.
Summary from GoodReads: In Marty Wingate’s charming new Potting Shed Mystery, Texas transplant Pru Parke’s restoration of a historic landscape in England is uprooted by an ax murderer.
Pru Parke has her dream job: head gardener at an eighteenth-century manor house in Sussex. The landscape for Primrose House was laid out in 1806 by renowned designer Humphry Repton in one of his meticulously illustrated Red Books, and the new owners want Pru to restore the estate to its former glory—quickly, as they’re planning to showcase it in less than a year at a summer party.
But life gets in the way of the best laid plans: When not being happily distracted by the romantic attentions of the handsome Inspector Christopher Pearse, Pru is digging into the mystery of her own British roots. Still, she manages to make considerable progress on the vast grounds—until vandals wreak havoc on each of her projects. Then, to her horror, one of her workers is found murdered among the yews. The police have a suspect, but Pru is certain they’re wrong. Once again, Pru finds herself entangled in a thicket of evil intentions—and her, without a hatchet.
Review after the jump!
Review: After enjoying The Garden Plot so much, I dove right into The Red Book of Primrose House, and it didn’t disappoint! Without giving away too much of the plot, Pru is struggling to settle into her new position because of resentment by some of the other characters, she is also trying to maintain her new relationship with Inspector Pearse. Throw a murder on top of all that, and you have quite the story! Verdict: If you enjoyed the first book in this series, then you should find the second book as enjoyable. I know I am looking forward to the continuing adventures of Pru Parke.