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Book Review: The Bride Wore Size 12

The Bride Wore Size 12Author: Meg Cabot

Publisher: Avon, September, 2013

Genre: Cozy Mystery Series

Source: The publisher via TLC Book Tours

My Rating: A

I’ve read a couple of Meg Cabot’s adult novels and I fondly remember her Young Adult series, Princess Diaries. But I haven’t read this cozy mystery series – until now. I’m really glad I had a chance to read this one, even if it is the fifth and final book.

This cozy mystery series features Heather Wells. She’s now in her twenties, but in her teen years Heather was a pop star. She was pushed out when she gained weight and when she wanted to sing some of the songs she had written. Since then, she has worked as a resident house coordinator at New York College.

From what I understand from reading the author’s website, Heather seems to encounter a dead body in the dorm, now called the Death Dorm by students, in each novel. By now, in this novel, Heather is the Assistant Residence Hall Director, engaged to be married in a few weeks, and a pretty good amateur sleuth.

I love Heather and her  sense of humor. She’s wiling to poke fun at herself and point us (the readers) at some of the bizarre stuff that happens around her. Although she has all the craziness associated with getting married in a few weeks, she has to handle the murder of a student in her dorm.

And, if that’s not enough she has to deal with the return of her mother. Heather and her mother have been estranged ever since her mother took all her money and ran away with her manager. See what I mean?

The Bride Wore Size 12 was a page-turner, not necessarily because of the mystery, although that was very good. It was a page-turner because it was an enjoyable story.

If you are a cozy mystery fan or a Meg Cabot fan, try this book series. You can read book #5 as I did and still have a satisfying read. The author did a good job with that. But, I’m going to list the four previous books so you can start at the beginning if you so desire. Here they are:

  • Size 12 is Not Fat
  • Size 14 is Not Fat Either
  • Big Boned
  • Size 12 and Ready to Rock

About the author:

Meg Cabot was born in Bloomington, Indiana. In addition to her adult contemporary fiction she is the author of the bestselling young adult fiction series, The Princess Diaries. She lives in Key West, FL with her husband.

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Thanks to the publisher for my copy of the book and to TLC Books Tours for allowing me to be a part of it all. To see other stops on the book tour, visit the schedule here: The Bride Wore Size 12

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