By Penny Reid

Marriage and Murder

(Solving for Pie: Cletus and Jenn Mysteries #2)

Cletus Byron Winston wishes to marry Jennifer Anne Donner-Sylvester (aka The Banana Cake Queen) posthaste! He’s spent the last year wanting nothing more than for the celebrations to be brief, libations flowing, and BYOB (bring your own blueberries). His future mother-in-law has other plans, plans his intended has been willing to indulge, much to Cletus’s chagrin. Therefore, so must he. To a point. But truth be told, he wouldn’t mind if the meddlesome matriarch disappeared, at least until the nuptials are over.

On the night of Cletus and Jenn’s long-awaited engagement party, just when the surly schemer is of a mind to take matters into his own hands, a shocking event upends everyone’s best laid plans and sends the small hamlet of Green Valley into complete disarray. The final months leading up to Cletus and Jenn’s matrimonial bliss are plagued with chaos and uncertainty. Will Cletus and Jenn finally make it to the altar? Or will murder and mayhem derail their happily-ever-after?
And most importantly, who done it?

Cletus and Jenn Mysteries


I honestly liked this one a lot better than the first book in this new series. A lot more action, and mystery. Also finally so many questions are answered here, and some of those answers will definitely surprise you.

My favorite part might be that Cletus doesn’t know everything. Color me, and him surprised. A lot of people are keeping secrets, and are not talking, friends and foe. Thus resulting in quite some twists and turns.

The wedding Jennifer and Cletus had planned is facing some major hurdles. But Cletus wouldn’t be Cletus if he didn’t tried to fix it. With some unexpected help things might bend and weave around.

I don’t want to say too much, and spoil your fun in discovering everything yourself. I just want to add that Jackson ain’t that bad, and I really need a book for Isaac and Boone.

So if you like mystery, small towns, hot bedroom action, and sweet romance, Marriage and Murder is a must read.

*I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review

About the author

Penny Reid is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.