Review of Ghosts, Bridesmaids and Buttercream

Ghosts, Bridesmaids and Buttercream

Michelle Bishop Paranormal Cozy Mysteries, Bood #2

J.A. Holder

5 Stars


Michelle Bishop is trying to get used to life with her sidekick, Georgia Beauregard, but it’s not easy being shadowed by a ghost twenty-four hours a day. When YouTube star Esme Jacobs and her crew come to town, Michelle finds herself mixed up in a celebrity wedding she’d just as soon ignore. But Esme just happens to be Georgia’s favorite social media influencer, and she’s not about to let Michelle bow out of this.

Michelle soon finds herself involved in a YouTube challenge gone wrong while Georgia unexpectedly gets to meet her idol. The bodies are piling up, drama from the past is rearing its ugly head, and Georgia’s mom is demanding answers about her daughter’s death. Can Michelle and Georgia find the murderer and somehow salvage a nightmare wedding weekend?

Ghosts, Bridesmaids, and Buttercream is the second book in a new paranormal cozy mystery series by J.A Holder. If you enjoy Southern cozy mysteries with humor, heart, and a supernatural twist, you will love this series.  (Amazon)


Michelle is trying to get used to her new normal of having Georgia, (a ghost) being part of her life now.  She is getting used to her being around, and even though Georgia was very mean to during her teen years, Michelle has begun to realize that Georgia is not all bad.  But when Georgia talks her into holding a wedding in her hometown, things go very wrong.  A social media personality is killed and becomes another ghost that Michelle has to help.  Now she really has her hands full.  Will she be able to handle it?

The author is very talented in his descriptive writing and these descriptions pulled me into the story from the very beginning.  The writing flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.  The mystery is well plotted and there were enough clues to shift through and it was not easily solved.

I really love this book and series.  It has everything I look for in cozy:  interesting characters, an intriguing mystery and an unforgettable ghost.  I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well written cozy mystery.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book and provided my honest review.