In the second installment of her Yellow Rose series, Sweeney once again thrills mystery lovers with her well-crafted characters and an enticing, juicy plot.

Rich girl turned P.I. Abby Rose, who specializes in adoption searches, is hired by adopted bride-to-be Megan to find her birth mother. But Texas adoption laws are strict, and progress is slow. Then a strange woman appears at Megan's wedding celebration. Before Abby can confront the mysterious guest, she stumbles over a murder victim, literally in the bride's lap. Now Abby has to help Megan clear her name while continuing the search for her mother.

Delightful Abby is no spoiled rich girl. She treats readers to Texas home truths and skillful sleuthing, with an amusing, exotic side trip thrown in for good measure. (Jan., 272 pp., $6.50)
Reviewed by: 
Cindy Harrison