It’s in the details…. Cancelled Vows by Lauren Carr ~ Review and Giveaway

Posted: February 24, 2016 in giveaways, Mystery, reviews
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I’ve read books in a couple different series by Lauren Carr and always loved her characters, human and furred. I’m hapy to share my review of her newest release in the Mac Faraday Mystery Series.

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Cancelled Vows

by Lauren Carr

Cancelled Vows

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My Review

So here we are again. Back with the gang. And another wedding is looming.  Only one problem. The groom just found out he’s still married to his first wife. Oops.

I’ve read several books in this series and, since I’ve missed one here or there, I can’t share too much about the events going on without spoiling the other books for you.

All of my favorite characters make appearances. Some are brief cameos. One in particular, a bad/good assassin, was a nice surprise.

And the pets are back too. These characters view their furry companions as members of the family. Even the giant tarantula. Gnarly, a German Shepherd, has a prominent role in this book. He’s such a rascal. You don’t dare turn your back on a morsel, or it’ll magically disappear and Gnarly will be looking at you with innocent eyes and a wagging tail.

Lots of hopping back and forth from one side of the country to the other keeps the action escalated and solving the mystery elusive.

And you’ll love the ending. I’m still grinning.

Even though I’ve jumped around in this series and missed some books, it was easy to jump back in as each book has different mysteries and characters to focus on. There’s also a list of the characters with a short bio in the beginning of the book to refresh your memory.

Another page turner in the series. And I’ll be ready for the next one.

5 Stars


Book Synopsis

Police Chief David O’Callaghan and Chelsea Adams’ wedding day is fast approaching. Unfortunately, at the last minute, David discovers that there is one small problem to be taken care of before he can tie the knot—divorce his first wife!

Lauren Carr takes fans of the Mac Faraday mysteries to the Big Apple in this nail biting adventure. In Cancelled Vows, David, Mac, and Gnarly, too, rush to New York City to dissolve David’s marriage to an old girlfriend—and he’s got five days to get it done. When murder throws up a road block, it is up to David’s best man, Mac Faraday, and Gnarly, K9-in-waiting, to sort through the clues to get David to the church in time!

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Author Lauren Carr

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Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday and Lovers in Crime Mysteries and the Thorny Rose Mysteries. Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions. She also passes on what she has learned in her years of writing and publishing by conducting workshops and teaching in community education classes. She lives with her husband, son, and four dogs (including the real live Gnarly!) on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.

Connect with the author:  Website  ~  Twitter  ~   Facebook


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  1. Lelia T says:

    I love Lauren’s mysteries, especially this series 😉

  2. Mai Tran says:

    I’d love to win this book coz the cover is mesmerizing.

  3. I have a couple of her books but not read them, this one sounds like a good one. :)

    • fuonlyknew says:

      They are a lot of fun, Stormi.

    • Lauren Carr says:

      Thank you so much for the wonderful review and compliments in the comments! My books are a lot of fun to write, too. I don’t write them unless they are fun to write. Wishing everyone luck in the giveaway!

      • fuonlyknew says:

        It’s always a treat to read another one of your stories. I need to read the ones I’ve missed now! I hope your tour is a smashing success:)

    • Lauren Carr says:

      If you haven’t entered the giveaway yet, Stormi, do so. You can win a copy of CANCELLED VOWS plus an Amazon gift card. Good luck!

  4. Lauren Carr says:

    Thank you so much, Lelia and I hope you win, Mai! My book covers are designed by Todd Aune of Projeto Communications. He’s a wonderful talent!

  5. I love Lauren’s stories and the fact that you can jump in anywhere.

    sherry @ fundinmental

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I know. I’m all over the place in this series. If I had a bunch of money, I’d go ahead and grab all of the ones I haven’t read right now.

  6. Stephanie says:

    The cover drew me in, but the story sounds good as well.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      These are such fun mysteries. You never know what’s going to happen next. Nothing is guaranteed and it keeps you on your toes.

  7. Taylor Dean says:

    I want to win this book because I love a good mystery!
    I love the cover, but isn’t it sad to see a wedding cake like that?

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I love a good mystery too. I might me twisted, but I grinned at the police tape. You meet these characters, and you’ll see:)

  8. Betty W says:

    I’d love to win this book because it sounds terrific and the great review confirmed that impression! So, thank you very much for the chance to win a copy!

  9. Lola says:

    This sounds like a fun read! I love it when the pets are part of the family too and play a role int he story. The pets always add a fun touch to cozy mystery books. And cameo appearances of characters from previous books are always fun. You make me curious about the ending and why it made you grin! I’ll have to look up this series on Goodreads. Great review!

  10. Carol M says:

    I want to win this book because it sounds good and I’m sure I will enjoy it! Thank you!

  11. Karin Shaim says:

    Because of the cover and the intriguing review