Brooke Shields began her accomplished professional career at only eleven months of age when she was selected as the Ivory Snow Baby and by age 3 was a runway model. She has a crazy mother, a self centered sister, perfect brothers to top it off. What did bother me was the climax. I enjoyed this book and will be reading more in the series. Unwilling to sacrifice the bouquet, she returns to claim the flowers, only to discover the dead body of another professor and her former courtroom adversary. Abby does behave rather stupidly at times. Now as the main suspect, Abby must work to clear her name and keep those she loves out of danger.
In fact, those were some of the best laughs of the book. Marco, the leather wearing, hunk of an ex-cop is a cliché. No wonder she has very few customers! The movie stars Brooke Shields as a lawyer turned florist who faces an unexpected mystery. I can't wait to get to know them better in the other books. She loves her work, but business is slow and money is tight, so she's not thrilled when she sees someone hit her vintage Corvette and then takes off. There was a murder the same day, at about the same time that Abby's car got hit, and she thinks there is a tie-in between the two events. When a murdered body is discovered not far away, Abby thinks the person that hit her car was the murderer.
There are many facets to the book that make it interesting. In addition to her film achievements, Shields has maintained a successful and critically acclaimed television career. While I had pieced things together myself, everything was way too rushed. The show sold out its entire run. In 2011, she assumed the iconic role of Morticia Addams alongside Roger Rees in the hit Broadway show, The Addams Family. Stars Brooke Shields, Brennan Elliott and Beau Bridges.
Of course, only once did I completely disagree with her actions. It happened just before Abby's car was hit. Based on the bestselling novels by Kate Collins! Whether you love flowers or not, don't miss this book. Hopefully, that was a rookie mistake. She's determined to track down the driver, but when the trail turns deadly, the next flower arrangement might be for her own funeral.
I love a good pun, and these are great. Could the killer be the person who hit her car? Abby Knight, owner of the flower shop Bloomer's, started out that particular Monday high on life. Shields tapped into her experiences as a mother, successfully branching out into the world of children's books, penning Welcome To Your World, Baby and It's the Best Day Ever Dad for Harper Collins. Previously, Shields appeared in the acclaimed ensemble Girls Talk, written and directed by Roger Kumble. Abby's father, an ex-cop crippled after being shot while on duty, was an interesting character and I'd like to read more about him.
The writing style is very clear and the pace doesn't get muddled. Abby is a very enjoyable character with flaws who is well aware of this but that doesn't keep her from trying to get the attention of the new bar owner Marco. The characters are interesting and real. Unsure of what to do with her life after dropping out of law school, Abby Knight opened up a flower shop. And she comes across as stupid at times, mistaking drugs for fertilizer, as a flower shop owner she should know what fertilizer looks like. Caught up in a tangle of menacing phone calls, police corruption and murderous road rage, Abby must work against the clock to find the killer or the next flower arrangement might be for her own funeral.
Today, Shields continues her prolific appearances in a broad range of worldwide publications, decades after it all began. Not one to suffer injustice, she gets part of his license plate and begins trying to track down the culprit. Abby, the heroine, was annoying, meddling to the point where readers could understand why someone would try to kill her. Unfortunately, the plot suffered a little. She also had her critically acclaimed nightclub debut at Feinstein's at The Loews Regency, performing In My Life, a freewheeling music and stand-up romp through her life's ups and downs.
I really like Grace's character when she quotes from books and strikes a pose. While attending Princeton University, Shields pursued her love of Theatre as a member of the Princeton Triangle Club. I didn't mind the fact that the book spent plenty of time dealing with things not related to the mystery since I truly like Abby and watching her with her family was highly entertaining. Helmed by acclaimed director John Doyle, this stage adaptation of William Peter Blatty's famous 1971 novel transformed the unsettling battles of good versus evil, faith versus fact and ego versus ethos into a uniquely theatrical experience as sophisticated as it is suspenseful. She begrudgingly accepts the help of a new neighbor, the handsome and charming ex-Marine Marco Salvare.
She's working with a hunky ex-cop to solve the murder, as well as helping a friend escape her abusive husband and soon someone is trying to kill Abby too. She's determined to track down the driver, but when the trail turns deadly, the next flower arrangement might be for her own funeral. When Abby Knight, former lawyer turned flower shop owner, agrees to deliver an anonymous bouquet of black roses to her daughter's disagreeable law professor, she is hoping for a chance to get him on her good side. Her main source of support is from her staff which are more like family. The book is filled with warmth, from the lovable characters to the writing style.