Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Beauty To Die For by Kim Alexis & Mindy Starns Clark

Book Description:  Juliette Taylor walked away from her career as a supermodel twenty-five years ago. Now approaching fifty – an emotionally complex milestone -- she co-owns a beauty supply company that makes skincare products for salons and spas. Her niche is pampering Christian women who usually spend more time caring for others than for themselves under the slogan:Isn’t it time someone took care of YOU for a change? When Juliette arrives at the Palm Grotto Spa to host a spiritual retreat, she runs into an old modeling colleague, Raven, who had always been disliked in the industry for many reasons. She isn’t there for the retreat; in fact, her presence at the spa is somewhat mysterious.Not long after Raven makes a cryptic threat to Juliette, the unsympathetic back-then beauty is found dead, poisoned by something in the green clay of a chai soy wrap. The following morning, a banner for the retreat has been unceremoniously altered:It’s your turn to be nurtured, to be restored . . . to be murdered. Suspicion is directed at Juliette who has history with Raven and certainly knows how to use beauty products. But for murder?! Now she must find the real killer before the police really take care of her.

My Review:  I always enjoy books by Mindy Starns Clark, so was excited to read a mystery about beauty and spas, as well as, christian romance.
Juliette is a likable woman who was once a lonely supermodel.  Juliette now has her own creative line of face cleansers and lotions.  These high end facial products are used at a pricey but lovely spa.
Juliette is on her way to the spa and for a weekend of giving to other women who help others all the time.  But at the airport she meets up with Raven.  Now, Raven, is a diva, a days gone.bye.supermodel, with a bad attitude.  Unfortunately, it seems that Raven is on her way to the same spa as Juliette.
Juliette makes it to the spa as does Raven...only it seems that Raven may have more enemies than friends when she ends up dead after a spa treatment.
This suspense novel starts out great and keeps the reader guessing...who killed Raven and how?
This emotional look into the lives of models and how lonely a super model can be is quite interesting.  The mystery is well written and keeps the reader guessing.  
This is Christian chick lit at its best!
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: B&H Books (August 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1433672936
  • ISBN-13: 978-1433672934

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