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Bubbles Betrothed [Hardcover]

Sarah Strohmeyer
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4 April 2005
Bubbles' gorgeous boyfriend needs her to convince everyone that they're getting married. As this deception involves a big pink diamond ring, she is prepared to play along. While she's dealing with the jealousy of many wannabe Mrs Stilettos, though, Bubbles must also investigate a shady character from the past who's threatening her family, and make friends with a high-class call-girl whose clients are being murdered one by one...

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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Headline Book Publishing (4 April 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 075532451X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0755324514
  • Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 3.2 x 24.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,868,407 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Fans will be thrilled at the latest twists in Bubbles's career and love life, with a nifty puzzle as a bonus' Kirkus Reviews -- Kirkus Reviews 20041215

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Sarah Strohmeyer grew up in Bethlehem, PA, and is a former newspaper reporter. She lives outside Montpelier, Vermont, with her husband and two children.

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3.0 out of 5 stars poor imitation of stephanie plum 5 Jun 2008
has all the makings of being a really funny book. but the similarities between bubbles and stephanie plum are too many. crazy family relatives, idiot ex husband, handsome boyfriend but it just wasnt good enough for me. didnt really have the laughs that i thought it would. will be sticking to plum!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bubbles Betrothed 19 July 2005
By Sarah Janet - Published on
Of all the Bubbles books this is the best. Right from the start it is fast moving and the plot has enough twists and turns to keep you on the edge of your seat.

The dry almost simple humour throughout means that you laugh at the same time you eagerily await the next clue to slove the murder. The other and often more important issue that comes through is that the book not only has a high entertaining factor but also makes very thoughful comments on working life and the role of females.

The down to earth approach is highly saitifying and a must read for all people. And the result is that I am now eagerly awaiting the next Bubbles.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Also a Lehigh girl 27 Sep 2005
By G. Hugo - Published on
I have enjoyed reading as many of these books as I can find. I am from the lehigh valley, Pa. She hits the nail on the head with her descriptions. They are fun and I find myself getting lost in them.I actually am a hairdresser w/ my own shop. She is accurate when describing that part of the story also.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bubbles on Top 15 July 2005
By J. A. Marks - Published on
Bubbles is the best of the regional comic detectives, hands down. First, she's hilarious. I got a few looks as I laughed out loud in a few parts. The locale is treated humorously, but with a certain fondness as well. The characters are funny, and wacky at times.

But Bubbles is more than just a comic detective. First, she has her own family. I think this does a lot to make me care for a character. Bubbles has an incredibly touching scene with Jane in the book. She can be detective, Stiletto's girlfriend, and a mother who cares deeply about what's best for her daughter.

While Sarah couldn't have written this book a year ago, planning that Judith Miller would be making headlines, sitting in jail for holding on to her notes, Bubbles is in a similar predicament. It gives some insight into the role of the press in society, and it's all done while planting clues and making us laugh. Quite a talent.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Charming and fun 1 July 2005
By booksforabuck - Published on
Former hairdresser and now reporter Bubbles Yablonsky gets all of the really horrible jobs in her Pennsylvania newspaper, but when her photographer fishes out a Swiss Army knife to help Bubbles cut the slit in her too-tight skirt, Bubbles finds herself in jail with an accused murderer--who promptly dies. As the last person to speak with the accused, Bubbles is of sudden interest to the court system and the newspaper--and everyone wants to see her notes.

While attempting to maintain a relationship with sexy Steve Stiletto (who asks her to go for a fake engagement to help his career), fend off ex-husband Dan, and support her super-smart daughter Jane in her desires to go to Princeton, Bubbles also needs to track down whoever might have killed the crazy woman in jail. With suspects like a Polish-American Mafia leader, Bubbles' hands are soon full.

In Bubbles, author Sarah Strohmeyer creates a character who balances between complete ditz and cleverness. It's a tough balance to walk and Strohmeyer steps off course a few times. Bubbles' mix of fairly sophisticated vocabulary when speaking and inability to understand common words when listening might be a statement about America's unwillingness to listen because we're too busy talking, but it seemed like an error to me. Once the action gets going, though Bubbles comes through. Her loyalty to her daughter, willingness to work, concern for those around her, and gutsy (if occasionally thoughtless) willingness to follow the story all make her a character worth admiring.

If you're tired of super-sophisticated New York City women who know everything about fashion but don't care about anyone but themselves, you just might be ready for a Bubbles Yablonsky fix. BUBBLES BETROTHED isn't perfect, but it is charming, with a bang-up exciting finish.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bubbles is so much fun! 16 Mar 2006
By Sammy Madison - Published on
If you can't wait for the next Janet Evanovich book, you will love Bubbles. Although a totally different character than Stephanie Plum, both sets of books have the same wacky sense of humor and love of family and community. The authors even know each other, the librarian told me that "Bubbles" was born at Janet Evanovich's kitchen table!
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