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Sweet Hearts (Samantha Sweet Mysteries Book 4)

Sweet Hearts (Samantha Sweet Mysteries Book 4) [Kindle Edition]

Connie Shelton
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Praise for Connie Shelton's previous mystery books:

"Connie Shelton gets better with every book she writes." --The Midwest Book Review

"Shelton again has done a superb job in bringing New Mexico to life." --Albuquerque Journal

"Shelton continues to combine suspenseful storytelling with sensitive portrayals of complex family relationships." --Booklist

Will there be Valentine wedding bells for Samantha Sweet and Beau Cardwell? (introduced in this mystery series opener Sweet Masterpiece) Sam's pastry shop, Sweet's Sweets is busier than ever this Valentine week, as she struggles to replicate the magical chocolate-making techniques of the enigmatic chocolatier who boosted her winter holiday sales into the stratosphere. However, candy classes take second place to a new mystery, when Sam meets a woman whose missing son's case seems to have been dropped by the authorities. Marla Fresques learns that she is dying and needs for her son to come home and raise the daughter he left behind. Sam agrees to help, hoping that Sheriff Beau's inside connections will bring about a quick and happy resolution.

But what about Sam's and Beau's own wedding plans? They may be in jeopardy when an entirely new development appears in the form of Beau's ex-girlfriend who is determined to win him back.

With the familiar mix of mystery, romance and a touch of the paranormal that has enchanted readers of this series, Sweet Hearts draws the reader even further into the captivating world of Samantha Sweet.

About the Author

Connie Shelton is the #1 bestselling author of the Charlie Parker mystery series and the Samantha Sweet mysteries, both set in her home state, New Mexico. She has also taught writing courses and workshops and is the creator of the Novel in a Weekend writing course.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 746 KB
  • Print Length: 302 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1469949903
  • Publisher: Secret Staircase Books (21 Jan 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0070H4ZMU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #95,321 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Having fun with my writing, and connecting with readers--that's what having a career as a mystery writer means to me. And I LOVE what I do!

I am from New Mexico, in the Southwestern U.S. and that is where my stories are set. It began in 1985 when I started writing my first novel, without much clue how to go about it. Two years and 500 pages later, when I finally typed 'The End,' I felt a huge rush of excitement. I entered the novel in the Southwest Writers annual contest and took third place. While that first book made the rounds of publishers, I started work on a second one. Seeing my books in print would take longer than anticipated but in 1991 I decided to take the plunge and write full-time. And I moved to Hawaii. This was also about the time I turned back to my first real love--mysteries. Although those first two novels have never been published, the experience of writing them provided wonderful practice for my craft and showed me that I did have the patience and endurance to complete novel-length work.

After publishing ten of my Charlie Parker mysteries, I decided to branch out with a second series and I created the character of Samantha Sweet. One of the ways in which I earned a little extra pocket money during my high school years was to bake and decorate cakes--hence, a career for Samantha based on my own experiences.

In 2009 I switched publishers and was off on a new adventure, seeing all of my books made available for Kindle and the other ebook devices that were just beginning to take off in the book world. It's been an exciting time in publishing and I'm loving the new formats and the ability to personally connect with readers all over the world via my newsletter and my website at

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Besides writing the Charlie Parker and Samantha Sweet mysteries, Connie is an award-winning essayist. Her work has been published in both small and major anthologies, like Chicken Soup For the Writer's Soul, and her short stories have won several prizes. She has also been a commercial hot air balloon pilot and holds the women's world altitude record for size AX-4 balloons. She has been featured in Who's Who and The World Who's Who of Women. She and her husband live in northern New Mexico.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Another enjoyable read 2 Nov 2013
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This is the forth in the series I feel it would need to be read in sequel as it story line dose not stand alone well
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4.0 out of 5 stars Light Mystery 21 Aug 2013
By B M
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Nice light mystery, don't bother to read this series if you like any gritty realism because that is not what you're getting.
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3.0 out of 5 stars samantha sweet 4 July 2013
By jem
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I like murder mysteries so thought I would try these books my only problem was too much detail on cake decorating and considering I have made celebration cakes for years I am interested in cake decorating but if I wanted that much information I would have bought a cake decorating book but other than that its a not bad read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Samantha Sweet 26 April 2012
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After reading all Connie Shelton's books I started reading this last one wondering how she keeps up such a high standard but of course she has.
More mystery & wonderful descriptions of Samantha's problems while she is coping with her pastry & chocolate making & deliveries.
Solving the mystery and getting the better of an old flame of Beau's who is determined to snare him makes delightful reading.
The mystery of the missing son of a friend shows Samantha's caring nature & her persistent character to arrive the truth.
All the books draw you in to the characters( Samantha is so believable)
I can't wait for the next Charlie Parker & Samantha Sweet books, they have become so much a part of my life that reading them again is so enjoyable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hooked! 11 April 2012
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I have enjoyed all of the Samantha Sweet books, they are easy to read and have you hooked
from the first page. You find yourself thinking of the character's long after finishing the
books. I am looking forward to the next book which I hope will be soon untill then I am about
to start on the Charlie Parker series which I am hoping will be just as good.
Highly Recommended!!
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