What Kelli is Reading: We Love to Entertain

Kelli has another book to share with us this week…We Love to Entertain by Sarah Strohmeyer.

Kelli writes:
This book wasn’t my favorite.  I started to peg the things right off the bat that were “off” and that someone was trying to set someone else up.  My guesses as to who and how were a little off, but the clues seemed pretty obvious to me.  I think the part that wasn’t my speed was that the book is based on a home remodel and a home improvement show.  The couple’s goal was to build and manage a house with a zero carbon footprint, which is great, but the extravagance in other aspects of the house made me want to gag. Excessive was an understatement.  It was a good book to throw between a few “heavy” books, but just wasn’t my favorite.”

Here is what Amazon had to say:
Holly and Robert Barron are attractive young real-estate investors and contestants in a competition run by To the Manor Build, the nation’s most popular home renovation app. With millions in product endorsements and online followers at stake, they’re rehabbing a Vermont home they scored at a bargain price into a chic hilltop estate ideal for entertaining.

It’s all camera-ready laughs and debates over herringbone tile until Holly and Robert go missing hours after their picture-perfect wedding—leaving behind a bloody trail.

Suspicion falls quickly on Erika Turnbull, the Barrons’ twenty-something assistant—eager, efficient, and secretly in love with Robert. Did Erika let her misguided passion turn her into a murderer? So claim the townsfolk of Snowden, Vermont, who still haven’t forgiven her for a tragic accident back in high school.

But Erika’s mother, Kim, is not about to let small-town gossip and a cop with an axe to grind destroy her daughter—again. With time running out and their own lives at risk, the mother-daughter duo set out to find what really happened to the Barrons. First, though, they’ll have to confront the vengeful former owner of Holly and Robert’s estate, ruthless reality-show producers, and a secret that might bring their own house down.

Amazon readers gave the book 3.4 stars. Honestly, I have never seen a rating so low. Kelli agrees. I’m not even going to leave a link to the book. No one will want to read it. Sometimes we all find a dud in the bunch. That’s why I often just look at the Amazon rating before I select a book. If it’s under 4.2, I don’t bother.

2 thoughts on “What Kelli is Reading: We Love to Entertain”

  1. You are correct, Jo, not something I would want to read. It is good that Kelli read it and told about it. Thank you for sharing.

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