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Bubbles In Trouble by Sarah Strohmeyer
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Title:Bubbles In Trouble
Authors:Sarah Strohmeyer
Info:Signet, Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
Collections:Series, Read, Mystery
Rating:****
Tags:amish, book-2, continue, humor, mystery-comedy, mystery-cozy, pennsylvania, second-time-around, series, read, 5-star, chick-lit, amateur-sleuth, mystery, bookmooch, bubbles

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This was a re-read before I start on other books from the series. I'd forgotten how much fun Bubbles was! There is a fun family dynamic and of course a love interest to help Bubbles solve a muti-layered mystery. I'm starting the next one tonight. ( )
  whybehave2002 | Feb 7, 2019 |
This is # 2 in the series - fun - but not quite as good as the early Stephanie Plum series. ( )
  BookConcierge | Feb 13, 2016 |
Synopsis:Bubbles is ready to be a bridesmaid in a wedding, but the bride disappears. In trying to get her back, Bubbles has to become Amish, or at least pose as one, and put her life in danger.
Review: Fun to read, this book is just brain candy. ( )
  DrLed | Aug 22, 2015 |
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  sally906 | Apr 3, 2013 |
Bubbles Yablonsky is an amazing heroine. On the outside, she’s a wisecracking beautician with teased hair and layered eye-shadow, a Spandex miniskirt and six-inch heels. Inside, she’s smart as Sherlock and a Woodward and Bernstein wannabe. She has a doofus for an ex-husband, a teen-age daughter Bubbles fears has raging hormones (like mother, like daughter?), and a world traveling photojournalist/boyfriend named Stiletto. What’s not to love?

In her second outing (the first was Bubbles Unbound), Bubbles’ friend Janice has disappeared, leaving her intended at the altar. In addition, Janice’s Uncle Elwood is murdered, his Rolls Royce is gone, and the missing Janice is looking more and more like a suspect. Wangling an assignment from her local newspaper, Bubbles leaves Lehigh, Pennsylvania and Sandy’s House of Beauty for Amish country – specifically Whoopee PA, where Janice spent most of her life. Going undercover as a “plain” Amish woman from Ohio (as preposterous as that sounds) seems to Bubbles like the best way to fit in, find Janice and the truth about Uncle Elwood’s murder. Between shampooing cows with her special preparation and doing other farm chores, Bubbles attempts to put another notch in her journalistic belt. What a hoot!

Bubbles in Trouble is just the antidote when world events get scary, the stock market plummets, and the local news is just too dreary to bear. The writing is bright and breezy, the characters light-hearted and mostly likeable, the crime almost cartoonish – altogether a fun read. Not to be outdone by the “culinary” mystery writers, the author intersperses recipes for Bubbles’ concoctions throughout, including: Mama’s Cuticle Softener, Genevieve’s Miracle Spray (Air Freshener), Sandy’s “Bad Girls” Hangover Remedy and Regina’s Face Mask.

By Diana. First Published in Mystery News, October-November 2002

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  NewsieQ | Jan 20, 2011 |
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For Bubbles inspiration, Ann Marie Gonsalves-who worked her way from being a South Side hairdresser to publisher of The Valley Voice without taking a bit of guff in between.
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This is how Steve Stiletto, drop dead gorgeous, globe-trotting photographer, finally got me, Bubbles Yablonsky, Pennsylvania hairstylist and occasional newspaper reporter, to break my chastity vow.
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New troubles for Bubbles: Her friend, bride-to-be Janice, never showed up at the altar, and everybody's blaming Bubbles for singing Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird" at the bachelorette party the night before. Now Bubbles has just found Janice's uncle Elwood dead on his bathroom floor-his skull bashed in and his Rolls Royce missing. The baffling murder could be her Big Break as Bubbles goes deep undercover in Whoopee, Pennsylvania (located between Intercourse and Paradise) as a "plain girl from Ohio" boarding with a local Amish family. That means no spandex, no showers, and...no makeup. When she's not helping out on the farm, Bubbles searches for clues-with the usual hilarious results.

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When her friend fails to show up for her own wedding just before her uncle turns up dead, Bubbles Yablonsky goes undercover in Whoopee, Pennsylvania, where she boards with a local Amish family.

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