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Gilt by Association Between training her new puppy helping her sister with her baby and searching for the perfect vintage dress for Kismet s Valentine s Day dance home stager Caprice De Luca has a lot on her to do lis

  • Title: Gilt by Association
  • Author: Karen Rose Smith
  • ISBN: 9780758284884
  • Page: 116
  • Format: Paperback
  • Gilt by Association By Karen Rose Smith, Between training her new puppy, helping her sister with her baby, and searching for the perfect vintage dress for Kismet s Valentine s Day dance, home stager Caprice De Luca has a lot on her to do list But she s never too busy to do a little staging, and she s looking forward to thawing February s frozen real estate market with her Hearts and Flowers Open House Her clienBetween training her new puppy, helping her sister with her baby, and searching for the perfect vintage dress for Kismet s Valentine s Day dance, home stager Caprice De Luca has a lot on her to do list But she s never too busy to do a little staging, and she s looking forward to thawing February s frozen real estate market with her Hearts and Flowers Open House Her client Louise Downing s romantically decorated home practically staged itself But when Louise is found murdered, Caprice is forced to turn her attention from sweethearts to suspects And as the truth comes out in stages, she discovers that Louise had secrets than a box of chocolate truffles.Praise for Staged to Death A fascinating inside look at the art of home staging but did I mention it s also an elegantly crafted murder mystery featuring an irresistible sleuth Leslie Meier

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    1. Gilt by Association by Karen Rose Smith is a 2015 Kensington Publication I got in on the ground floor with this series and knew right away I was going to love it Somehow or other I missed this book when it came out, so I have read the fourth book, but not this third one So, I checked it out with my overdrive library account in order to catch up When her mother s best friend, Louise, is found murdered, Caprice looks into the case at her mother s request It turns out Louise has a secret past, a co [...]

    2. A great cozy mystery to read on a wintry night with a cup of steaming tea I take it there was a book before this one as through out the story Caprice mentions her involvement in a previous murder investigation case While it doesn t make a huge difference in this particular case, it s often mention was a bit annoying and could have been limited But I guess the author had to since Caprice s relationship with Grant was based on their encounter in her first investigative case where he apparently sav [...]

    3. Part of the premise threw me off staging houses for sale get that and having lavish themes and full meal catering to support it never heard of it I googled it, and apparently it s a thing Who knew.The other part I struggled with was the all inclusive details Now I m all for details when they move the story along, or are small clues that help lead you to the killer, or give you insight into the character But this was just overboard and oversharing on the author s behalf Some examples The fireplac [...]

    4. Caprice De Luca is a home stager Her job is similar to an interior decorator, but home staging is preparing someone s home to be as appealing as possible to potential home buyers in the real estate market It s close to Valentine s Day, and Chet and Louise Downing hire Caprice to stage their house for a quick sale Louise is Caprice s moms best friend Caprice is appalled when she discovers Louise dead in her greenhouse She s been shot at close range Mom is devastated and asks Caprice to investigat [...]

    5. This fun and relaxing tale with mystery and romance is a great read The De Luca Family is very close Caprice and Nicki worked handling Open Houses for selling real estate Caprice does the setting and Nicki caters the buffet table At an open house Caprice finds the owner, Louise Drowning murder in the greenhouse Louise is a good friend of their Mothers and Caprice fells compel to investigate She needs to find Louise s for the answer All the regular characters are mention The first time I have rea [...]

    6. I have read the first book in this series, and have the second book on my wishlist When the opportunity came from Netgalley to revisit the De Luca family and follow along as Caprice De Luca investigates another murder, I jumped at the opportunity I was not disappointed.The De Luca family is close knit and each member has a busy and complicated life.There are 3 sisters and a brother, each of whom seems to have relationship issues.Caprice and Nikki work together doing home stagings, Caprice with d [...]

    7. This is the third book in the Caprice De Luca Home Staging Mystery series Caprice is looking forward to staging Louise and Chet Downing s property with a hearts and flowers theme in time for Valentine s Day But right before the event, when Caprice finds the murdered body of Louise in the greenhouse, she decides to once again help investigate the crimea crime that took the life of one of her mother s best friends While her friend Grant warns her of the dangers, can Caprice get to the bottom of th [...]

    8. Gilt by Association by Karen R Smith is the third book in the Caprice De Luca Home Staging series Caprice, our protagonist is a home stager, puppy trainer, babysitter, vintage dress finder and crime solver In her third adventure she finds that her frozen February becomes chilling when her client is found dead And like any great murder mystery the killer will be revealed one detail at a time.What I like about cozy mystery series is that many of them give you enough background information to read [...]

    9. I would actually give this 3 1 2 stars, I enjoyed this book and love the series My only drawback is that there seemed to be filler, for instance I love animals and I liked some of the tips of puppy training but I don t think I needed to read about every praise and treat The whole thing with Grant, Caprice keeps thinking they are better friends but other than puppy training there didn t seem to be the same conversations that sometimes had me laughing before That being said I do really like Capric [...]

    10. This third installment of the Caprice De Luca Mystery series is the best yet Karen Rose Smith has really developed her characters since her first two books.We re back in Kismet, PA where murder hits too close to home this time, when Caprice s mother s best friend is found dead As Caprice comes across clue after clue, I had a pretty good feeling as to the identity of the killer But there were enough twists to make me doubt myself at times.Ms Smith is a wonderful story teller Her likable character [...]

    11. This is Karen s 3rd book in her Caprice De Luca series Sisters Caprice, who is a house stager and Nikki, who is a caterer, seem to be able to work together on many projects They have been hires by their long time family friend, Louise Downing, to stage her house, so she and her husband can finally enjoy their golden years The girls leave Louise s home after a brain storming session, little did they guess that the next time they saw Louise, she would be dead The De Luca family and Louise s husban [...]

    12. This book is part of a series of cozy mysteries Caprice DeLucca, is a home stager who lives with her large Italian family in a small PA town When she isn t staging homes, she is solving mysteries In this story Louise, a close friend of Caprice s Mom ends up murdered in her greenhouse Caprice discovered the body when she arrived at the house for a home staged open house Louise and her hsuabdn, Chet, were selling the house and he was to retire from his pretzel company Caprice promised her mother, [...]

    13. I absolutely love these books with Caprice De Luca and hate having to wait so long between books I had never heard of home staging a house before selling it, probably because I don t own an expensive house Caprice not only stages homes, buts she takes in strays and finds them new homes, she adores her family and is always there to help them out and is still trying to decide between the two men in her life However, her life never seems to be busy enough because she also manages to find time to so [...]

    14. This was my first book to read by Author Karen Rose Smith I was not disappointed Gilt by Association is a fantastic book and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it This was not a mystery I could predict It had twists and turns with some surprises and I love the characters, mystery and romance The book seemed to be centered around Valentine s Day, but it s great to read anytime I definitely recommend Gilt by Association and it s Book Three in the A Caprice De Luca Mystery series I am looking forward to [...]

    15. Karen Rose Smith s third book is a hit I love this series and always look forward to seeing what Caprice is up to next Caprice is always busy with staging homes and taking care of her puppy, she is on the hunt for a dress to the Valentines day dance So when a murder takes place and it is a close friend of her mom s, Caprice knows she has to do what she can to find out what happened and why You will love the characters, they are strong and vibrant, the town is a welcoming place to visit Once you [...]

    16. I really enjoyed reading the book Gilt by Association I like when Seth surprises Caprice at the Valentines and spend some time together before returning to his fellowship and gives her momento think about him while he gone It has to around the death of Louise downing Murder It ends up that Mrs downing had a hidden past that ends up catching up to her and murdering her at the same time It keeps you guessing who killed her in the first place.

    17. Caprice is a fascinating character Her business is unusual Now add in entertaining murders and you have a great book Her friends and family round out the story line in Book 3 in a well built manner but her stray pets rescues and adoptions really give the story umph Funny and well plotted, this is a series to keep reading.

    18. You gave Louise everything, she almost shouted like the mentally unhinged woman that Caprice realized she was In spite of occasional clumsiness like this, and as much emphasis on puppy training as on home staging, this series gimmick, I enjoyed the book and would read others by the author.

    19. Karen Rose Smith has a great new mystery out Gilt by Association, the third book in the Caprice De Luca series This is the best one so far This cozy mystery could be read as a stand alone novel as any necessary information is seamlessly woven into the story but once you begin reading, you won t want to miss the earlier ones.Caprice comes from the very close knit De Luca family Bella, her younger sister, is a wife and mother of two youngsters and a newborn Caprice has her own Home Staging busines [...]

    20. Once again, I followed the clues with Caprice and could not wait to find out who done it This is the third book in the Caprice De Luca Mystery series and I thoroughly enjoyed it A 4.5 stars for me.In this outing Caprice s mother s best friend, Louise, is found murdered while she is staging her house Caprice finds the body and is so upset, she really does not look at the clues of the scene At her mother s request, Caprice looks into the case There are various suspects, the cheating husband, the f [...]

    21. Gilt by Association is the third installment in the Home Staging Mystery series featuring Caprice De Luca It s February in Kismet, Pennsylvania and Caprice is busy staging a home for her mom s best friend, Louise Downing In keeping with her staging themes, Caprice is planning on a Hearts and Flowers open house and also trying to find the perfect dress for the annual Valentine s Day dance.Caprice finds Louise s dead body out in the greenhouse, surrounded by a box of her favorite chocolates When h [...]

    22. Title Gilt By Association Caprice DeLuca Home Staging Mystery 3Author Karen Rose SmithPublished 1 27 16Publisher Kensington BooksPages 320Genre Mystery, Thrillers SuspenseSub Genre Amateur Sleuths Cooking Food Wine Cozy MysteryISBN 9780758284884ASIN B00M4A5QF0Reviewer DelAnneReviewed For NetGalley With the winter months being slow season for the real estate market in Kismet, PA home owners know that anyone willing to search for a new home is serious about purchasing Hired by Louise and Chet Down [...]

    23. Gilt By Association by Karen Rose Smith is the third book in the Caprice DeLuca Mystery series and it is a good read Caprice DeLuca is a house stager for high end clientele Along with her sister, Nikki, who does catering, they host awesome open houses that are the talk of the town When they agree to stage and hold an open house for their mother s best friend, Louise, they never expected it to be the event of the century Because they never expected there to be a murder right before the big event [...]

    24. I was so excited to be able to read the third release in the Caprice DeLuca s mysteries I became invested in this series with the first book, Staged To Death, where I first met Caprice She is a lovely young woman with insecurities just like anyone else, but she tries to hide them With the downward plunge in the economy she has had to reinvent herself from an interior designer to a home stager She has taken a fledgling idea and turned it into a prosperous business At present she has been contacte [...]

    25. I had not read the first two books in the series but had no problems picking up the story and situation Ultimately, I liked Gilt by Association and would give it 2.5 stars, but I had several issues with it and the following book, Drape Expectations This is a joint review because I hde the same issues with both.If you do not like animals and animal talk, do not read this series Caprice rescues animals and there is copious detail about her animals, how to properly feed, treat and train them Her do [...]

    26. Karen Rose Smith has created such a likeable character in Caprice De Luca Caprice is a home stager, preparing homes for sale and making them marketable She loves her big family, especially get togethers at her parents Plus, she is an animal lover and animals in need are always finding her Then, add in a little romance and a mystery or two , to sleuth out.In Gilt by Association , Caprice is staging the home of her mother s friend, Louise Downing, in a hearts and flowers theme, for this February [...]

    27. Though the third in the Caprice De Luca home staging mysteries, this was my introduction to the Kismet, Pennsylvania amateur sleuth whose obsessions include 1960 s fashion, rescuing animals, and her business of staging upscale houses going up for sale Here the murder comes close to home when Caprice discovers the body of her latest client, Louise Downing also her mother s best friend , shot to death in the Downing greenhouse A relatively private but popular society matron in town, Louise s murde [...]

    28. Gilt By Association was, for me, the epitome of a great cozy a nice mix of characters, sweet pets, good food, a love triangle, and a suspenseful whodunnit There s something about Karen Rose Smith s cozies that make you feel warm and comforted while you re trying to figure out who committed the murder As usual I only learned of who it was when it was uncovered in the end, but the story was believable, flowed well, and had just enough twists and turns to make you continue wondering throughout who [...]

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