Books from the Backlog #252

Posted February 9, 2023 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 10 Comments

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This week’s neglected book

Books from the Backlog #252Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto
Series: Aunties #1
Published by Berkley Publishing Group on April 27, 2021
Genres: Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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What happens when you mix 1 (accidental) murder with 2 thousand wedding guests, and then toss in a possible curse on 3 generations of an immigrant Chinese-Indonesian family?

You get 4 meddling Asian aunties coming to the rescue!

When Meddelin Chan ends up accidentally killing her blind date, her meddlesome mother calls for her even more meddlesome aunties to help get rid of the body. Unfortunately, a dead body proves to be a lot more challenging to dispose of than one might anticipate, especially when it is inadvertently shipped in a cake cooler to the over-the-top billionaire wedding Meddy, her Ma, and aunties are working at an island resort on the California coastline. It's the biggest job yet for the family wedding business—"Don't leave your big day to chance, leave it to the Chans!"—and nothing, not even an unsavory corpse, will get in the way of her auntie's perfect buttercream flowers.

But things go from inconvenient to downright torturous when Meddy's great college love—and biggest heartbreak—makes a surprise appearance amid the wedding chaos. Is it possible to escape murder charges, charm her ex back into her life, and pull off a stunning wedding all in one weekend?

Why did I add Dial A for Aunties to my bookshelf?

I bought this book at a local bookstore a while ago thinking that I would get to it right away. I should know better by now, shouldn’t I? Of course, it is still sitting on my shelf unread and now it has the sequel, Four Aunties and a Wedding, sitting on the shelf right next to it to keep it company. This just sounds like it will be a ton of fun so it might finally be time to give this one a try.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it?

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10 responses to “Books from the Backlog #252

  1. Cute pick! That’s totally new to me! It can be fun to have a series on the shelf because then you get to binge it! I know I’ve more than a few on mine and if any end in cliffhangers I will be grateful for having waited…maybe not the entire time it’s been sitting there, but grateful enough! Lol!

  2. I have seen this one around but haven’t heard too much about it. But I hope you end up loving it. Kinda has the vibe of the “crazy rich asians” so I hope its entertaining.