Book Review: The Wedding Caper

9 Jun

The_Wedding_CaperWhen a $25,000 night deposit mysteriously disappears from the Clark County Savings and Loan, Annie Peterson, has reason to be concerned and to assume the role of amateur sleuth. Her husband’s job at the bank makes him a potential suspect, but knowing him to be a godly man, she can’t imagine it. Then again, there is that matter of the weddings to factor in. Twin daughters Brandi and Candy have just received proposals and two weddings are pending. Sure, Warren occasionally jokes about robbing the bank to pay for the ceremonies, but Annie knows him better than that  . . . doesn’t she?


Janice5-241x300Award-winning author Janice Thompson also writes under the pseudonym Janice Hanna. She got her start in the industry writing screenplays and musical comedies for the stage. Janice has published nearly eighty books for the Christian market, crossing genre lines to write cozy mysteries, historicals, romances, nonfiction books, devotionals, children’s books and more. In addition, she enjoys editing, ghost-writing, public speaking, and mentoring young writers. Janice currently serves as Vice-President of CAN (Christian Authors Network) and was named the 2008 Mentor of the year for ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers). She was thrilled to be named the 2010 Barbour/Heartsong Author of the Year, with three books on the top ten list for that house. Janice is active in her local writing group, where she regularly teaches on the craft of writing. Her online course, “Becoming a Successful Freelance Writer” ( has been helpful to many who want to earn a living with their writing. Janice is passionate about her faith and does all she can to share the joy of the Lord with others, which is why she particularly enjoys writing. She lives in Spring, Texas, where she leads a rich life with her family, a host of writing friends, and two mischievous dachshunds. She does her best to keep the Lord at the center of it all.


My Impressions:

Sometimes I just need a cozy mystery — a light, quick, entertaining read filled with quirky characters and a puzzle to solve. And since it is June and The Wedding Month, I picked The Wedding Caper by Janice Thompson. This title has been on my Kindle a looong time! It sure fit the bill. This book is good for those times when a little fun is what you need.

Annie Peterson’s twin daughters have announced they are both engaged. A little stunned by the news, Annie quickly gets into planning mode — until her husband comes home with $25,000 in cash to pay for wedding expenses. This would not necessarily be a problem except that the bank where her husband works has just been robbed — of $25,000 in cash! Determined to get to the bottom of this mystery, Annie starts investigating with the help of an online course in investigative skills.

No murders, just a robbery, but a puzzler to be sure. A night deposit with a lot of cash goes missing. And while there is no shortage of suspects, there are no clues. Annie’s investigation is rather informal but she does depend on her online course and her daily devotionals to look at the facts through God’s eyes. That is my favorite part of this whodunit — the way Hanna aligned the tips for investigators with the daily wisdom from God. And while Annie does crack the case, she learns a lot more about how God views the people involved. Perfect for a weekend read, The Wedding Caper has a strong faith message running through it. I look forward to reading more books involving Annie.


(I purchased this book for my Kindle. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

To purchase this book, click on the image below. It is only $0.99 on Kindle!

4 Responses to “Book Review: The Wedding Caper”

  1. Sue W June 9, 2014 at 9:52 pm #

    As you know,I’ve been following your blog for quite some time and enjoy it so much. I’ve tagged you to be a part of the Sunflower Blogger Award. Check out my blog tomorrow or after at to learn what this entails. My blog is mostly a book review site, but I also blog about home, quilting, sewing projects, and sometimes gardening and food.
    Hope you drop in over the next few days and take part in the Sunflower Blogging Award.

    • rbclibrary June 10, 2014 at 6:15 am #

      Sue, that is sooo sweet! Thanks! I will definitely be checking this out.

  2. Karen W June 14, 2014 at 10:57 pm #

    I love Janice Thompson books. This sounds like a fun read. Going to purchase it now.

    • rbclibrary June 15, 2014 at 6:02 am #

      This was the first one I have read of hers. But I I know it will not be the last. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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