The Bennett Sisters novella, Give Him the Ooh-la-la, is ready for the holidays!
☆☆☆☆☆ “It may be a shorter, novella sized story, but it has all the ingredients for a full book sized mystery. It’s Christmas time and the Bennett sisters are all in New York for the holidays, with a surprise visit for Merle. Pascal is there from France and it appears to be a working holiday for him. Highly recommended, especially if you have read either of the other Bennett sisters novels, Blackbird Fly or The Girl in the Empty Dress. You won’t want to miss this one as, it is very much the 3rd in the series!”
★★★★★ “As they are getting ready for the engagement party Pascal surprises Merle by flying in from France. Is Pascal there to woo Merle or work? Relatives, a drag queen, wine, espionage and holiday fun all combine to make this a Christmas to remember. “
☆☆☆☆☆ “An iconic Christmas scene in New York City – thousands of twinkle lights, [a] beautifully decorated hotel lobby – opens this novella, which continues Lise McClendon’s literary suspense foray into the lives of the Bennett sisters, all of whom are lawyers…. The reader is pulled right back into the Bennett family with just enough backstory to remind you of the past wine scandals and dangers and to re-establish the personalities and new developments since we first met them in New York and the Dordogne in Blackbird Fly and followed them through France in The Girl in the Empty Dress.
Though that rendezvous with Pascal might be enough to justify the “ooh-la-la”, this is a McClendon story, so romance between the characters is the undercurrent to the larger mystery that includes more wine, more scandal, more intrigue and audacity, and a touch of camp. Is Pascal in the States just to see Merle and celebrate Annie and Callum? McClendon readers know there will be more to that story line, and it does involve his particular investigative specialty – wine. Who is Bosom Drearie and how does the
“give him that ooh-la-la” lyric help solve this mystery?”
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At the moment ‘Give Him the Ooh-la-la’ — which is another song title, this time a Cole Porter tune — is only available digitally on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, for Kindle and Nook. The rest of the digital sites will have it shortly and it will be available in paperback too.
Pour a little champagne and enjoy some downtime at this special time of year.