Author J.A. Jance
Series: Ali Reynolds, #9.5
Publisher Pocket Star
Publication Date November 24th 2014
New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance brings her trademark breakneck pace to this fun and exciting e-novella, where fan favorite Ali Reynolds takes on double responsibilities as both sleuth and bride.
Ali Reynolds is finally getting married to her longtime love B. Simpson. They wanted a simple Christmas Eve wedding, but nothing is ever simple with Ali. Even as a motley crew of her friends—Leland Brooks, Sister Anselm, and others—descend on Vegas, the bride-to-be finds herself juggling last-minute wedding plans and a mystery in the form of a stray miniature dachshund. Ali’s grandson rescues the little dog, but Ali’s not in the market for a new pet right before her honeymoon, and leaves no stone unturned in hunting for the dog’s owner. But what she finds is more than just a shaggy dog story…Bella’s elderly owner has vanished, and her son seems to be behind it. So it’s Ali and B. to the rescue—and still making it to the church on time!
The Last Goodbye by J.A. Jance was a small accompaniment to the Ali Reynolds series.
While advertised as such, I don’t think I would categorize The Last Goodbye as a mystery. It was more of a feel good Christmas wedding story with the mystery being an after thought. The lost and found dog, the center of this novella was too Nancy Drew and got a little annoyed with its cuteness.
However, I enjoyed getting to know the employees at High Noon (B Simpson’s company) better and had a well plotted story.
Overall, while this may not be one of the better additions to the Ali Reynold’s series The Last Goodbye was a sweet Christmas read that will leave the reader with warm fuzzies.