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In the fourth shamelessly adorable Teddy Bear Mystery, teddy bear shop manager and amateur sleuth Sasha Silverman vows to find out who killed the best man in a Valentine's Day wedding when a heartless, ice-pick wielding killer ruins the big day... Always a bridesmaid, never a killer... At the Silver Bear Shop and Factory, Sasha will be selling plenty of bride and groom teddy In the fourth shamelessly adorable Teddy Bear Mystery, teddy bear shop manager and amateur sleuth Sasha Silverman vows to find out who killed the best man in a Valentine's Day wedding when a heartless, ice-pick wielding killer ruins the big day... Always a bridesmaid, never a killer... At the Silver Bear Shop and Factory, Sasha will be selling plenty of bride and groom teddy bears come springtime. But this Valentine's Day weekend, she'd take any of those silent, stuffed couples over the real thing. Sasha and her sister Maddie are bridesmaids at Cissy Davison's upcoming wedding in Silver Hollow. Cissy is fuming over the worst choice of best man--the jerk who broke her sister Debbie's heart--and the groom-to-be won't budge in his decision. At the rehearsal dinner you could cut the tension with a wedding cake knife. That is, until best man Dylan is found dead, impaled with an ice pick. Although jilted Debbie is the most likely suspect--the blood on her dress doesn't help her case--the bride begs Sasha to prove her sister's innocence. If anyone's going to walk down the aisle, Sasha will first need to find the cold-hearted killer who iced Dylan...


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In the fourth shamelessly adorable Teddy Bear Mystery, teddy bear shop manager and amateur sleuth Sasha Silverman vows to find out who killed the best man in a Valentine's Day wedding when a heartless, ice-pick wielding killer ruins the big day... Always a bridesmaid, never a killer... At the Silver Bear Shop and Factory, Sasha will be selling plenty of bride and groom teddy In the fourth shamelessly adorable Teddy Bear Mystery, teddy bear shop manager and amateur sleuth Sasha Silverman vows to find out who killed the best man in a Valentine's Day wedding when a heartless, ice-pick wielding killer ruins the big day... Always a bridesmaid, never a killer... At the Silver Bear Shop and Factory, Sasha will be selling plenty of bride and groom teddy bears come springtime. But this Valentine's Day weekend, she'd take any of those silent, stuffed couples over the real thing. Sasha and her sister Maddie are bridesmaids at Cissy Davison's upcoming wedding in Silver Hollow. Cissy is fuming over the worst choice of best man--the jerk who broke her sister Debbie's heart--and the groom-to-be won't budge in his decision. At the rehearsal dinner you could cut the tension with a wedding cake knife. That is, until best man Dylan is found dead, impaled with an ice pick. Although jilted Debbie is the most likely suspect--the blood on her dress doesn't help her case--the bride begs Sasha to prove her sister's innocence. If anyone's going to walk down the aisle, Sasha will first need to find the cold-hearted killer who iced Dylan...

30 review for Wedding Bear Blues

  1. 4 out of 5

    Carrie

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  2. 4 out of 5

    Mark Baker

    Sasha Silverman and her sister Maddie are involved in the Valentine’s weekend wedding of a local friend. However, between the demands the bride is making and the fact the wedding party doesn’t get along, it is turning out to be anything but fun. Still, Sasha wasn’t expecting one of the members of the wedding party to turn up dead at the rehearsal dinner. When her bridesmaid duties suddenly include finding the real killer, can she figure out what happened? Because we meet the members of the bridal Sasha Silverman and her sister Maddie are involved in the Valentine’s weekend wedding of a local friend. However, between the demands the bride is making and the fact the wedding party doesn’t get along, it is turning out to be anything but fun. Still, Sasha wasn’t expecting one of the members of the wedding party to turn up dead at the rehearsal dinner. When her bridesmaid duties suddenly include finding the real killer, can she figure out what happened? Because we meet the members of the bridal party in a couple of group scenes, I had trouble keeping them all straight early on, but as the book progressed, I found it easier to remember their relationships. The plot is strong, with some nice red herrings that kept me confused until we reached the climax. Helping things out are some fun sub-plots, although one of them stretched credibility a bit too far for me. I’ll believe that Sasha can solve the murder but not how this sub-plot played out. I think that may be on me. We do get updates on Sasha’s larger group of family and friends, but they mostly stay in the background, which helps us get to know the suspects better. This is a wonderful winter time cozy, so snuggle in with a blanket and your favorite hot beverage and enjoy. Read my full review at Carstairs Considers.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Chatting About

    Author Meg Macy delivers a snuggly cozy chocked full of fun details in Wedding Bear Blues. As with previous books in this series, I was charmed with the rich, sparkly details surrounding the Silver Bear Shop in Silver Hollow, MI. The protagonist, Sasha Silverman, manages the family shop; has two of the cutest little dogs—Sugar Bear and Rosie, plus her cat, Onyx—and a great boyfriend, Jay Kirby, who’s a carver of both wood and ice, and an animal lover, also. Sasha is to be a bridesmaid for bridezi Author Meg Macy delivers a snuggly cozy chocked full of fun details in Wedding Bear Blues. As with previous books in this series, I was charmed with the rich, sparkly details surrounding the Silver Bear Shop in Silver Hollow, MI. The protagonist, Sasha Silverman, manages the family shop; has two of the cutest little dogs—Sugar Bear and Rosie, plus her cat, Onyx—and a great boyfriend, Jay Kirby, who’s a carver of both wood and ice, and an animal lover, also. Sasha is to be a bridesmaid for bridezilla, Cissy Davison, and it’s a decision Sasha fast regrets. Both sides of the wedding party have past and/or current indiscretions and secrets that threaten a smooth wedding ceremony. Despite the seriousness of murder surrounding the nuptials; humor makes an appearance throughout the story. Suspicious men appear at the bear shop with odd questions that make Sarah wonder if illegal drug smuggling is involved. Around halfway through the story, I had an idea of who the murderer might be, and sure enough, I was right! I enjoyed the intricate plot, and I’m looking forward to book five. I highly recommend this charming series to cozy fans! I honestly reviewed a digital arc provided by NetGalley and Kensington Publishing. All opinions are my own. Thank you.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Bridget

    This is the fourth book in a series by Meg Macy about Sasha Silverman who manages her family-owned teddy bear shop, the Silver Bear Shop and Factory in Silver Hollow, Michigan as well as doing a bit of sleuthing. In this instalment, Sasha is to be a bridesmaid for Cissy Davison, who is somewhat bridezilla-ish and Dylan Campbell, the best man is far from Cissy's ideal choice. He winds up dead at the couple's wedding rehearsal dinner, having been stabbed with an ice pick. When Cissy's sister, Debb This is the fourth book in a series by Meg Macy about Sasha Silverman who manages her family-owned teddy bear shop, the Silver Bear Shop and Factory in Silver Hollow, Michigan as well as doing a bit of sleuthing. In this instalment, Sasha is to be a bridesmaid for Cissy Davison, who is somewhat bridezilla-ish and Dylan Campbell, the best man is far from Cissy's ideal choice. He winds up dead at the couple's wedding rehearsal dinner, having been stabbed with an ice pick. When Cissy's sister, Debbie is considered to be the main suspect, her family beg Sasha to help. I jumped into this excellent series in Have Yourself a Beary Little Murder (book three) and I thoroughly enjoyed Wedding Bear Blues as well. Very absorbing and easy to read, I thought protagonist Sasha was a great character as she was personable, smart and liked to get things done. The mystery itself included more than enough twists and variety to keep me guessing and turning the pages. A good bunch of people surrounded Sasha, and I especially liked the great relationship she had with her sister, Maddie, and their teamwork managing the shop. This is a great, very high quality, fun read, and I intend to catch up with the other books in this pleasurable and amusing series. I can’t wait to see what’s next for Sasha. Very highly recommended. I received a complimentary copy of this novel at my request from Kensington Books via NetGalley. This review is my own unbiased opinion.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Melanie

    Wedding Bear Blues was another charming addition to the Shamelessly Adorable Teddy Bear Mystery series. Valentine's Day is one of the Silver Bear Shop's busiest holidays and this year is no exception. Sasha Silverman doesn't know how she'll get everything she has planned done which is in large part due to being a bridesmaid in Cissy Davison's Valentine's Day wedding. Cissy is a demanding bride and when her groom won't budge on his choice of best man, the scoundrel who broke her sister Debbie's he Wedding Bear Blues was another charming addition to the Shamelessly Adorable Teddy Bear Mystery series. Valentine's Day is one of the Silver Bear Shop's busiest holidays and this year is no exception. Sasha Silverman doesn't know how she'll get everything she has planned done which is in large part due to being a bridesmaid in Cissy Davison's Valentine's Day wedding. Cissy is a demanding bride and when her groom won't budge on his choice of best man, the scoundrel who broke her sister Debbie's heart, she's anything but happy. When the best man is found dead at the rehearsal dinner, Debbie becomes the prime suspect which prompts Cissy to beg Sasha to prove Debbie's innocence. The mystery of who killed Dylan, the best man, was well done with several potential suspects. Debbie is the obvious suspect due to her public hatred of the man and several altercations between the pair leading up to the wedding. With Sasha working to clear Debbie, she takes a look at the other people in the wedding party since the killer has to be among them. Dylan was a jerk, so he definitely had problems with a majority of the people involved in the wedding, meaning any one of them could have killed him. I enjoyed Sasha's process for eliminating suspects and how she wasn't opposed to admitting she could be wrong about someone. Ultimately I ended up being surprised by the killer's identity as I had another person pegged as the killer. I will say the ending and reveal were a bit anti-climactic. I would have preferred a more suspenseful ending, but overall I thought the story was well done. The characters in this series are fantastic and I enjoy them more with each book. Sasha's Aunt Eve in particular is a favorite of mine. I like that Sasha's friends and family know she can't stay out of an investigation involving her friends. The fact they all help her where possible is nice and it's great to see how supportive they are of each other. This book does have a bit less of a focus on the Silver Bear Shop than some of the previous installments in the series as the murder has nothing to do with the shop. I do enjoy the shop, who wouldn't with adorable teddy bears everywhere, so I am happy that the set up for the next book appears to show it will be a main focus in the next book. Overall Wedding Bear Blues was an excellent read and I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series when it comes out. **I received an advance copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.**

  6. 4 out of 5

    LORI (Dollycas) CASWELL

    Dollycas’s Thoughts It’s a beary interesting time in Silver Hollow. Bears are popular Valentine’s Day gifts but the Silver Bear Shop and Factory is planning ahead for Spring. With both Sasha and Maddie standing up in their friend’s Cissy Davidson’s Valentine’s wedding, marriage and anniversaries are on the girl’s minds. Bride and groom bears would be fantastic for spring. The could even be personalized. The girls are also excited about the Chocolate Bear Bar they are hosting for Chocolair, the ne Dollycas’s Thoughts It’s a beary interesting time in Silver Hollow. Bears are popular Valentine’s Day gifts but the Silver Bear Shop and Factory is planning ahead for Spring. With both Sasha and Maddie standing up in their friend’s Cissy Davidson’s Valentine’s wedding, marriage and anniversaries are on the girl’s minds. Bride and groom bears would be fantastic for spring. The could even be personalized. The girls are also excited about the Chocolate Bear Bar they are hosting for Chocolair, the new chocolate shop in town. As Cissy’s wedding draws near, there are many plans coming up – a shower, complete with Botox treatments, the bachelor party poker game, the wedding rehearsal, and the following dinner, all before the big event. Bridezilla Cissy has a big problem with her groom’s choice for the best man. Dylan Campbell is a womanizer who broke her sister Debbie’s heart. By the time the rehearsal dinner rolls around more than just Debbie and Cissy have issues with Dylan. When he is found dead in the middle of the dinner in the women’s bathroom no less, Debbie may be at the top of the suspect list but there are several other names following hers. Cissy begs Sasha to prove Debbie didn’t do it but she also wants the case wrapped up quickly so she can get hitched as soon as possible. It is always fun to catch up with the Silverman family. This time the author introduces a plethora of new characters. Family visiting from out of town, the wedding party and their families, along with one big dog, and some strange men coming into the shop looking for a certain type of teddy bear. The author does an excellent job at keeping each character unique which I really appreciated because it was so easy to keep everyone straight and how they connected to other characters. Sasha and Maddie put up with a lot from Cissy and they definitely had much more patience than I ever would have had with the woman. I did enjoy that Jay and Sasha’s relationship was more present in the story and getting stronger. It was also nice to see Maddie with a man and that the four of them did things together and it felt very comfortable. Their aunt and uncle came to town with heavy hearts as a family member has a huge medical crisis. Without missing a beat, the girl’s come up with a great idea, and the family and the entire community gets on board. I found that part of the story especially heartwarming. The murder mystery was a twisted one. I knew there was some underlying secret that would blow the mystery wide open but until everything was revealed I just couldn’t piece the clues together in a sensical way. I eliminated suspects only to bring them back on to my personal list a chapter or two later. A few characters really pushed my buttons and I wanted them to be guilty. The bride’s dog plays an amusing role throughout the story. There are also a couple of subplots woven into the story that added a bit of intrigue. I thought they were kinda unnecessary but one was there to set up the start for the next book in the series. Ms. Macy always gives her readers a fun and entertaining story with captivating characters. Well-written with an emphasis on family Wedding Bear Blues is a true testament to that. While the book reads well on its own, I recommend reading the series in order to get to know this beary lovable family from the start.

  7. 4 out of 5

    K.A. Davis

    WEDDING BEAR BLUES is the fourth book in the shamelessly adorable Teddy Bear Mysteries by Meg Macy. This newest addition features Valentine’s Day as the backdrop for protagonist Sasha Silverman and her family-owned Silver Bear Shop and Factory. Love should be in the air with chocolates, roses, and teddy bears galore but instead a bridezilla and the worst best man ever take all the joy out of the holiday. I truly enjoy Sasha and her family. They work well together and I love how her mom has gotte WEDDING BEAR BLUES is the fourth book in the shamelessly adorable Teddy Bear Mysteries by Meg Macy. This newest addition features Valentine’s Day as the backdrop for protagonist Sasha Silverman and her family-owned Silver Bear Shop and Factory. Love should be in the air with chocolates, roses, and teddy bears galore but instead a bridezilla and the worst best man ever take all the joy out of the holiday. I truly enjoy Sasha and her family. They work well together and I love how her mom has gotten involved in local politics and is running for mayor. Rounding out their core family are two sets of aunts and uncles. The extended family gives greater insight into the characters of the Silverman family, which is all good. The auxiliary characters, however, don’t have many qualities to make them likeable, including the ring bearer dog and the bratty flower girl. Still, the interaction between these characters ramps up the tension as the scene careens toward the murder. When the bride’s sister is accused of the murder, Sasha and her sister are pulled into proving her innocence. The author does an admirable job of setting up reasons why so many people could have killed the worst best man ever. I was convinced multiple times that I’d figured it out only to change my mind a few pages later. Along with the main murder plot, there are subplots interwoven to add to the storyline. Why does their teddy bear shop competitor want to buy a neighboring house? Is he trying to sabotage their business? The author also includes a heartwarming thread for raising both awareness and funds for pediatric brain cancer which I applaud. On the other hand there is a small subplot involving creepster men who use teddy bears for nefarious reasons involving kids. While there is nothing graphic and nothing happens on page, it left me with an icky feeling. Despite that one small item, as the story concludes and the reveal comes to light, Ms. Mims pulls all the threads together into a cohesive plot that left me satisfactorily surprised. I was provided with an advance copy. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Mary

    The 4th in the Shamelessly Adorable Teddy Bear mystery series. Sasha Silverman is running the family Silver Bear shop and factory along with her sister Maddie are bridesmaids in a Valentines wedding. The bride, Cissy Davidson is a bridezilla and the groom’s best man Dylan was engaged and broke her sister Debbie’s heart so when Dylan winds up dead at the rehearsal dinner she becomes the prime suspect. Sasha is asked once again to investigate and help prove Debbie’s innocence. This is a good solid The 4th in the Shamelessly Adorable Teddy Bear mystery series. Sasha Silverman is running the family Silver Bear shop and factory along with her sister Maddie are bridesmaids in a Valentines wedding. The bride, Cissy Davidson is a bridezilla and the groom’s best man Dylan was engaged and broke her sister Debbie’s heart so when Dylan winds up dead at the rehearsal dinner she becomes the prime suspect. Sasha is asked once again to investigate and help prove Debbie’s innocence. This is a good solid mystery and a great addition to this series. There was a lot of drama surrounding the wedding and almost nothing redeeming about Dylan so lots of suspects who might have done him in. I really like Sasha and her whole family and how they all work together and help each other out.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Marsha

    Wedding Bear Blues by Meg Macy is book four in the A Teddy Bear Mystery series. It can be read as a stand alone. Sasha and her sister, Maddie, have been roped into being bridesmaid for thier bridezilla friend, Cissy. Cissy wants everyone to follow her orders when it comes to her wedding rehearsal and wedding. She is driving Sasha almost to the edge. During the rehearsal dinner, Maddie and Sasha find the body of the best man stabbed in the ladies room. It is a known fact, he wasn't liked by most Wedding Bear Blues by Meg Macy is book four in the A Teddy Bear Mystery series. It can be read as a stand alone. Sasha and her sister, Maddie, have been roped into being bridesmaid for thier bridezilla friend, Cissy. Cissy wants everyone to follow her orders when it comes to her wedding rehearsal and wedding. She is driving Sasha almost to the edge. During the rehearsal dinner, Maddie and Sasha find the body of the best man stabbed in the ladies room. It is a known fact, he wasn't liked by most of the wedding party but who would wanted him dead. Sasha sets out to get answers. When a second member of the wedding party is found,dead the town thinks the wedding is doomed. Will Cissy make it down the aisle or not. I loved this book, from the cute cover, to the well written story. It has suspects galore, the main characters are relatable and likeable. You get love of family, romance, humor, and a couple secondary stories sprinkled through out that also has you thinking. I didn't want to put it down. I was given an ARC from Kensington via NetGalley for an honest review.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Patty

    Teddy Bear Mystery by Meg Macy is the 4th book in the Shamelessly Adorable Teddy Bear Mystery series, and another fun book. Sasha Silverman is the manager of her family's Silver Bear Shop and Factory, and they are all busy with Valentine's Day coming up. On top of that, Sasha and her sister, Maddie, are both in a wedding, but before it can happen the best man is murdered. I really loved this book/series, and can't wait to continue Sasha's adventures in the next book. Not only is this book fun, i Teddy Bear Mystery by Meg Macy is the 4th book in the Shamelessly Adorable Teddy Bear Mystery series, and another fun book. Sasha Silverman is the manager of her family's Silver Bear Shop and Factory, and they are all busy with Valentine's Day coming up. On top of that, Sasha and her sister, Maddie, are both in a wedding, but before it can happen the best man is murdered. I really loved this book/series, and can't wait to continue Sasha's adventures in the next book. Not only is this book fun, it has a great mystery also. There are twists and turns around every corner. I found this book to be a quick read, with a well developed plot and characters. If you love fun cozy mysteries, I strongly recommend this book. I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Cozy Cat Reviews

    This is a charming 4th in series with a well crafted sleuth that kept me turning pages to the end. I love the Teddy Bear factory and the descriptions of the Teddy's. All of us Teddy Bear lovers enjoy this series . Thank you to the publisher and to Net Galley. My review opinions are given for a early release ARC. Sasha and her sister are bridesmaids at a wedding ripe with tension. The bride hates the grooms choice of best man and when he is found dead its chaos at the wedding . The victim had jus This is a charming 4th in series with a well crafted sleuth that kept me turning pages to the end. I love the Teddy Bear factory and the descriptions of the Teddy's. All of us Teddy Bear lovers enjoy this series . Thank you to the publisher and to Net Galley. My review opinions are given for a early release ARC. Sasha and her sister are bridesmaids at a wedding ripe with tension. The bride hates the grooms choice of best man and when he is found dead its chaos at the wedding . The victim had just broken the heart of the bride's sister and with blood on her she is instantly suspect number one. Sasha and her sister join forces to gather clues to the victims background and find out who really silenced him for the last time. As clues abound and red herrings don't add up will Sasha be able to solve this wedding day crime? This was a fun sleuth that kept me guessing to conclusion. I love the charcters of these books and will continue to read this charming series.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Stacey

    This is the first book I’ve read in this series, and I thought it works well as a standalone. I had no problems following along with the main character, Sasha. There are references to murders that Sasha had helped solved from previous books, but I didn’t feel like I was really missing anything. My main problem with the story was that I didn’t care for anyone in the wedding party. When the best man is murdered, almost everyone has reasons to have killed him. I found all the characters to be irrit This is the first book I’ve read in this series, and I thought it works well as a standalone. I had no problems following along with the main character, Sasha. There are references to murders that Sasha had helped solved from previous books, but I didn’t feel like I was really missing anything. My main problem with the story was that I didn’t care for anyone in the wedding party. When the best man is murdered, almost everyone has reasons to have killed him. I found all the characters to be irritating, and there were so many of them it was often hard to keep track of who was related or married to who. There’s also a side story involving potential crimes against children, and honestly, I wasn’t sure why that was thrown in there. There was enough of a mystery going on with the murders without having to throw that in on top of it. I did like that the author keeps readers guessing as to who the murderer was. I didn’t see that coming and I liked the surprise of it. I was a little surprised how easily he confessed though. Unfortunately, this book wasn’t really my cup of tea. I found most of the characters to be too annoying for my liking. Still, there was enough that I did like about it that I would be willing to try another book by this author. **I voluntarily read and reviewed a copy provided via Netgalley**

  13. 4 out of 5

    Brenda

    Wedding Bear Blues is the fourth installment in the Shamelessly Adorable Teddy Bear Mystery series set in Silver Hollow, Michigan and featuring Sasha Silverman, manager of her families Silver Bear Shop and Factory. Valentine's Day is right around the corner and Sasha has her hands full with working at the bear shop, doing a little last minute campaigning for her mother's bid to become the new town mayor, enjoying her relationship with Jay Kirby and preparing for her bridesmaid role in the upcomi Wedding Bear Blues is the fourth installment in the Shamelessly Adorable Teddy Bear Mystery series set in Silver Hollow, Michigan and featuring Sasha Silverman, manager of her families Silver Bear Shop and Factory. Valentine's Day is right around the corner and Sasha has her hands full with working at the bear shop, doing a little last minute campaigning for her mother's bid to become the new town mayor, enjoying her relationship with Jay Kirby and preparing for her bridesmaid role in the upcoming nuptials between Cissy Davison and Gus Antonini. Cissy Davison is the definition of a bridezilla and Sasha can't believe she let her sister Maddie talk her into taking part in the wedding. The bachelorette party is a sure sign of disaster looming on the horizon when it becomes apparent that the majority of the wedding party don't get along. Nobody likes the Best Man, Dylan Campbell who was once engaged to Cissy's sister Debbie and has a reputation as a playboy. When Dylan is found stabbed to death in the ladies bathroom at the Rehearsal Dinner there are just too many suspects to choose from. Cissy doesn't really care who killed the man, she's more concerned that her wedding is being postponed and begs Sasha to track down the killer. Things continue on a downward spiral when one of the bridesmaid's is found strangled. A fast moving plot filled with returning series regulars. In addition to solving the mystery, Sasha and Maddie help to organize a gigantic fundraiser for their young relative recently diagnosed with brain cancer. Laugh out loud moments surround Cissy's ill-behaved pooch Mr. Clooney (ringbearer) and bratty flower girl, Martina will keep you turning the pages. I received an advanced copy of Wedding Bear Blues from NetGalley via Kensington Publishing. While not required to write a review I am happy to offer my honest opinion.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jane

    Set in Silver Hollow, Michigan, Sasha Silverman runs a shop called Silver Bear Shop which she’s been managing since her father retired. They sell teddy bears and their accessories, produced in the factory behind their Victorian home. Sasha and her sister Maddie are set to be bridesmaids at Cissy Davidson’s wedding. Sasha’s partner Jay Kirby has also been hired to make two ice sculptures: one for the rehearsal dinner and the other for the reception. Meanwhile, Cissy is not happy to have Dylan Campb Set in Silver Hollow, Michigan, Sasha Silverman runs a shop called Silver Bear Shop which she’s been managing since her father retired. They sell teddy bears and their accessories, produced in the factory behind their Victorian home. Sasha and her sister Maddie are set to be bridesmaids at Cissy Davidson’s wedding. Sasha’s partner Jay Kirby has also been hired to make two ice sculptures: one for the rehearsal dinner and the other for the reception. Meanwhile, Cissy is not happy to have Dylan Campbell as the best man; Cissy’s sister Debbie and Dylan were engaged before he dumped her after they’d planned their wedding. Cissy’s fiancé, Gus, however, insists on having Dylan as his best man. But then at the couples’ wedding rehearsal dinner, Dylan is found dead in the restroom; he’s been stabbed with an ice pick. Who killed him and why? Matters worse, they find Debbie with a red stain on her dress. Is it Dylan’s blood? But Debbie claims she spilled marinara sauce on her dress. Now the police think Debbie killed Dylan. The bride’s family begs Sasha to help them prove Debbie’s innocence. I enjoyed this book. My first in the series and I look forward to reading more by the author. Would recommend. Thank you to NetGalley, Meg Macy, and Kensington Books for the ARC of this book.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Becky

    Teddy bear shop manager Sasha and her sister Maddie are all set to be bridesmaids at the wedding of Cissy Davidson. Nothing goes smoothly in the lead up to the big day. The 6" heels are killing their feet, the wedding itself is during the mayoral election and between other big events, and the best man is killed. It seems there are plenty of suspects - the bride didn't like him and didn't want him to be the best man, the bride's sister is the dead man's jilted ex who keeps mentioning how he'd be Teddy bear shop manager Sasha and her sister Maddie are all set to be bridesmaids at the wedding of Cissy Davidson. Nothing goes smoothly in the lead up to the big day. The 6" heels are killing their feet, the wedding itself is during the mayoral election and between other big events, and the best man is killed. It seems there are plenty of suspects - the bride didn't like him and didn't want him to be the best man, the bride's sister is the dead man's jilted ex who keeps mentioning how he'd be better off dead, and he made a few enemies at the bachelor party by cheating at poker. The main reason I didn't enjoy this book as much as the others in the series is because all of the characters involved with the wedding were annoying. Even the bride's dog (who was the ring bearer) was obnoxious. I sort of didn't care who killed the best man because he was awful. I did enjoy the family element of Sasha's aunt and uncle visiting, and I always enjoy the teddy bear shop scenes. I do wish there were some likable characters at the wedding. FTC disclosure: I received an eARC from the publisher via NetGalley.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Morin

    Wedding Bear Blues is an impressive addition to this series. Sasha and her sister are in the worst wedding imaginable, talk about dysfunctional people! The bride is a spoiled brat, the groom is borderline rude, and the other participants are just crazy! The maid of honor has it out for the best man, including immature pranks that are only funny to themselves. Unfortunately for the best man, the last prank is on him, when he’s found in the ladies bathroom with an ice pick in his neck. The suspect list Wedding Bear Blues is an impressive addition to this series. Sasha and her sister are in the worst wedding imaginable, talk about dysfunctional people! The bride is a spoiled brat, the groom is borderline rude, and the other participants are just crazy! The maid of honor has it out for the best man, including immature pranks that are only funny to themselves. Unfortunately for the best man, the last prank is on him, when he’s found in the ladies bathroom with an ice pick in his neck. The suspect list is long and Sasha can’t resist getting involved. I really enjoyed this book and I’m looking forward to reading more. While this book can be read as a stand alone, I recommend reading the other books, to get the full affect. #netgalley #weddingbearblues

  17. 4 out of 5

    Lacey Harrington

    This was my first time reading this series. I was confused at first with all the different characters. Sasha is the MC and owns the Silver Bear Shop and Factory. Sasha and her sisters are bridesmaids in an up coming wedding. The best man is murdered and Sasha is on the case. I would suggest you read the other books in the series first. #WeddingBearBlues #NetGalley

  18. 5 out of 5

    Rima Aiello

    A wedding, Valentine's Day, and a murder? This is everything and more in the fourth installment of this series. Love is in the air, and murder of the best man leaves an air of disaster when it comes to a wedding. Full of twists, suspects, and a plot that doesn't quit. A wedding, Valentine's Day, and a murder? This is everything and more in the fourth installment of this series. Love is in the air, and murder of the best man leaves an air of disaster when it comes to a wedding. Full of twists, suspects, and a plot that doesn't quit.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Sapphyria

    Valentine's Day is coming up and the Silver Bear Shop and Factory in Michigan is quite busy. There are workshops, last minute gift purchasers, and both Sasha and her sister Maddie are in a wedding. The wedding of Cissy Davison has proven to be a lot more stressful than any event at the Silver Bear Shop and Factory. The groom's choice of best man has the bride and her sister, Debbie, incensed and all of the events leading up to Cissy's big day have been rife with tension. Things take a violent an Valentine's Day is coming up and the Silver Bear Shop and Factory in Michigan is quite busy. There are workshops, last minute gift purchasers, and both Sasha and her sister Maddie are in a wedding. The wedding of Cissy Davison has proven to be a lot more stressful than any event at the Silver Bear Shop and Factory. The groom's choice of best man has the bride and her sister, Debbie, incensed and all of the events leading up to Cissy's big day have been rife with tension. Things take a violent and deadly turn at the rehearsal dinner when Maddie and Sasha walk right into a murder scene. Dylan, the best man, has been killed by ice pick. As if Sasha isn't busy enough at the shop and factory, Cissy has asked her to help prove her sister's innocence, even if Debbie is the most likely suspect. Actually, that's not true. Debbie is one of many, it seems, with an issue with Dylan. As Sasha puts her sleuthing cap on and begins her search, it appears that more than just Debbie had means, motive and opportunity. Dylan seems to have a long history of upsetting people. With everything going on at the shop and factory, additional side threads, Cissy, and the death of Dylan, Sasha has her hands full. A clever who-done-it, Wedding Bear Blues kept me entertained and engaged in the story. Meg Macy delivered a well-written story with a unique setting in a fictional small town in southeast Michigan. As a lifelong Michigander I enjoy a good story, in any genre, that is based in my state. The author mentions places in Michigan I'm very familiar with, including Harrison. I always love it when I recognize locations in a book because I've been there, lived there, or worked in the town/city. I enjoyed the personalities of each character introduced to us in the book. The book was descriptive well developed, allowing me to visualize the elements of the story, characters, and locations. The characters and situations were believable and the pacing of the story was steady. I enjoyed Wedding Bear Blues, found the mystery interesting, the characters likable, and the story's pacing to be on target. I love the Shamelessly Adorable Teddy Bear Mystery series by Meg Macy and I look forward to the next book. I was provided a copy of this book to read. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  20. 4 out of 5

    JoAnne McMaster (Any Good Book)

    Sasha runs her family's teddy bear factory in Silver Hollow, Michigan. It's nearing Valentine's Day and Cissy Davison is getting married. She's finagled both Sasha and her sister Maddie as bridesmaids in the wedding, something Sasha isn't looking forward to. That, and having to wear four-inch heels. The night of the bachelorette party, a drunken best man stumbles in and tries to tell one of the bridesmaids that he's sorry and innocent - but no one is having it and the groomsmen drag him out. Whi Sasha runs her family's teddy bear factory in Silver Hollow, Michigan. It's nearing Valentine's Day and Cissy Davison is getting married. She's finagled both Sasha and her sister Maddie as bridesmaids in the wedding, something Sasha isn't looking forward to. That, and having to wear four-inch heels. The night of the bachelorette party, a drunken best man stumbles in and tries to tell one of the bridesmaids that he's sorry and innocent - but no one is having it and the groomsmen drag him out. While Sasha wonders about the comment, she doesn't say anything. The next day at the wedding dinner, Dylan is found dead by Sasha's sister Maddie, and now, after hearing conversations at the party and during the dinner, Sasha looks on everyone with suspicion. It isn't until the main suspect is found to be Cissy's sister Debbie that Cissy looks at Sasha with desperation. She wants her to prove Debbie's innocence - but Sasha isn't relishing getting involved in another murder investigation, Especially when there's so much going on and she hasn't got time. Or the fact that people are pointing fingers at everyone else. But when another tragedy occurs, Sasha starts to put things together. Or does she? This is the fourth book in the series and I have read every one of them. My only complaint with this series is that the author has so many characters throughout that it's hard to keep them straight; so on top of the wedding party, we have extended members of Sasha's family thrown in, too. I like the series, but the author needs to cut down the number of characters in each book - it will please the reader not to have to write out a 'cheat sheet,' too. There was also a darker side story thrown in that had to do with children. I'm not sure why it was there, because the mystery should have been enough. It was just interspersed here and there and that didn't give it any steam on its own, and took away from the murder. But back to that: after sifting through the characters I pretty much figured out who the murderer was early on. But then I have to say that I read a lot of mysteries, so I've gotten pretty good at this anyway. Still, I think that the writing was good and the plot had enough drive for it in itself, but it's the mass of people in the book (not to mention the local characters that own shops thrown in for good measure) that make the book confusing. All in all, I did like the ending and how everything turned out, and that's what a mystery should be in the first place. I will continue to read this series because of that. Recommended. I received an advance copy from the publisher and NetGalley but this in no way influenced my review.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Kristina

    Wedding Bear Blues by Meg Macy has Sasha Silverman and her sister, Maddie as bridesmaids in their friend, Cissy Davison’s wedding. It is a busy week leading up to Valentine’s Day for Sasha at the Silver Bear Shop and Factory with everyone searching for the perfect gift for their Valentine. Sasha also has a tour to give and they are hosting a Chocolate Bear Bar on Sunday for Chocolair, the new chocolate shop in town. At the rehearsal dinner, Maddie and Sasha enter the ladies’ room to find groomsm Wedding Bear Blues by Meg Macy has Sasha Silverman and her sister, Maddie as bridesmaids in their friend, Cissy Davison’s wedding. It is a busy week leading up to Valentine’s Day for Sasha at the Silver Bear Shop and Factory with everyone searching for the perfect gift for their Valentine. Sasha also has a tour to give and they are hosting a Chocolate Bear Bar on Sunday for Chocolair, the new chocolate shop in town. At the rehearsal dinner, Maddie and Sasha enter the ladies’ room to find groomsman, Dylan Campbell dead in one of the stalls. With Debbie Davison in the hot seat with the police, Cissy begs Sasha to help. Sasha, of course, cannot resist a mystery. Wedding Bear Blues is the 4th A Teddy Bear Mystery. It can be read on its own if you are new to the series. I thought this charming cozy was well-written with developed characters and adorable teddy bears. I enjoyed all the cozy elements that make up this entertaining tale: Sasha’s family, her pets, the community, chocolate, teddy bears, food, and Sasha’s beau. These elements make for a rich and lively story. The mystery was appealing. There is a dead groomsman with multiple suspects. I am amazed that a group of people did not get together to off this man sooner. There is a secondary mystery (of sorts) involving mystery men who wish to purchase a certain type of teddy bear. Sasha is certain they are up to no good. I enjoyed the humor scattered throughout the story (who doesn’t love a book that makes them laugh). Wedding Bear Blues is a beartastic cozy with wedding woes, seamingly innocent bear sales, doggie doo doo overload, a beastly bridezilla, a tiny terror, and tasty chocolate teddy bears.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Tracy

    Sasha Silverman is not only a terrific teddy bear salesperson but also a sharp sleuth and she is going to need to use every bit of her ability to help save a wedding. Not that she wanted to be an attendant for a bridezilla, wear four inch heels with ankle bows, or deal with some very odd men looking to purchase teddy bears for lots of cash and no questions. This story has more than one subplot and a very happy ending in spite of the predicaments with not one but two murders and be careful of red Sasha Silverman is not only a terrific teddy bear salesperson but also a sharp sleuth and she is going to need to use every bit of her ability to help save a wedding. Not that she wanted to be an attendant for a bridezilla, wear four inch heels with ankle bows, or deal with some very odd men looking to purchase teddy bears for lots of cash and no questions. This story has more than one subplot and a very happy ending in spite of the predicaments with not one but two murders and be careful of red herrings because they are as prevalent as the Valentine hearts surrounding this story. Great character development, I really was starting to get very annoyed with bride Cissy even if this was her one and only big day to remember for the rest of her life. Great family dynamics, lots of support and love, and the fact that the police grudgingly accept Sasha's assistance is also a nice bit. I had not read a Teddy Bear mystery before and had no problem keeping up with who the players were, and I don't just mean Sasha's ex-husband, what a egomaniac. Looking forward to the next one!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Ann

    Cissy and Gus are ready to tie the knot. Too bad murder keeps getting in the way of their plans. When they ask Sasha to put her amateur detective skills to work proving people's innocence, she's eager to help out. Unfortunately quite a few people seem to have motive, means, and opportunity to commit murder. Will they find the killer before anyone else dies? I just love Sasha, Maddie, Jay, and all the rest of their friends and family. I love the teddy bear shop and the town of Silver Hollow. Kick Cissy and Gus are ready to tie the knot. Too bad murder keeps getting in the way of their plans. When they ask Sasha to put her amateur detective skills to work proving people's innocence, she's eager to help out. Unfortunately quite a few people seem to have motive, means, and opportunity to commit murder. Will they find the killer before anyone else dies? I just love Sasha, Maddie, Jay, and all the rest of their friends and family. I love the teddy bear shop and the town of Silver Hollow. Kick off your shoes and snuggle up in your comfy reading chair. You're not gonna want to put this book down until you've finished it. I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. My thoughts and opinions are my own and without bias or favor.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Susan

    This is one of my favorite series but this entry fell just a bit short but only by one star. The mystery was solid and the clues and red herrings kept me guessing to the end - all what i have come to expect. My problem was I didn't like any of the wedding characters. The usual bridezilla, a horrid best man and just about every member of their families solidly on the dysfunctional scale. The characters that always shine are Sasha and her family and friends. Sasha and her sister make a great team This is one of my favorite series but this entry fell just a bit short but only by one star. The mystery was solid and the clues and red herrings kept me guessing to the end - all what i have come to expect. My problem was I didn't like any of the wedding characters. The usual bridezilla, a horrid best man and just about every member of their families solidly on the dysfunctional scale. The characters that always shine are Sasha and her family and friends. Sasha and her sister make a great team managing the Teddy Bear factory along with their uncle. Adding the wedding theme for the bears and getting everything ready for Valentines Day was fun. Too bad the humans of the wedding party didn't have some teddy bear charm in them. Now I'm looking forward to book #5. My thanks to the publisher Kensington and to NetGalley for giving me an advance copy in exchange for my honest review.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Vicki Nichols

    The Silver Bear Shop is all things teddy bears. They even have their own factory behind their house. Sasha usually runs the shop by herself but sometimes her sister Maddie helps. They are both involved in Cissy Davidson's wedding.. All is going well despite the craziness of bridezilla until the best man,, Dylan Campbell ends up murdered at the rehearsal dinner. Who wanted him dead ? The jealous husband, the jilted ex fiancee or someone unknown. Of course Sasha isn't one to just sit back and watc The Silver Bear Shop is all things teddy bears. They even have their own factory behind their house. Sasha usually runs the shop by herself but sometimes her sister Maddie helps. They are both involved in Cissy Davidson's wedding.. All is going well despite the craziness of bridezilla until the best man,, Dylan Campbell ends up murdered at the rehearsal dinner. Who wanted him dead ? The jealous husband, the jilted ex fiancee or someone unknown. Of course Sasha isn't one to just sit back and watch things happen. No siree she makes things happen. And a lot does happen including another murder. But why?? And what about Cissy,'s and Gus' wedding? Its delayed not once, not twice but three times. Will the couple ever be able to marry? Will the killer or killers ever be brought to justice? Definitely a book to read when one has plenty of times because you won't be able to put it down once you start reading.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Kathleen

    The fourth in this series finds Sasha Silverman and her family-owned Silver Bear Shop and Factory preparing for Valentine’s Day. The joyous holiday is marred by Bridezilla’s sister being accused of murdering groomsman, also known as the worst best man ever. This story had plenty of twists, turns and the unexpected. I kept eliminating and adding suspects s I read. As I’ve mentioned in previous reviews, there usually are several subplots woven into each book. This was no exception. One of the topic The fourth in this series finds Sasha Silverman and her family-owned Silver Bear Shop and Factory preparing for Valentine’s Day. The joyous holiday is marred by Bridezilla’s sister being accused of murdering groomsman, also known as the worst best man ever. This story had plenty of twists, turns and the unexpected. I kept eliminating and adding suspects s I read. As I’ve mentioned in previous reviews, there usually are several subplots woven into each book. This was no exception. One of the topics in the story is child brain cancer. I did not care for the slimy feeling left by the notion of men using teddy bears for unsavory reason. After all this is a cozy. I am looking forward to the next installment. This can be read as a standalone story. I was given an ARC copy by Netgalley and am not required to leave a positive review.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Kathleen Gray

    Debbie might have been angry at Dylan for jilting her but she didn't stab him to death at her sister Cissy's wedding rehearsal dinner. Cissy asks Sasha, who enlists her sister Maddie, to find out who really did it. Sasha and Maddie already have their hands full with their teddy bear business and a fund raiser but they forge ahead (a bit ahead of where they should be). It's a classic cozy so you know that Dylan made more than just Debbie mad and that there will be some glitches along the way in t Debbie might have been angry at Dylan for jilting her but she didn't stab him to death at her sister Cissy's wedding rehearsal dinner. Cissy asks Sasha, who enlists her sister Maddie, to find out who really did it. Sasha and Maddie already have their hands full with their teddy bear business and a fund raiser but they forge ahead (a bit ahead of where they should be). It's a classic cozy so you know that Dylan made more than just Debbie mad and that there will be some glitches along the way in the investigation. This series has a large cast (family, friends, romantic interests, clients) and Macy uses a lot of puns but it's entertaining and light. Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Margie

    Wedding Bear Blues by Meg Macy which is the fourth book in the author's Shamelessly Adorable Teddy Bear Mystery series is a fun whodunit. The characters are very likable. Sasha Silverman, the main amateur sleuth, keeps getting asked to prove a character's innocence. In this story the bride asks Sasha to prove her sister Debbie's innocence after the murder of the best man, Dylan who is Debbie's ex-fiance. This leads to Sasha's involvement in the murder investigation. In this story the best man wa Wedding Bear Blues by Meg Macy which is the fourth book in the author's Shamelessly Adorable Teddy Bear Mystery series is a fun whodunit. The characters are very likable. Sasha Silverman, the main amateur sleuth, keeps getting asked to prove a character's innocence. In this story the bride asks Sasha to prove her sister Debbie's innocence after the murder of the best man, Dylan who is Debbie's ex-fiance. This leads to Sasha's involvement in the murder investigation. In this story the best man was murdered during the wedding rehearsal dinner. Ms. Macy sure kept me guessing with this case. She does a great job teasing readers with possible suspects and then surprises the readers wit the identity of the murderer. I really enjoyed this book!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Lindsey

    I’ve been meaning to read thus series since the first book came out but for some reason never got around to it. So, this was my first book in the series and I enjoyed it enough to go back and read the previous books. Sasha runs a teddy bear shop, which was a unique setting for a cozy mystery series. She’s a bridesmaid in an upcoming wedding which has lots of drama and rude, obnoxious people invoked. When the best man is found murdered at the rehearsal dinner and the bride’s sister is his ex and I’ve been meaning to read thus series since the first book came out but for some reason never got around to it. So, this was my first book in the series and I enjoyed it enough to go back and read the previous books. Sasha runs a teddy bear shop, which was a unique setting for a cozy mystery series. She’s a bridesmaid in an upcoming wedding which has lots of drama and rude, obnoxious people invoked. When the best man is found murdered at the rehearsal dinner and the bride’s sister is his ex and the prime suspect, Sasha starts to do some investigating after being asked by the bride’s family. I enjoyed Sasha as the protagonist but I feel like I would have had more background if I had read the previous books first. Now that I’ve gotten the first books and read them, I can definitely say this is best if you read the previous books, it works as a standalone but you appreciate the characters and their would better if you read the series. I liked the writing style and I’m looking forward to the next book!

  30. 5 out of 5

    FMSWarrior

    Sasha and Maddie Silverman are bridesmaids in a friend’s wedding. With Bridezilla in full force, the girls do their best to get through the bachelorette party and rehearsal before the big day. The best man shows up and disrupts the bachelorette party, they can only wonder what he will do at the wedding. When he is found dead in the women’s room at the rehearsal dinner, the whole event is pushed out as the police investigate and the maid of honor is the main suspect. 
Sasha is strong armed into pr Sasha and Maddie Silverman are bridesmaids in a friend’s wedding. With Bridezilla in full force, the girls do their best to get through the bachelorette party and rehearsal before the big day. The best man shows up and disrupts the bachelorette party, they can only wonder what he will do at the wedding. When he is found dead in the women’s room at the rehearsal dinner, the whole event is pushed out as the police investigate and the maid of honor is the main suspect. 
Sasha is strong armed into proving the maid of honor’s innocence, while the police keep telling her to leave the investigating to them. Sasha can’t help but investigate and ask questions, but will it make her another victim of the wedding party and delay the nuptial yet again? This is the second book I have read in the series and while I struggled with the the flow on first one, I really enjoyed this one! The whodunit kept me guessing right until the reveal. I’m looking forward to the next one, Bear a Wee Grudge”.

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