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Bead Of Doubt (A Divorced Diva Mini-Mystery) [Kindle Edition]

Tonya Kappes
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Get to know the Divorced Divas in this mini-mystery prequel to the Divas upcoming novel, Strung Out To Die.

Holly Harper's life is finally getting back on the right track after her divorce from "what's his name." She and a group of divorcees have formed a strong bond plotting creative ways to get back at their exes by creating a self-help group known as The Divorced Divas where the meeting are held in Holly's bead store, The Beaded Dragonfly.

There's more than just beading going on when Diva Marlene's rare Spinet Yellow Diamond goes missing and Holly was the last one to see it, or so they thought.

Get to know and fall in love with each one of the Divas starting with Bead Of Doubt, A Divorced Diva Mini-Mystery, the prequel to Strung Out To Die, A Divorced Diva Mystery Novel.

“Carpe Bead'em is fun with a capital F. It's sad, funny, inspiring, quirky, and great chick lit! It shows that you never know what's round the corner, and anything's possible if you just take a chance on life! Perfect summer reading.” Bestselling author, Sibel Hodge
“I loved how Tonya Kappes was able to bring her characters to life.” Coffee Table Reviews

“I loved this book. Grandberry Falls is my kind of town and I for one would love to live there and get to know all the local folks. I enjoyed reading this book and can't wait to read the next book about Grandberry Falls by Tonya Kappes. I have added Tonya Kappes as one of my new favorite authors.” Jean Segal

“I love it when I pick up a book because of its cover and the story to follow is just as great or better. That's what happened here.” Stephanie Overton

“I read this in a day and loved it! You felt that you were part of Grandberry Falls. The small town folks who know everyone and know everything about someone in a matter of hours.” Avid Reader

“This book was fun, entertaining and good to the last page. Who knew reading auras could get Olivia in so much trouble? Sit back, smile and cozy up to, where Olivia does the dumping for you. There's heap loads of humor, a dose of magical realism, sprinkles of romance, and mystery when someone ends up dead!” Author Lisa Lim

“I was looking for something different and easy to read...meaning nothing too involved, something that if I put down could come back to and remember all the characters and where I left off at...well I didn't put it down I finished it in a day... what a great read !!” Cimarron

About the Author

Tonya Kappes is an Amazon Mover and Shaker best selling author of women's fiction and cozy mystery. She’s also the author of three short stories which can be found in Madness Under The Mistletoe, Something Spooky This Way Comes and Believe Anthologies. Her, co-authored, non-fiction book The Tricked-Out Toolbox, helps writers explore the best promotional and marketing strategies for their career will be available January 2012.
She is co-founder of The Writer’s Guide to E Publishing ( and part of the elite blogger team at The Women's Literary Cafe (
When she’s not writing about quirky characters and even quirkier situations, she’s busy being the princess, queen and jester of her domain which includes her BFF husband, her three teenage boys and two dogs.

Product Details

  • File Size: 295 KB
  • Print Length: 57 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #296,840 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Customer Reviews

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fun & fresh January 8, 2013
By sparkle
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It is a mini-mystery short story. It introduces you to the characters "the divorced divas " and describes their relationships with each other. It also describes their personalities so you understand about them. It shows all their quirks & whet makes them who they are. (And Holly has a pet pig!) Really enjoyed it!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed Reading -Fun!- January 16, 2013
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This was a good beginning to what I am sure will be a fun series. I loved Willow and the whole Diva setting. :-)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute Story January 16, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This was a really cute story and I loved the pig, but I was really disappointed with the proofing. I don't think it was.:<
There were only a few places where words were left out or needed to be added, but I expected more from this author.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bead Of Doubt (A Divorced Diva Mini-Mystery) (Prequel) December 17, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I picked up Bead Of Doubt (A Divorced Diva Mini-Mystery) (Prequel) to read over the weekend. I immediately got involved in the lives of Holly Harper and her friends -The Divorced Divas. I loved Willow - the first pot-bellied pig I have read about as a pet. Holly and her friends are cleaning up her new store The Beaded Dragonfly so that it will be ready to open for business. A new friend wants Holly to design a bracelet to disguise her yellow spinet diamond. This is such a fun read. I read it in one sitting. There are twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the end. It whets your appetite to read Strung Out to Die the first book in the Divorced Diva mystery series which is coming out soon. I can't wait to read more of this delightful new series by the fabulous Tonya Kappes.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fun, Light Read December 17, 2012
By Saralyn
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Bead of Doubt was a great prequel to a new series by Tonya Kappes. The Divorced Divas are a quirky and fun group that will bring a smile to your face throughout the pages. I also loved the cute pot bellied pig named Willow. If you are looking for a fun, light hearted read then Tonya's books are the way to go!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Did...not...see...that...coming. December 3, 2012
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Okay, I pride myself on being able to figure crap out before it hits the proverbial fan. I didn't see that twist at the end at all! Can't wait until the sequel so I can see what kind of mess Holly is going to find herself in:)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Cute cozy short story January 2, 2013
By Melissa
Format:Kindle Edition
"Bead of Doubt" was a cute short story. It was an entertaining cozy mystery. Nothing mind blowing or intense. Pure fluff and fun. I loved that Holly had a pet pig. You can really begin to feel the "southern charm" Ms. Kappes adds to each of her books. I'm looking forward to reading "Strung Out to Die," Tonya Kappes full length follow up to "Bead of Doubt."

2 tiny criticisms #1 - I didn't understand what "the under" was. It took me a while to put together Holly was referring to the underside of a piece of furniture. I don't think I read what Holly meant by "the under" until I was about 30% into the story. #2 - minor editing issues. Unfortunately the teacher in me always seems to find the grammatical errors and/or missing or misuse of words.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Fun Read June 23, 2012
By D. Love
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This prequel and short story was a fun read featuring divorced divas and a missing precious stone and I look forward to the first book in this exciting new series.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Tonya
What a delightful short story, wish it were longer as I do all of your story or books! I'm hopping your next book is much longer.
Published 2 months ago by Charlotte Clark
5.0 out of 5 stars Bead of Double(A Divorced Diva Mini-Mystery)
Enjoyed the book. Loved the pig. It was funny. Will have to get the next book to see how the bead store is doing and what the girls a re up to next.
Published 10 months ago by izzie
4.0 out of 5 stars short story
This is a short story that introduces us to the Beaded Dragonfly and the characters that hang out there -the divorced Divas. Read more
Published 11 months ago by ruffy
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this small town short story!
Very fun short read! These characters are going to make for a great series! Seems like a very fun small town!
Published 13 months ago by Heathermac
5.0 out of 5 stars So far so good
Short story to start the series. Definitely enjoyed all the characters and loved the pig. Can't wait to read more of the series
Published 14 months ago by Holly g.
2.0 out of 5 stars badly in need of good editing
There are so many grammatical errors and just plain wrong words in this. Have you ever heard of proof reading? The errors are very distracting.
Published 14 months ago by C. Shores
5.0 out of 5 stars Cute
Cute book I couldn't put it down. I highly recommend this book especially if you are looking for a quick read.
Published 15 months ago by Liza
5.0 out of 5 stars Cute Characters
While reading this series I connected with the characters who experienced the same beading adventures as myself. Quick read before getting to "Strung Out to Die".
Published 18 months ago by M Bowers
4.0 out of 5 stars Light language
Mostly liked the book. I don't think the author had to use the language; it didn't do anything for the plot.
Published 18 months ago by Melanie Winter
5.0 out of 5 stars Ok what happens next
You have to keep reading the series to find out what happens next. Loving this series because I'm a beader
Published 19 months ago by S. Duncan
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More About the Author

For years, USA Today bestselling author Tonya Kappes has been self-publishing her numerous mystery and romance titles with unprecedented success. She is famous not only for her hilarious plotlines and quirky characters, but her tremendous marketing efforts that have earned her thousands of followers and a devoted street team of fans. HarperCollins and Witness Impulse is thrilled to be publishing this insanely talented and wildly successful author for the first time with A GHOSTLY UNDERTAKING, the first in her hilarious and spooky Ghostly Southern series.

To sign up for Tonya's STREET TEAM, stalk her on social media, check out her newsletter, view book trailer, and upcoming news, check out Tonya's website,

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