Monday, February 2, 2015

A Stitch In Crime by Cathy Elliot, with a giveaway

Thea's first quilt show is literally coming apart at the seams!
Thea James has accepted an assignment as co-chairperson for Larkindale's first quilt show extravaganza. Juggling the new assignment with running her antique business, she's already feeling frayed when things start to unravel.
Mary-Alice Wentworth, a much-loved town matriarch, respected quilt judge, and Thea's dear friend, is covertly conked on the head during the kick-off Quilt Show Soiree, throwing suspicion on her guests. It also appears that a valuable diamond brooch has been stolen during the attack. The family is furious. But is it because of their mugged mother or the missing diamonds?
When a renowned textile expert goes MIA and the famous Wentworth heritage quilt disappears, Larkindale's reputation as a tourist haven is at risk. Thea attempts to piece the mystery together and save the town's investment in the quilt show before Mary-Alice is attacked again . . . with far worse results.

My review:
   This book is classified as a "cozy mystery." That means it is a more fun read than suspenseful and is definitely not the kind of book that will keep you up at night after you read it. I typically read those kind of books, so this was a change of pace for me, but that is OK. We all need to read a easy and fun book once in a while.

  I did enjoy the book. As with all of the other books in this series, the story centered around a quilt, and I find quilts interesting, even though I am a guy. I liked the characters in the book, the setting, and plot. There was a couple of mysteries going on, and the book was suspenseful, but there are no murders or deadly chases in the book.

  There was a message in the book of the need to forgive, and the book was a definite Christian read. I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good mystery, especially if they like books that are a fun instead of intense read.

About the author:

Author and speaker Cathy Elliot nourishes her night-owl habit by creating cozy mysteries and more on her trusty laptop in Anderson, California. Like the protagonist in her new mystery, Cathy is an avid quilter. Besides collecting (too much) cool fabric, she also enjoys hunting for antique treasures

Don’t miss the newest Quilts of Love book, A Stitch in Crime by Cathy Elliott. Thea's first quilt show begins to fall apart at the seams. Will she be able to piece the mystery together and save the town’s investment in the quilt show before another attack happens . . . with far worse results.
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