Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Every Quilt Has A Story!

     "A Stitch in Crime"
        By Cathy Elliot

Stories based on quilts are always among my favorites. Quilts tell us stories, some of love and some of loss. The "Quilts of Love" series, releasing a new book each month, has been a highlight for me. The novels vary so much , some mystery, contemporary, historical as well as romance thrown in. These books draw you into the lives of endearing , sometimes quirky characters , leaving you touched by their lives.

About the book: 

Thea's first quilt show is 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.

Learn more about this book and the series at the Quilts of Love website.

The characters in this book were so realistic and well developed that I immediately became engrossed in their lives. Their troubles, disappointments, joys and challenges became mine! Thea's frustrations were so real to me that I became rather annoyed at those who stood in her way. Mary-Alice was a sweet, rather confused elderly lady who was quirky and oh, so lovable. 

The plot moved quickly and had just the right amount of twists and turns to keep the reader glued to the page. Of course , the mystery of the family quilt, yet to be unveiled to the public was the main attraction in the story. But, the reader is kept guessing to its importance and meaning until the very last page of the book. If you are looking for a bloody, gruesome mystery, this book is NOT for you! It is a clean, somewhat quirky mystery, with a wholesome theme. It is a Christian mystery, without the gore that many books have.

I would recommend this book to all lovers of the Quilts of Love Series. It is an enjoyable read, as are all of the books in the series. 

This book was provided by Litfuse in exchange for a fair and honest review. 

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.

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