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Sunday, February 8, 2015

A Stitch in Crime Review!!!!!

A Stitch in Crime by Cathy Elliott

Book Description:
About Quilts of Love: Quilts tell stories of love and loss, hope and faith, tradition and new beginnings. The Quilts of Love series focuses on the women who quilted all of these things into their family histories. A new book releases each month and features contemporary and historical romances as well as women's fiction and the occasional light mystery. You will be drawn into the endearing characters of this series and be touched by their stories.

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.

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.

Connect with Cathy online: website, Facebook

My Opinion:
Interesting and easy read.  This is my first Cathy Elliott book and so I didn't know what to expect.  I enjoyed the characters, though there were some things about the main character Thea that bothered me a little off and on, but I came to enjoy her and I LOVE her grandmother!!!!  Thea really puts up with more than I would from other characters in the book, but I do like how some come around in the end.  And she leans toward the dramatic, which was both entertaining and a bit much! LOL!  The mystery was interesting and twisty.  And I LOVE the way Cathy weaves in scripture and Faith, plus the messages of Forgiveness are an excellent addition.  I kinda felt like I started a series in the middle and I should already know these characters.  Jumping right into them without much introduction in the beginning, I felt like there was another book I should have read before this.  I do LOVE how Cathy ties everything up and explains everything in the end.  There was one thing mentioned in the book and then it didn't match up with another conversation at one time that I'm not sure if I didn't read it right or if it was a mix up.  Overall I am glad that I read this book and would recommend it to someone looking for a nice and easy mystery that is quirky and light.
Songs that go with the feelings and theme of the book and some are also straight out of the book!: "Rock Of Ages" performed by Perry Como, "Sweet Betsy From Pike" performed by Rex Allen, "Oh, Susanna!" by Larry Groce, and "Serenade No. 13 in G Major, K. 525 "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik": I: Allegro" performed by The Cavendish Orchestra
Songs etc. May be changed and/or added in the future. ~ASC


*I requested and received this book as a member of Litfuse for the purpose of reviewing it.  This in no way affected my opinion and the above are my true thoughts and feelings about A Stitch in Crime. ~ASC

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