Friday, February 13, 2015

A Stitich in Crime by Cathy Eliot

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.

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.

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: websiteFacebook

My Take:  i really enjoy cozy mystery books and this book fits that description perfectly.  I am always fascinated by Quilts of Love books as my Mother is a quilter and I see how much of herself she puts into every quilt and these stories show how each quilt is unique and is as individual as the person who makes them and as the person they are made for.  This story centers around a quilting club and the events that follow their Soiree and the assault on one of their more wealthy members. Thea takes on herself to find out who is behind all the weird things that are going on before things get worse.  This is a cozy with a mission to remind us that we need to forgive others and also to include God in all that you do.  Great book. Didn't figure it out till the end.