Book Review : Fall to Pieces by Elizabeth Craig

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When a quilting event falls to pieces, Beatrice works to patch things up. 

Dappled Hills quilters are eagerly anticipating new events at the Patchwork Cottage quilt shop. The shop’s owner, Posy, has announced ‘Sew and Tell’ socials and a mystery quilt group project.

But one day, instead of emailed quilt instructions, the quilters receive a disturbing message about a fellow quilter. When that quilter mysteriously meets her maker, Beatrice decides to use her sleuthing skills to find the killer before more lives are cut short.

 

 

 

Book Review : I love this series and so do my Mom. We both are sewer and she ran a fabric shop much like this one for many years. It always feels like coming home when I get my hands on one of these books. The characters are like old friends & customers of my Moms . We all became close friends and shred may tales around the cutting table.  The crime is just an add bonus to the story – that gives it an add twist to this fun book. . Looking forward to  reading the next book in this series. and see what the gangs up to next. Lisa  ( library book) 

Editorial Reviews

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Praise for the series:

“Sparkles with Craig’s Cleverness and plenty of Carolina charm.” — Richmond Times-Dispatch

“Elizabeth Craig captures Southern Life at its best, and her characters are as vibrant and colorful as the quilts they sew.”— Krista Davis, national bestselling author of the Domestic Diva mysteries
“A warm and welcoming new series, Quilt or Innocence is full of eccentric and engaging characters.”The Mystery Reader

About the Author

Elizabeth writes the Southern Quilting cozy mysteries and Memphis Barbeque mysteries for Penguin RandomHouse and the Myrtle Clover series for Midnight Ink and independently.  She blogs at ElizabethSpannCraig.com/blog , named by Writer’s Digest as one of the 101 Best Websites for Writers.  She curates links onTwitter as @elizabethscraig that are later shared in the free search engineWritersKB.com. Elizabeth makes her home in Matthews, North Carolina, with her husband and two teenage children. To receive a freeebook, updates, and recipes, sign up for her newsletter at eepurl.com/kCy5j,or by visiting her website.

 

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Murder Simply Brewed * Vennetta Chapman

I actually borrowed this from the library- I love our local library e book program. Now that I have Mom connected she will start reading this way.   Lisa 

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Amish Village Mystery #1 

When the coffee shop manager is murdered in Middlebury’s Amish Artisan Village, two women from different walks of life must join together to solve the mystery.

Spring has arrived in Middlebury, Indiana, and Amber Wright is optimistic about the growing profit from her collection of Amish shops—until she receives a call that Ethan Gray is dead. Hurrying over to A Simple Blend, she finds a solitary hole in the front window and the store manager lying next to the espresso machine, dead from an apparent heart attack. All the money is still in his register.

When Amber hires a young Amish woman, Hannah Troyer, to take over the shop’s duties, the two women become fast friends—as well as amateur sleuths. The police believe Gray’s death is a by-product of vandalism, but Amber and Hannah aren’t convinced.

Clues that don’t add up, a neighbor who is pulled into the midst of the investigation, a town with secrets to hide, and a blossoming romance—all will combine to push Amber and Hannah into unfamiliar roles in order to reveal answers to the mysteries around them.

“Chapman’s latest is a mix of mystery and romance with vivid characters, a realistic setting and themes of loss, trust and love.” — Romantic Times, four-star review

Lisa Book thoughts – I picked this book out because I needed a break from what I usually read. I lived many years around the Amish in Indiana & Michigan this author weaves a great story about the people.the culture in a story about life & murder.  The characters and the setting are real and take you time when things were simple or maybe not. If you are a fan of mysteries or Amish read this book and I  also will be sharing this with my Mom it’s something she would enjoy too.  Lisa