Faith, Family, Love and Reviews

Litfuse Publicity: A Stitch in Crime (Quilts of Love series) by Cathy Elliott

on January 23, 2015

About the Series:

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 Elliott 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 on Facebook and her website.

My Opinion:

I wish I could just say that I loved this book and leave it at that but alas I have agreed to give you a longer review than that so I will try to convey with simple words what it is that I loved about this book.  First of all, I loved that it wasn’t an in your face romance with gushy love stuff.  Even though Thea has a boyfriend there is no date nights or passionate kisses, in fact she has a hard time accepting that he likes her and not the pretty mayor of their town.  At this point in my life I’m not up for romance or reading about someone’s romance so this book was the right one at the right time.  The next thing I enjoyed was the whodunit – it really did keep me turning the page to figure out who did the crime and I won’t give spoilers but it was HUGE surprise as to who knocked Mary-Alice over her head and who stole the priceless heirloom quilt!

Unfortunately, while I totally enjoyed this book there were a few things I thought were dull and didn’t add much to the story such as all the details of the clothing that some of the women were troubling themselves over.  Nonetheless, the book was a great mystery and one with a good overall Christian theme, which appeals very much to me as well.  I’ve not read any of Cathy Elliott’s other books before but given the way this one read and flowed I will have to be checking out her other works as I’m sure to find them just as enjoyable, if not more.  If you enjoy a Christian mystery with mayhem but without blood and gore then this book will be one that you’ll want to grab and begin reading right way – and as with all Quilts of Love books it stands alone so you don’t have to read the others one but once you read one you might want to read the rest.

To read what others thought about this book, please visit the Litfuse Landing Page.

(c) 2015, Sarah Bailey/Growing for Christ, All Rights Reserved, Unauthorized Duplication is a Violation of Applicable Laws

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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