Carol Dean Jones comes to the blog with the twelfth installment in her Quilting Cozy series,
The first I’ve read – there is some “catch up” to fix characters and relationships (to each other and families) before the story takes hold. It is, however, a story that takes its time to reveal the joy within a sure-to-please book for those who enjoy crafting and quilting and may want to learn a bit more about caring for quilts, both new and old. The women featured in this book are older ladies, much of their conversation that isn’t about quilts or the upcoming quilt show feature family, health and other issues that one expects with aging, but there is a sly humor and caring between the women that is apparent from the start.
It isn’t until there is a quilt heist, and the women start to try and solve the ‘who did it’ mystery with the inclusion of an old pattern and their own smarts that the story gets a bit more tense and suspenseful. Throughout the story, there are tips and tricks for quilting, repair, creating and care that are like having your own set of ‘quilting mamas’ passing on a legacy, and the combination of humor, twists, suspense and mystery all work together to provide a read that is both engaging and intriguing, sure to fuel more interest in the earlier installments of the series.
Title: Frayed Edges
Author: Carol Dean Jones
Series: A Quilting Cozy #12
Genre: Contemporary Cozy Mystery, Friendship
Published by: CT Publishing
Published on: 25 June, 2021
Source: Publisher Via Edelweiss
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In the twelfth installment, excitement grows as the Tuesday Night Quilters plan an antique quilt show. But things go terribly wrong. Sarah and Sophie again throw themselves into the middle of the investigation, but this time Sarah finds herself in real danger. As always, Sarah and her retirement village cohorts offer fun, mystery, and lots of quilting.
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher Via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.