This was a very different book for me. Honestly, I don't remember reading a book like this before and it was a fun change for me. It is a mystery book and a book full of intrigue, suspense, family, and love. It is one of those books that is a quick read and enjoyable from cover to cover. The book is part of the Quilts Of Love Series, yet is quite able to stand on it's own, something I enjoy about any book that is part of a series.
The main character, Tess, is a police officer in St Augustine, FL, who is living with and caring for her Aunt Kathy. They share a love of quilts which leads Tess and her police partner Logan, down a trail of suspense and murder. I found it interesting how the author Barbara Cameron wove their budding romance into a serial killer mystery novel yet keeping the reader and Tess serious about solving the long-time case of the murder of Tess' best friend from high school.
This is a book you can enjoy curled up on a cold night and just completely get involved in and know that the who-done-it gets caught in the end! Plus even though it is a murder mystery book it is not gruesome and ugly like some mystery murder books can be. Tess and Logan both learn some great faith lessons too, about how God is in control and directing our lives no matter what we may plan for ourselves! It's a fun read for sure!!
Tess has taken some ribbing from her fellow officer, Logan,for her quilting hobby. He finds it hard to align the brisk professional officer he patrols with during the day with the one who quilts in her off-time. Besides, he's been trying to get to know her better and he'd like to be seeing her during those couple nights a week she spends with her quilting guild.
Then one afternoon Tess and Logan visit her aunt in the nursing home and she acts agitated when Tess covers her with the story quilt. Aunt Kathy seems to be communicating a message to them about Tess's uncle. There's a story behind this quilt, they realize, one that may lead them to a serial killer. Will they have a chance to have a future together or will the killer choose Tess for his next victim before they find him?
Learn more about this book and the series at the Quilts of Love website.
About the Author:
Barbara Cameron is the CBD, CBA, and ECPA bestselling author of 24 books including the new Stitches in Times series for Abingdon Press. Barbara has written fiction and non-fiction books for Abingdon Press, Thomas Nelson, Harlequin, and other publishers. She sold three films to HBO/Cinemax and is the first winner of the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award. Barbara's first two novellas won the 2nd and 3rd place in the Inspirational Readers Choice Contest from the Faith, Love, and Hope chapter of RWA. Both were finalists for the novella category of the Carol Award of the American Christian Writers Award (ACFW).
Find out more about Barbara HERE!
I received a copy of the book for the purpose of this review. I was not compensated in any other way. All opinions expressed here are my own!