Sunday, September 2, 2012

The Devil's Puzzle by Clare O'Donohue

A Someday Quilts Mystery -- Book 4

This is one of my favorite cozy mystery series... after all, quilting is involved!  

Archer's Rest is gearing up for a big anniversary celebration and the Someday Quilters are right in the midst preparing for the festivities which will include a quilt show organized by their own Neil Fitzgerald.  

What no one expects is a skeleton from years gone by to be discovered under Neil's grandmother's rose garden. Who is he? When was he buried there? What happened? All these questions go flying around the town along with musings about the vandalism they are experiencing.  Is someone out to ruin the celebration or to prevent officials from solving this latest murder. 

With Neil's grandmother quickly becoming the prime suspect, Neil and her friends set out to solve the crime and clear Eleanor's name.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Love Finds You in Maiden, North Carolina by Tamela Hancock Murray

Take a step back into the Roaring 20s complete with flappers donning bobbed hair and painted faces.  Hestia Myatt is determined to resist the temptation to become a "modern" woman. Needing to get away after a heart-break, Hestia goes to Maiden to spend time with her grandmother as the elderly woman recoups from a fall. Maiden has always been a special place for Hestia and she knows she will find solitude there as she contemplates her future and the choices that lie before her.

While there, Hestia reconnects with childhood friends including Booth Barrington, who has gone from being a bratty pest to a handsome gentleman who watches out for her grandmother, and her glamorous city cousin, Selene, who arrives in Maiden shortly after Hestia. Selene has embraced the "modern" lifestyle to its fullest and now must deal with a consequence of her poor choices.

Will Hestia's modesty and faith draw Selene or will Selene's tales of parties and speakeasies tempt Hestia to make a radical change in her life?