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Thread Reckoning (Embroidery Mystery Series #3)

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  • Posted August 31, 2011

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    A Bit Tangled

    It's February in Tallulah Falls, Oregon and love is in the air especially at Seven Year Stitch, Marcy Singer's embroidery shoppe. A bride who is getting married in less than two weeks on Valentine's Day brings in a vintage wedding gown she would like embellished for her big day. The groom's mother provides the jewels to be embroidered on the dress. Marcy is very excited and can't wait to get started on the dress. The bride gives approval to one of Marcy's designs and Marcy goes right to work.

    The next morning the groom's mother is found stabbed to death in front of Marcy's store. She looked to be bringing Marcy more jewels as a small velvet bag was found near her body. Both the couple and Marcy were under the assumption that the jewels were fake but the police have the jewels Marcy had examined and find out that they are real and some are missing. This makes Marcy the prime suspect. She is going to do everything she can to find the real jewel thief and not get herself stitched up in the process.



    My Thoughts
    I was loving this book until the last couple of chapters. I adore these characters completely, the setting is perfect and the mystery was sharp and perfectly paced, then it felt like the author lost the needle and had to hurry and wrap the story up as fast as possible.


    The bride Cassandra was a true "Bridezilla", even with her fiance's mother dying in such a horrible fashion was not going to steal her spotlight on her wedding day. Postpone the wedding, no way. You really feel the groom's pain not only dealing with is mother's death but going through it alone because his bride is so selfish.

    I love this author and her books. I just felt tangled or unraveled at the ending. The epilogue ties together the loose threads but the leaves Marcy's future up in the air. I hope this is not the end of this series, it is one I really do enjoy. I hope we see a lot more Marcy and Tallulah Falls soon!!!



    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Obsidian. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of this book. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2011

    Very good

    Have read all of her books. Would recommend.

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  • Posted March 17, 2012

    A Good Read This was a fun read that I could not put down. This

    A Good Read

    This was a fun read that I could not put down. This book moved at a good pace as the mystery kept me riveted to the pages. With a small town feel; great dialogue, and a lovable cast, this was a great read and I look forward to more adventures in this wonderfully-crafted and entertaining series.

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  • Posted October 12, 2011

    Just the Right Mix

    You can't help but admire Marcy Singer, the heroine of Amanda Lee's Embroidery Mystery series. She's doing what she loves, has two men courting her, and is even able to bring her Irish wolfhound, Angus, to her embroidery shop, The Seven-Year Stitch, every day. That is, until Bridezilla-a.k.a. Cassandra Wainwright-shows up with a vintage wedding gown.
    She hires Marcy to embroider some costume jewels, a gift from her mother-in-law to-be, on the dress. It's dislike at first sight for Marcy, especially because Cassandra's first (of many) demands is that Angus be banished to the back room and Marcy run a lint brush over the store's sofa before Cassandra will deign to sit on it.
    Then the mother-in-law to-be is found stabbed to death outside Marcy's shop. And further investigation of the jewels reveals that they're not costume at all, but the real thing and worth a small fortune.
    Marcy becomes a suspect in the murder, and to complicate matters even more, her ex-fiancée-the same guy who dumped her at the altar a year ago-shows up to try and jump-start their relationship.
    "Thread Reckoning" is an entertaining read, with just the right mix of mystery and romance to make fans of cozy mysteries eager for the next book in the series.
    Reviewed by Susan Santangelo, author of "Moving Can Be Murder" for Suspense Magazine

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