Wednesday, February 4, 2015

"A Stitch in Crime" by Cathy Elliott

About this book:

  “Assault, larceny, anonymous threats. Who knew quilt shows could be this dangerous?
  Thea James thought working as co-chair for Larkindale’s first quilt show extravaganza would be a natural extension of her antique business. But while organizing the busy week’s premiere events would make anyone frayed, she doesn’t expect a complete unraveling!
  At the opening soiree, local matriarch Mary-Alice Wentworth is knocked unconscious and robbed of her diamond brooch. Soon a rare quilt—the main attraction and a rumored key to great riches—goes missing. Those who signed up to help Thea are strangely no help at all. What more could possibly happen?
  Amid a cast of colorful characters and a tight schedule of garden galas, tea parties, and televised socials, everything is falling apart at the seams—and nothing is quite what it seems. Can Thea sew everything back together?”

Book #25 of the “Quilts of Love” line. This is the last one. {They do not have to be read in order as they are not connected. See my reviews of number #17, “A Promise in Pieces”, Here! Number #18, “A Stitch and a Prayer”, Here! Number #19, “Rival Hearts”, Here!, Number #20, “A Grand Design”, Here! Number #21, “Hidden in the Stars”, Here! and Number #24, “Masterpiece Marriage”, Here!} {This author also has another book about Thea James, which I have not read.}

Spiritual Content- A couple Scriptures are quoted; Mentions of praying & Bible reading; Talks about God; ‘H’s are capital when talking about God; Mentions of Christian magazines and Christian organizations; Mary-Alice has a strong Faith.
*Note: three “God forbid.”s (It can come across as talking the Lord’s name is vain)

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘gosh’ and a ‘stupid’; Thea wonders if “a robust response took the sting right out of a sore spot.”; Blood (barely-above-not-detail); A mention of a man with a gambling problems.
*Note: A mention of Girl Scouts.

Sexual Content- a guy is called ‘hunky’ once and another is said to be far from ‘foxy’; Uncle Nick says his wife’s best feature is her legs; Louisa’s husband had an affair for twelve years and a child was involved (this lead to their divorce); Thea has a crush on Cole.
*Note: A mention of an anorexic waitress: “Before anyone could respond, Morlene Pickett, Curly’s anorexic waitress appeared tableside with her pad and pen at the ready. Okay, maybe not truly anorexic, but she seemed all pointy angles and bony elbows. Her straight, scrawny legs reminded Thea of fence slats. Perhaps Morlene had taken her new name a bit too personally when she married Mr. Pickett.”; “Maybe she should give him a few taps on the…no, no. Delete the idea.”.

-Thea James
                       P.O.V. of Thea
                                                        215 pages

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My personal Rating-
(and a half)
For some reason I was under the impression that “A Stitch in Crime” was a suspense book, nope, an interesting mystery. Was this book terribly exciting? Well, no, but I was sick while reading it but it seemed pretty good! It was pretty different from most books I’ve read, no romance! A nice change. The only thing I wish was added was more about Thea’s faith, the book talks about others’ faith but not much is said about out main character’s. I also would have liked to know about Thea’s late fiancé. But I had to laugh that Thea is a nail-biter! Heehee, I understand those troubles!

{Giveaway link removed- 7/15/19}

See y’all on Friday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher (Abingdon) for this review.

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