Do you love to quilt AND love to read? I invite you to join the free, online Quilters' Book Club. Each month, we read a book, discuss it through comments on my blog posts, and then make a quilt block to represent that book. I research several potential blocks to go with the book's themes, setting, main characters, and events. And I find the patterns free on the internet, making it easy for everyone to access. Each member can choose the block or blocks they'd like to make.
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Our book to read and discuss during June 2013 is The Lover's Knot by Clare O'Donohue. It's the first book in her Someday Quilts Mystery Series. Check out the book from your local library and join us!
"Nell Fitzgerald is thrilled when she receives a gorgeous handmade quilt in a lover's knot pattern from her grandmother Eleanor as an engagement gift. Her joy is short-lived, however, when her fiancé announces that he's calling off the wedding. Heartbroken, twenty-six-year-old Nell flees New York City for her grandmother's home in quaint Archer's Rest. In this small town Eleanor's life revolves around her quilt shop, Someday Quilts, and the members of the shop's quilting circle.
"When the body of a local handyman known for his flirting is found in the quilt shop, murdered with a pair of scissors, Nell finds herself drawn into the case - and drawn to the handsome police chief. As a pattern of clues begins to emerge, one of the prime suspects is Nell's ex-fiancé, whose arrival in Archers Rest seems suspicious. The ladies of the quilting circle continue to piece together their quilts as Nell unravels the mystery."
We have a winner for the May giveaway of Jennifer Chiaverini's latest book, Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker. My husband drew Julie Birbeck's name. Congratulations, Julie! Send your address to firstname.lastname@example.org, and I'll be happy to get the book on its way to you.
Do you enjoy reading mysteries or will reading this mystery be a new experience for you? Do you have a favorite mystery series? Inquiring minds want to know! Answer in the comment section below. If you are reading via email, you must first click on the blog title to be able to comment and read the comments of others.
By commenting, you are also entering a giveaway for a $20 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop, ! Winner will be announced July 1.
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