Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Blog tour: The Quick and the Thread


By Amanda Lee   
From the back of the book:   
“Opening an embroidery specialty shop in quaint Tallulah Falls, Oregon, was a big deal for Marcy Singer. But it was nothing compared to finding a dead body in her store.”        
Review:        
Just reading the back of the book will tell you this is bound to be a fun and intriguing book. Amanda Lee has begun a new series and this is the first book. So, when I was invited to participate in this WOW! Women on Writing blog tour, I couldn’t pass it up!   
The main character has moved from San Francisco to Oregon for a fresh start and to open the shop she’s always dreamed about. She immediately makes a variety of friends who welcome her into their circle and their lives.   
Yet, on opening night of her store, she stumbles upon a dead body in her storage room. Everyone is a suspect, including Marcy, but the police are baffled and she steps in to do her own investigation, recruiting some of her new friends to help.   
I wasn’t in the least disappointed with this book. I read it in two days because I couldn’t put it down. It was so much fun and I liked the surprise ending very much, so I’m giving this novel 4 books.   
About the author:        
Amanda Lee is a pseudonym for cozy mystery writer Gayle Trent. She adopted the pen name exclusively for this new “Seven Year Stitch” series.   
Trent lives in southwest Virginia with her husband and two children. She is a full-time writer, editor, mom, wife and chief cook and bottle washer. Known for her quirky characters, her book “Murder Takes the Cake” was a semi-finalist in Amazon.com’s Breakthrough Novel Award Contest.   
“The Quick and the Thread was released August 3.   
Be sure to visit her website at www.gayletrent.com for more information about Gayle and her books. You will also find recipes and embroidery patterns that go along with her books. 
 Giveaway details:        
I know you will also enjoy reading this book and I’m offering my copy to one of you who comment on this blog post (U.S. mailing addresses only, please).   
Just tell me if you enjoy working with embroidery (or not) and what your specialty is! Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you.   
I’ll draw the winning name Friday evening.   

2 comments:

Suko said...

LuAnn, terrific, concise review! I used to do embroidery on my jeans as a teenager for decoration. I'm not sure what my specialty would be--maybe using bright colors. :)

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Thanks for hosting this giveaway, LuAnn. I posted a new book giveaway on my blog as well.

Linda said...

Love embroidery...the metaphor of it in a murder mystery is just wonderful! Great review, LuAnn!

Can't wait to read this one!