My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I have had such marvelous success lately with cozy mysteries, and this new series is no exception. I have never read any of those “quilting mystery” books that are so popular on the internet these days, but this one is certainly not to be missed. Just to give you an idea of how rapidly I read it, I began on a Friday, and by the end of work that day, I was more than halfway through the book. It was then a swift finish on Saturday afternoon, and I genuinely never wanted to set the book down. I will also say that I did not figure out “who done it.” I determined it was not who everyone believed it was, but the cleverness of the story line was quite refreshing.
Again, no graphic sex (implied, but not detailed), and essentially no profanity. If there was any, it was so minimal that I have forgotten it. I could exonerate Martha’s (the main character shares my daughter’s name) Democratic affiliation because she was so amiable. And it is as though she just happens to be in the right place at the right time, and she never gives up. Since this is the first in the series, there should be plenty more in the future. The romance should keep things pretty hot for many more books to come.
I appreciated the humor in this book, and I am quite astounded that this is Mary Marks’s first mystery. I can highly recommend this one, and don’t let the length of the book keep you from checking it out. Because her writing style is so down-to-earth, you will find it a quick read. Concerned that the age of the sleuth will not keep things riveting? (Martha is in her 50’s.) It is clear that this woman is sharp, quick-witted, and downright lovable!
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.