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Sunday, November 20, 2022

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

I am joining Kate at The Book Date for It's Monday! What Are You Reading? It is fun to read Kate's weekly reviews of books as well as those of others who participate. Thank you for hosting this event, Kate!

I really need to keep a reading journal and write down sources of my reading inspiration. One of you recommended this, and whoever it was - thank you! Sometimes you just need an uncomplicated plot, and this was an easy, light read with likeable characters. I was able to pick it up and put it down without losing track of the storyline.

This is the first book of the author's twelve-book "quilting cozy" series. The main character, Sarah Miller, is a widow who moves into a retirement community. A few years ago I would never have read a book with a premise such as this, but now it attracts me - lol! Sarah is reluctant to make this move initially, for various reasons, but she soon settles into her new life with new friends and even learns to quilt. There is a murder involved and a bit of a mystery, but overall the mood is pretty pleasant, and the reading is easy

The author is Carol Dean Jones, and her writing is a cut above that of many of the lighthearted books I have read. Although there is a resolution, the ending is rather abrupt. I felt that an epilogue was needed, but instead found a prologue that offers explanation in the second book of this "Cozy" series - "Running Stitches". Yes I am reading the second book in the series, so that should tell you I'm not too put off about the abrupt ending of the first - lol! I found the entire series on Kindle Unlimited, so I am delighted to be able to continue reading them at very little cost.

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  1. I love kindle unlimited and have found quite a few light heart series using that - not bad for the fee - I don't know how many I go through!

  2. I think I put this into my Goodreads list and I am always up for a quilting mystery. Funny that! Or any book really that has quilting in it. Maybe a book journal for Christmas? I believe Anne Bogel of Modern Mrs Darcy blog has a good book journal out.

  3. Those sound like fun books! I think I can check them out through my library on Hoopla, will have to go give it a try. I had forgotten about the link-up for reading - thanks for the reminder!

  4. I love this series too. I'm very fond of cozy mysteries and I love having one with a quilting focus.

  5. Sounds like a great story! Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  6. This was a fun post to read. I always like to know what people are reading. I’m a Scandi noir person myself so I’ve been working my way through the Beck books. Pattie @ Olla-Podrida


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