Whoo! We're so excited to be celebrating the release of an amazing series of mysteries by Carol Dean Jones: the Quilting Cozy series featuring seventy-something Sarah Miller.
The first six books in the series (Tie Died, Running Stitches, Sea Bound, Patchwork Connections, Stitched Together, and Moon Over the Mountain) are already out; the next four books (The Rescue Quilt, Missing Memories, Tattered & Torn, and Left Holding the Bag) are coming out in December and January.
This series is based around quilting in a retirement village, just across the park from the main street of a small town in the Midwest. Throughout the course of the series, Sarah Miller and her friends solve murders, find new hobbies, and even find a little romance. In case you're not familiar, a cozy is a light mystery without explicit sex, violence, or profanity, making this series a perfect choice for all readers.
What we love most about these books is how much fun they are to read and share with others, whether you're swapping books with your sister, sharing them with your quilt guild, starting a book club, or reading them at a retirement community. However you read them, these books will make you fall in love with the characters, inspire you to quilt along with Sarah and her friends, and bring up thought-provoking questions about friendship, crime, responsibility, aging, marriage, and more.
Which is why we're really excited about the Quilting Cozy Reader's Guide that Carol Dean Jones put together! Whether you're reading the books alone or in a group, her collection of engaging questions for each book will enhance the experience and keep the fun going longer. Fair warning though: these questions DO contain spoilers, so read before you've finished the books at your own risk!
And here's the best part: each book includes complete instructions to make the cover quilt (which is also featured in the plot of the book)! Between the reader's guide and the quilt patterns, you have everything you need to start a quilting-themed book club. Gather together a group of your closest reading or quilting friends (ideally both!) and explore new themes and quilt techniques each month.
To get you hooked, we're giving away free ebook copies of every book in the series! That's right, ten free ebooks! You can enter the giveaway here: a Rafflecopter giveaway.
Follow along with the tour:
Monday 12/3: C&T Publishing
Tuesday 12/4: Bonnie K. Hunter at Quiltville
Wednesday 12/5: Barbara Chojnacki at Six Gables Designs
Thursday 12/6: Bernie Kringel at Needle & Foot
Friday 12/7: Carol Dean Jones