Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Book Review - Scraps of Evidence


 Tess has taken some ribbing from her fellow officer, Logan, for her quilting hobby. He finds it hard to align the brisk professional officer he patrols with during the day with the one who quilts in her off-time. Besides, he's been trying to get to know her better and he'd like to be seeing her during those couple nights a week she spends with her quilting guild.

Then one afternoon Tess and Logan visit her aunt in the nursing home and she acts agitated when Tess covers her with the story quilt. Aunt Susan seems to be communicating a message to them about Tess's uncle. There's a story behind this quilt, they realize, one that may lead them to a serial killer. Will they have a chance to have a future together or will the killer choose Tess for his next victim before they find him?


Barbara Cameron is the CBD, CBA, and  ECPA bestselling author of 24 books including the new Stitches in Times series for Abingdon Press. Barbara has written fiction and non-fiction books for Abingdon Press, Thomas Nelson, Harlequin, and other publishers. She sold three films to HBO/Cinemax and is the first winner of the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award. Barbara's first two novellas won the 2nd and 3rd place in the Inspirational Readers Choice Contest from the Faith, Love, and Hope chapter of  RWA. Both were finalists for the novella category of the Carol Award of the American Christian Writers Award (ACFW). 

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I love a good murder mystery and this one fits the bill perfectly! I really enjoyed the character of Tess who lost her best friend on their prom night and she vowed to find her killer. This is what propels her to become a police officer. 

I really love the quilting part of this book as I love to quilt, too. Tess learns to quilt and I love the time she spends with her Aunt Kathy working on her quilt. It does for Tess what it does for all us quilters - it quiets her mind and helps her to think through things more clearly.

I really liked Tess' new partner, Logan, too. Although, he does jump to a lot of conclusions about Tess, he starts seeing her for the multifaceted person that she really is! 

There is a bit of romance to this book, but what I really liked is that it focused on the mystery the most. I liked the bit of humor here and there, too, but I like a book that has a clear mystery to it and stays focused on that aspect until the end.

This book was a delight from beginning to end and I think you'll enjoy it as much as I did. I give this book 5 our of 5 stars for the wonderful mystery, the quilting storyline and for the romance. Just a great story all the way around!!

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group

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Blessings - Julie

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