Friday, June 27, 2014

Review ~ Murder, Simply Stitched by Isabella Alan

When Angela Braddock enters her quilts in an Amish auction, she never expects one of her neighbors to end up going, going, gone....
Angie is finding her niche as the new owner of her late aunt’s Amish quilt shop, Running Stitch. But as the summer is winding down, so is business. To bolster support for the shop, Angie decides to sell her quilts in the Rolling Brook Amish Auction, including some of her aunt’s most prized works.
The quilts promise to be a hit—but the gavel comes down on the lively event when Angie stumbles upon the body of township trustee Wanda Hunt behind a canning shed. The cause of death: a poisoned blueberry fry pie from Rachel Miller’s bakery table. Now Angie’s closest friend is a murder suspect. With Angie taking the lead, she and the other women of her aunt’s quilting circle set out to patch together the clues and stop a killer set on shredding the simple peace of Rolling Brook.
Includes Quilting Tips!

My Review

When I read a book, I want to feel as if I'm a part of the story. The great thing about this book...I moved right in to the community of Rolling Brook. These characters are sweet, annoying, weird and just plain fun to be around.

Murder, Simply Stitched didn’t necessarily keep me on the edge of my seat with a constant thrill ride but what it did do was fold me into a family made of friendships built on a foundation of faith and trust. I don’t think I’m biased when I say these things make great story. And…I was absolutely surprised by whodunit. I was just sorry the murder was committed using a Blueberry Fry Pie. I mean, really. That’s my favorite kind of pie and it could have an impact on whether or not I ever eat another one J

I can honestly recommend Isabella Alan’s cozy mysteries to anyone. They are clean in every way, and being so makes them appropriate for readers of any age. They also appeal to me because I started out reading cozies as a young girl and they fueled my love for books and reading. Plus, if you are a quilter you will love the covers. How’s that for a pun? *grin*

This is book two in the inspirational An Amish Quilt Shop Mystery series. Be sure and check out the first one, Murder, Plain and Simple, as well as the novella Plainly Murder.

I want to thank the author for sending me an ARC in exchange for my honest review. No compensation has been received. 

Have a blessed day in the Lord!


  1. I'm reading the summer away. Will have to look into this book!

    1. Me too, Bonnie! I have so many books lined up, I hope there are enough hours to read them all :)


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