I came across this book in a small general store in Salado Tx. last fall actually. While there was lots of quirky interesting things to look at, I was of course drawn to the book section. This book is set in Georgetown Tx which is not far from me. The author is also from Georgetown. Very interesting to me. I looked for the first in the series but they were sold out. The manager/owner of the store said they are popular.
I talked about the author last week in Featuring on Friday, so I am just going to tell you more about the book this time.
"It's hard to imagine anything really bad ever happening in picturesque Georgetown, Texas—until a famous face rolls into town and unthreads some very dark secrets...
Virginia Davies Clark and members of the Bee Hive Quilt Bee and Chisholm Trail Quilt Guild, are all too familiar with the Greenwald estate. The Victorian mansion, known as "Borealis," was owned by nationally famous quilter Ann North Greenwald, and sits now vacant just west of the city limits after the murder of Ann.
Georgetown is abuzz with excitement when Hollywood actress, Natalie North arrives and announces she inherited “Borealis” and selling off its old furnishings and renovate the mansion. A local developer and a local radical church group are shocked and will do anything to prevent Natalie from renovating it instead of selling it. And Virginia is intrigued when Natalie asks her to appraise the estate's sizable collection of quilts and Ann’s notebooks. But the more she examines the quilts, the more they seem to point toward Ann's murder—and the murderer—and it's up to Virginia and her friends to stitch the clues together. "
It was a really good story. So many people are after Ann Greewald's property for what seems to be different reasons. Land developers, crooks, university people, and the owner of a quilt shop wants Ann's quilts. Lots of twists and turns and surprises. The desire for her property for development is true to the area, which makes it even more interesting. We have so much development in Central Texas, not all of it welcome. That part of the story made me cringe. Well, I better not get on my high horse about that. Or maybe just for a second....
I think that is how Natalie and Virginia feel about it too. :)
Good surprise ending. I want to go back and read the other books in the series.