Book Review: “Patterns in the Sand” by Sally Goldenbaun (Seaside Knitters #2)



Title:  Patterns in the Sand

Author:  Sally Godenbaum

Series:  Seaside Knitters #2

Next book in series:  Moon Spinners

Synopsis (from  When young fiber artist Willow Adams visits Izzy Chambers’s knitting studio, she’s immediately embraced by the Seaside knitters, and they see the monthly arts event at Canary Cove as a perfect place to showcase Willow’s work. But the idyllic summer in Sea Harbor turns somber when the body of Nick Peabody-owner of a popular gallery-is found in a community garden. Soon all Nick’s secrets begin to surface, and the residents of Sea Harbor realize they didn’t know him at all. And when Nick’s will reveals that his entire estate has been left to Willow, the knitters find that Willow has some dark secrets of her own…


My thoughts:  Anyone that regularly reads my blog and my recent reviews, knows that I thoroughly enjoy this Seaside Knitter’s cozy mystery series!  What is not to love really.

Since I have already discussed general characters, etc in the past reviews, I started to think about why it is that I enjoy cozy mysteries so much and how does this book help answer that questions

Wby do I love the cozy mystery genre?  Well the answer is right there. . . because they are meant to be cozy, whether through the general geographical location of the book, the particular season of the year, or a specific shop or café.  Cozy mysteries are meant to draw you in and make you want to be in that place through characters and location.  I read a lot of cozies and this Seaside Knitter’s series certainly fits the bill on so many levels.

This series draws you in not only by its glorious location on the shores of Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, and the remarkably cute restaurants and places on the island that are described  . . . the Artist’s colony, the coffeeshop, the café where everyone gathers on Sundays, . .. but the reader is also uniquely drawn into this series by the remarkable characters who are warm, welcoming, genuinely kind, and caring!

Whether you are a lover of cozy mysteries already or a newbie to this genre, do yourself a favor and pick up this Seaside Knitter’s series and be drawn in to Sea Harbor and its people.

This series would make a wonderful beach read, so if you are heading out on vacation and looking for some books to travel, you found them!

Happy Summer Reading,

And remember,

Books Are Life



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