Book Review: “The Wedding Shawl” by Sally Goldenbaum (Seaside Knitters Mystery #5)

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Title:  The Wedding Shawl

Author:  Sally Goldenbaum

Series:  Seaside Knitters Mystery #5

Synopsis (from bn.com): 

Summertime’s salty breezes and the sun’s golden threads bring inspiration to the Seaside Knitters of Sea Harbor, Massachusetts. But when an old mystery washes ashore, they must cast their needles aside and bring some heat back into a cold case…

Izzy Chambers is head over heels. She’s about to marry the love of her life, but much remains to be done before their big day. So the Seaside Knitters have pitched in to help and are even knitting Izzy a beautiful lace wedding shawl.

Meanwhile, Izzy’s aunt, Nell, has hired a gardener to spruce up the backyard where the wedding will be held. The gardener, Claire, is just returning to Cape Anne after a long absence, hoping to put a dark secret to rest and find peace for herself.

But the wedding plans get complicated when the wedding party’s hair stylist, Tiffany, is found dead. Rumors start to circulate about Tiffany’s past and her connection to an unsolved murder years ago. Is Claire’s return part of this pattern? Or are there more secrets simmering in the summer heat?

All the Seaside Knitters know is they must rally to find some answers, so the whispers about town can be replaced by wedding bells.

My thoughts:   Well the Seaside Knitters – Izzy, Birdie, Nell, and Cass – are back in action for another wonderful Seaside Knitters mystery!

I truly, truly love this series not necessarily because of the wonderful stories and plot lines, but rather simply because of the characters, the location, and the overall feeling that the book gives me.

I absolutely love the characters in this cozy series.  They are wonderfully kind, charming, empowered female characters who as a reader I want to be with.

I also love that this series truly lives up to its name as a cozy mystery.  Is there anything more cozy than the Friday night dinners these characters have on their deck, overlooking the water, friends, family, talking, relaxation .  . .

Everytime I read one of these books I come away feeling good . . . and wanting to just be in these books, live with these people, and be a part of their family!

Truly a great series .. .

And remember,

Books Are Life,

Heather

 

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1 Comment

Filed under Book Reviews, Cozy, Cozy Mystery, Fiction

One response to “Book Review: “The Wedding Shawl” by Sally Goldenbaum (Seaside Knitters Mystery #5)

  1. Sounds like a really good cozy mystery with those wonderful knitters!

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