Carol Dean Jones, a geriatric social worker, was born in Kentucky and is currently living in the West Virginia foothills. She is the author of the popular Quilting Cozy series featuring Sarah Miller.
Sarah Miller is approaching her 70's and her children Martha and Jason are worried about her. Her husband has died in an accident and now alone, Martha and Jason suggest she moves into a retirement village so she can be with more people.
Daydreaming about her life and watching the residents of the Cunningham Retirement Village, Sarah decides to see what's to do and make some friends.
She soon signs up for computer classes and a quilting class, deciding to make a quilt from her late husbands ties.
This cozy mystery is fun to read. Sarah reminds me of an older Agatha Raisin, and very soon when murder and mystery begin, Sarah and her new friend Sophie find themselves in the thick of the investigation.
Of course, quilting is at the main core of these fabulous novels, and what I love is the history and information given throughout the book. There is also an accompanying quilt pattern with each book. Full instructions and materials are listed, so it's very easy to catch the quilting bug and sew along with each novel.
With funny, amazing characters these quick reads are just the thing to settle down with. I read Tie Died in just a few hours and with tea cake and delicious unexpected twist it was the perfect book for me.-- Tracy Shephard * Postcard Reviews *