PATCHWORK MYSTERIES #2 A TIME TO SHARE
When Sarah decides to make a quilt depicting her favorite view from Mount Greylock, she hikes to the area, bringing her granddaughters, a sketchbook, and a camera. The girls videotape each other goofing off at the top of the hill, and later, Sarah notices something odd in their footage: a man, barely visible through the bushes, struggling with something on the ground. Who is he? What was he doing there?
Sarah returns to the spot and finds an old cellar. Inside, she finds stolen items from a rash of burglaries in the area and unearths a half-buried old daguerreotype of a young couple. Who are they and how are they connected to the robberies? As Sarah searches for answers, she notices a startling pattern that leads to a secret that will surprise everyone in Maple Hill.
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PATCHWORK MYSTERIES #8 SECRET IN THE STITCHES
Just before Sarah leaves town to visit her daughter Jenna, Sarah's friend Ella Buttonwood comes to her with an exciting discovery: She's just found an old quilt behind a false wall in her basement, and the patterns and fabrics prove what her family has claimed for generations-that her house was a stop on the Underground Railroad!
Did runaway slaves seek refuge in Maple Hill? Could their little town have been instrumental in the flight to freedom? By the time Sarah gets back to Maple Hill, everyone in town is excited about the idea, and the city has started raising money to turn Ella's historic house into an Underground Railroad Museum. Sarah has her doubts about the quilt though. Could it really be as old as it looks? And when Ella disappears, along with the museum funds, Sarah must unravel the history of the quilt to learn what happened and find the money! Can she discover the secret hidden in the stitches?
PATCHWORK MYSTERIES #14 THE HOUSE ON LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN
Sarah is intrigued when her friend Neil Lawton asks her to help him sort through the contents of a mysterious house he's just purchased on Lookout Mountain. Sarah's daughter-in-law Maggie, an antiques expert, and friends Irene and Chester, both history buffs, are invited as well. When the party arrives, they discover that the house is fully furnished-in fact it looks as if the owners just disappeared into thin air, sometime around World War II.
Sarah and her friends search the house for clues about what happened to the family, and she is particularly intrigued by a chest of old quilts that was left behind. But as they search for answers, antiques start to go missing. The culprit must be one of their own, but who would steal these antiques, and why? What does the thief know about the history of the house? And why is Neil so eager to find out what really happened all those years ago on Lookout Mountain?
PATCHWORK MYSTERIES #23 THE THOUSAND STORIES QUILT
It's Missions Month at church, and when Sarah's granddaughters Audrey and Amy hear different missionaries speak about sharing their faith around the world, they are both intrigued but for very different reasons. Can Sarah help them use their unique gifts and talents to glorify God? And when Carolyn Johnson asks Sarah to help her restore an old quilt-commonly know as The Thousand Stories Quilt-as a gift for Pastor John Peabody, Sarah is glad to help. The family treausre was made by the pastor's grandmother when she was a missionary in China, and it tells the story of her time sharing the Gospel. But when Sarah examines the quilt, she finds old documents sewn into the batting that seem to lead to a hidden treasure. Can she make sense of the strange clues and find the secrets of the Thousand Stories Quilt?
SECRETS OF MARY'S BOOKSHOP #15 THE LOST NOEL
Mary Fisher loves mysteries, whether she's reading them in her bookshop in Ivy Bay on Cape Cod or solving them. When the costumes for Mary's church's living nativity vanish along with a sheep that was part of the scene and posters announcing the event are torn down, Mary is determined to get to the bottom of it. Who would want to sabotage a living nativity in the days before Christmas? And why? The search for the answer will take Mary in very unexpected directions while she celebrates the holiday with her neighbors and her family.
Coming Christmas 2013 from Guideposts