Friday, February 28, 2014

A Quick Mystery -- Scraps of Evidence

Scraps of Evidence, Barbara Cameron's contribution to the Quilts of Love series, is a light mystery, quick and easy to read.  

Tess has recently moved into a new position as a detective in the St. Augustine Police Department and is beginning her job with a new partner, Logan, a recent import from Chicago.  Both Tess and Logan are dealing with the impact of having lost someone close to them, and those losses affect their work, their faith, and their personal relationships. Tess's interest in quilts -- in particular, a quilt her Aunt Kathy made years before -- plays an important role in solving the mystery of the serial killer involved in the first big case Tess and Logan work on together.

I was drawn in to the mystery of this story right away.  Tess and Logan, as well as some of the other characters, seemed like people I would enjoy knowing and caring about.  And the amount of romance mixed in with the drama made for an enjoyable story throughout most of the book.  Toward the end, though, the story seemed rushed and a little disjointed.  There are questions that are not quite answered as the story reaches its end.

Even with some reservation explained above, I found this book enjoyable and would recommend it for a light, quick read.

Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for providing a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.

See what other readers have to say about Scraps of Evidence here.

***One issue I had with the book is not related to the author's story at all.  Neither the back cover copy nor the summary on the publisher's website was well-fit to the story.  A major character's name was incorrect, and the story line description was not entirely accurate in either case.  I hope that will be corrected on the website and on the book cover before there is another printing.***
 About Quilts of Love: Quilts tell stories of love and loss, hope and faith, tradition and new beginnings. The Quilts of Love series focuses on the women who quilted all of these things into their family histories. A new book releases each month and features contemporary and historical romances as well as women's fiction and the occasional light mystery. You will be drawn into the endearing characters of this series and be touched by their stories.
About the Author: Barbara Cameron is the CBD, CBA, and  ECPA bestselling author of 24 books including the new Stitches in Times series for Abingdon Press. Barbara has written fiction and non-fiction books for Abingdon Press, Thomas Nelson, Harlequin, and other publishers. She sold three films to HBO/Cinemax and is the first winner of the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award. Barbara's first two novellas won the 2nd and 3rd place in the Inspirational Readers Choice Contest from the Faith, Love, and Hope chapter of  RWA. Both were finalists for the novella category of the Carol Award of the American Christian Writers Award (ACFW). 

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Barbara Cameron's Scraps of Evidence is the newest book in the Quilts of Love line, and Barbara is celebrating with an "intriguing" Kindle HDX giveaway!
One winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire HDX
  • Scraps of Evidence by Barbara Cameron
  • Tempest's Course by Lynette Sowell
  • Aloha Rose by Lisa Carter
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on March 8th. Winner will be announced on the Quilts of Love blog on March 10th.

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