When young fiber artist Willow Adams visits Izzy Chambers' 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 garden. Soon 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....
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By LB in Dallas on 04-03-17
Needs more research in fiber related arts & crafts
The mystery portions of the authors books are interesting enough but the yarn/knitting/fiber aspects are shallow. I'm still wondering what "fine handwoven yarn" is. You use yarn for hand weaving, you don't hand weave yarn. Most fine yarn is machine spun as hand spinning fiber into a super fine yarn would be too time consuming to allow time to knit it.
I suspect the author has no clue what fiber art is as there was never anything but the vaguest description of the "fiber artist's" creations. There is more specific detail about restaurants and food than anything to do with fiber, yarn or knitting. If you pick a backdrop for a mystery series such as a yarn store and knitting specialty you should know more about it. It's distracting to the reader when the lack of knowledge is so obvious.
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By Wild Horses Flying on 28-05-18
Too petty gossippy
I enjoyed - I think it was the first book in this series, enjoyed the sisterhood and extended family warmth amongst the characters. Also in the first one, there was a hint of depth to the characters, not developed yet but there like a promise. But the characters have only become confirmed stereotypes with stereotypical responses and behaviors, relieved somewhat by the incidental characters, like the ones who get killed. I like lots of series where women bond over yarn or cooking and such but to me, the yarn-knitting bond of the women in this group is seated in a base of pseudo-gentility (superiority) and shallow hen party concerns and values. It's like Goldenbaum is writing with a stick -- afraid to really get IN to her characters.