by Lea Wait
Publisher: Returning to the quaint coastal town of Harbor Haven, Maine—a place she once called home—Angie Curtis finds her memories aren’t all quite pleasant ones…
After leaving a decade ago, Angie has been called back to Harbor Haven by her grandmother, Charlotte, who raised her following her mother’s disappearance when she was a child. Her mother has been found, and now the question of her whereabouts has sadly become the mystery of her murder.
The bright spot in Angie’s homecoming is reuniting with Charlotte, who has started her own needlepointing business with a group called Mainely Needlepointers. But when a shady business associate of the stitchers dies suddenly under suspicious circumstances, Charlotte and Angie become suspects. As Angie starts to weave together clues, she discovers that this new murder may have ties to her own mother’s cold case…
I read the second book in this series first and even though that was not a problem, I wanted to read this one to find out exactly what happened to Angie/Angel’s mother as well as how she ended up working for Mainely Needlepoint.
This was a fun and interesting read, that had me reading into the night to see, how the two mysteries were going to unfold and if they were related or just a coincidence. Angie and her grandmother Charlotte are two very strong women who will easily be able to carry this series on for several books. The cold case in this story is Angie’s mother, Charlotte’s daughter whose body turns up in Haven Harbour after all these years. Angie and Charlotte had moved on with their lives but they had grown apart. Angie ended up in Arizona working for a Private Investigator and didn’t visit very often. When her grandmother calls her home she returns with the goal of finding out who killed her mother. Her grandmother needed her help with another matter as well dealing with Mainely Needlepoint. Once she is home the women pick up like they were never apart and Angie starts to feel at home again in Haven Harbor. There have been many changes in the small town and it’s surrounding communities, but Angie learns you can go home again.
These are 2 extraordinary characters and the needlepoint thread that pulls the plots together well. The supporting characters in the Needlepoint group were interesting in themselves and I am sure their stories will play out in the series. I loved that both men and women were part of the Mainely Needlepointers.
A great cozy series to curl up to or read sitting by the pool or on the beach.