Paperback, 320 pages
Expected publication: December 4th 2012 by Signet
Embroidery shop owner Marcy Singer gets hung up on a tapestry that may lead to sunken treasure and be the motive for murder....
When Marcy’s friend Reggie, Tallulah Falls’ local librarian, asks her to teach an embroidery class as therapy for domestic abuse victims, she gladly agrees. One of the women wants to flee from her abusive husband but is afraid to leave her elderly father-in-law behind. And she thinks Marcy can help.
The elderly gentleman shows Marcy a tapestry his grandmother made, which he believes reveals the location of pirate treasure off the Oregon coast. He’ll move to a shelter—provided Marcy takes the tapestry to keep it safe. But when the police arrive the next day to escort him out, they find the old man murdered and the house ransacked. Does someone want that treasured tapestry desperately enough to kill for it?
Another good aspect of this series is that Marcy is capable of making a decision. There has been a romantic triange going on for a few books but that is resolved in this one. Not like some other series that no decision has been made for numerous, numerous books even when readers have expressed to the author that enough is enough. Yeah, Joanne F, I'm talking about you! Yay! I like Marcy's decision too. Want to know who Marcy picks? Ha, you'll have to read the book for that answer.
The treasure hunt part of this story was fun. The author has done her research about shipwrecks on the Oregon coast and I found that interesting. I like it when I learn some new historical facts. A fun read and overall a well plotted mystery. What more do you need? Get the book!! 4****
Amanda Lee is the pseudonym of Gayle Trent. Her Daphne Martin cake decorating series is a hoot! I love that one.
Disclosure: A review copy of the book was provided by the author, Amanda Lee, in exchange for my honest opinion.