Lea Wait has four daughters and husband. Her husband is a painter and she is a writer. In addition, this series she writes both mysteries and historical novels.
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, case. . .
Book Reviews and 4.6 stars
This was a sad story. Not only did Angie’s mother disappear when she was small, but she never knew her father. Her Grandmother by all accounts was a wonderful person, but her Mom just disappeared.
Unfortunately, there is someone prying upon the Mainely Needlepointers and that is just awful. I have serious issues with an individual who will steal from a poor, old people who are just trying to make a living. Angie resolves it, read and find out how!
Threads and Evidence
Angie Curtis and the Mainely Needlepointers are familiar with the Gardener estate. The crumbling Victorian mansion, known as “Aurora,” has been sitting vacant for nearly twenty-five years–and some say it’s haunted by the ghost of Jasmine Gardener, the teenage girl who died there in 1970 under mysterious circumstances…
Harbor Haven is abuzz with excitement when Hollywood actress Skye West decides to buy Aurora and sell off its furnishings. Angie is intrigued when Skye asks her to appraise the estate’s sizable collection of needlepoint pictures.
Not only did they find some interesting items in the Gardener estate. The ladies also find a mystery. It is a very interesting book and well written. This book was better, much, better than the first one. I really enjoyed it and everyone who reads this book will as well. However, we got to get some outsiders or the population is going to go down quicker. Can’t wait for the wedding!
Thread and Gone
Angie Curtis and her fellow Mainely Needlepointers know how to enjoy their holidays. However, Mary Clough drops in on the group’s Fourth of July supper with a question about antique needlepoint she’s discovered in her family Colonial-era home, Angie and her revelers are happy to look into the matter.
Their best guess is that the mystery piece may have been stitched by Mary, Queen of Scots, famous not just for losing her head, but also for her needlepoint. If they’re right, the piece would be extremely valuable. For safekeeping, Angie turns the piece over to her family lawyer, who places it in her office safe.
Book Review and 4.5 stars
This was interesting to me, because I didn’t realize the Mary, Queen of Scots was famous for her needlepoint. (I guess she had to do something while she was imprisoned.) Unfortunately has with everything else that has value, it pull all types of thieves to the piece. What happens is awful, and the murder is someone who no one would suspect, but value is placed on the piece and the murder wants the piece of materials.
Tightening the Threads
Sarah Byrne is an antique dealer who has never spoke about the truth about her past to anyone—not even friend and fellow Mainely Needlepointer Angie Curtis. However now the Aussie finally has the one thing she’s searched for all her life—family. She has a long-lost half-brother, Ted Lawrence, a wealthy old artist and gallery owner in town, are ready to reveal their secret connection . . .
Unfortunately, Ted’s adult children are suspicious of their newfound aunt Sarah—especially after Ted, in declining health, announces plans to leave her his museum-worthy heirloom paintings. So when Ted is poisoned to death during a lobster bake, everyone assumes she’s guilty.
Book Review and 4.5 stars
The writing is very sequential and I was totally unaware that the Ted was going to announce the fact that they were family. Family is very important, but it is also very hurtful. Non of the children have seen one another for over a decade and they have a new aunt to deal with, something that no one wants! Especially since this new aunt will get a piece of the estate and it apparent that the children all want and need the original will to stand.