This post was originally posted on Dollycas’s Thoughts March 23, 2010.
Paperback Release April 6, 2010
“Patterns in the sand,” she murmured. “Just like our lives, crossing over one another. Changing. Altered by the tide’s ebb and flow.”
This week we travel to Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, a small fishing village, that has become home to a colony of artists including Izzy Chambers who owns The Seaside Knitting Studio, where the Seaside Knitters meet each week to work on a special project. Right now they are knitting soft caps for cancer patients.
But tonight after the studio closed, the resident cat, Purl, welcomes out-of-towner Willow Adams into his domicile and causes some excitement to occur in the little village. Willow is a fiber artist whose work Izzy had seen in Boston. She had emailed the artist to praise her work, and is very surprised when the artist shows up in Sea Harbor, but everyone quickly accepts her into their “family” and makes plans for her to showcase and explain her beautiful work. First they want to introduce her to their own gala festival “Art at Night” where the galleries are open late, some with special shows, music, food and drink making for a great party attended by people from near and far.
Everyone is enjoying this wonderful night until one of the artists is found dead in his secluded garden behind his gallery. Many secrets are revealed after his death and his friends find they didn’t know him as well as they thought they did.
Sally Goldenbaum has written a wonderful story with a tightly knit plot with well patterened characters, who will pick up all the dropped stitches and untangle all the loose ends to solve this mystery. This reader especially enjoyed all the references to her home state of Wisconsin, and that’s where the story really began.
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