Friday, April 22, 2016

Book Review/Giveaway: Needle and Dread by Elizabeth Lynn Casey

 Title: Needle and Dread
 Author: Elizabeth Lynn Casey
 Series: Book 11 A Southern Sewing Circle Mysteries
 Format: Paperback
 Source: Received for Review From Publisher
 Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
 Reviewed by: Tina

 I was so happy when I discovered the A Southern Sewing Circle Mysteries for two reasons, one being, I just learned basic sewing and it was something my mother taught me that I never caught on to until now and I was really proud of myself for learning and the fact that there's a character in the series named, Margaret Louise, My middle names happen to be Margaret Louise in that order so I just had to see what she was all about and It turned out she has spunk and I like her a lot.

 There's a new sewing shop in Sweet Briar, South Carolina Carolina called SewTastic run by ex rivals and members of the Southern Sewing Circle, Leona Elkins and Rose Winters. Margaret Louise is Leona's twin sister and librarian, Tori are all part of the sewing circle and are all the best of friends. SewTastic is having a inaugural crafting weekend, where customers can make custom sewing projects and SewTasic's shelves are filled with what customers can sew with printed instructions beside each piece and being a beginner sewer I know I would love to visit SewTastic.

 A Tour bus with sewing aficionados is heading to SewTasic for the crafting weekend but it does not go as planned when a negative and nasty reviewer, Opal Goodwin is not satisfied with the customer service and is down right mean to everyone and wants refunds. But when Opal is found slumped atop of her sewing machine dead in the project room someone in the shop may be the murderer. Tori wants to investigate to help friend, Rose find happiness again because SewTastic has given her a new lease on life.

 Tori has to thread more stitches than she bargains for when she discovers that everyone has something against her and something to hide. Filled with Sweet Southern Romance. The Southern Sewing Circle Ladies Meet up to chat over food, needle and thread and murder. I loved the setting of the SewTasic shop because I love Cozy Mysteries that are big on the themes and this didn't disappoint.

 It was very fast paced for a cozy mystery set in the South. At times, laugh out loud funny with fun loving, sweet and genuine down to earth and zany characters, like Margaret Louise with her truth serum brownies. The only fault that I had was the romance I thought was a little over the top for me but if you love romance Tori and and her new husband make the perfect couple. I look forward to catching up on this series and reading the next book.

 FTC Disclosure Thank you to the publisher and/or author or Net Galley for providing us with a copy of this book for review.This did not influence our thoughts in any way. All the opinions of the book are honest and our own.

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 Comment with your email below to win Needle and Thread by Elizabeth Lynn Casey in the comments. If you do not leave your email here on the blog or email acozygirlreads@gmail.com you will be disqualified from winning.

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 Giveaway is open to US residents only.



 The giveaway closes at 12:00 am EST April 23rd. Entries will not be counted after 12:00 am EST April 23. The winner will be announced on the blog and Facebook Page and notified by email (don't forget to check your SPAM FOLDER)

49 comments:

  1. Thank you!! Cozynky(at)Gmail(dot)com

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  2. Thank you!! Cozynky(at)Gmail(dot)com

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  3. Sounds like a fun read! Thank you for the giveaway.
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  4. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity! jillian.lauder@yahoo.com

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  5. Thank you for the chance to win. A.keller2001@hotmail.com

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  6. Thank You!!! Erin. neleson_ee at yahoo.com

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  7. Thank You!!! Erin. neleson_ee at yahoo.com

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  8. Wow I'm behind, I didn't realize the series was up to book 11! I'd have loved to be in the giveaway but I'm a fellow Canadian. Good luck to those who have entered!

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  9. A new to me author and series. Am so excited to learn of Southern Sewing Circle Ladies and their shop. So hope this will be a win and a great intro to a new series. Thank you for the chance. And the heads up. Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com

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  10. I love this series.. Thanks for the chance to win.. salvatoresmom71@yahoo.com.

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  11. Another one for the to-read shelf! Sschulz92@msn.com

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  12. I like a little humor in cozies. Thanks for the chance to win!
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  13. Truth serum brownies - oh my, I'd like to bake some of those - or maybe not! Sounds like an excellent read.
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  14. Looking forward to reading another Southern Sewing Circle mystery!

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  15. I love this series! Elizabeth Lynn Casey is one of my favorite authors! Thank you for the giveaway!
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  16. Thanks for the chance! Sewing and a good book are two of my favorite things! I love this series! edtercross7304@yahoo.com

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  17. Looks like there's a new-to-me series that I need to add to my shelf.

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  18. Sounds like a fun read. Thank you for the chance.

    debbiec1313@yahoo.com

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  19. Thanks for giving me new authors to read, and for the chance to win.

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  20. This is a new series to me, can't wait to check it out! I'd love to win this one!! catlaw2@comcast.net

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  21. Thank you for introducing me to Elizabeth Lynn Casey. I've just added this series is on my Wish/TBR Lists. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of Needle and Dread.
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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  22. Sounds like a fun read. brichardson0056@yahoo.com

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  23. Nothing better than a cozy mystery with a little humor added. Thanks for the chance to enter the giveaway. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  24. Keeping my fingers crossed for the chance to win a copy of the book!! Thanks for the opportunity!
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  25. A new series to me, it looks great. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
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  26. Sounds like a fun read and congrats on the 11th book in the series! Thanks for running the contest, lilflynracer at msn.com

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  27. Thanks for this intriguing feature and giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. This cozy sounds entertaining and captivating. Many thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  29. Sounds like an intriguing read.
    Carol Smith
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  30. I would love to win a copy of Needle and Dread. Thanks so much for the giveaway! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  31. Sounds like a really fun read! I love the cover too! gaildemaree922@gmail.com

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  32. Love this series, looking forward to reading this new book.
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  33. I love this series and the characters

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  34. Thank you! :) nelson_we at yahoo dot com

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  35. Thank you! :) nelson_we at yahoo dot com

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  36. Great review. Thanks for the chance to win. I am still trying to get caught up with this series and can't wait to get to this one.
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  37. This is one of my favorite series. I look forward to each new book. There are some great characters. Thank you for your review and a chance to win! Have a great weekend and Happy Reading! Doodlesink@hotmail.com

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  38. Great review Tina Margaret Louise! (LOL) I've read all of this series so far & cannot wait to read this latest installment. Elizabeth Lynn Casey does this series proud!
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  39. this is an interesting series. Thanks for the giveaway! anajs95 at gmail dot com

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  40. This series is on my to read list. motrauma@gmail.com

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  41. One of my favorite series! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  42. I have just started this series
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  43. I love your blog. I always find a great book with which to have an adventure. I had a sewing circle club when I was in the fifth and sixth grade. We made doll clothes and even put our talents on to making matching dresses. I wish taking photos was so prolific then; I'd have a picture to enjoy our lovely club.
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  44. I have been hearing wonderful things about this series and hope to read it soon. Thank you for the opportunity to receive one through your generosity.

    DelAnne

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  45. Great Review and the book sounds fun. I like to read about sewing as I had a Grandmother that was really good at it. She could do anything. My level never got up to that but I still like to wander around fabric shops. Thank you for the Contest.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  46. I would love to read this book. Thanks for the contest.
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  47. Can't wait to read this one! Thank you for the give away... jillybeans41 at gmail dot com

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  48. Great series, would enjoy reading the newest book. Thanks for the giveaway.
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