Quilting Cozy Series, Book Review & Giveaway

It has been quite a while since I have done a book review. When I saw an email from C&T Pubs in my in-box a couple of months ago, I was delighted.  I really enjoy working with them as they publish so many high quality books.  This set of books is a bit different though.

When I read that these books, the Quilting Cozy series, were described by the author, Carol Dean Jones, as a Cozy series of books, I didn’t know what that referred to.  Of course Wikipedia answered all my questions. Per Wikipedia, ‘Cozy mysteries, also referred to as “cozies”, are a subgenre of crime fiction in which sex and violence are downplayed or treated humorously, and the crime and detection take place in a small, socially intimate community.’ This is new to me. (I don’t generally read mysteries).  C&T Pubs provided me with a copy of a book in the series. Titled Tie Died, it is the first book in the series. About a woman who has recently moved into a senior living village,  she takes up quilting (among other hobbies) to meet other people.  The story is sweet and short and of course there is both a love interest and a murder mystery to be solved. I will say the twist at the end took me by surprise.

Each book includes the full pattern for the quilt shown on the cover.

There is a reader’s guide available too. Ms. Jones put together a collection of discussion points and questions that go with the books.  Some of the questions do contain spoilers so you may want to read the book before looking through the reader’s guide.

I found it interesting to learn that the author, Carol Dean Jones, wrote her first book at the age of 73. She was a geriatric social worker prior to retiring.  This gives her a realistic perspective on the issues with aging and all that comes with this stage of life. This insight adds a very genuine touch to her books. Carol is also an experienced quilter which adds greatly to the stories.  Having the stories built around the lives of several women in this retirement village, Carol brings up thought-provoking questions about friendship, crime, responsibility, aging, and marriage. The books would be fun to read and chat about at your next small group quilt club meeting. You can read more about this author on her website.

These books were actually self published at first.  C&T Pubs is releasing the second edition now.  They are available as both hard copy and e-books.  The first six books in the series (Tie DiedRunning StitchesSea BoundPatchwork ConnectionsStitched Together, and Moon Over the Mountain) are already out; the next four books (The Rescue QuiltMissing MemoriesTattered & Torn, and Left Holding the Bag) are coming out in December and January.

The release of the Quilting Cozy series is being celebrated this week with a blog hop.  There is a very generous giveaway on each blog in the hop. C&T Pubs has given each of us one full e-book set to give to a lucky reader.

Check out these posts for more on this set of books as well as more chances to win.

Monday 12/3: C&T Publishing

Tuesday 12/4: Bonnie K. Hunter at Quiltville

Wednesday 12/5: Barbara Chojnacki at Six Gables Designs

Thursday 12/6: You are here!!  Bernie Kringel at Needle & Foot

Friday 12/7: Carol Dean Jones

To enter the giveaway for the series of Quilting cozy e-books, leave me a comment.  Tell me if you are a reader and what genres do you enjoy?  Do you like mysteries? Did you know what a cozy was??  Have you read any of the books in this series?  I love to read and would love to chat with you about what you enjoy! Good luck everyone!  Giveaway is open until Sunday.  I will announce the winner Monday.

 

 

149 thoughts on “Quilting Cozy Series, Book Review & Giveaway

  1. Linda S

    I do read mysteries–as many as I can find! But I did not know the term “cozy mysteries”, although , having read the definition in your blog, I have read some! Thanks for this opportunity to win a book!

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    1. Sandra

      I’m an avid reader. I love mysterious, any quilting related stories and science fiction novels. I didn’t know what cozy mysteries were but I’m glad to know I’ve been reading them. Thanks for the opportunity to sign these book.

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  2. Susan

    Hi. Reading and quilting – my two favourite hobbies!! I’m a librarian so I’m in the right job lol. I love to read biographies and my favourite fiction genre is mysteries. I also like crime/detective stories. Some of my favourite authors are James Patterson; Harlan Coben; Michael Palmer; Robin Cook ; Michael Connelly ; Mary Higgins Clark; Jonathan Kellerman just to name a few. I also like to listen to audiobooks while I’m quilting.

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  3. Kaholly

    I do like mysteries, and these sound right up my alley! I checked with my ‘online’ library, and they aren’t available digitally, so when I get to Tx, I’ll check the brick and mortar library ! Thanks for this great review!

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  4. Samantha Linehan

    I love reading, crime novels especially. I didn’t know what a cozy mystery was, but now I realize I’ve read some. My friends self published one through Amazon called In The Name of the Quilt. It’s a fun read.

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  5. Marty Askins

    I don’t read as often as I use to. I love mysteries, I didn’t know what cozy mysteries were, I read your definition and I have read a few.

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  6. Deborah

    I have loved reading mystery books since I was a child. Currently, I enjoy reading mystery/detective books from a variety of authors including (but not limited to): David Baldacci, James Patterson, Catherine Coulter, Patricia Cornwell, Janet Evanovuch, Mary Higgins Clark, and Michael Connelly (recently discovered). I will sadly miss reading Sue Grafton’s alphabet series. It is fun to follow the character development through a series. I have read a a few cozy mysteries, but have not read any of the Quilting cozy mysteries. I am looking forward to reading all of them.

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  7. Kathy Upton

    Hi…I LOVE to read! Reading, quilting and my grandbabies are the passions in life. Mysteries are my favorite—if they have a bit of eerie-ness in them so much the better. I was thrilled to hear the author was 73 when she started writing. I’ve been thinking about writing all my life and now that I’m 65 I thought I was too old. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. Vicki in MN

    I had not heard of this author-always fun to ready a book with a quilt in it of course! Mostly I read romance novels, but also enjoy a mystery and right now I am reading a few books about the Amish.

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  9. Kathy

    I had never heard of this term for a book series before but I sure can see it would have a good following of readers. At our senior center we have a bookcase of books we all circulate to each other and it’s where my senior quilting group meets so I can see many hands reading this series.

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  10. Katherine Landreneau

    I just read about this author and her books yesterday on Bonnie Hunt’s blog. Interesting. I’ll have to check it out.
    Thanks Bernie!
    God bless you and Merry Christmas!

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  11. Wendy

    Well, you know I love to read. I do love mysteries, and I do know what cozy reads are. My current favorite author is Louise Penny, and I am trying my best to slowly read her latest book. I know I’ll have to wait a bit for her next one, so I’m trying to make it last (it’s not working too well). Earlene Fowler has written a series of mysteries around quilts, which are fun to read. I also enjoy Joanne Fluke, who writes cozy mysteries with a main character who lives in Minnesota and has a cookie shop (there are actual recipes in the book). Ann B. Ross has written the “Miss Julia” series which are a hoot, and worth checking out (not quilt related, but enjoyable to read). I don’t think I’ve read any by this author, but she inspires me, writing her first book in her 70’s!

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  12. Cecilia

    I enjoy reading mysteries and cozy ones are my favorite. I haven’t read this series so I would love to win.

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  13. Susan Spiers

    I love to read, just finding the time! I grew up reading Nancy Drew mysteries! My favorite author today is Maeve Binchy (Tara Road) – Mary Higgins Clark & Louisa May Alcott, authors I have read a lot of!

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  14. Karen Priar

    Yes, I do know what cozy mysteries are because that is just about all that I read. (I’m not counting the quilt books along with it.) =) I haven’t read this series before, but I’d love to check them out! Thanks for giving me the opportunity to do so.

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  15. Mary Furber

    I am a big reader (live alone so with meals, etc.) and I love mysteries. These are going on my list for after I finish the current series I’m reading.

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  16. Nancy

    I do love to read, and always have a book with me!! Mysteries are my now, favorite. I used to read romance novels, but they became so predictable, that I decided to add some mystery to my life.

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  17. Pam Ralston

    Wow Bernie, what an informative post! I did not know what a “cozy” is but I am an avid reader. I love this genre, but also humour and science fiction, as well as mysteries and clean romances! Hard to pick a favorite. I recently enjoyed ‘The Pilots Wife’ . Thank you for the information and the giveaway. I’ll be looking for this series❤️

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  18. Alice R.

    I love to read! I read nonfiction and fiction, mysteries, and all kinds of books about friendships and neighbors in small towns here or in any other country. Also love the classics. So much to love!

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  19. Kim Bauer

    Hi Bernie, I enjoy reading romance, cozy mysteries, paranormal and teen. I have read lots of Marie Bostwick’s quilting mystery stories and Jennifer Chiavirini’s quilting themed stories.

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  20. Catherine Simmons

    Hi! I am an avid reader as well as quilter. Such a special set to win! So glad to have found your via Bonnie Hunter too!

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  21. Donna N

    I do live to read and series mysteries are some of my favorites. I also have several authors that I read every book they write. This series sounds great with the quilting theme running through it. Hope I win.

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  22. Marsha H

    Hi Bernie! I didn’t read much until my youngest left for college 10 years ago but now I’m always on the look out for my next best read. I love historical fiction especially during the Depression and WWII era. One of my latest favorites was The Alice Network by Kate Quinn and Chilbury Ladies Choir by Jennifer Ryan (which I listened to on audio). I did not know what a cozy was-so I learned something today-thanks!!

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  23. Susan Monroe

    Thanks for the chance to win the books. Always excited when something involves quilting my favorite pastime.

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  24. Carolyn Montgomery

    i love to read and enjoy all genres. i especially enjoy easy reading which i think these books would be; i like the fact that there is no graphic sex or violence. i have already put these books on my Christmas wish list.

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  25. Lori Smanski

    these sound wonderful. and that they have a quilt pattern in them is just special. I love to read, I love to quilt. I would love to put these two hobbies together. I love reading historical, inspirational romances, especially western/civil war/colonial times and revolutionary times. I also like reading non fiction. I didn’t really know what a cozy mystery was until this year. I have started reading some and am really enjoying it.

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  26. Peggy

    I have read some of Carol Dean Jones’ books and loved every one. I borrowed them from Amazon when she was self-published and looked forward to the next one when it became available. I grew very fond of Sarah and Sophie (the main characters in the books) and looked forward to their next adventures. Unfortunately, I haven’t read all of them and would love to revisit my old friends and finish reading the series. Folks who love cozy mysteries and quilting won’t be disappointed.

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  27. Nancy

    I have not read any of these books but usually read cozy mysteries. I think I had heard about this author before but had not run across her books in real life yet. It is nice that she now has a publisher.

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  28. Sarah Goer

    I love mysteries, but hadn’t heard of cozies until I saw this series on the C&T site. I’ve been meaning to read them, but haven’t had a chance yet. There was a great interview with Carol on the American Patchwork & Quilting podcast with Pat Sloan recently (Nov 9, 2018 episode). I’m so impressed that she started writing in her 70s and self-published two books a year.

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  29. Danette Stankovich

    I used to be an avid reader of novels; however, my time is so short now that I “read” by listening on my Kindle, mostly back and forth to work. I would enjoy these, though, as paperback books and may purchase one to take with me on car trips and in my motorhome. I imagine the e-book can be downloaded onto my Kindle. Thank you!

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  30. Tonya

    I do enjoy all kinds of books, but with quilting as my passion, stories around those who quilt just hits my soul. I haven’t read any of these series, and before today I had never heard of a “cozy.” These stories sound like wonderful, I can’t wait to read them.

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  31. Susan Stanton

    I love a good murder mystery! And since I’m a quilter, this series sounds like a fun one to try.

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  32. Susan Mertens

    Mysteries are probably my favorite genre, but I try not to read one mystery after another because I don’t want to get burned out on them! I did not know what a “cozy” was until I heard an interview with Carol Dean Jones on the APQ podcast. I’ve been wanting to read her series since then. Thank you for the give away!

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  33. Bonnie Thompson

    I love mysteries and am excited to find a new series that’s paired with another love – quilting. I haven’t read any yet but intend to get one as soon as I finish my current book group read – A Gentleman in Moscow. Have you read Jennifer Jennifer Chiaverini’s book series about quilters? They are delightful but not mysteries. Thanks for hosting this Giveaway. Bonnie

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  34. Andrea Foster

    I can’t NOT read. The more hectic life becomes, the more I read. I read everything, with mysteries being my favorite genre. I read about this series of “cozies” earlier this week and immediately went to my local library’s catalog to put them on reserve. The library doesn’t have them. BUMMER! They sound like something I would really enjoy reading, so I am adding this comment to your list of entrants. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  35. Laurie Lasala-Tuttle

    I love to read Bernie, and have been reading cozies for a long time! My favorite cozy series is Kate Carlisle’s Bibliophile Mystery Series. I wait anxiously for each new one, and they should be read in order. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  36. Quilting Tangent

    I’m a reader, mainly of fantasy. Never heard of cozy. This series sounds interesting. Never read one of them.

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  37. Helen Tulip

    I love reading, and quilting. I have enjoyed cozies before but didn’t realise that was what they were called, makes me think of tea, which is another love of mine!, Helen

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  38. Linda Herr

    I have not read this series yet, but I love a good mystery. Combining a good mystery with a beautiful quilt (and maybe a little chocolate) sounds like a winner to me!

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  39. ANN D

    I thought a cozy was a cover to put over the teapot to keep the tea warm. I did not know there was another definition. I seem to gravitate to mysteries. I’ve devoured the Harry Bosch series and I’m reading two Ann Cleeves series for Vera Stanhope and Shetland. I’m coming to the end of those and will need to find something new.

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  40. Cathy Kizerian

    Hi Bernie! I do read mysteries, but had never heard of a cozy. But I’m always looking for new-to-me authors. Adding quilts into the mix makes it all the more enticing, especially now as winter sets in and there is more indoor time!

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  41. Vivian L

    I’ve read my share of cozies over the last couple years, ever since I splurged and bought myself a Kindle. I split most of my time between quilting and reading, so this series sounds like it was written just for me. Carol Dean Jones is a new author to me, and I’m looking forward to her books, whether I win them or not. Hurrah for authors who start in their “golden years”!! You go girl!!

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  42. Roseanne

    Hi Bernie! I love Cozy mysteries, but I haven’t heard of this author. I am thrilled to hear it though! And then to have it be quilting-related is even more fun. I’m going to look them up as soon as I finish this message. I have a listed collected at home that I’ve been meaning to share in a Thursday post about some Cozy authors. I will add Carol’s name to the list! Thanks for sharing this today! Happy Happy Thursday to you. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  43. Dianne E

    So glad to find a new series of cozy mysteries that I haven’t read. And would love to have free downloads to put on my e-reader!

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  44. Marilynn Dondero-Rich

    I love to read mystery and suspense books, especially in series. And no have not had the opportunity to read this author. And yes to sewing/quilting series as do read those books also! 😊🙏

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  45. Sandra Jantzi

    I love reading books of all types. Of course, if there is quilting involved, it’s even better! Thank you for the opportunity to read a new to me author.

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  46. Christi

    I read a lot of mysteries, science, biographies, suspense. Lately a lot of historical and definitely lots of medical stuff. I haven’t read any of these.

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  47. Kelly Grace

    I love to read! Cozy mysteries are always fun to read, and usually a quick pick me up. I always have my kindle with me, and it’s loaded with TONS of books!

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  48. Celia

    I was not familiar to the term, cozy. I do enjoy light reading related to quilts, and this series will be perfect for gift giving as well. thanks for the chance.

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  49. Bonnie Wightman

    I am an avid reader. Maybe even a book-a-holic. I like many different genres. I didn’t know what a cozy was in reference to books.
    I , too, always have my kindle with me and full of books. So between quilting, crocheting and reading, very little housework gets done at my house.

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  50. Robbin Golden

    Thank you for this opportunity! I really like reading mysteries which make me think. Quilting mysteries are the best. I, also, like to read biographies and historical novels. I often listen to recorded books while I’m sewing and quilting. Every night, I read for an hour to help me sleep through the night. I haven’t read any books by this author yet, but I look forward to getting her books.

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  51. Sue Edberg

    I love to read, especially books with a quilting theme but I like all genres. I had not heard of a cozy in reference to books. I learn something new every day!

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  52. Aliza

    I love a good read….amything from a love story to a mystery. Never heard of a cozy, but it sound like hot choclate and a nice fire place.

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  53. Mindy

    I certainly enjoy reading and have belonged to a monthly bookgroup for about three years now. My choice is usually YA fantasy, but my group reads a variety of things which keeps it interesting. These books look fantastic and I may choose one of them for my next pick for bookgroup!

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  54. SarahZ

    I was always a big reader, but slowed waaaay down for various reasons. My very fave author is Wendell Berry, he writes of places and people dear to me. And his poetry is wonderful too. He is such a treasure! Don’t include me in the drawing, although I am sure the books are wonderful, someone else will surely put them to better use than I! xo!

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  55. Vicki S.

    I have been reading cozy mysteries for several years now, I guess because I just got so tired of all the graphic violence, sex and language in most murder mysteries. I love finding new authors to support and will certainly go out and buy this series if I do not win.

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  56. April Spolnicki

    I read as often as I can, reading dozens of books a year easily. I love mysteries, thrillers, things that make me try to solve the puzzle before I finish the book. This series sounds perfectly up my alley.

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  57. Karen Beale

    I really enjoy cozy mysteries. Especially those set in any form of needlework. Looking forward to these with a quilting theme.

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  58. Judy McNeel

    I have been an avid reader since the second grade! I love mysteries and biographies. I am familiar with the cozy mystery and find them to be a pleasant break from the more intense mystery/detective novels I enjoy. I have read several Golden Age mysteries published around the early part of the twentieth century. John Dickson Carr and Dorothy Sayers and of course Agatha Christie are favorites.

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  59. Teri Meyer

    I like reading mysteries and love stories. I don’t have alot of time to read, so I now like the audio books for when I am quilting or traveling. These books look so fun. Thank you for the giveaway. I hope to win.

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  60. Barbara Bennett

    Yes, I knew what cozies are. Many years ago a friend dragged me to a mystery book convention where I kearned about the various genres. I most often read cozies.

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  61. Susan L Clarkson

    I love to read mysteries & especially cozies! I haven’t read this series, but I’m looking forward to doing so. Thank you for helping to get the word out.

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  62. Linda in NE

    I enjoy reading mysteries, including cozys. Those with quilts, cats, camping, history, archaeology….are especial favs. Also enjoy the thrller/suspense versions with lots of action.

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  63. Carole Phinney

    I also like to read mysteries and when I want to get away from violence I read cozy mysteries. I have a few downloaded on my Kindle.
    I live on an island so I have plenty of time to read as I wait for a ferry to take me to the shopping centre where the quilt stores are.

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  64. Dawn

    Hm…I was not aware of cozy mysteries. Sounds quite intriguing! Almost sounds like a hallmark movie with a mystery thrown in. I will have to look into this further! Thank you for introducing me!

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  65. Lizzie

    I have really enjoyed reading since I retired!!!! There was just too much to read at work. What I read tends to link to how I am feeling…..when I’m tired something easy and comforting. When I am ready to take on the world then something intriguing and challenging. A bit like my sewing and quilting which follows similar lines.

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  66. Gale Yawn

    Hi Bernie. My favorite genre of books to read has always been Cozy Mysteries! I’ll read them about almost anything and they almost always run in series. I have read several series of quilting cozies, but not this one and I’m waiting to start it soon. I also love to read modern novels, historical fiction and self help books. I love to read via audio as I sew my quilt tops.

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  67. kathy

    I do like mysteries. I also enjoyed the Jennifer Chiaverini Elm Creek series of quilting novels.
    I have never heard of a cozy in this context — sounds quite interesting.

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  68. Pat

    I love to read and I do enjoy a good mystery, but I must admit I’m not familiar with ‘cozy mysteries’. Never too old to try something new!

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  69. Nancy

    I am a reader. I belong to a book club and we read an eclectic selection of books. I enjoy fiction, biographies and historical fiction. I haven’t read any of the cosy series of books. Thanks for sharing the great giveaway!

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  70. Paula Nordt

    I love mysteries. I haven’t heard of this series before, but would love the chance to dive into them!

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  71. Cindy Kujawa

    If I am not quilting I am usually reading so this series sounds perfect! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  72. Margaret

    I am a reader and I love to read many types of books. Right now, my favorite genre is narrative non fiction. I am familiar with cozy mysteries, as my sister loves to read them. I’ve read a few mysteries in the Inspector Gamache series by Louise Penney, but I don’t believe they would be classified as cozy. What do you like to read?

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  73. Diann Bottrell

    I love to read, Bernie, and mysteries are definitely a favorite! I haven’t read a lot in the cozy genre, but combine a mystery with quilting and I’m in! Thanks for the giveaway – even if you weren’t having one, I’d look for these books.

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  74. Joyce

    I love to read though I don’t get to as much as I’d like to. I do like mysteries, non fiction, comedy, to name a few. I was not familiar with the “cozy mystery”. I Enjoy the chance to enter to win the books!

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  75. Shelly E Richards

    I read everything I can get my hands on. At my grandfather’s memorial service I told the story of how he and I would sit across the breakfast table from each other, reading the cereal box, waiting until the other one was done, turning the box to read the next side. Same box, every morning. I read real books, ebooks, listen to audio books, everything. Never heard of a cozy in this sense of the word. If love to give this series a try!

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  76. Lane Hill House

    Tea Shop Cozy Mysteries ~ my cousin and her husband own a tea shop in Madison, Wisconsin. The first time I heard of “cozy mysteries” was seeing the paperbacks she had on her window ledge. So fun!! I am actually a historical fiction reader ~ love that genre. So much more than we might have learned in school from fabulous research by the authors. I like how you have displayed the covers to see the quilt close up. Thank you for the link to the author’s website. I am on my way over! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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  77. Beth T.

    I love mysteries, especially cozy and Brit mysteries. I haven’t read any of the books in this series, yet.

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  78. Nanzy Stewart

    I love a good mystery and one without the sex and violence is greatly appreciated. My two hobbies are sewing/quilting and reading. I’ve just started listening to audio books while I sew. What a way to spend the day!!

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  79. Cynthia Rust

    I love cozy mysteries. I do not like sex and violence emphasized in what I read. I have not read any of this series and am looking forward to doing so

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  80. Karen in Ohio

    I love to read and I love quilting and history. I listen to books while I sew and read books while traveling. This series sounds fascinating. Thanks for the information and opportunity.

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  81. Kathleen Wood-Kaiser

    Cozy mysteries are my“guilty“ pleasure. I love reading for a while when I go to bed, & cozys don‘t give me nightmares. The guilt part comes from my husband who thinks I should be reading something more serious. I ,of course, ignore my husband‘s view as it is my time. Having a quilting theme increases the fun, though it can make it more difficult to sleep afterwards when I start thinking about new quilting ideas.

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  82. Ruth

    I love reading and I just discovered this series of books. I love quilting and mysteries…who knew they go together quite well!

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  83. Aimee Hoffmann

    I had not heard of this mystery series, but have read other quilting related series and love them! I am looking forward to reading this set! Love a good quilting mystery and so does my teenage daughter, we read them together.

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  84. Carol Weber

    I did indeed know what a cozy is, and have read many of that genre. I think I like historical fiction the best–but mostly I love to read and to get to know new characters through novels. If you like to read, a great book is The Alice Network. Not always an easy book to read, it is an amazing story–and very true. Well worth reading.

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  85. Carol Weber

    I did indeed know what a cozy is, and have read many of that genre. I think I like historical fiction the best–but mostly I love to read and to get to know new characters through novels. If you like to read, a great book is The Alice Network. Not always an easy book to read, it is an amazing story–and very true. Well worth reading.

    I’m trying to post this and got the message I’ve “already said that” and that my comment is “a duplicate post,” so I’m adding lines to see if that helps any. 🙂

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  86. sandra morris

    Love this type f mystery. Read the Earlene Fowler books and they are much like the cozy books. I think these will be a great read.

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  87. Kresti Lyddon

    I love mysteries, “cozy” mysteries, particularly, but I enjoy all genres. I listen to recorded books so I can continue reading while I sew!

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  88. Sherry Whalen

    I love to read almost any genre and my new way to ‘read’ – audio books that I can download from my local public library, that way I can listen while doing mundane things (cleaning, cooking, yardwork) and while quilting. But I also need a book that I am reading as well. I had not heard the term cozy mysteries before. And a plus to blog hopping links – new blogs to check out! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  89. Loris Mills

    I’m a quilter and a reader…and I really enjoy reading books about quilts and quilters 🙂 I have read some of Carol’s books and am really excited about this new release. Other past times are taking care of my animals. They are my passion.

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  90. Cynthia Wilbanks

    I, too, love quilting and reading; although my quilting has taken more time than my reading lately! I love all types of reading – expect romance.

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  91. Cindy Schilling

    I love quilty mysteries, however, i have not heard of this author. So excited to read a new mystery series! Thank you for the chance to win them!

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  92. Amy Walter

    I love to read. Especially any books that include my favorite hobby, quilting. I did not know what a cozy was. I have not read any of these books.

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  93. Deborah S

    I love reading mysteries and right now hooked on mysteries involving the Amish community. Did not know what a cozy was but it sounds inviting doesn’t it, sitting by a fireplace, reading on a cold night with either a hot beverage or glass of wine! Just found out about this series and sounds very interesting.

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  94. Sandy Curtis

    I ejnoy reading mystery and suspense novels. Haven’t read any of this series. Sounds interesting.

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  95. Mary

    I am a quilter and I enjoy reading good mysteries, and cozy mysteries is a favorite genre. I hadn’t discovered this series until this introduction, but am looking forward to spending some quality time between the pages.

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  96. Krista Houseworth

    I love to read but don’t have much time to do so anymore because of work. I like fiction but haven’t read many mysteries. I did not know what a cozy was!

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  97. Sharon Aurora

    I enjoy many different genres do you enjoy. I like mysteries. I didn’t know what a cozy was. I have not read any of the books in this series.

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  98. Alex Turner

    I’ve read lots of cozies – love them! – but not these as yet. I’m excited to start the series.

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  99. Rose Clearwaters

    I am a reader & a quilter. This series sounds delightful. I did not know what a “cozy” was either. I have enjoyed several other quilty mystery series, but had not heard of this one. This theme will be especially of interest to me, since I am 70 and a recent widow. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

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  100. Elizabeth Bolton

    I have read other “cozy mystery” series, and I love them!! I didn’t know there was this specific name for the genre, but it totally makes sense. I am thrilled to learn about a new series – yay!!

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  101. Shae Clairmont

    As reading is a form of entertainment, these books would be a winner for anyone! Looking forward to checking them out regardless of who wins!

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  102. Lynn D in NC

    These types of books are right up my alley. Perfect, light fiction evolving around quilting. What could be better?

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  103. Bella Harriger

    I am a visitor to your blog. I learned about you through the Cozy giveaway on another site. I think that I will most likely become a steady follower as I appreciate what I have seen. As for the term ‘cozy’ – to me that is the insulated fabric wrap on my teapot. I had never heard the term used with this definition. You can learn something new every single day! Thank you for the opportunity on your giveaway.

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  104. Shellie Purcell

    I do love a cozy book, especially a quilting cozy, and I like to alternate reading something light like this and something deeper such as historical fiction. I would love to start this series.

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  105. Patsy

    Would love to win this series. Yes, I love to read and quilt and love mysteries. I do know what a cozy is but don’t have one of my own! I am getting ready for shoulder surgery next week and believe I will be doing lots of reading and very little quilting over the next few months!!

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  106. Debi Winchester

    I often have multiple books in progress. Some people don’t understand how you can be reading 3 or 4 books and not get mixed up. I say “How many people do you know? Do you get them mixed up?” I especially enjoy mysteries, intrigue and a little history. If a book gives me a little extra in the way of a life lesson, recipe or pattern it is very much appreciated. Thank you for the opportunity you are offering us to win some “cozy” reading.

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  107. Anja @ Anja Quilts

    Interesting….will have to check that out. I enjoy mysteries and romance. I’ve been reading a lot of detective type books, but haven’t read in a long time. Time to get back to it.

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  108. Theresa Sapp

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this book series. I do love reading! Especially a series of books. What could be better than light hearted stories involving quilters! Thanks again!

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  109. Pam Jolly

    I love to read and enjoy mysteries very much. I discovered cozy mysteries several years ago and find them delightful. I would love to read these.

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