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“Kelly's a fantastic heroine and I've lost my heart to Carl :) It's obvious that Sefton truly loves knitting, the descriptions of the various yarns: the colors, the textures all make you feel like you're experiencing it for yourself. It's all I could do not to go out and buy pair of knitting...”see full review » see other reviews »
“Book 1”Romantic @ Heart wrote this review Thursday, August 1, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It took me awhile to get into this book but once the characters were in place I wanted to keep reading.”Madelyn L wrote this review Monday, April 29, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“PB-B @ 2005, 12/06. Despite the fact that her aunt was an expert knitter, Kelly Flynn never learned, until she strolled into the House of Lambspun. Now she learns to knit and uncovers the mystery behind her aunt's murder. Very good.”Diane Wachter wrote this review Wednesday, April 17, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Kelly Flynn returns to Fort Connors, Colorado, after the murder of her beloved Aunt Helen to finalize the will and the distribution of Helen's property. The original farmhouse that Helen and her husband had lived in has been turned into a knitting shop named the "House of Lambspun" with a small cafe attached. Helen had been living in the small cottage next door and that is where she was attacked and murdered by a drunken vagrant according to the police. Kelly learns from the lawyer that her aunt had recently taken out a second mortgage on her cottage for $20,000 and had apparently cashed the check the day that she was killed. The police speculate that the murderer tried to run with the money but lost it in the woods as he fled. Since none of the money ever turned up Kelly believes there is more to the story and is determined to find the truth.
Even though I certainly don't need to take on another series this is one I definitely will continue. I truly enjoyed the story and the characters seem like they will be fun to get to know over the course of the next few books. Kelly makes fast friends with the knitters at the "House of Lambspun" and since this is a 'cozy' mystery most of the ladies are sweet, wholesome and nearly too good to be true; but I liked them a lot. The author obviously is an avid knitter because she certainly knows her yarns. Her descriptions of the textures and colors make me want to whip out the needles and start a project.
“Good start to the series. I had the wrong person from the beginning. Surprised by ending. I liked how Kelly learning to knit it put in the story line. Good characters. Interesting story.”Sheila G wrote this review Saturday, March 16, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I was at the used book store the other day and I browsed for a new cozy mystery series to read since I've caught up on any of the ones that I care about. The first three (and some later ones) were on the shelf for this series, so I picked them up. I don't care a bit about knitting, but that doesn't mean I'm not going to like the book.
The way that Kelly goes on and on about the color and feel of all the yarn in the knitting shop, I find it hard to believe she'd been so reluctant to try to knit before. She gushes and gushes over the yarn even before the cajoled into trying her hand at it again. It was also odd to me that despite the fact that she claims that she and her Aunt Helen were so close, she doesn't know any of these people in the town besides Mimi. And didn't the guy that had a crush on Helen back in high school say explicitly that he knew Mimi? So why didn't she say anything to Kelly about it when she first brought it up? I also had a kind of uneasy feeling about Martha from the beginning (she was seriously strange), but nothing ever came of it, so it must have been just me.
Overall, this was enjoyable enough, though some of the language did feel stilted and odd. The main character does make some decent decisions (telling someone where she's going when she goes to question someone), she's also pretty dim at times. I also found her annoyance at the police officer who was investigating her aunt's death to be unfounded. Just because this police officer doesn't fill you in on every little detail of the investigation doesn't mean he isn't doing his job. She also seemed to harp and harp on the guy when she only ever actually went to see him once before writing him off as a bad detective. ”
“1st in a series of knitting mystery novels. Nice easy reading.”Patti S wrote this review Monday, September 17, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Somewhat thin -- don't have a good sense of the people in the knitting shop -- they could be interchangeable. Has a set formula with 2 people being murdered.
Turns out it is the long lost son who her aunt gave up for adoption who is in financial straits.,”
“I enjoyed this knitting mystery. I particularly liked the knitting content, friendly atmosphere and warmth between friends. The solution was not too believable, but I think I will still go on and read more in the series. If you need something relaxing and not too long, this is a good one.”Julia B wrote this review Thursday, April 26, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No