Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Gone But Not Forgotten by Mary Marks *Review #Cozymystery *Giveaway

Sorting through the estate of a wealthy recluse may sound like a fascinating task, but when the skeletons in the closets turn out to be real, Martha and her quilting pals wish they’d stuck to basting and batting. . .
Martha Rose is stunned when she hears that her best friend from high school has passed away. Her shock doubles when she learns that Harriet Oliver made her the executor of her estate. But when investigators determine that Harriet was murdered, Martha recruits her fellow quilters to help find the culprit. She’s mastered the art of piecing together blocks to create intricate quilts, but piecing together her friend’s murder will prove far more challenging. . .

 My Thoughts
I love to quilt, and don't have much time for it anymore. I manage to find time for reading, so nothing could be better than a Cozy Mystery with a quilting theme! While Martha is trying to piece the puzzle together of Harriet and what happened to her, she doesn't have enough time to do a lot of quilting. She helps keep watch over Harriet's house and has her quilting buddies over for their weekly meeting. They are much more interested in labeling the antiques and trying to find some missing pieces. I read this book late into the night! I didn't want to put it down.
One thing I thought was really neat was that the main character was Jewish. Her boyfriend and several other friends were Jewish as well. I had a great time learning about some of the customs and even words in their dialogues! It is always fun to learn about a different culture like that.
Martha was so likeable, and a super strong character! I am excited for the next book in the series!

About the Author
Born and raised in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area, Mary Marks earned a B.A. in Anthropology from UCLA and an M.A. in Public Administration from the American Jewish University in Los Angeles. In 2004 she enrolled in the UCLA Extension Writers Program. Her first novel, Forget Me Knot, was a finalist in a national writing competition in 2011. She is currently a reviewer of cozy mysteries for The New York Journal of Books at www.nyjournalofbooks.com.

 Readers can visit her at www.marymarksmysteries.com and https://www.facebook.com/mmarks2013

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  1. I have posted on several blogs, and each time, I want to read this book more and more. I really enjoy these types of books. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. I don't quilt but would like to, but I love reading cozy mysteries that involve any type of needlework.