Our book for April 2021 is called Assault and Batting and it was written by Tess Rothery.  

When her mother Laura dies, Taylor Quinn returns to the family home to step into her shoes including running a quilt shop and look after her teenage sister. The police have written off Laura’s death as an accident fuelled by drinking and slippery shoes, but neither Taylor or her sister Belle think this is the case and to find closure they need to get to the bottom of what actually happened.

Throw in a handsome man, a grumpy grandpa with part memory loss, teenagers, racoons and stress of school work, all in a small town with four (!!) quilt shops all on the High Street thriving on gossip and you have the bare bones of the story.

Not my cup of tea, but…

This is the first in Rothery’s Taylor Quinn Quilt Shop Mystery series and although it was an OK and quick read, it’s the only one I’ll read. There are better researched (including grieving process, legality of child adoption and police work) and more logically structured mystery books out there. Unfortunately, there wasn’t that much of quilt inspiration either; still I think some of you’ll love it. It has plenty good reviews on both Amazon and Goodreads, so do give it a chance!

All six books in the series are available as printed (including large print), audible and eBooks (and included for free with a Kindle Unlimited subscription) — https://amzn.to/3tj7HnS

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