Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Queen Anne's Lace by Susan Wittig Albert

I had no idea what I was getting into with Queen Anne's Lace, this is the first Susan Wittig Albert mystery I have ever read and it was very good. This book was clearly very well researched and I enjoyed the flashbacks and forwards between the chapters, how Susan manages to tie it all together and how the mysteries are connected. Life has so many unexpected twists and turns and I felt like Susan did an amazing job of making me feel like I was in two places in time at once. The main character China, has a building with a tea room, a spice shop and a crystal shop and a b&b? I felt like I could move right in, I would be one of  China's best customers for sure. I loved the Ghost, the Chickens and the mayhem! A great read!
This book is out now and you can find it on Amazon by clicking here.
A present day ghost leads China Bayles to a secret from Pecan Springs's past in this haunting mystery from New York Times bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert.While helping Ruby Wilcox clean up the loft above their shops, China comes upon a box of antique handcrafted lace and old photographs. Following the discovery, she hears a woman humming an old Scottish ballad and smells the delicate scent of lavender.... Soon, strange happenings start to occur in Thyme and Seasons: misplaced items, a ringing bell, and the appearance of lavender sprigs in odd places. When a customer mentions seeing a mysterious woman picking flowers nearby and then suddenly disappearing, China must finally admit what Ruby has always known--their building is haunted. But by whom?As China investigates, the tragic story of a woman in one of the old photographs unfolds. Annie Laurie was a young widow who'd lost both her husband and her child in the same day. She manages to survive through her lace-making business and finds happiness again only to have a suspicious death overshadow her new life.China delves into Annie's century-old mystery and realizes that solving it could have unimaginable repercussions in the here and now.

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1 comment:

  1. This is one of my favorite series! I love everything Susan Wittig Albert writes! She has a Darling Dahlia series and a Beatrix Potter series I adore. She does a lot of research for all of her books. It's nice to learn and to be so completely entertained at the same time!