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Thread: Monica Ferris

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    Super Member dotcomdtcm's Avatar
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    Thanks to an online friend, I have discovered Monica Ferris & her 11 needlework mysteries. Not world-shaking literature but a pleasant read in between life's many chores. Let's list/share books we encounter about the fiber arts. I doubt you want to build a collection of these at the prices of paperbacks today, but swaps & libraries are still a good source of pleasure.

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    I was wanting to find a few good books to read this Summer,my Sis and I are starting to take niece to the library, so Thanks for the reccommendation!

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    Thank you for sharing this with us!!! :D:D:D

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    I've read several of her books although I don't knit. They are interesting to read and involve needles. Lol
    I'm currently rereading the Elm Creek series, read them the first time about 5 years ago. I try to read most fictional books that have a quilting/sewing/needlework theme to them.
    Although I've read the Twilight series 4 times and the Sookie Stackhouse series twice, with many others in between. I hate to be waiting somewhere with nothing to do, so I always have a book with me. :)

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    I just read the third book by Marie Bostwick called A Thread So Thin. First book is A Single Thread; 2nd is A Thread of Truth. Wonderful books about a woman who is suddenly divorced and starts driving until she finally reached New Bern, CT where she opens a quilt shop. This is a wonderful series with lots of life experiences included. If you haven't read Marie Bostwick, please give her a try. You'll be glad you did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joanie2
    I just read the third book by Marie Bostwick called A Thread So Thin. First book is A Single Thread; 2nd is A Thread of Truth. Wonderful books about a woman who is suddenly divorced and starts driving until she finally reached New Bern, CT where she opens a quilt shop. This is a wonderful series with lots of life experiences included. If you haven't read Marie Bostwick, please give her a try. You'll be glad you did.
    I'm reading "A Thread So Thin" right now and I've read the first two. I also highly recommend them; I also recommend reading them in order.

    Like Ivy, I plan to reread the Elm Creek books.

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    :) Do love the Monica Ferris mysteries. Am rereading them right now. I think there's a new one out that I might be able to get from the library.
    I'll check my paperback collection after work today to find some more suggestions. There is a knitting series by Maggie Sefton that has a younger main character -don't like it as much as the Ferris ones but it is a light read.
    Have a good day,
    lots2do

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    I love the Elm Creek series. Those are good books not counting the quilting angle. Earlene Fowler has a series of quilt themed mysteries. I just recently saw Marie Bostwick's book somewhere. I'll have to check her out.

    Last visit at Barnes & NOble, I saw what I call 'fluff' mysteries in all kinds of themes - scrapbooking, plumbing, DIY, wine! I guess someone discovered themes work!

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    Thank you! I read the first one & did not realize there were 2 more.
    Entertaining !

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    Another good author is Laura Childs. I really enjoy her tea mysteries and each book has recipes in the back. She also writes scrapbooking, photo and knitting mysteries. If you like Monica Ferris and Jennifer Chiaverinni and Marie Bostwick you will love Laura Childs as well.

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