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Saturday, August 9, 2014


TAKEN IN
Book Nine in the Southern Sewing Circle Mystery series
by Elizabeth Lynn Casey


I told Elizabeth I was going to post my review of TAKEN IN on my blog today and she said to giveaway a copy of the book!

I'm a silly person, but not silly enough to let an offer like that pass me by!

Enter using the Rafflecopter form after the review for your chance to win!


When a trip to the Big Apple ends in murder, the sewing circle searches for a killer who’s rotten to the core. . .
 
Winning an appearance on a top-rated, New York based morning show means the trip of a lifetime for librarian Tori Sinclair and the Sweet Briar Ladies Society Sewing Circle. Anxious to experience Manhattan with her friends, Tori is less than excited when fellow member Dixie Dunn opts to use the vacation as an opportunity to rendezvous with a man she met online.
 
Still, Tori never imagined her friend would be taken in by a con man specializing in scamming vulnerable older women—or that Dixie would be arrested for his murder.
 
Now, as the sewing circle goes up against Gotham’s elite to prove Dixie’s innocence, they will have to unravel tangled secrets and alibis, patch together a mess of clues, and put a clever killer in the city’s hottest spotlight . . .
 
PATTERN AND SEWING TIPS INCLUDED

Review

The Southern Sewing Circle Mysteries are one of my favorite series and a new book in the series always tops my “must read” stack of books. TAKEN IN only solidified my love of this series.

I’ll admit, I was a bit worried to see Tori and the ladies taken out of Sweet Briar and put onto the mean streets of New York City. My worry was for nothing. Turning that group of ladies loose in the big city was brilliant!

I knew it was going to be a wild ride from page one, and I laughed my way through the first chapter. Who am I kidding? I laughed my way through the entire book! The only thing that could have been better than reading about these fun ladies and the mystery they find themselves embroiled in, would have been to get to go on the trip with them myself!

Besides the fun, it was a wonderful mystery that kept me guessing the whole way through and into the wee hours of the morning, because I simply could not put in down until I was finished!

If you are a fan of the Southern Sewing Circle Mysteries, make sure to add TAKEN IN to your collection. If you haven’t read the series, get to ordering! You are missing out on a wonderfully written series, by a talented author who always delivers on mystery, fun, and characters that you will want to call friends. 


While spending a rainy afternoon at a friend's house more than thirty years ago, Elizabeth Lynn Casey (a.k.a. Laura Bradford) fell in love with writing over a stack of blank paper, a box of crayons, and a freshly sharpened number two pencil. From that moment forward, she never wanted to do anything else.
Today, she is the author of the bestselling Southern Sewing Circle Mysteries. She also pens the Amish Mysteries under her real name, Laura Bradford. She lives in New York with her family.

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54 comments:

  1. I have not as yet read anything by this author but I would love to—perhaps this book will be my first!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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    1. Elizabeth's books are wonderful! Good luck!

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    2. I hope you give the series a try! They characters are great fun!

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  2. I'm looking forward to reading "Taken In"!


    patucker54 at aol dot com

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  3. Love when I find a new stitching-related series. I'll be checking this one out.
    thanks for the referral.

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    1. marylouh, I hope you do give the series a try. It's a fun one (I love writing them).

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  4. I haven't read this series yet, but after your review it sounds like one I would like. Added to my TBR!

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    1. Grandma Cootie, thanks for adding the Southern Sewing Circle Msyteries to your TBR. I think you'll find the ladies lots of fun!

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  5. A captivating feature and giveaway which interests me greatly.best wishes and much success. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. This series sounds like a lot of fun. I love the combination of mystery and humor. I will definitely check them out. Thank you!

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    1. Renee W, I hope you give the series a try! This book is a great one to jump in with since they're not in their usual setting.

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  7. I've not read any of the books in this series yet. I'm still learning about all of the wonderful cozy mysteries out there. There are alot! I love the cover of this book. That is what draws me to all of the different cozies out there. I love the wonderful covers.

    Angie Young
    http://thelittlereadingcabin.blogspot.com

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    1. Angie, if you get the chance, I hope you'll give the series a try!

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  8. Excellent book review. Would love to win it to read. I am a book junkie!

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    1. Cheryl, I'm a bit of a book junkie, too. Must. Find. More. Time.

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  9. Always love your reviews and giveaways! My list of books to check out just keeps getting longer!

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    1. Lisa does a great job with this blog, doesn't she, Ellen? I hope you give TAKEN IN a chance.

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  10. Looking forward to reading this one. Looks like a fun read as usual. LOVE everything Elizabeth/Laura writes! She's an awesome author & a wonderul person. Thanks for the giveaway. Fingers crossed! :)

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    1. Hugs to you Stacie!! I feel the same about my readers!

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  11. Sounds like a good read. Looking forward to reading it.

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    1. Dotty, I hope you give the book a shot. I think you'll enjoy it!

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  12. Of course , I love this series! 'I am a librarian." That doesn't knit, crochet, or even sew. But I enjoy reading about it! Thanks for the giveaway chance if the raptor opted will let me register!

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    1. Linda, I love librarians, so it's been fun to have Tori in that profession. And here's a secret...I don't sew, either. :)

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  13. I have not read this series yet but I am a fan of Laura Bradford so I know it will be a fun read.

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    1. Kuzlin, these books are definitely different than the Amish and Jenkins & Burns, but they have the same emphasis on characters (and there are some laughs). I love these ladies and you truly don't have to know ANYTHING about sewing to enjoy them.

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  14. I really need to catch up in this series!

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    1. Katreader, catch up!! You'll be glad you did!

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  15. Would love to read this

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    1. Daniele K, I hope you give the book a shot. It's a fun one!

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  16. Love the characters in this series!

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    1. J, I'm glad you love the characters. So do I!!

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  17. I want to see how these ladies handle the Big Apple.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  18. Sounds like a good book. Cant wait to read it.

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  19. Love books set in the south, no need to enter me in the giveaway, I've already ordered it.

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  20. Looking forward to reading this series! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  21. I love finding new books and series here. Thanks so much for the chance to read this great sounding b ook. kphans08@gmail.com

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  22. I have started this series and love it! =) I enjoyed your review! It sounds like the ladies had a great time in New York City!

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    1. Melissa, thanks for trying the series. I hope you enjoy it!!

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  23. great series, keep em coming!! mardox@consolidated.net

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    1. Thanks, Marcy x!! I'll keep writing them as long as people keep reading them! :)

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  24. congrats, Elizabeth, & continued success!!
    cannot wait to read this book!!!

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  25. Needlework has been part of my life always and love cozy mysteries. Would love to win this book. Ronnalord(at)msn(dot)com

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    1. Ronna, a skill like needlework is such a blessing. I hope you enjoy my series!!

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  26. Shoot, I missed this contest and it only started two days ago!

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