Monday, March 23, 2015

Book 10
 in the Southern Sewing Circle Mystery series
by Elizabeth Lynn Casey

Librarian Tori Sinclair is tying the knot—as long as a murder doesn’t unravel her plans…

Tori is ecstatic to become Mrs. Milo Wentworth in a few days, but she has a lot to do before she sashays down the aisle. Favors need to be sewn, vows need to be written—and a mystifying murder needs to be solved.

When Beatrice, a fellow member of the Sweet Briar Ladies Society Sewing Circle, learns that her former nanny took a fatal fall in her new employers’ home, she suspects the death was not an accident. Now Tori’s spending her last days as a single woman untangling rumors and stitching together motives to find a killer. But can she nab a murderer and make it to the church on time?


Author Elizabeth Lynn Casey (*also known as Laura Bradford, author of the incredible Amish Mystery series ~ read it if you haven’t!) once again has penned a delightful, intriguing mystery that held me mesmerized page after wonderful page!

I can’t begin to describe just how happy I was to be back in Sweet Briar, spending time with the dear ladies of the Sweet Briar Sewing Circle. They are one of my favorite casts of characters ever in a series. (For the record, you do not have to know how to sew to enjoy this series.)

It was fun to be wrapped up in Tori and Milo’s wedding preparations. But this is a mystery, and murder is bound to sew its way into the story.  This time the victim is close to Beatrice. Our favorite nanny’s own former nanny is found dead. I enjoyed that this story brought more out about Beatrice. She normally sits so quietly through the books, that it was great to have more time with her, even if it was not so fun for her.

Author Casey stitched the mystery of what really happened to Miss Gracie the nanny better than the best seamstress could create an award winning dress or quilt. There were so many fantastic details woven into this incredible story.

As someone who loves surprises, I have to tell you, when the reveal came and the “whodunit” was out in the open, I was indeed surprised! I never saw it coming.

WEDDING DURESS is a stellar addition to this long running series and is one of my favorite books so far this year, following close on the heels of SUSPENDERED SENTENCE (Laura Bradford ~ see above *). Congratulation Ms. Casey on getting this story to book #10! Here’s to at least 10 more…then the sweet tea will be on me! 

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Author Elizabeth Lynn Casey

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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Please read on for the answers to yesterday's
Monday Mystery Mashup!



1. The Dead Don't Get Out Much

2. A Catered Mother's Day

3. Matrimony Meltdown

4. Horse of a Different Killer

5. The Blackwoods Farm Enquiry

Check back next Monday 
for more Mashups!


  1. Lisa, thank you for the lovely review of WEDDING DURESS. I'm glad you enjoyed your time in Sweet Briar! :)

    (aka Elizabeth Lynn Casey)

    1. Thank you for stopping by, Laura. I absolutely loved it!

  2. I'm starting this series as soon as I finish the Amish series.:-)

    1. Dawn, if you love her Amish series, you'll love the Southern Sewing Circle series too. The groups of ladies in SSC are just wonderful!

  3. Happy Tuesday, Lisa! I'm looking forward to this one and that cover is awesome!

  4. The cover is beautiful! And the story sounds very good. I'm glad I don't have to know how to sew to enjoy them. I just never could get into sewing. Thanks for the reviews!

    1. Elaine, I write this series and *I* don't sew. So that should tell you something... ;) These books are about the socialization from being in a club together (this happens to be a sewing circle).

  5. One more book that I just HAVE to get is Wedding Duress. I cannot possibly have read the others in this series and not get this one too, right??? Sounds fabulous as always. Thank you for the review Lisa.