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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Crafty Christmas by Mollie Cox Bryan

A Crafty Christmas
(Cumberland Creek)

Publisher: Kensington (October 7, 2014)
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0758293565

Christmas is just around the corner, and the ladies of the Cumberland Creek Scrapbook Crop are thrilled when Sheila wins the first place prize in a scrapbooking design contest: a ten-day scrapbook-themed cruise in the Caribbean. Vera and Paige decide to tag along, which should pose the perfect opportunity to learn some new techniques, mingle with fellow croppers, and get in some rest and relaxation before the chaos of Christmas. But when Sheila finds a famous crafter dead, and investigators determine she was poisoned, the luxury cruise veers toward disaster as Sheila becomes the number one suspect – or was she really the intended victim? Just as the croppers begin un-wrapping the truth, a storm strands them at sea, and they’ll find it’s harder than ever to survive the holidays with a killer on deck…
My Review:
This book kept my attention from the time I picked it up till the time that I finished it.  And let me tell you, at the end, it had me on the edge of my seat!!  I really enjoyed reading about Sheila, Vera, and Paige getting to go on an exciting cruise.  But, as always, the Cumberland Creek gang gets themselves into a mess, and Annie tries to figure out what is going on on the Jezebel from Cumberland Creek.  I like this series because the characters seem so real and they seem like they are people you would really know.  The ending of this book will leave you speechless, to say the least.  Go out and grab a copy! 
I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.


About This Author

Mollie Cox Bryan writes the Cumberland Creek Mysteries, published by Kensington. The first book, Scrapbook of Secrets, was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel of 2012; the next one Scrapped, was published in January 2013. Death of an Irish Diva is the third in the series. Plans for the series include two more novels and two novellas—the first one Scrappy Summer will be available in summer 2014. She writes, gardens, runs, and scrapbooks in Waynesboro, Va. with her husband and two daughters.
Author Links
Twitter: @molliecoxbryan
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  1. Thanks for this fabulous feature, and review. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. The cover just screams Christmas and I so love holiday themed cozies.