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October 11, 2020
Review - In a Holidaze from Ramblings of a Fabric Obsessor

Another review for NetGalley. Five stars for a sweet holiday rom-com! *Thanks to NetGalley and Gallery Books for the free copy for my honest review.*Maelyn Jones has just spent what will be the last Christmas with her family and friends at the cabin in Utah where they have been spending Christmases for years. But Rick and Lisa have dropped a bombshell that they are selling the cabin and

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September 5, 2020
The First to Lie from Ramblings of a Fabric Obsessor

*I received a free copy of this novel from Hank Phillip Ryan and Forge/Tom Doherty Associates/Macmillan publishing for my honest review.*Nora is working for Pharminex as a drug rep. Ellie is an investigative reporter trying to break a story on Pharminex's break through fertility drug wide open. Turns out that the drug is being pushed as a fertility treatment even though a side effect is

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In Her Shadow from Ramblings of a Fabric Obsessor

A slow start and then a roller coaster ride even to the very end!Location - Ravenwood estate in CaliforniaPlayers - Colleen, a young and pregnant and seemingly naive woman who moves into her boyfriend's estate when her doctor recommends taking it easy for the rest of her pregnancy. Michael, the boyfriend who started a relationship with Colleen 4 months after his wife disappeared. Joanna,

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September 3, 2020
We Came Here to Shine from Ramblings of a Fabric Obsessor

A great summer read! Location - 1939 World's Fair in NYCPlayers - Vivi, an actress who was promised to the Aquacade as the female lead against her wishes. Maxine, a journalist student who receives an internship to write at the daily Fair newspaper.Plot - Neither woman is happy with how they wind up at the fair and both make attempts to change the course of their summers after they meet at the

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September 1, 2020
Have You Seen Me? and The Half Sister from Ramblings of a Fabric Obsessor

Another catch up post. Two books where something is missing. Both 4 stars from me.Location - Manhatten, NYCPlayers - Ally Linden. Ally's  husband Hugh. Ally's former boss. Ally's brother. And misc other characters.Basic plot - Ally shows up for work at a financial company only to be told by her former boss and ex that she hasn't worked there in 5 years. And so begins her journey to find out what

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August 31, 2020
Celebrate with me!! from Lily Pad Quilting

You may remember my posts about needing a stabilizer/foundation for backing my hand embroidery. I was commenting, er, lamenting, well, OK!!! I admit it!  I was whining!!

First, I found WhisperWeft and loved its drapeyability (yes, I just made up a word) and then realized that while it WAS a wonderful option, it was definitely not easy to source here in the Northern Hemisphere. (Grin)

When I went to a box store (that shall remain nameless) all I found was a stabilizer that seemed to resemble the stiffy-starched parchment paper I use in my baking. Certainly not what I ...

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Part II - Stick n Stitch! from Lily Pad Quilting

Stick n Stitch review, Part II!

Spoiler alert!

This stuff is awesome!

Guess I just gave it away, huh?
Oh, is the stitchery just finished. All of the embroidery is done, and we are ready for the Big Experiment. 

I included this as a close up because there IS a warning that I need to give you. 
Stop hyperventilating.
It will be OK.
It's just that I noticed when I took my project outside, the product shrank a tiny bit. Now, if you don't stitch outside like I do (in the Southland, and in high ...

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August 29, 2020
Two Truths and a Lie, Little Secrets from Ramblings of a Fabric Obsessor

I am so behind on my reviews! Going to do some quick ones to get through them. In this post - books on secrets! Both got 5 stars from me!Location - Beach town in MassachusettsPlayers - The Squad, Rebecca, Sherri, and their daughtersPlot - no one is ever completely honestMy rating - 4.5 stars, rounded upI enjoyed this novel. It was a bit heavier than a beach read rom-com, but I found it enjoyable

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August 21, 2020
A thorough and honest review of Janome’s Continental M7 from Quilting with Kimberly

I have wanted to write a complete and thorough review about Janome’s newest sewing machine, the Continental M7, for many months. I was first introduced to this machine before the official launch during the summer of 2019 and then a new M7 arrived in my studio last November. I’m glad I waited to formulate my thoughts and put them in writing until now for many reasons. The main reason is that while I’ve been at home during the pandemic, I’ve had large chunks of uninterrupted time to dive deep and really get to explore and learn ...

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August 19, 2020
Review - Louisiana Lucky from Ramblings of a Fabric Obsessor

A new release this week! A really cute book!*I received a free copy of this novel from NetGalley and Atria for my honest review.*Hanna, Callie, and Lexi are sisters, live in a small town in Louisiana, and have always struggled financially. Then they hit it big playing the lottery! And it should change their lives in all the right ways, right? Well, everyone knows that some things are too good to

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July 13, 2020
Little Disasters from Ramblings of a Fabric Obsessor

Another NetGalley review! This book will be published in about a month. Little Disasters by Sarah Vaughan My rating: 4 of 5 stars *I received a free copy of this novel from NetGalley and Atria for my honest review.*Liz is a pediatrician on the night shift in the local ER when her estranged friend, Jess, brings in her baby, Betsey. Jess hasn't noticed that Betsey has a severe bump on her head and

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June 30, 2020
Something She's Not Telling Us and The Imperfects from Ramblings of a Fabric Obsessor

A couple of promising stories with endings that left me deflated. Something She's Not Telling Us by Darcey Bell My rating: 3 of 5 stars Charlotte is married to a financially stable gorgeous husband, has a 6 year old daughter that she is very overprotective of, and a flourishing flower business. She also has a complicated relationship with her mother and a brother who makes horrible choices when

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June 26, 2020
This is How I Lied from Ramblings of a Fabric Obsessor

Heather Gudenkauf is one of my favorite authors in the last couple of years. I have not read anything by her that I didn't love! This one was fantastic as well. This Is How I Lied by Heather Gudenkauf My rating: 4 of 5 stars Eve Knox was found in the Ransom Caves in Grotto, Iowa in December 1995. Her murder was never solved. When a new piece of evidence is turned in to the police in 2020,

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June 25, 2020
A Fatal Fiction from Ramblings of a Fabric Obsessor

This was a great cozy mystery and will be published on June 30. A Fatal Fiction by Kaitlyn Dunnett My rating: 5 of 5 stars *I received a free copy of this novel from NetGalley and Kensington Books for my honest review.*Mikki Lincoln has a verbal altercation with a con man in town who winds up dead that night. Since the altercation was recorded and has gone viral, she is the prime suspect.A Fatal

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June 6, 2020
It Cannoli Be Murder from Ramblings of a Fabric Obsessor

This is a great new series and the second book in the series. I have thoroughly enjoyed both of them! It Cannoli Be Murder by Catherine Bruns My rating: 5 of 5 stars *I received a free copy of this novel from NetGalley and Poisoned Pen Press for my honest review.*Tessa Esposito is days away from opening her restaurant and trying to work through the last few hurdles to get to opening night.

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Watching From the Dark from Ramblings of a Fabric Obsessor

Watching from the Dark by Gytha Lodge My rating: 4 of 5 stars Aidan Poole has been watching the Skype all night for his girlfriend to log on and when she finally does, she doesn't acknowledge him and goes to take a bath. The wait on his end is interminable and then he hears someone opening her front door and go into the bathroom. A brief struggle ensues and then the front door closes again. And

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June 3, 2020
Girls Like Us Review from Ramblings of a Fabric Obsessor

Girls Like Us by Cristina Alger My rating: 4 of 5 stars FBI Agent Nell Flynn is on leave after being shot and back in her hometown to deal with the aftermath of her father's death. When a girl's body is found in local park, Lee, a local detective and old school mate of Nell's, asks her to join in on the investigation. The more Nell learns in the field and at her father's house leads her to

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June 1, 2020
Darling Rose Gold from Ramblings of a Fabric Obsessor

A mom with Munchhausen by Proxy, even though that term is never mentioned in the book. More of an aftermath of her getting convicted of child abuse.<a href="" style="float: left; padding-right: 20px"><img border="0" alt="Darling Rose Gold" src="

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May 30, 2020
Assaulted Caramel, Lending a Paw, and Penne Dreadful from Ramblings of a Fabric Obsessor

Finished a 3 new to me cozies this week. All the first in the series. I think Penne Dreadful was my favorite of the 3, but it is also the one I just finished last night. :) Assaulted Caramel by Amanda Flower My rating: 4 of 5 stars Bailey is a chocolatier in NYC with roots in Amish country in Ohio. When her grandmother calls to tell her that her grandfather's heart condition has worsened, Bailey

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May 21, 2020
Pumpkin Spice Peril from Ramblings of a Fabric Obsessor

Caught back up on this series and am happy that there will be more after this one! A great cozy mystery series! Pumpkin Spice Peril by Jenn McKinlay My rating: 4 of 5 stars While some cozy series tend to get a little stale 10-12 books in, Jenn McKinlay has managed to keep the Cupcake Bakery Mystery series fresh and exciting book after book! (See what I did there?)Mel and Angie are running the

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