This is the first book in the newly re-edited, renamed series and retitled book series now called Queen Bees Quilt Shop by Sally Goldenbaum who also writes the Seaside Knitters series, which is a long-running series. I hadn’t realized when I first pre-ordered the book that it was a reprint of the original which was Murders on Elderberry Road, but a friend on Goodreads had let me know about that. I was sad for the author when I saw that someone on Amazon had given a 1-star review just for that reason. I mean who does that? It’s not really fair. I wouldn’t think of lowering the stars I gave the original title to anything less. It was just as good the second time!
I’m anxious to read the next books as they come out. I know they’re not nearly as long as Seaside Knitters, but they portray just as much camaraderie and love of family as Seaside does.
My Goodreads review:
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Much like the ladies in the Seaside Knitters in this author’s other series, this is another awesome group of women who have each others’ backs no matter what. It doesn’t hurt that they all seem to like a good mystery as well. It seemed like a larger group of characters to get to know, but by the end of the book I definitely knew that Po as the unspoken leader of the group was my favorite. She had an amazing sense of family and loved to surround herself with her friends whom she considered to be like family.
The oldest member, Eleanor Canterbury really cracked me up! She was sharp, spunky, and even though she came from money, she’s as down-to-earth as the rest of the friends. I honestly had no idea who the killer was until the clues started coming, and the showdown was great! I’m glad that these books were given a face lift, as the new covers are super attractive and fun! And I do like the updated titles as well.