Release Date, August 2, 2011
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If anyone had told me a year ago that I’d be leaving Manhattan to move back home to Bliss, Texas, I’d have told them they were plum crazy. But here I am, Buttons & Bows isn’t exactly thriving, but it’s holding on thanks to the Sandoval-Kincaid wedding and my personal benefactor, Mrs. Zinnia James, wife to Senator Jeb James.
I’ve learned some things since I’ve been back.
- Meemaw passed (which is how I came by the old yellow farmhouse off the square), but her, er, spirit, is right here in the house... and boy, oh boy, does she cause a mite of trouble every now and again.
- Even from beyond the grave, she’s getting what she wanted, which is the way it should be, I reckon, since that is her Cassidy charm.
- I’d thought I’d leave crime and drama behind when I came back home. Not so. Murder, gossip, and secrets prevail in Bliss... maybe even more than in the city.
- I love being back home in Bliss more than I ever thought I would. Not only did Meemaw get what she wanted, she helped me get what I want.
Now I have to figure out new ways to bring people into Buttons & Bows (Bliss is not a mecca of fashion, after all).
After the wedding, I’m contracted to make a summer garden dress for Mrs. James, work the Margaret Moffette Lea Pageant and Ball (that’s a Bliss institution, if there ever was one and I'll tell you all about it come February in A Fitting End!), and I have a few miscellaneous jobs. I’ll be making a few off-the-rack dresses.
But what next? Mrs. James has mentioned a winter fashion show. And I’ve been tossing around the idea of offering sewing or doll making classes.
Wish I could get some input, journal. Beginning sewing classes? Doll making? Maybe a Santa doll! That would ring in the holidays for me, and maybe get my mind off the murder I got wrapped up in.
Which ones sound good?
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Release Date: August 2, 2011
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Praise for Pleating for Mercy
"A crime-solving ghost and magical charms from the past make PLEATING FOR MERCY a sure winner! The Cassidy women are naturally drawn to mystery and mischief. You'll love meeting them! " ---NYT Bestselling Author Maggie Sefton
“A seamless blend of mystery, magic, and dress-making, with a cast of masterfully tailored characters you’ll want to visit again and again.”~Nationally Bestselling Author, Jennie Bentley
“Enchanting! Prepare to be spellbound from page one by this well-written and deftly-plotted cozy. It’s charming, clever and completely captivating! Fantasy, fashion and a foul play—all sewn together by a wise and witty heroine you’ll instantly want as a best friend. Loved it!”~Hank Phillippi Ryan Agatha, Anthony and Macavity winning author
This is fun read, perfect for vacation or, if you're like me, holed up on your bed turning the pages at 2 AM to find out what happens. I'm looking forward to the next installment in this new series." ~Stitches and Seams