by Beatrice Coleman from QUILT OR INNOCENCE, first in the new Southern Quilting Mystery series by Elizabeth Craig
Have you ever moved from a city to a small town? Or vice versa? I’m wondering which one is tougher. I retired as an art museum curator in Atlanta, Georgia, and followed my daughter to the tiny town of Dappled Hills, North Carolina.
I knew I was ready for a change from the traffic and bustle of the city, but I wasn’t quite prepared for the level of quiet I found in Dappled Hills. This was the kind of quiet that was a loud quiet. And the town was so small that the newspaper covered stories like Mabel Barnes’ trip to the beach and Vernon Ethridge’s family reunion.
The sleepiness of Dappled Hills didn’t last for long, though, I’ll admit. Before I knew it, the whole community was embroiled in a murder! It was then that I realized that I actually appreciated the peacefulness of the village and wanted to help bring it back.
It all got me thinking…would it be easier for someone from a small town to make the move to a big city? Or someone from a big city to make the move to a village? What do you think?
Quilt or Innocence debuts June 5th. Now available for preorder. For more about the book, check Elizabeth’s website.