Thursday, August 23, 2018

Counting Up from 1 to 6 - Last Wool and Testament #Bookgiveaway


by Kath Rutledge
from the Haunted Yarn Shop Mysteries by Molly MacRae

Hello from Blue Plum, Tennessee! Ardis, Geneva, and T.G.I.F. and I are celebrating this month – and for the next four – because our new book will be out January 1st. Each month we’ll tell you about a book in the series and we’ll give away a copy. I'll start us off with Last Wool and Testament. Let me tell you how it all began . . . 

I’m a textile preservation specialist and I believe in chemical analysis, fumigation hoods, and useful things like wiping out weevil infestations. Not the pitter-pat of paranormal feet. I came back to Blue Plum to bury my dear grandmother and settle her affairs. Granny’s death was a shock. She was eighty, but she was still running her own business – The Weaver’s Cat – and living alone in her house on Lavender Street where she had her looms and dye pots. And after all these years, she’d finally started weaving her Blue Plum tapestry. It was going to be her masterpiece, all her love for Blue Plum woven into one picture. 

Members of Thank Goodness It’s Fiber (T.G.I.F. – the group for fiber artists Granny started) held a small wake for her at The Weaver’s Cat after the burial. Everyone there wore something made from yarns Granny dyed or cloth she wove. It was a lovely, touching tribute.

You’d think losing Granny would be the hardest part of her death. Unfortunately, it was just the sad beginning and at this point I’m not sure what’s going on in Blue Plum. There are questions about who owns the house on Lavender Street. The Spivey twins, Granny’s unpleasant cousins, are grinning and stirring things up. Granny left me a very, um, interesting letter letting me in on a secret she’s been keeping for years. Oh, and there’s the small matter of a murder a few weeks back for which Deputy Cole Dunbar suspects Granny. No one else does, just Deputy Dunbar. He also gave me my first ever speeding ticket, the clod. And Maggie, Granny’s cat, is missing. Pretty little Maggie would as soon bite me as look at me, but she was Granny’s delight and, if I don’t find her, I know her unfriendly little mew will haunt me for the rest of my life.

Which brings me back to the ghos . . . the spir . . . that-in-which-I-really-do-not-want-to-believe. Can anyone please tell me why, on top of everything else I’m dealing with, I suddenly have a depressed ghost on my hands? 
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Counting up from 1 to 6! Five months of giveaways celebrating the release of Crewel and Unusual, book 6 in the Haunted Yarn Shop Mysteries, on January 1, 2019. Leave a comment and your email address by midnight August 25th for a chance to win a copy of Last Wool and Testament. Do you already own a copy? That’s okay! Win another and give it to a friend.  
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Molly MacRae is the author of the award-winning, national bestselling Haunted Yarn Shop Mysteries and the Highland Bookshop Mysteries. Visit Molly on Facebook and Pinterest, connect with her on Twitter @mysteryMacRae.


76 comments:

  1. Ghosts usually hang around because there are still questions to be answered. Maybe you should get the T.G.I.F. members to help find some answers! mbradeen [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  2. Great post and idea. Fun to countdown with you! Thanks for the chance to win!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. What a great sounding series! Thank you for the giveaway!
    debprice60@gmail.com

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  4. I haven’t read this series yet. Thanks for the chance.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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    1. I hope you get the chance to read them. And if you do, I hope you like them. :)

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  5. Wonderful series. Thanks for this delightful giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. This story interests me since it is unique and entertaining. Thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  7. Ooo, sounds like good fun!

    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  8. I had to read the title twice. Pretty funny. I would love to read it. As for the ghost, it would be better if at least it wasn't depressed, right?
    sallycootie(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You're right, Grandma Cootie. I'll have to see what I can do to help her out of the blues.

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  9. This is a wonderful series! My sister sent the 1st few to me as a gift and I read then all on 2 days then went out and bought the remaining ones. My mom taught us a love of reading a good mystery and also how to knit ( even though I'm a guy!) Best form of relaxation. Keep up the good work

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  10. I would love to have the opportunity to read the first book in this series -- thanks so much for your giveaway! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  11. I'm curious why the ghost is depressed. turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I am too, Jana, beside the obvious (that she's dead). The poor thing is pretty dismal.

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  12. I don't think I've ever read about a depressed ghost.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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    1. I certainly never expected to meet one. Thanks for stopping by, taurus!

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  13. I haven't read this series yet, but it sounds like an awesome series. The depressed ghost sounds really interesting.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. If you get the chance to read the books, I hope you like them, Diane. Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. This sounds like a delightful series! Thanks for the chance to win! aut1063(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. Thanks for the giveaway. Sounds like a great series.

    gda523(at)comcast(dot)net

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  16. Must be all those questions still hanging around. Thanks for this opportunity. jluebke(at)frontier(dot)com

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    1. I think you might be onto something, Nancy. Mysteries upon mysteries.

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  17. Great post and this series sounds wonderful. I do not own any of the books in it. Thanks for the chance. ematov (at) comcast (dot) net

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  18. Sounds like a fun series for me to try. Loved your alternate meaning for T.G.I.F. If lucky enough to win a copy I look forward to passing it on to my local library so that others can discover the series.
    gnluciow (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Thanks, so much, Neena! I love the way you show library love by passing books along.

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  19. I love this series & would like to win it to read & donate to my library. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Doward! You're a dear and loyal reader - generous, too. Showing library love is a great thing to do!

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  20. Really clever title! Thanks for the opportunity.
    browninggloria@hotmaul.com

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  21. What fun. I'm glad I'm not the one dealing with the depressed ghost.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Life has certainly taken an interesting turn. Thanks for stopping by the blog!

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  22. I have read a couple books in this series. I think ghosts come back some times to console their loved ones. Dbahn@iw.net

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    1. That's a comforting idea, Dianne. Thanks for stopping by today!

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  23. Sounds like a great series, I would love to win and find out the answers.

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  24. "Last Wool and Testament" sounds amazing and I know I would really enjoy reading it. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. <3 Well, the whole series does as far as that goes. I would love the opportunity to read the whole Haunted Yarn Shop Mysteries.

    Maybe the ghost can feel the positive energy and comes close in hopes that the positive with do away with its negative energy. :)
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. That's a terrific theory, Kay! I really like that idea. Thanks for stopping by today.

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  25. Such a diversified author, Molly MacRae. I'd love to have your book to read and find out the insight into your writing. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. And I love hearing that! Thanks for stopping by (and being patient).

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  27. The characters in this series are a hoot! anajs95 at gmail dot com

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    1. Many thanks! We're so happy to be coming back in Crewel and Unusual!

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  28. Hi, I'm not entering since I have this book in Kindle and paperback and I want to enter the upcoming giveaways for the ones I might not have. I was just wondering why the cover of the newest book is going to look so much different. I love the covers of the previous 5 but 6 well, not really. I know it won't affect the story but I was just curious and hoping the other covers weren't going to change eventually as well--if so I better grab them now. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Tari, the cover is quite different. The next two books are coming from a different publisher - Pegasus rather than Penguin - hence the change in cover art. The original covers won't be changing. Thanks for asking!

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  29. Thanks Kath! It's a relief to know the old covers will still be there. The new cover won't keep me from wanting to read--what's inside is way more important :)

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    1. We've all heard that we shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but I know that I still do and I appreciate your confidence in what's inside. :)

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  30. So thrilled that book 6 is coming out in January! I love you're writing Molly! Every series that you do is exciting, and keeps you on the end of your seat till you're done your book.
    Movietime195969@yahoo.com

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  31. Hi I am new to this series. The series looks interesting. Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Cool! I hope you get the chance to read the books. Thanks for stopping by!

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  32. Thanks for the chance! I love these books...I love the new covers also

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    1. So glad you like the new cover. It's a change, but it's warm and cozy, and we think our new adventure is pretty good, too. :)

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  33. this series sounds like fun. kckendler at gamail dot com

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    1. Good! If you're not lucky enough to win Last Wool and Testament this month, try for Dyeing Wishes next month (and check your public library for the others). :)

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  34. Thanks for the chance I also love the covers ptclayton2(at)aol(dot)com

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  35. Sounds like a great read! I love the cover. Thanks for the chance to win

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    1. Thanks, Martha! Be sure to stop by next month to hear about book two in the series!

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  36. Sounds intriguing! Looking forward to reading this series. Winning a copy would be fantastic. Thanks for the chance! Outthere20@verizon.net

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  37. Congratulations, Neena Luciow! You won the copy of Last Wool and Testament. Enjoy!

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  38. I know it’s over I’m glad I saw this it looks great.

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    1. Thanks, Donamae! We'll be back with a giveaway on the 23rd of September, October, November, and December. Stop by!

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  39. Darn and I missed this one! But yay 4 more to try for!!! :)

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