Sunday, September 23, 2018

Counting Up from 1 to 6 – Dyeing Wishes #Bookgiveaway



by Ardis Buchanan
from the Haunted Yarn Shop Mysteries by Molly MacRae


Ardis Buchanan, here, welcoming you back to Blue Plum, Tennessee! Kath and I and the rest of TGIF (Thank Goodness it’s Fiber) are celebrating this month – and for the next three – 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. This month it’s my turn and I’ll tell you about book 2 in the series, Dyeing Wishes.

I managed the Weaver’s Cat, on Main Street in Blue Plum, for my old friend Ivy for years. I was devastated when she died last month, and I worried about what her granddaughter Kath would decide to do with yarn shop. But Kath has a good head on her shoulders – and a good right hook, it turns out – and I realized I shouldn’t have expected anything less of Ivy’s granddaughter.

Ivy started TGIF way back when and it’s still going strong. The group is always up for something new, so recently a bunch of us went out to Debbie Keith’s Cloud Hollow Farm to learn about “hand-painting” wool roving with dye. Debbie raises sheep at Cloud Hollow, and she spins and dyes and knits and embroiders, and is generally fabulous. She also loses things, like the key to the dye kitchen’s door. Which she did that morning.


Not to worry. A neighbor across the river keeps Debbie’s spare key and she said she’d drop it by on her way to town. In the meantime, we took a walk down the lane to see some of Debbie’s newborn lambs. The sheep were more interested in something under a tree across the field, though, and Kath and Debbie climbed over the fence and crossed the field to see . . . .


What they found was too, too awful—two bodies, and one of them was someone we all knew. Murder-suicide, the deputies said. Kath and I didn’t know what to think, but Debbie did. She didn’t believe it for a second. In fact, she seems to know more than she’s letting on. But we know Debbie, don’t we? And we trust her? Of course we do. So Kath and I are calling a meeting of TGIF. We might be knitters and needlework nuts, but we unraveled the last mystery ahead of the deputies, and we’ll do our darnedest to do it again.
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Counting up from 1 to 6 – 5 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 September 25th for a chance to win a copy of Dyeing Wishes. 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.


36 comments:

  1. I love mysteries with a yarn theme! Thank you for the chance to win this book.
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  2. I do so enjoy any mystery with yarn involved. I had to give mine up when we moved.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  3. If only those sheep could talk I bet they could tell you what really happened! mbradeen [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  4. FANtastic cover on "Dyeing Wishes"! Love the storyline and would love the opportunity to dive into reading about how the TGIF help solve the case. Can they tint the black and white picture the deputies have to paint the true picture of who the murder is?

    Thank you for the chance to win a copy. Fingers crossed like knitting needles hoping to be the very fortunate one selected.
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  5. This mystery sounds intriguing and unique. I would enjoy this story. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. Sounds like a good one, would love to read it! barbie17(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. The sheep make this interesting. What a great story. Many thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  8. We have several library patrons who want to read copies with craft ideas. This series is perfect!

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  9. Sheep and goats are fascinating animals.
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  10. This series is new to me. Sounds great! lkleback at hotmail.com

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  11. Very unique having the character tell us about the book.
    Our library could definitely use some cozies. Thanks for the chance to win.
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  12. Sounds very interesting. I love doing crafts (cross stitching, quilting and crocheting). I would like to learn knitting.
    Thanks for the chance to win
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  13. It's a good thing Kath & the rest of the TGIF members are there to figure out what really happened.
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  14. I really like knitting and visiting yarn stores. Sounds like a great series.
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  15. A mystery involving yarn? I can't wait to read it!

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  16. Enjoy cozies involving crafts. Thanks for the chance.

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  17. Looks like Great cozy mystery. Can’t wait to read it. xzjh04(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. Cozy mysteries are perfect to curl up with on a fall day!

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  19. I'd love to read this--ty for the giveaway! legallyblonde1961@yahoo.com

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  20. Thanks for the article and the chance to win.
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  21. Sounds quite intriguing. I need to start reading this series. Thanks for the chance.
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  22. What a great sounding series! Would love to win! aut1063(at)gmail(dot) com

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  23. I enjoy reading books with a yarn theme since I enjoy knitting and crocheting. This one sounds great.
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  24. I have read this one...it’s on my iPad. #3 is on my shelf...from the library. I’d be thrilled to donate a copy of any of this delightful series to our library here in Tucson. Thanks for the chance. Lldawnjm (at) gmail (dot) com...

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  25. Looking forward to continuing the series. Cheers (at) MarjimManor (dot) com

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  26. All of the books look wonderful.

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  27. Sounds like a great yarn ;-)
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  28. Another new-to-me author! All the covers of this series are beautiful! I am very interested in reading this series and all the books of Molly MacRae!
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  29. Molly MacRae's Haunted Yarn Shop series is one anyone who enjoys crocheting, knitting, etc. will enjoy. Thanks for including it on your blog. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. I would love to read this. missymoo2660(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. I am nearly introduced to Cosy Mysteries and no other words can say it better than I LOVE EVERY SINGLE ONE!!!! I am totally hooked, and the more authors I can read the better. Would love the be considered for the draw.

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  32. I am a new reader to Cosy Mysteries and I TOTALLY LOVE IT!!! Especially the sewing/crafting ones. The more authors I can explore the better! Please consider me for the draw.

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  33. Wow I would love to read a print copy and review when i am done! peggy clayton ptclayton2@aol.com

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  34. Love this series, so thanks for the chance to win a book for my library. I can't wait to read the new one coming out in January. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  35. I loved this series, so glad to see this book. The cover is interesting. I am anxious to read. I give my done books to a cancer treatment center. Seems the cozies are interesting and relaxing for the women waiting. Thanks for the giveaway Georgia
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  36. I would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance! Maceoindo(at) yahoo (dot) com

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