Let It Sew by Elizabeth Lynn Casey is the seventh book in the “Southern Sewing Circle” mystery series. Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime, November 2012
Down south, the holidays mean family—and for Yankee librarian Tori Sinclair, family means the Sweet Briar Ladies Society sewing circle. It may not be a white Christmas, but it’s one she’ll never forget—no matter how hard she tries.
Instead of spending a nice, relaxing Christmas with her fiancé, Tori Sinclair has been drafted into Sweet Briar’s holiday Decorating Committee. And the season has brought sad tidings as well: Charlotte Devereaux, a sewing circle founding member who unraveled after her storybook marriage fell apart, has passed away.
Charlotte’s last days were foggy, distressed, and feverish… except for the sketches she produced. One detail in particular jumps out at Tori and leads to a shocking revelation: Charlotte’s husband didn’t leave her—he was murdered! And as she gets closer to the truth, Tori will discover that just about everyone in town has got notches on the naughty list this year.
The holiday spirit is alive and kicking in the small town of Sweet Briar thanks to the lovely ladies in the Sweet Briar sewing circle. A passing of a dear friend, a buried body and a Grinch cannot stop the ladies for celebrating the happiest time of the year for young kids and big kids alike. As always I enjoy my time in Sweet Briar as Tori and her friends set out to solve this puzzling case that kept me on my toes with surprising revelation as the women uncovered secrets and betrayals in exposing a killer. Seeing this group come together for a worthy cause delights me in this character-driven series that boast lovable characters, a small-town atmosphere and engaging conversations. This is now the best book yet in this wonderfully-crafted series and I look forward to my next visit with Tori and her friends.