Reviews

These reviews are blog comments entered on the previous version of this site between January 2014 and September 2017.

 “I just finished reading the last in your 10-book series and loved them all. The characters in the series have become like friends and Cunningham Village sure sounds like a great place to live with all the activities offered. I am a recent retiree and a want-to-be quilter who is about to take-off on an extended road trip with my husband. A couple (maybe more) quilt shops have been noted along the way with sewing plans upon our return home. Thank you for your inspiration!”  Barbara

“Carol, thank you so much for this lovely series. I am almost as old as Sarah and looking forward to retirement in about 6 months. I have been a quilter for 35 years. I love the way Sarah is ready to take on a new challenge whether it’s quilting or solving a mystery. I’m sure it’s getting more difficult to come up with new story lines, but I sure hope the well isn’t quite dry yet. I am about to finish #9 and looking forward to #10. Have a wonderful summer and enjoy the new puppy.” Holly

“Here I sit at 2:30 AM, having just finished TATTERED AND TORN. I’m ready to begin LEFT HOLDING THE BAG which is already loaded into my Kindle. Can’t believe it’s the last in the series. I have totally enjoyed each one. I can identify with those gals. Looking forward to your next book.” Gail

“Carol, I am so enjoying Left Holding the Bag! Your timing is impeccable. We were just getting ready to return home after a visit with our son and his family. I am happily reading the book as we tool down the road! Thank you for letting me know that it is available!” Wanda

“Bought ‘Left holding the bag’ yesterday and have just finished it. Another terrific read, thank you so much for giving Sarah and co. another outing. I also love the way the cover ties in with the cover of your very first book in the series. I am sure you were a great social worker but you are a truly gifted writer! Thanks again, and bless you.” Fiona

“Thank you for writing this amazing wholesome quilting cozy series. I’ve enjoyed reading about Sarah and her friends. I’m looking forward to the next amazing adventure. Introducing us to the sensory stimulation quilt concept is wonderful. It is a gift I can make to ease someone’s agitation as they walk the dementia path. I know this quilt idea could have eased my Mom’s days. She is in God’s hands now.” Joan

“Just finished book nine! I LOVE this series!! I’m a new quilter and have been inspired to learn more from your books! I can’t wait for the next one!! Is there a way of knowing when it’s published? Thank you!!”  Kathleen

“Carol, I have read all your books and really loved them. My friend Staci Forrest who is the daughter of your friend Gail Hixon has given them all to me! My mother who is 92 has been quilting for many years. I have shared these books with her and my sister. Your last book “Tattered & Torn” came at a time when I have been making a decision of what to do with 2 really old quilts that were in my husband’s grandmothers closet after she died. The one has a date of 1855 and is in really good condition. I also have two names and many initials embroidered on it. The other is a crazy quilt with beautiful embroidery on it but not in very good condition. I was inspired by your book to do a little more research. Thanks so much for writing such wonderful books.” Gail

“As a retiree and new quilter, I can relate to Sarah completely. I started with #9 and went back and read the other 8 in order. All in a very short time. I just didn’t want to stop reading. Their lives and adventures are perfect -a retiree’s dream! Thanks. Keep on writing!!!” Janice

“I enjoy reading the cozy quilt series. I am on my fourth book.Can’t put it down. I read it on my lunch break, doctor office where every I can. Thank you for writing these great books.” Therese

“Carol, Your books intrigue me. I can’t wait to start reading them. Thank you for your work.” Kay

“Hi! I just finished the MEMORIES book and wish your next one was ready. I’ ve been in a quilting slump and this book has inspired me to return to all those UFOs. Hurry with the next installment in the lives of all your well thought out characters. Thanks.” Louise

Just finished TATTERED & TORN and loved it as I have loved all the others. Please continue this series. I is so wonderful to read books that entertain, teach, inform and make me feel part of the town. I want to hear more. It has made me want to finish some of my ufos.” Carol

“Am presently reading your new book, and am about 25% into it, and enjoying it. I know I’m going to begin soon to get into the real happenings. I’m so enjoying the theme in this one, as I have the others. So happy with this series that you have written, and certainly hope you will be able to continue. You create such great stories, clean, in-depth, suspenseful, so fun. Thank you.” Carolyn

“Hi Carol, Thank you so much for writing another book! I just finished Tattered and Torn, and I loved it. I thought how you wove the two stories together was terrific, and thank you for fixing things for Tim and Martha! You combination of crime, quilting, human interest and modern life is a winner. I do so hope you will go on and write number 10 in the series. Kind regards.” Fiona.

“I absolutely have enjoyed this series so very much. I am also 70 something, and was looking for a clean, captivating reading, and found that by searching through Amazon. I discovered these in July of this year, and have already read the first seven in the series. I will look forward to the eighth book, and also to following you. I’m hoping your writing talent continues for some time.” Carolyn

“Hi Carol, I’m also in my seventies and I used to be a quilter when my children were young, in the 70s and 80s. Now I’m trying to get back to quilting and your books have inspired me to do just that. I’m working on living healthier too, and I have been reading your books while I walk on the treadmill. I have 8 books on my Kindle and will be waiting for Tattered and Torn.” Wanda

“I have just completed the last in the cozy quilts series (#8) and have enjoyed every one of them. As a member of a quilt guild in Delaware, I can’t wait to suggest we add the “fidget quilt” to our list of good deed projects. We are 285 members strong and many of us are retired seniors. We have a number of nursing homes & assisted living facilities in our area that I feel would benefit from these little quilts. Thank you for the hours of entertainment and the introduction to the fidget quilt. I look forward to your next series. Now I must get sewing since I have spent the past couple months reading all 8 of the Quilting Cozy series. Love your books and look forward to the next one.” Mary Jane

“I am just starting book5 of your lovely series. They are such nice books to read and I am telling my quilting and reading friends how good they are.” Vera

“I just finished the fidget quilt and as always with the series loved it. I have been a quilter for thirty years and feel like Sarah and Sophie are my friends. Please keep more of their adventures coming! I am also going to suggest to my quilt group that we try making some fidget quilts too. Thanks for some of the best reading I’ve ever had.” Charlotte

“I just love this series. It is so down to earth, really involves the art of quilting and a great mystery that has endings that I don’t see coming. I just ordered your latest and drove right in. Love Sarah and Sophie. The newest book came at the perfect time. My dad died from Alzheimer’s 23 years ago and I was a geriatric nurse with a deep place in my heart for Alzheimer’s patients. I have been researching figit quilts and would like to make it a project for our bee/guild. Can’t wait to see what the ladies come up with in this latest book! Thank you so much and hope the series continues on and on!!!!! Keep them coming!!” Patti

“Hi Carol, Love the new book! Thank you for writing another adventure for Sarah and co. I read it in one sitting: I couldn’t put it down until I knew what had happened to Ruth. And the Alzheimer’s quilt theme was moving and fascinating. Keep up the good work!” Fiona

“Thank you so much for this wonderful quilting cozy series. I have loved each book. The main characters are like friends. The twists & turns in each book always leaving me going WOW, I didn’t see that ending. As a quilter since 1978, I love all the references to quilting. I smile as your stories bring back wonderful memories of my quilt adventures. I have never taken a quilt cruise but I did take a quilt bus tour through New England which might make a good story. I also recently joined a small Quilts of Valor group that makes quilts for our veterans. On National Quilts of Valor sewing day Feb 6th, we worked on the quilts in the morning & made presentations to 6 veterans in the afternoon with their families present. It was special to visit with them after the presentations. One vet was from Vietnam & kept thanking each of us for his quilt & told some stories of what he faced when he came home from the war. Please keep writing this series. It is so inspiring for seniors & quilters.” Sandie

“Hello Carol, Just wanted to let you know that I love your books: a great series and difficult not to read each one in a single sitting, no matter how late it is getting! I look forward to book number 8 and the continuing lives and adventures of Sarah, Charles and their families and friends.” Fiona