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Stitch by Stitch by Marie-Therese Hernon – Review by Santana Hicks

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Elizabeth is a single mother of 2 struggling in her day to day life. She cheated on her husband resulting in a child that was not his causing them to divorce. Elizabeth knows she messed up and lives everyday living the consequences. Her ex-husband, still angry, is making things worse. Late with the child support cheque and letting his thoughts of his ex-wife known to their son. Elizabeth falls deeper and deeper into debt. She goes to a trunk show where a woman, named Louisa, is selling clothing in a pyramid scheme. Sounding too good to be true, Elizabeth falls for it. On her way to her first training session, she is met by police tape and the murder of Louisa. Elizabeth makes it her duty to solve the murder.

Trying to solve a murder, take care of a toddler by herself, protect her older son from bullies, an appearance of an ex, Elizabeth tries to do it all.

This book is the debut novel written by this author and it shows. The synopsis made the book sound really interesting and it was for the most part. The only downfall was it was very repetitive and felt like the author was just trying to fill the pages. It did not focus on the murder very often and then felt very rushed to close the case at the end of the book.

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Stitch by Stitch by Marie-Therese Hernon – Review by Piper Foster

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the debut novel of this author and it’s a nice Cozy Mystery. A really strong start however during the middle it Started to lack as it started to throw down in its pace. I thoroughly enjoyed the promise of this story as well as having the murders all planned out. Having your ex-boyfriend with the lead of the case for the murderers in your town is serving enough but when you are a suspect at the time as well you feel great. Will Red solve the mystery of these murders will Elizabeth be free to continue her newly divorced life?

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Stitch by Stitch by Marie-Therese Hernon – Review by Aranza

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Stitch by Stitch by Marie-Therese Hernon

4stars out of 5stars

I picked up this book not knowing what to expect since I was looking for a quick read. Pretty good book. Fast read if you are looking for a weekend entertainment. At the beginning I was not impressed by the book since the main character Elizabeth can be a little frustrating at times. She has so much going on in her life. This book has a pretty good description of what divorce can look like and what a desperate mother would do to give her family a decent life. The story gets better once the murders begin and Elizabeth’s ex (not the one she divorced) comes in to the picture. If you are interested in family drama, romance, piramid schemes and murder, this is the book for you. I will definitely be reading more from Marie-Therese Hernon.

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Stitch by Stitch by Marie-Therese Hernon – Review by Julie Johnson

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Elizabeth Candew has a lot of things going on in her life but most of them aren’t going the way she’d like for them to. She’s divorced, has a child that was conceived after an affair, has a pre-teen son who keeps getting in trouble, a crazy and overbearing ex-sister-in-law, and the list goes on. It’s when she attends a party for Lady Lily Wear that things really start to get interesting.

I love that Elizabeth’s last name is “Candew” because I firmly believe that she can overcome the challenges that life is throwing at her. She has a lot of lessons to learn and she stumbles several times along the way but the end result is worth it. I enjoyed this book although I do feel that it slowed down considerably after a character is found murdered. Overall, I was pleased with this debut book by Ms. Hernon.

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Stitch by Stitch by Marie-Therese Hernon – Review by Tausha Treadway

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Stitch by Stitch by Marie-Therese Hernon. This is such a fun cozy type mystery. Its the story of Elisabeth who is going thru a bad divorce and trying to keep her business going. When she gets a business proposition she risks it all and maxes out her credit cards against her better judgment. When a murder happens and that business deal is jeopardized she is desperate. The detective working the murder is also the guy who broke her heart in high school. Will they be able to solve the murder in order to save her business deal or will she lose everything? Read this fun mystery to find out!

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Stitch by Stitch by Marie-Therese Hernon – Review by Amber Howard

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Stitch by Stitch is a creatively done mystery. Part of the story focuses on the main characters transition after a messy divorce. Between a bitter husband, money issues and a murder or main character finds that’s she’s stronger than she thinks. This work of fiction is filled with page turning twists, and action. I finished it in one sitting. Definitely a great read.

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Stitch by Stitch by Marie-Therese Hernon – Review by Sheri Schrader

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Stitch by Stitch is a murder mystery that kept me reading to the end. Elizabeth Candew is newly divorced and trying to dig herself out of a financial hole when things turn darker for her when starting a new adventure. I enjoyed this story and Elizabeth’s story. She is relatable and realistic. I also enjoyed the humorous bits of the story. I think they helped with the relatable aspects of the story—also, a look at MLM’s in a different way. I enjoyed the story and look forward to reading more from this author in the future.

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Stitch by Stitch by Marie-Therese Hernon – Review by Kerry Baker

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a highly entertaining book this is! I wasn’t sure what to really expect when I started reading it but entertaining and funny was not what I would have said. It is a grrt murder mystery story that is combined with witty humour, interesting characters and a strong plot to go with it. I read this book so quickly because it was such a good read. I was hooked by what was happening and wanted to read more. I would highly recommend this book!

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Stitch by Stitch by Marie-Therese Hernon – Review by katie stapleton

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When I started reading this book, it caught me off guard thinking how realistic it was. I know many people that have been sucked in by MLM pyramid schemes and I cannot count the number of times I have been asked to host parties by acquaintances on social media. The author further delves into these types of businesses and very succinctly describes the people involved. The book gives a great sense of everyday life with the suspense of a murder mystery. It feels like it could be the story of people you know.

The thing that I think is most important about this book is that the author includes marginalized people and very astutely presents flawed characters. No one character is all bad or all good – as Elizabeth points out many times. There is a significant portion of the book dedicated to bullying at all levels/ages and there are characters who call out the bullies regardless of the tense situations doing so can lead to.

There is great messaging wrapped up in the package of solving a mystery, and I did not foresee the resolution! Good story, better characters!!

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Caging Grace (Grace Series Book 1) by Carsen Lane – Review by Amy Brennan

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow! Am I ever glad I decided to pick this novel up. I was very unsure as I have never been a fan of the UFC nor any form of wrestling for that matter, but this was so much more than that. The connection you can feel between Grace’s family members within these pages, and the yearning she has to provide for those she loves.

I thoroughly enjoyed this authors writing style, the way the characters are built up and you just get to connect with the main character on the deepest level possible, and as the novel goes on, that love and adoration grows. I very much look forward to reading more of the Grace series, and do hope you decide to purchase this novel as well, you won’t regret it!

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