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The sun is shining in Sea Harbor and a group of friends, the Seaside Knitters, are spending Thursday evenings knitting the sweetest of gifts--a baby blanket. But as the due date draws near, they find they must take time away from their needles and yarn to confront a murder and untangle a mystery before a certain baby is brought into the world. . . . It's an exciting time for yarn shop owner Izzy Chambers Perry. She and her new husband are expecting a baby, and all of Sea Harbor seems to be rejoicing with them. As a mother-to-be, Izzy is having a heady summer--full of bike rides, runs along the shore, and time spent with her aunt Nell and the other Seaside Knitters--until the day she spots an abandoned baby car seat and hand-knit blanket on the beach. Izzy immediately recognizes the blanket's material--a soft yellow angora yarn she displayed in her shop window last fall. Maybe it's the hormones, but Izzy has a terrible premonition, and when she realizes no one is claiming the car seat, she shoves it in her trunk. Soon it starts taking over her thoughts and her dreams. What happened to the baby who once sat inside it? Unfortunately, Izzy's fear of something bad happening comes true when a young man who did odd jobs at her doctor's clinic is killed during a scuba dive. When Izzy discovers the man was actually murdered and is connected to the abandoned car seat, the crime becomes too close for comfort and Izzy asks her aunt Nell and knitting pals to investigate. It'll take the Seaside Knitters' careful attention to patterns--and their fierce commitment to bringing Izzy and Sam's baby into a peaceful town--to knit this mystery together. . . .
Readers can't help but get entangled in this USA Today bestselling series.The Seaside Knitters of sunny Sea Harbor are busy crafting a baby blanket for a member of their circle. But as the due date draws near, so does a puzzling plot.... Yarn shop owner Izzy Chambers Perry is having a heady summer. She and her new husband, Sam, are expecting a baby. She's trying to stay active with bike rides, runs along the shore, and spending time with the Seaside Knitters--until the day she spots an abandoned baby car seat and a familiar blanket on the beach. Izzy immediately recognizes the blanket's material--a soft yellow angora yarn she displayed in her shop window last fall. Maybe it's the hormones, but Izzy has a terrible feeling.... After a local man dies during a scuba dive, Izzy discovers he was actually murdered and is connected to the abandoned car seat. Now it's up to the Seaside Knitters to investigate. With their careful attention to patterns--and their fierce commitment to bringing Izzy and Sam's baby into a peaceful town--they're determined to knit this mystery together. KNITTING PATTERN INCLUDEDFrom the Hardcover edition.
Adrienne Staff and Sally Goldenbaum pluck the heartstrings in this tender story of a young nun learning how to be a woman in love.After a childhood under her father's strict rules, followed by five years as a nun, Laurie O'Neill wants a little independence. So she ventures to visit a friend and is greeted by a handsome, shirtless, banjo-pickin' guy named Rick Westin. Life in a convent certainly hasn't prepared Laurie for the effect of Rick's sleepy grin and bare chest. How would a "normal" girl react to such temptation? Laurie's instincts terrify her, but she didn't shed the habit just to watch other people live their lives.Rick Westin has built quite a reputation as a banjo player, but in all his days on the road he's never met a woman like Laurie. Something about her vulnerability and captivating innocence makes him want to sing. He'll do anything to be with her--and agrees to take things as slowly as she needs. But when Laurie seems to lose her courage in the face of true love, Rick has no choice but to trust her heart to make the right decision.
She isn't accustomed to attention. He isn't used to being denied. Romance is never simple, but when worlds collide in this classic novel from bestselling author Sally Goldenbaum, true love can seem unimaginable. While playing the part of a glamorous contessa for a murder mystery weekend, Halley Finnegan finds herself in the arms of dashing baron Nick Harrington. For the first time in her life, Halley feels captivating, enchanting, a worthy companion to a wealthy, elegant man. But beneath the costume, Halley is just a nobody, while Nick remains a baron. After the festivities, the fantasy is over; Halley's simply not in his class. After Nick tracks down his mystery lady, Halley is sure that he'll discover his mistake and run for the hills. Instead, he is all charm, teasing smiles, and gentle caresses, as if he never stepped out of character. How can she trust that this gentleman is the real Nick, and not just a part he plays? And how could Nick fall for a woman he wouldn't have given the time of day a week before? Unless they start being honest with each other, Halley and Nick will lose each again--this time, forever.Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Remember the Time, The Vow, This Fierce Splendor, Lightning That Lingers, Tall, Dark, and Lonesome, Dream Lover, and Legends.
Adrienne Staff and Sally Goldenbaum delight in this sparkling duet between a princely society man and his everyday princess. At first the situation is impossible for Ellen Farrell to believe. A stunning, successful sex-god of a man chasing after a no-nonsense, hardworking registered nurse? But that's exactly what happens when Ellen crosses paths with star conductor Armand Dante. Their elegant dinner leads to flowers, passion, and everything she once imagined in her wildest dreams. But Ellen's been burned before, and she refuses to let herself be seduced so easily. After all, falling in love with a man like Armand is simple. But having him fall back? Never going to happen. Except Armand is falling. Hard. Ellen is the only woman he's ever met who sees past the trappings of his success--and the pressures of his societal responsibilities--to the real man underneath. And though she is new to his glittering world of concertos and champagne, she has a verve he's not sure he can live without. But when Ellen finds out about the true cost of his success, Armand must persuade her that loving him is worth risking her heart. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Tempting a Devil, The Story Guy, and Friday Night Alibi.
Readers can't help but get entangled in this USA Today bestselling series.Now in trade paperback-the new mystery series that spins a yarn about knitters and murder in a seaside village.Not long after Isabel "Izzy" Chambers opens up a knitting shop in the sleepy fishing town of Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, a diverse group of women begins congregating each week to form the Seaside Knitters. Izzy raises some eyebrows when she rents the apartment above her shop to Angie Archer, whose reputation for loose behavior and a quick temper has made her unpopular with many locals. But could any of them have wanted her dead? Angie's body is discovered drowned in the harbor, her long red hair tangled like seaweed in a lobster trap. An official investigation rules the death an accident. There are speculations of too many whiskey sours, a slippery wharf, a dark night...But Izzy and the Seaside Knitters smell something fishy. When several strange incidents occur above the shop, the women decide to take matters into their own hands. But before long, their small-town sense of security is frayed, and the threat of more violence hangs over this tightly knit community...From the Trade Paperback edition.
Now in trade paperback-the new mystery series that spins a yarn about knitters and murder in a seaside village.Not long after Isabel "Izzy" Chambers opens up a knitting shop in the sleepy fishing town of Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, a diverse group of women begins congregating each week to form the Seaside Knitters. Izzy raises some eyebrows when she rents the apartment above her shop to Angie Archer, whose reputation for loose behavior and a quick temper has made her unpopular with many locals. But could any of them have wanted her dead? Angie's body is discovered drowned in the harbor, her long red hair tangled like seaweed in a lobster trap. An official investigation rules the death an accident. There are speculations of too many whiskey sours, a slippery wharf, a dark night...But Izzy and the Seaside Knitters smell something fishy. When several strange incidents occur above the shop, the women decide to take matters into their own hands. But before long, their small-town sense of security is frayed, and the threat of more violence hangs over this tightly knit community...
In an unforgettable tale of unlikely passion, cherished romance author Sally Goldenbaum shows that in the game of love, rules are meant to be broken. Sam Lawrence is a wild Renaissance man who chases his dreams around the world in pursuit of lucrative business ventures. But after meeting the captivating Brittany Winters, he is determined to keep her in his arms forever. If only he can persuade the auburn-haired beauty that he's a serious catch and not a fleeting mirage. Brittany has always followed the rules. Close with family and friends, dedicated to her job at an animal shelter, Brittany is firmly planted in a satisfying life--that is, until Sam comes along. Sam's touch makes her head spin, but can a man on the move ever have a real home? Longing to hold on to her own dream of happily ever after, Brittany must decide whether she can trust Sam--or risk a broken heart. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: The Reluctant Countess, Wild Rain, and Silk on the Skin.
This summer in Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, one of the Seaside Knitters gets tangled up with a precocious granddaughter, and another stands accused of sending a local resident on a permanent vacation... As Izzy and the Seaside Knitters prepare her yarn studio for the tourist season, fellow knitter Birdie Favazza has her hands full with her granddaughter Gabby. The little girl soon becomes a fixture in the town and even strikes up a friendship with a reclusive local fisherman, Finnegan, who is the source of much local turbulence. Then lobsterwoman Cass Halloran stumbles over the old fisherman--his body covered with leaves and sea grass and wearing the yellow fleece vest she once made for him. When Cass becomes a suspect in his murder the Knitters must rally to protect their friend. Soon the Seaside Knitters will discover that caring for Gabby while casting their net for a killer is a tricky business, indeed. They'll have to keep their wits about them as they piece together the clues...or one of their own will wind up knitting behind bars.
In the newest mystery from the national bestselling author of Murder in Merino, the sleuthing skills of Izzy Chambers Perry and the Seaside Knitters are tested as death mars the beginning of the school year... Seaside Knitter Birdie Favazza is thrilled that her granddaughter Gabby will be visiting for the fall and attending the Sea Harbor Community Day School. Gabby loves the school, with its newly-adopted progressive curriculum, and she loves that the Seaside Knitters are teaching knitting as part of the enrichment program. It's a huge success, and on crisp autumn days, girls camp out on the terraces, knitting up hats for charity.But not everyone is happy with the direction the school is taking. Outspoken board member Blythe Westerland has sparked tempers with her determination to unravel the current administration. Then, on the evening of an elegant school event, Blythe's body is found near the school boathouse.With a killer on the loose, Birdie is determined to keep Gabby safe. Working together, the Seaside Knitters carefully unravel the layers of Blythe's complicated life, bringing faculty members and town residents under scrutiny. Before the cast-off rows are made on the students' projects, the knitters will need to stitch together the evidence to see if a murderer has been walking beside them all along.
A brash single dad and a beautiful, ambitious cooking teacher follow the recipe for romance in this delectable treat from beloved author Sally Goldenbaum. The first time they met, Pete Webster had been the blind date from hell. Ellie Livingston hoped never to see him again. Now Pete's a student in the cooking class she's designed just for men, and he looks good enough to eat! But Ellie's afraid that a relationship is off the table: Falling for a man with kids--no matter how adorable--would simply be biting off more than she can chew. Since his wife left him, Pete has learned that his gourmet cuisine--like his specialty, peanut butter and egg sandwiches--just won't cut it for two growing children. He's also learned not to trust beautiful women. But Ellie, with her sparkling passion and spicy personality, is for real, even if she doesn't see him the same way. Now it's up to Pete to go off the lesson plan and cook up a little trouble--in the kitchen and the bedroom. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Deep Autumn Heat, The Last Warrior, and Kevin's Story.
From Adrienne Staff and Sally Goldenbaum comes the story of a small-town girl who shows a high-powered bachelor that some things in life are more important than the perfect deal. Cathy Stephenson moves from rural Indiana to Florida seeking a new start in paradise. Shortly after she arrives, however, a car accident plunges Cathy into the ocean. Luckily a gorgeous, dark-haired stranger--who just so happens to be America's most eligible bachelor, according to Time magazine--saves her from a watery demise, kick-starting a romantic journey that changes Cathy's life forever. Michael Winters is an intense workaholic with no time for love and affection. Even after he plucks a beautiful damsel in distress from the ocean and onto his yacht, Michael has no intention of slowing down. He must make an important meeting in the Caribbean--whether the naive girl from the Midwest likes it or not. But when a sudden storm maroons the mismatched pair on a desert island and forces them to take a breather, Cathy teaches Michael that pleasure can indeed come before business. Now he'll need all of his boardroom skills to negotiate a way to keep her in his life. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from other Loveswept titles.
The national bestselling series that "will draw readers to return time and again to Sea Harbor." (Carolyn Hart) In Sea Harbor the scent of snow fills the salty air, and at Izzy's Seaside Studio, the Seaside Knitters feast on cookies, knit their gifts, and plan their gatherings. And Mary Pisano is transforming the estate she inherited from her grandfather into a bed-and-breakfast. But then Mary's cousin Pamela is found dead on the B and B's snowy back porch, and as the holiday draws nigh, the four friends will need all their crafty know-how to solve the crime.
In this tender romance from authors Adrienne Staff and Sally Goldenbaum, two people must overcome the sea of silence that separates them. Suzy Keller is determined to land this coveted modeling job. As the face of a local cookie company launching into the national market, her image would adorn everything from the packaging to the television commercials. But when Suzy meets the man behind the burgeoning business, she can't believe her eyes--or the pace of her pulse in response. Convincing handsome Kevin Ross to give her the job will not be the hard part. Getting him to let her into his heart will be the ultimate challenge. Kevin Ross is a true American success story. He has risen from a difficult childhood on the street to become the head of a lucrative food company. Now he has money, friends, and respect. But he'll always feel slightly separate from the rest of the world, because the one thing Kevin will never have is the gift of sound. So when Suzy Keller bursts into his life, he forces himself to keep his distance from her. How can a deaf man ever give a woman as beguiling as Suzy all that she wants and needs? Kevin is about to find out. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Here Comes the Bride, The Wedding Chase, and About Last Night.
Stitch and sleuth in the third delightful knitting mystery from the author of Patterns in the Sand. In the quaint fishing village of Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, the Seaside Knitters are always looking for a new project. Their latest is helping their friend Gracie Santos open the Lazy Lobster and Soup Café on Pelican Pier. But they get sidetracked when Gracie's aunt Sophia goes flying off the cliff in her red Ferrari-and it was no accident. As gossip builds, and rumors circulate, the Seaside Knitters must stitch together the clues if they're to understand a killer's strange pattern.
In this stirring and sparkling romance by Sally Goldenbaum, a wealthy divorcé and his interior decorator meet for business--which quickly turns to pleasure. Sam Eastland longs for an oasis. After a messy and very public divorce, the Silicon Valley millionaire just wants a seaside house on California's Monterey Bay where he can escape his high-pressure world. But the new interior decorator is an unwanted distraction--and a tantalizingly lovely one, at that. Madeline Ames talks about reading the home's energies and other nonsense, but Sam is paying more attention to her lithe body and eclectic beauty. Yet when he tries to make his interests clear, Maddie rebuffs him--and Sam realizes, for the first time in a long time, that he actually cares. For Maddie Ames, the Eastland house job is essential. She aims to make a soothing interior for a man who seems highly in need of some relaxation. But after just one encounter with the astonishingly handsome Sam Eastland, Maddie realizes that she might be the one who needs to unwind. A fling with Sam Eastland is not part of her plan. But no amount of denying will make the hot bolt of attraction go away. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Back to You, Morgan's Woman, and A Case for Romance.
Late summer blooms in beautiful Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, and while a harvest thrives, Izzy Chambers Perry and the other Seaside Knitters will need to cast on their sleuthing skills to save a local farm. Unfortunately, finding a killer can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. . . . Seaside Knitter Birdie Favazza has long loved knitting, but lately she's taken on a new challenge--making a family farm operational again. With help from friends, Lambswool Farm is now up and running, with thriving crops and grazing sheep. In addition, the farm will host rustic, six-course prix fixe dinners plated by local chefs and served on a gorgeous restored harvest table, decorated to perfection with colorful knitted vegetables crafted by Izzy Chambers Perry, her aunt Nell, and the other Seaside Knitters. But on the night of the first meal, everything spins out of control when one of the guests, Seaside Harbor's family physician, becomes fatally ill. It seems that behind Dr. Alan Hamilton's friendly bedside manner was a man with enemies and secrets. Soon the town is gossiping and pointing fingers at all possible suspects--including the women at Lambswool Farm. Now the Seaside Knitters must join together to uncover the truth in Dr. Hamilton's complicated past--and restore peace to town and country alike.From the Hardcover edition.
It's autumn in Sea Harbor, and as the tourists leave, a mysterious guest arrives. When she's implicated in a crime, the Seaside Knitters must quickly table their knitting project and search out a motif for murder. Fall is usually a relaxing time in Sea Harbor, but it's turning out to be a busy season for Izzy Chambers Perry. Not only is she helping the Seaside Knitters make a magnificent throw to celebrate the fortieth wedding anniversary of her aunt and uncle, but she and her husband are finally selling the cottage she lived in before she got married and had a darling baby girl. To Izzy's surprise, newcomer Julia Ainsley seems determined to buy the home--although she's never set foot inside. But on the day of the open house, things take a dark turn. A body is uncovered in the cottage's backyard. When the police find Julia's name and phone number in the victim's pocket, this slender thread of evidence makes her a person of interest. Soon the spotlight of suspicion widens to include old friends and town leaders as a tragic happening, long buried in the sleepy seaside town, is slowly brought to the surface. Before the joyful anniversary celebration can be realized, the Seaside Knitters must work to unravel the real reason Julia Ainsley has come to their town--and the tangled and troubled ties from the past that bind friends and townsfolk together. KNITTING PATTERN INCLUDED
The follow-up to Death by Cashmere: next in the "appealing"( Carolyn Hart, author of Death Walked In) new mystery series set in a tight-knit seaside community. When young fiber artist Willow Adams visits Izzy Chambers' knitting studio, she's immediately embraced by the Seaside knitters, and they see the monthly arts event at Canary Cove as a perfect place to showcase Willow's work. But the idyllic summer in Sea Harbor turns somber when the body of Nick Peabody-owner of a popular gallery-is found in a garden. Soon Nick's secrets begin to surface, and the residents of Sea Harbor realize they didn't know him at all. And when Nick's will reveals that his entire estate has been left to Willow, the knitters find that Willow has some dark secrets of her own. . .
In this holiday yarn from the USA Today bestselling author of A Finely Knit Murder, all Izzy Chambers Perry wants for Christmas is to keep her brother out of jail.... In Sea Harbor, the holidays mean cozy fires, festive carols, and soft skeins of yarn waiting to become hats and sweaters and scarves. And this year, Izzy and the other Seaside Knitters are also knitting tiny ornaments to decorate a tree for the first annual tree-trimming contest. Their holiday cheer is multiplied when Izzy's younger brother, Charlie Chambers, unexpectedly arrives to volunteer at a local clinic. He brings with him outspoken hitchhiker Amber Hanson, who is returning to Sea Harbor to claim an inheritance. She quickly reacquaints herself with the area--and forms an unlikely friendship with Charlie. But their bond is shattered when her body is found beneath the undecorated trees on the Harbor Green. Charlie is a suspect in the murder, so Izzy and her fellow Knitters step in to uncover the truth. Their journey takes them into Charlie's past and tests their fierce love for him. But it's only by peeling away long-buried secrets that they can hope to restore joy to the season and enjoy the shining lights of the newly decorated trees....From the Hardcover edition.
Izzy Chambers is about to get married, but much remains to be done. The wedding plans get complicated when the wedding party's hair stylist is found dead. All the Seaside Knitters really know is they must rally to find some answers, so Izzy can don the wedding shawl they're surprising her with--and replace the whispers about town with wedding bells.
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