I love scrapbooking and enjoy listening to books as I work. I multitask. This was not written to be great literature. It is meant to simply be cute..Show More » and a fast read. It's filled with interesting characters and has the beginnings of a romance. The low rating is because parts of the book were not realistic and these things made the storyline unbelievable. No woman would carry 12x12" pages in her purse (maybe a tote) for days and not know one of them was there. And neither got wrinkled??? Not believable.
The book is a pretty good debut mystery. This one takes some turns that keeps you guessing right till the ending. Keep reading the series. It gets better with each new book.
This book is better than the first. Our heroine, Faith, is a funny gal that works for her two grandmothers at their local scrapbook store, “Scrap Thi..Show More »s”. They treat her like a child and are always trying to set her up. In this episode she is taken advantage of by someone she does not even like, Darlene, who is both a drama queen and also the prime suspect in a murder.
Faith is growing in this book and is coming closer to facing her past and revealing it.
The customers and employees seemed true to life and the description of Faith’s scrapbooking room in her home is spot on with every woman’s craft room. The pIot is not plausible as written but is fun and I did not know “who done it” until the end – lots of twists. Personally I have never met anyone who scrapbooks that is competitive but I scrapbook and don’t look at any of the magazines and I have never heard of someone like this giving classes in local scrapbook stores. Classes usually take place at large Expos. I did run into one of these diva types in a class I took at the last Expo I attended. However, I liked the competition in the book. I do recommend it and look forward to the next.
These books were written as funny, fast-paced, fun reads with some romance tossed in for good measure and this one does not disappoint. The writer kee..Show More »ps getting better with each book. This was my favorite book so far in the Faith Hunter Scrap This Mystery Series.
Don’t expect the Grandmas back on scene but the rest of the cast in present. Steve, the current boyfriend and prosecutor, Detective Ted Roget & his PI brother, Bob, are present and accounted for. New to the scene is Bob’s boyfriend, Garrison, and a VERY arrogant cop (well portrayed – I wanted to slap him up the side of the head).
Wish the author would have played up the identity thief a little more.
After reading this book, I really want to attend a weekend crop at a hotel and I am looking forward to the next book.
Additional ideas for the author: men do scrapbooking to show off their businesses and there are historians in fraternal organizations as well as the widower who wants to scrap his son's wedding (love triangle for the Grandmas).