Book Review: Scraps of Evidence

21 Feb

752780Tess has taken some ribbing from her fellow officer, Logan, for her quilting hobby. He finds it hard to align the brisk professional officer he patrols with during the day with the one who quilts in her off-time. Besides, he’s been trying to get to know her better and he’d like to be seeing her during those few nights a week she spends with her quilting guild. Then one afternoon Tess and Logan visit her aunt in the nursing home, and the woman acts agitated when Tess covers her with the story quilt. Aunt Susan is attempting to communicate a message to them about Tess’s uncle. There’s a story behind this quilt, they realize, one that may lead them to a serial killer. Will they have a chance to have a future together, or will the killer choose Tess for his next victim before they find him?



BCameron-192Barbara Cameron is a best-selling author who has a heart for writing about the spiritual values and simple joys of the Amish. She is the author of more than 38 fiction and nonfiction books, three nationally televised movies, and the winner of the first Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award. Barbara is a former newspaper reporter. Some of her non-fiction titles include the Everything Weddings on a Budget Book and Her Restless Heart: A Woman’s Longing for Love and Acceptance. Cameron currently resides in Edgewater, Florida.

My Impressions:

A picturesque setting, a puzzling mystery and a sweet romance all combine in Barbara Cameron’s newest novel, Scraps of Evidence, a standalone in the Quilts of Love series. This book is a good choice if you are looking for a quick read to warm your cold nights.

Tess is a new detective with a new partner. The St. Augustine, Florida native, loves her city, but a serial killer has marred its charm and Tess’ past. When Tess and Logan are called to attend a murder scene, the old memories bring the realization that the killer is back. Tess, also a quilter, may find the clues she needs in a memory quilt owned by her aunt.

I figured out early just whodunit, but that did not mar my enjoyment. The romance between Tess and Logan really takes center stage, and that was okay with me. I loved the exploration of America’s oldest city as Tess and Logan travel through the streets to find the killer. They take time for ocean sails and long dinners and picnics too. The only problem I found with the book was the lack of explanation for the motivation of the killer. I would have liked a bit more examination of the murders themselves. The faith message is that God is in control, no matter the plans of man. Through interactions with Tess, Logan grows in his faith.

Scraps of Evidence is recommended for those who like a little mystery with their romance.


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(Thanks to LitFuse for a review copy. The opinions expressed are mine alone.)

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Barbara Cameron‘s Scraps of Evidence is the newest book in the Quilts of Love line, and Barbara is celebrating with an “intriguing” Kindle HDX giveaway!


One winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire HDX
  • Scraps of Evidence by Barbara Cameron
  • Tempest’s Course by Lynette Sowell
  • Aloha Rose by Lisa Carter

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on March 8th. Winner will be announced on the Quilts of Love blog on March 10th.




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