OK, I don’t normally write book reviews when I’m only halfway finished reading the book, but I’ll make an exception this time. Cut, Crop & Die (A Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-N-Craft Mystery) by Joanna Campbell Slan is a free Kindle download during May 2012. So I don’t want you to have to wait for me to finish and by then the offer is over.
I’ll tell you what I think so far, then you can download and read it for yourself. (If you don’t have a Kindle there’s even a free Kindle Reading App for your phone, computer, or tablet.) If you don’t like it, you can always delete it.
Cut, Crop & Die is an enjoyable summer read with funny, likable characters. It’s comforting to read a book where the characters share an obsession with you. Like the creative quilters in Jennifer Chiaverini’s Elm Creek Quilt Novels, Kiki Lowenstein and her pals in this mystery series are avid scrapbookers. Quilt guild meetings, crop parties. Stuff my friends and I do. Hopefully except for the murder-mystery part, that is.
So this summer when you’re lounging at the beach, why not read Cut, Crop & Die. It’s really too impractical to lug your crafting tote through all that sand, and the sun and salt water is no good for photographs, anyways. (Although you could get in a good fabric dying session at the beach.) Not only will you enjoy a charming book, the scrapbooking tips sprinkled throughout the story just might spark your creative juices and perhaps inspire you to bring out your scrapbooking supplies when the sun goes down for a crop party of your own. If you’ll excuse me, I have Cut, Crop & Die on my Kindle app and afternoon sunshine calling, so enjoy!