Spotlight on THREAD END by Amanda Lee and a giveaway!



Amanda Lee, also writing as Gayle Trent, is a full-time writer living with her family in Southwest Virginia. She writes the embroidery mystery series as Amanda Lee and writes the cake decorating series and the Myrtle Crumb series as Gayle Trent. Today we are right smack in the middle of her tour with Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours. Leave a comment below for a chance to win a print copy of the book (US only) and you can ALSO go HERE for a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card.


Marcy can’t wait to see the new exhibit at the Tallulah Falls museum on antique tapestries and textiles, including beautiful kilim rugs. But her enthusiasm quickly turns to terror when, the day after the exhibition opens, she discovers a dead body behind her store, the Seven-Year Stitch, wrapped up in a most unusual fashion.

The victim appears to be a visiting art professor in town for the exhibit. Did someone decide to teach the professor a lesson, then attempt to sweep the evidence under the rug? Along with her boyfriend, Detective Ted Nash, Marcy must unravel an intricate tapestry of deception to find a desperate killer.


This is the seventh book in the Embroidery Mystery series featuring Marcy Singer, a protagonist who moved to the Oregon coast to open an embroidery specialty shop. Marcy  left her home in San Francisco to move to Tallulah Falls along with her faithful companion, an Irish wolfhound named Angus. I love Irish Wolfhounds so the series gets points right there with me. Marcy’s best friend Sadie MacKenzie and her husband Blake run the coffeehouse right down the street from Marcy’s shop, the Seven Year Stitch and Detective Ted Nash always has had her back right from the beginning and now Marcy is getting to meet his mother – following her undercover visit to the Seven Year Stitch. Fun twists and turns including a thief/victim who might have been more of a Robin Hood, characters you look forward to seeing again, a reliably enjoyable series, once again this one is a ♥♥♥♥♥




June 1 – Griperang’s Bookmarks – Review,
June 2 – Books-n-Kisses – Review, Interview, Giveaway
June 3 – fuonlyknew ~ Laura’s  ramblins and reviews – Review, Giveaway
June 4 – Queen of All She Reads – Review, Guest Post,
June 5 – Brooke Blogs – Review
June 6 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review, Interview,
June 7 – Michelle’s Romantic Tangle – Review, Guest Post
June 8 – rantinravin’ and reading – Review, Giveaway
June 9 – Back Porchervations – Review
June 10 – Melina’s Book Blog – Review, Guest Post,
June 11 – deal sharing aunt – Review, Interview, Giveaway
June 12 – Mochas, Mysteries and Meows – Guest Post, Giveaway
June 13 – Community Bookstop – Review
June 14 – Chloe Gets A Clue – Interview




Published by Kate Eileen Shannon

Artist, Crafter, Writer, purveyor of ephemera and bagatelle

21 thoughts on “Spotlight on THREAD END by Amanda Lee and a giveaway!

  1. I truly enjoy Amanda Lee’s Embroidery Mystery series. The characters are well-developed and certainly ones that you want to keep discovering more about. And, of course, angus is a love, too!
    Thanks for the review and giveaway. I look forward to reading this latest one.


  2. I haven’t read any of the books in the series so far, but this one sounds like a great mystery. I would enjoy reading one of this author’s books. Thanks for having the giveaway.


  3. I like to embroider but it is not done much anymore and to find it in a book is great.


  4. Hi: I just know that I MUST get this series as my mother was an avid sewer and did every kind of needle work there is, and embroidery was something she and I always did. I still have a few things that I embroidered about 50 years ago so this series sounds very inviting to me with my love of this needle craft. I would very much love to win a copy of this book but I know how many others would love to win also. Just keep hoping right?? Thank you for the lovely blog post; it was so interesting.
    I really didn’t know much about the author except that I do have two unread books written by her so I need to get those read soon.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win a book. Love my books.



  5. Okay, so do I need to read book one to find out why she left San Francisco, my home town? Karen94066 at


  6. Amanda Lee + hand stitching= a perfect combination! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Sandy in So. Cali


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