• The Secret of the Quilt

  • A Blooms, Bones and Stones Cozy Mystery, Book Four
  • By: Olivia Swift
  • Narrated by: Ginger Sue
  • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When Kim Summers starts to restore an ancient quilt, strange things start to happen....

Kim’s dream is to turn her little garden shop into a large garden center, complete with a crafting and quilter’s area. With help from her long-time friend, Rob Manners, it’s quickly becoming a reality. 

Rob has carried a torch for Kim since he was 10 years old. Can a friendship turn into a love affair? Is Kim brave enough to risk losing her best friend? Rob is not about to give up when Kim needs him the most.  

As they unravel the secrets of the quilt, with the help of their friends, perhaps there will be a message for Kim and Rob. 

©2020 Lirios Publishing (P)2020 Lirios Publishing

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Romance - Yes, Mystery - Not So Much

The Secret of the Quilt is Olivia Swift's third book in the Blooms, Bones and Stones series. As with the earlier books in the series, this book has more of a romance feel than that of a mystery. As a point of fact, the focal point in this case is more of a puzzle than a true mystery as it revolves around a quilt that contains a secret message. Once the main couple, Rob Manners and Kim Summers, in this story solve the puzzle, they find out who the current descendant of the original owner's of the quilt is and get the story behind the quilt from her.

The author does a good job of character development and detailing the process that the couple and their friends use to decode the message and find the descendant but there was more focus on the changing relationship of the couple which went from longtime best friends to a budding romance. Unfortunately, the narration on this book was a bit too fast to understand and follow the story and there was very little change of voice between speaking characters.

I received a copy of this audiobook from Story Origin and the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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Another Great Addition to the Series

This book brought back some great memories of quilting with my great-grandmother and the stories we would discuss while we worked. While our stories didn't really involve any mystery, this story telling made me feel like I was back there. This may be my favorite book that I have read/listened to so far this year. Both the author and narrator did a fantastic job and I thank you both for reminding me of the good times right around the 10th anniversary of her death.

I received a copy of the audiobook and am voluntarily leaving my honest review.

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book 4

Book 4 in Swift's Blooms, Bones & Stones series and I have to say I think this is my favorite so far. While this can be read as a stand alone, several characters from previous books in this series return in each so to get the most from these characters and their history I would recommend reading in series order if able. This book focus' on main characters Kim and Rob who have been best friends. While Rob has loved Kim for years Kim is afraid to lose her best friend if the relationship changes. After visiting a creepy antique shop and getting quilts which Kim loves to restore things change and a mystery becomes one that needs to be solved. A fast paced, short read/listen but with plenty of detail. Good narration, smooth and easy to listen to without distraction (there was a blip where is sounded like the audio skipped but I didn't feel like I missed anything story wise). An overall good read.

I received a free copy of this book at my request and I voluntarily provided this review.

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loved this story

I really enjoyed the mystery surrounding the quilt and the romance of it. This book and series is just amazing. I read/listened to it and enjoyed it so much. I can't wait for the next one

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LOVELY SWEET STORY

Lovely sweet story sure to leave a smile on your face. Wonderful characters and an entertaining story. Recommended series.

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Short and sweet

Short story with a sweet message. The two main characters are best friends. They are given an old magical quilt. Unraveling the mystery of the quilt’s origins brought them closer to each other. Restoring the quilt to its original glory helped bring about their HEA. This is a fun story to listen to on the way to visit family during the holidays or as you wrap presents.

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Sweet Paranormal Cozy Mystery!

This is the fourth novella in the Blooms, Bones and Stones Cozy Mystery Series. The story is well written. The characters are interesting, and the paranormal twist is intriguing. This is a sweet paranormal cozy mystery with a little romance. Ginger Sue did a good job with the narration. She has a beautiful voice. Looking forward to listening to The Secret of the Pendant, the next book in the Series.

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REALLY ENJOYABLE STORY

STORYLINE IS WELL WRITTEN AND EASY TO FOLLOW. INTRIGUE, MYSTERY AND GOOD HUMOR THROUGHOUT.
ACCEPTABLE FOR ALL AGES.
NARRATOR IS GOOD AND EASY TO FOLLOW.

STORY HITS CLOSE TO HOME FOR SOMEONE WHOM STILL HEARS THE PIPES ON THE WINDS, LEGEND AND LORE LOST TO TIME.

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The Secret of the Quilt

A short and sweet cozy with a slight paranormal/magical feel. An old quilt in need of some repair brings together two people who have been best friends for years. Will this special quilt be the thing that moves their relationship forward?

Olivia Swift continues to give us interesting stories in this series. I’m already looking forward to checking out the next one.

Ginger Sue did a nice job with the narration. I enjoyed listening to her performance.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Enjoyable read/listen

The Secret of the Quilt (Blooms, Bones and Stones, #4), my fourth read from author Olivia Swift. A cozy mystery with a paranormal presence. The plot is consistent & clever steadily building to a satisfying ending. This is the book that I've most enjoyed in the series to date. Becky Boyd's narration adds to the enjoyment. “I received a free Audible copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review." The gifting of this book did not affect my opinion of it. I look forward to the next book in this series The Secret of the Pendant. (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).

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  • Korra II Baskerville
  • 12-22-21

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Book 4 in this series is more romance than mystery. It has a mystery, though it’s rather weak and really isn’t all that interesting. It feels forced. This is a mystery/romance series, so book 4 had to have a mystery. Why not force it?

As it was with book 3, the romance feels more genuine and fleshed out than books 1 and 2 did. I did enjoy learning about old marriage quilts though. It brought back a memory of when I went to Centennial Village in Greeley Colorado as a kid and the women there were working on these types of quilts and teaching the class about them.

The narrator is good overall, but I’m always going to knock points for people who mispronounce basic words. “Onvelope” isn’t a word. Envelopes are called envelopes because they envelop something.

NOTE: This copy was provided to me free of charge as a digital review copy. The opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone, I was not paid or requested to give this book a certain rating, suggestion, or approval.

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  • Demetra Toula Iliopoulos
  • 12-07-21

This secret will draw you right in

This story has it all . The author Olivia Swift wrote a story full of strong characters, a very detailed story . This story will have you glued to the story right till the end .
The action starts when an old garden garden is getting an upgrade . Love how Olivia wrote a PNR story with a cosy mystery. Like do the people know that a ghost along with the Quilt will bind them all together. Grab it and see how it plays out .

Ginger Sue performance was great and fantastic. You felt like your in the story . Her tone was great

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  • Kirsty Barrett
  • 11-29-21

best so far

Found this one the most intriguing so far. Much more paranormal at play than previous mysteries with this group of friends, and the comfort of the characters together. Loved it.

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  • Angel Cross
  • 06-04-21

What a beautiful supernatural mystery!

Being part Scottish gave this story an even homier feel than it already had. The twists and turns that took place to bring this quilt where it ended up...and in a tattered mess, as well...will leave the reader mesmerised! This is one story I will definitely be reading again! Beautiful! Wonderful narration!

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