The Lady in the Attic Author:Tara Randel “Mrs. Dawson? I’m the attorney for your late grandmother, Elizabeth Holden … I’m calling to inform you that your grandmother left you Grey Gables and all its contents … When will you be coming to Stony Point to take care of the paperwork?” — So begins Annie Dawson’s breathtaking adventure as she leaves ... more »her home in Brookfield, Texas and drives 2,000 miles to Stony Point, Maine, to settle her grandmother’s estate.
Ever since Annie’s husband died just a year ago, she’d felt she was lacking direction and purpose. Might Grey Gables be the beginning of a new chapter in Annie Dawson’s life?« less
Good clean cozy mystery. The main character inherits her grandmother's home in Maine. Her grandmother was well known for her embroidery skills. She finds a piece in the attic that has people embroidered on it which was not typical of her grandmother's work but it is her grandmother's work. She works with others in the Maine community to find out who the mysterious lady in the embroidered work is.
I figured out from the beginning who the mysterious lady was but did not know the reason behind it until the end. Would have liked a little more action in book. This is a series of books called Annie's Attic. One thing that bothers me is that these books are not going to be written by the same person. That bothers me. When I start a series I want the series to be written by the same person.
I thought this book was awful. The writing is amateurish, the storyline is weak and repetitive, and I wasn't at all invested in the characters. I'm truly surprised by the positive reviews for this one.
A gentle tale of mystery, and sewing/knitting. The setting in Maine is interesting, as is the old house and the repairs in it. The theme of all the women with their various trials, secrets and blooming friendships is also engaging. However, it is a simplistic read, and not for those looking for a real jaw breaker of a mystery. If you like cozy's and the Hallmark Channel, you will enjoy this story as well.
"The Lady in the Attic" is just a nice non-murder, soft mystery. Annie Dawson looses her husband and then her grandmother who had been living in Maine where Annie had spent her summers as a child. She leaves Texas and her daughter and grandchildren to return to Maine to settle her grandmother's estate. The mystery starts when Annie finds a recent cross stitch that her grandmother had left in the attic. It contained an image of a lady and unlike any of her other work. The mystery is about who the lady in the cross stitch actually is. It is a sweet story of how old friends reconnect and how new friends are made. The entire summer and experience helps Annie move beyond the loneliness of loosing her husband. I was surprised at the non positive reviews. It is a nice, engaging story but definitely not hard core mystery or suspense.