Acquired via BookCrossing 06 Oct 2008 – local authors book swap box

These were sent directly to me in the Birmingham-Twin Cities book box swap, as they were on my wishlist!

First in this series and an enjoyable introduction to life in the small town of Excelsior (is this a real town? I saw a town of that name in another of the bookswap books…) with its varied inhabitants and lively shopping street. Betsy is an engaging character, with flaws as well as good points; she has to investigate her own sister’s death in this one, which was a bit sad, but I’m looking forward to the rest of the series (as well as all the lovely needlecraft store stuff!)

I have read book no 4 in this series, had 1-3 in the book box, and have 5 and 6, so I’ll be starting these off on a book spiral in the near future!