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A Case for the Yarn Maker

(Ainsley McGregor #2)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  41 ratings  ·  28 reviews
Spin a yarn… at your own risk.

Everyone at Bless Your Art in Sweet River, Texas, is excited about the Yarn Goddess (yes, that’s her real name) coming to town. Ainsley McGregor has set up a special event at the local community center, but when old Mrs. Whedon doesn’t see eye-to-eye with the Goddess about using quality yarn, a fight breaks out. Who knew the octogenarian had n
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Published April 16th 2020 by Tule Publishing

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Apr 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Ainsley is back on a case with her trusty protector, George Clooney. George Clooney, her Great Dane that is. Don’t you just love that name for him. It fits him too because as usual he is a smart, loyal protector for Ainsley. That is just what she needs in A Case for the Yarn Maker (Ainsley McGregor #2) by Candace Havens.
This is a series that is growing on me. The first book introduced Ainsley and her setting up the art Emporium in Sweet River, Texas. I thought then there will be many different
I’m really loving this series! This is just the second book based at Bless Your Art in Sweet River, Texas. The person who owns it is Ainsley McGregor and in both stories she and her Great Dane, George Clooney, are the ones to discover the body of a murder victim. Ainsley then works with her colleagues and friends to uncover who the murderer is. Now this gets her into bother with her brother, who is the Sheriff and would much rather she not put herself into danger by investigating the murder. How ...more
Apr 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
What a fun book this has been! A Case for the Yarnmaker brings readers back to Sweet River Texas where Ainsley McGregor, owner of the co-op shop Bless Your Art, and her group of stallholders once again find themselves embroiled in a murder. This story was full of twists, which kept me on my toes throughout but it was the characters that really held my interest. Ainsley’s Great Dane George Clooney nearly stole the show on several occasions. Then there were the stallholders including octogenarian ...more
Debra  M.
Apr 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Loved everything about this book especially this book cover and George Clooney Ainsley's Great Dane.Great mystery that will have you hooked until the very end . ...more
Jul 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Having read and enjoyed the first book in the Ansley McGregor Mysteries, A Case for the Winemaker, I was eager to give A Case for the Yarn Maker a read, and Candace Havens has continued with the excellent character development and with the wonderful descriptions of the small, picturesque town of Sweet River, Texas.

We get to know Mrs. Whedon more, although it’s still a mystery as to why she wears dark green all the time! Ainsley is getting closer to starting a romantic relationship with a man tha
Magan Vernon
Apr 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'm a sucker for a good cozy mystery, especially when it involves dogs and A Case for The Yarnmaker did not disappoint!
It reminded me a lot of the Hallmark Mystery movies that just embrace you like a warm blanket and you can't help smiling while watching (or in this case reading).
The perfect distraction for these crazy times!
Apr 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received this arc from Tule Publishing in exchange for an honest review. This is the second book in the series and I’ve read both. I love a good mystery and this one keeps you guessing. So far this book is my favorite between the two. In book two, Ainsley McGregor has set up a visit by the famous Yarn Goddess to her shop To sign her bestselling book.. YG arrives with her assistant Hilary for the event. Hilary is busy jumping at her every command to make sure all is perfect for her. YG takes a ...more
Sandi Ramirez
Apr 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-challenge
This was a really good Cozy Mystery that reminded me of a Hallmark movie. As I started reading this book i could see this book in my minds eye as a movie. That to me makes a wonderful read as a book. And I for one want to thank the author for keeping me well entertained while reading it. "Bless Your Art" is the kind of arts and crafts store that I would have opened if I had been able too. Ainsley is the owner of the shop and has others who rent space and help out inside the shop as well. She is ...more
Phylis Carpenter
Apr 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ainsley and her crew at "Bless your Art" are setting up for a signing and visit from the Yarn Goddess. She has a certain way of doing things and is impossible to be around but she is so good with her fans and they just love her.

Ainsley had been feeling sick and still has a cold so the Yarn Goddess did not want Ainsley anywhere near her, because she did talk to her for just a minute and Ainsley didn't really like the woman much.
After the signing The Yarn Goddess was going back to her room at the
Apr 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary, mystery
Bless Your Art, what a fun cozy mystery!

Art bazaar owner Ainsley McGregor and her friends in Sweet River, TX are a breath of fresh air who I would love to spend the afternoon with. When international star, The Yarn Goddess, comes to town with unexpected results, Ainsley once again finds herself in the center of things. Havens kept me guessing with the who-done-it and sighing with the will-they-or-won't-they. A Case for the Yarn Maker is fun from start to finish and filled with characters that co
Antoinette Zugel
May 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ainsley keeps getting into trouble. Great story

I love this series. A close knit small town in Texas that just seems to draw trouble. Wonderful group who watch out for each other all while trying to solve a murder. Fun ride
Liliyana Shadowlyn
May 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-reads
A Case for the Yarn Maker is a really fun mystery. Of course poor George finds the body again, but he's such a sweetheart. I have to say the writing definitely improved from book one, and I enjoyed this more. A diva CEO, a lovable curmudgeon, and death all combine for an intriguing cozy mystery. Definitely recommend for cozy mystery lovers. ...more
Apr 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
There was a murder at Bless Your Art, Ainsley McGregor’s store in Sweet River, Texas. The victim is Yarn Goddess, a popular crochet and knitting expert, who was there for a book signing and class. This sends Ainsley and her group of friends on a quest to find the murderer, even though Ainsley’s brother told her to keep her nose out of it.

This mystery kept me guessing to the very end. There were so many strong suspects that I couldn’t figure out which one was the killer until it was revealed. I
Louise Bird
Apr 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book! I am looking forward to the next book in the series!
Apr 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a fun read and most crafter/cozy readers will enjoy. Book 2 in the Ainsley McGregor series it can be read as a stand alone. I liked the small town setting and the characters. Set in Texas, Ainsley runs a store that local crafters have booths to sell their wares and they were "lucky" enough to book a visit from the Yarn Goddess. Now she's dead and one of the booth owners has been arrested for murder. Ainsley and her Great Dane, George Clooney must save the day so the store can stay open. ...more
Debbie Caswell
Apr 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in this series and once again Ainsley McGregorand her dog George Clooney will be up to their necks in a mysterious death in Sweet River, Texas. The Yarn Goddess is coming to toen and giving a lecture about her yarn at the local fair but not everyone is happy about her been there Town local Mrs. Whedon accuses her that her yarn causes rashes So when the Yarn Goddess is found dead she is the prime suspect But there is more to this case than anyone suspects ans soon Ainsley ...more
Robin Hillyer-Miles
Apr 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Great mystery and wonderful characters. Plot moves along. I can't wait for the next installment. BZ! Great job to the author.
Sharon W.
Apr 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I am really enjoying this series

This a good read. I started reading it today and couldn't put it down. I like all of characters, and I love George. He is definitely a leading character.
A Case for the Yarn Maker is the second book in the Ainsley McGregor series by Candace Havens. Ainsley finds herself opening up Bless Your Art to a very famous knitting and yarn expert, Yarn Goddess. Hoping to bring more customers to the shop and widen her exposure, Ainsley wonders if bringing in Yarn Goddess was a good idea. A diva to the highest degree, everything has to be perfect and exactly so for Yarn Goddess. When she comes up against Mrs. Whedon after her book signing, but just before th ...more
Apr 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tule
I loved reading A Case for the Yarn Maker by Candace Havens book two in her Ainsley McGregor mystery series. Ainsley McGregor, a former, and now part-time, English professor, followed her dream and opened an artisan market in Sweet River, Texas. The market, “Bless Your Art”, would be a central location for local artists to sell their merchandise and teach classes, as well as hopefully bring tourists to the town. This space was filled to the rafters with colorful art, yarn, jewelry, pet treats, j ...more
Finally a book that has a decent mystery, knitting and an unfulfilled romance. This is a book I was anxious to read as soon as I saw yarn maker in the title.

As a knitter and a spiner, I am always looking for books about my hobbies. And having fallen in love with George Clooney and Ainsley in the first book, I was happy to be able to read this book.

George Clooney is a rather interesting Great Dane. One of his special talents seems to be finding dead bodies. And this time, the body he finds is th
Marsha Keeper Bookshelf
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I’m having a blast with The Ainsley McGregor Series, and A Case for the Yarn Maker just made that official. Leave it to George Clooney (the dog not the actor) to have his nose to the ground and be in a full protective mode as Ainsley, once again, finds herself on a murder case. This one involving the Yarn Goddess (yes, that is her actual name) and one feisty octogenarian who after a fight with the Yarn Goddess over well, yarn, is now the prime suspect – but of course
Apr 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
A Case for the Yarn Maker by Candace Havens
Spin a yarn…at your own risk
Everyone at Bless Your Art in Sweet River, Texas, is excited about the Yarn Goddess (yes, that’s her real name) coming to town. Ainsley McGregor has set up a special event at the local community center, but when old Mrs. Whedon doesn’t see eye-to-eye with the Goddess about using quality yarn, a fight breaks out. Who knew the octogenarian had ninja moves like that?
It’s all fun and games until George Clooney, Ainsley’s Great Da
Lelia Taylor
May 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: full-reviews
It’s common these days, if not required, to have an animal of some sort in a cozy series and said animal (or more) has varying levels of participation in solving whatever crime may have occurred. In other series, the animal is just a pleasant part of the storyline, a member of the family. The third kind is the animal who brings comic relief to the tale and I’m always interested to find out what kind of animal character I’m going to see in a series that’s new to me, like this one. Obviously, the ...more
May 15, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-tbr
I knew it! (doing the happy jig)

Nothing more relaxing than a cozy who-dun-it 🤓 on a Sunday afternoon.

This is book two in the series. It's a standalone but might I suggest reading book one- it gives you a bit of backstory on our leading lady and her brother and introductions to the supporting cast.
Anywho back to the mystery at hand

The author did a spot-on job of running the reader in multiple directions. Just when I had all my Danes in a row one would suddenly take off to chat with a squirrel an
Fee (Ebook Addicts)
May 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, read-in-2020
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We are back in Sweet River where Ainsley and her Great Dane George Clooney discovers another murder in this sleepy  little town, this time it is the guest host Yarn Goddess who Ainsely organised to visit and do a book signing and knitting workshop at her store Bless Your Art.

Some would say that Ainsley has some pretty bad luck, she moved here from Chicago to get away from crime then she gets involved with investigating the second murder the town has had in almost 30/40 ye
Apr 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ainsley & her ever adorable pup (read it for the name! It’s so cute!) are back in this fun sequel book. Haven’t we all cringed @ the “celebrity” we meet that ends up being a bit less than...sweet? I think she was one of my faves characters ever written by Candace. I loved the development of the surrounding characters & furthering of “the” romantic relationships we enjoyed in book 1. It’s not often I’m unable to figure out the ending of a cozy, but this one threw me for a loop - yikes! I loved it ...more
Oct 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Someone didn't do their job on the cover copy of my book. It was EXACTLY the same description as the first book "A Case for the Wine Maker". I'm pretty sure that wasn't the author.......

I enjoyed this book and reading Ainsley trying to stay out and let her brother handle the murder and failing. I don't actively try to figure out who dunnit while I read but I usually have a good idea. Not so with this one.
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Bestselling author Candace Havens has published more than 25 books. Her novels have received nominations for the RITA's, Holt Medallion, Write Touch Reader Awards and National Readers Choice Awards. She is a Barbara Wilson Award winner. She is the author of the biography “Joss Whedon: The Genius Behind Buffy” and a contributor to several anthologies. She is also one of the nation's leading enterta ...more

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“Something fell and George was off, barking like a mad dog. What if whoever is back there hurts him?
Oh. My. Goodness. If I do die, I can do so happily now. That man’s eyes were so blue—and I swore they changed color.
“I made a huge mistake,” Jake said as he took the leash off of George. “I said p-i-z-z-a out loud. And he took off at a fast jog all the way back here from the park right through Ms. Helen’s sprinklers down the street.”
And then nothing…no words entered my brain. I sniffed and quickly nodded, like I was about to cry. “Okay. Right. Amen.”
Then I forced myself to slow down and not run back to my seat.”
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