Hi friends! I once again checked out a Cross Stitch & Needlework magazine from our library. This time I have the May 2014 issue. I stitched up April and am now working on May.
Jane Austen turns sleuth in this delightful Regency-era mystery
November, 1815. The Battle of Waterloo has come and gone, leaving the
British economy in shreds; Henry Austen, high-flying banker, is about to
declare bankruptcy—dragging several of his brothers down with him. The
crisis destroys Henry’s health, and Jane flies to his London bedside,
believing him to be dying. While she’s there, the chaplain to His Royal
Highness the Prince Regent invites Jane to tour Carlton House, the
Prince’s fabulous London home. The chaplain is a fan of Jane’s books,
and during the tour he suggests she dedicate her next novel—Emma—to HRH, whom she despises.
before she can speak to HRH, Jane stumbles upon a body—sprawled on the
carpet in the Regent’s library. The dying man, Colonel MacFarland, was a
cavalry hero and a friend of Wellington’s. He utters a single failing
phrase: “Waterloo map” . . . and Jane is on the hunt for a treasure of
incalculable value and a killer of considerable cunning.
"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you." Isaiah 43:2
Stitching and praying,