Review: Aida Time by A.C.F. Bookens

Posted April 29, 2023 by Lola in Mystery, Review / 0 Comments

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Aida TimeAida Time (Stitches In Crime #10)
by A.C.F. Bookens

My Rating: 4 stars

Genre: Cozy Mystery
Age Category: Adult
Type of romance: MF

What’s a woman to do if she finds a skeleton in her own back yard?

Since she moved into her farmhouse, Paisley Sutton has wanted to convert the old summer kitchen house into an office for herself, and it’s finally time. But when her contractor begins opening up the walls to insulate, they find far more than they expected.

Will Paisley be able to solve this time-worn murder, or will someone stop her before she can?

My Review

I received a free copy from the author and voluntarily reviewed it.

Aida Time is the tenth book already in the Stitches and Crime series. This is my favorite series so far by this author. I love the focus on history and the ties to the present and the way that all comes together in the mystery. I like reading about Paisley, her son and her fiancé the sheriff as well as all the friends and family she has around her to help her out.

Aida Time had such an interesting mystery. This time Paisley finds a body on her own property as she’s turning the old summer kitchen into an office. It was interesting to read about how the research led her to figure out who owned her property before her and who build her house as well as the stories of the enslaved people who worked there. There was a great twist in the mystery and who did it and it was a bit sad as well. It had a satisfying conclusion and I liked how she honored the man whose body she found and his family.

Paisley is such a great character to read about. I really like her and the way she handles things. It’s great to see her life develop throughout the series. In this book she has people who run her shop for her and she’s planning her wedding to her fiancé. There are some fun scenes with her son and also plenty scenes where he isn’t present for valid reasons as they dive into this mystery. I like the close group of friends and family she has around her, how she isn’t afraid to ask for help and the way her friends and family are there for her and are happy to help her out. There are new friends as well as old ones that make an appearance.

To summarize: I really like this series and this newest installment was a great one. The mystery takes place close to home as Paisley finds a body below the old summer kitchen she’s turning into an office. This was an interesting mystery with a surprising twist at the end. I found it interesting how the research focused on how owned the land and build the house where Paisley now lives. I like the tie to the past as well as the present and how that combines in the mystery. I really enjoy reading about Paisley and she handles these mysteries and interacts with other characters. She has a great group of friends and family around her. I really liked how this book got wrapped up with a satisfying conclusion to both the mystery and Paisley’s personal life too.

4 Stars


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