Threadly Secret by Samantha Price

Threadly Secret by Samantha Price

Author:Samantha Price [Price, Samantha]
Language: eng
Format: epub
Published: 2019-08-22T04:00:00+00:00

Ettie was excited to begin her sewing project. It brought back memories of them watching their mother cut out the fabric for quilts and then she’d give all the children their sewing tasks. It took many months, but at the end of their many evenings of family sewing they had a handsome quilt with many happy memories attached.

They walked into Greta’s quilt store and the first person they saw was Valerie, Greta’s niece. Ettie was more than a little concerned when the smile left Valerie’s face when she saw them.

She walked over to Elsa-May. “Did you take … never mind. This is not the time or the place, but I do have a friend, Carol, who was working in the library the day you came in.”

“It’s good to have friends especially in the library.” Elsa-May smiled.

Ettie stepped forward. It was no time for playing dumb. They had to apologize for what they’d done. “You know Carol?”

Valerie nodded. “I know her very well.”

“It’s a small world, isn’t it?” Elsa-May asked. “We know Carol and you know Carol.”

When Valerie still looked upset, Ettie added, “My sister hasn’t been the same for quite some years. I do sincerely apologize if she did something inappropriate.”

She looked between both of them. “I don’t know what you’re up to, but I don’t like it. I’ve got a good mind to report you both to the police, but since I got the book back and nothing was stolen, I’ll let it slide. I’m sorry but I’ll have to ask you both to leave.”

Ettie was saddened. She could understand her wanting Elsa-May to leave, but why her too? “But I want to start sewing a quilt and you have everything here that I’ll need.”

“Please purchase your goods at another store.”

Elsa-May said, “You’ll be turning away a paying customer.”

“If you don’t leave, I’ll—”

“We’re going,” Elsa-May said.

Ettie and Elsa-May walked out of the store as quickly as they could.

Elsa-May sighed once they were well away from the doorway. “She was so nice when we met her the other day.”

“I don’t blame her for being like that. We did take the book out of her shop. Perhaps it would’ve been better to go about it another way. We can’t just take things without asking. We had no right to do that.”

“There very well could’ve been a better way, but we had no time to think of it,” said Elsa-May.

“I wonder if Valerie’s up to something.” Ettie stopped walking and looked back at the store.

Elsa-May stopped when she noticed Ettie had. “What makes you say that?”

“Because she’s not going to report us to the police. Why? Because she might be hiding something.”

Elsa-May drew her eyebrows together. “She’s taking pity on us. Nothing was stolen or harmed in any way just like she said. The book was taken and brought back. And she probably wouldn’t like to report a couple of old ladies to the police.”

“As well as that, I’m sure Kelly had her book there on his desk and she didn’t mention a word about it.


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