Book Review of The Map Quilt a new book by Lisa Lickel

The Map Quilt is a delightful read by Lisa Lickel. It is a the second book in the Buried Treasure Mysteries series, a sequel to The Gold Standard. You don’t have to read that one first since this story and the characters still make sense without reading it, but for your own enjoyment I would suggest you do try to find a copy! Then you will have the enjoyment of reading both mysteries!

The story starts with a prologue of an Underground Railroad escape attempt that takes place in 1860 which sets up the rest of the story. Then we flash forward to the present in the life of Judy and Hart Wingate who are introduced in The Gold Standard. Judy is nearing her delivery date for their first child. A suspicious fire starts off the mysterious happenings, and the book goes from one incident to another, building in intensity until the end.

The mystery of an ancient map in the form of a quilt runs through the whole story, and it’s like solving a puzzle to try to figure out which of the characters want the information enough to kill for it. And who will be the next one to be targeted. This story will keep you reading to find out the answers.

Bio: Lisa Lickel is a Wisconsin writer who lives with her husband in a hundred and sixty-year-old house built by a Great Lakes ship captain. Surrounded by books and dragons, she writes inspiring fiction. Her published novels include mystery and romance, all with a twist of grace. She has penned dozens of feature newspaper stories, short stories, magazine articles and radio theater. She is the editor in chief of Creative Wisconsin magazine. Lisa also is an avid book reviewer, a freelance editor, an editor at Port Yonder Press, a writing mentor, a hostess at Clash of the, and enjoys blogging at and She loves to encourage new authors. Find her at

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5 Responses to

  1. Lisa Lickel says:

    Thank you for hosting me, Rose!

  2. Lisa’s a wonderful writer, and her new book sounds so good. When I read about it, I couldn’t help but think of Clue, a game I used to play with my daughter. What a fun read it will be.

  3. Thanks for letting me get a sneak peak at it Lisa. I’ve been wanting to read the sequel since I read The Gold Standard a couple years ago!

    And a welcome to Gail for visiting my site. Hope you will come back again soon! I used to play Clue, too! Mr. Green in the library with a candlestick! LOL

  4. Tracy Krauss says:

    I’m excited for you Lisa and wish you all the best. My plan is to read THE MAP QUILT when my list gets a little shorter!

  5. Lisa Lickel says:

    Thanks, Gail…it is a little like that, and the third book gets even crazier. Thanks, Tracy. I know what you mean about the pile.

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