Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The Lover's Knot, by Clare O'Donahue
The Lover's Knot is the first in the Someday Quilts series featuring Nell Fitzgerald. After her fiancé calls off the wedding, Nell escapes to her grandmother who owns the quilt shop in Archer's Rest. Her grandmother's handyman is murdered, and Nell's now ex-fiancé is a really good suspect. Nell gets into trouble with the local law trying to clear him. The first glimmerings of how really good O'Donohue will become are here in the gentle humor, well-pitched dialog and logical plotting. All the quilting talk and old-lady wisdom get a little tiresome, but it'll be fun to watch her evolve over the next few books.