By Clare O'Donohue
Book number 1 of the sometime Quilts secret series
In the culture of Jennifer Chiaverini and Emilie Richards, a debut quilting mystery
Nell Fitzgerald is delighted while she gets a beautiful home made cover in a lover?s knot development from her grandmother Eleanor as an engagement reward. Her pleasure is short-lived, in spite of the fact that, while her fiancé publicizes he?s calling off the marriage. Heartbroken, 25-year-old Nell flees ny urban for her grandmother?s domestic in old fashioned Archers leisure. during this small city Eleanor?s lifestyles revolves round her cover store, sometime Quilts, and the individuals of the shop?s quilting circle.
When the physique of a neighborhood handyman identified for his flirting is located within the duvet store, murdered with a couple of quilting scissors, Nell reveals herself drawn into the case? and attracted to the good-looking police leader. As a trend of clues starts off to emerge, one of many major suspects is Nell?s ex-fiancé, whose arrival in Archers relaxation turns out suspicious. the women of the quilting circle proceed to piece jointly their quilts as Nell unravels the secret. For quilters and secret fanatics alike, The Lover?s Knot is a pleasant and promising debut.
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God no,” he said quickly. ” Confusing but hopeful answer. ” “I just want to wait. ” He looked up at me. If he was looking for agreement, he wasn’t going to find it. ” I asked. ” “For a little while longer,” he said, a small amount of relief in his voice. ” He shook his head. But he didn’t look at me, didn’t say he loved me, didn’t offer any further explanation. He just sat in silence. And I stood watching his silence. There was a soap opera scene in there somewhere, but I was damned if I was going to play it out.
My door started to open slowly, and a blond furry snout sniffed in the opening. There was a grunt, more pushing, and then Barney was in the room, wagging his tail and sniffing at the bed for signs of life. There was no point in staying in bed with this hairy alarm clock drooling and whimpering. I got up and made my way toward the kitchen to find myself some coffee. ” My grandmother stood at the door to the kitchen. ” I smiled. ” “No food,” she said, and she walked past me to the front of the house.
Com To my mom, for teaching me to love words and live life ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Writing may be a solitary process, but this book would not have been written without the aid of quite a few people—a few are listed here. First of all, I’d like to thank Allison Dickens and Branda Maholtz, my wonderful editors, Nadia Kashper, and the team at Plume. My agent, Sharon Bowers, and everyone at the Miller Agency. My sister Mary for serving as head cheerleader, first editor, and unofficial publicity director. My friend and fellow writer Kara Thomas, who nudged and nagged me to sit down and write.