January 1, 2014

Reviewing "The Double Wedding Ring"

     I grew up reading the "Nancy Drew Mystery" books. I don't know if you could call it "reading" actually, it might be more appropriate to call it "consuming".   My parents would pick up a pile of those books for me either from the library or the bookstore, and I would relegate myself to my bedroom for days on end finishing one book after the other.  Throw in a couple "The Babysitters Club" books and I was one enthralled kid.
    There's something about the way Clare O'Donohue writes, and the characters she creates that brings me back to that time. Each book in the "Someday Quilts Mystery series" has a puzzle that needs to be solved, and along the way you come to love the characters and care about what happens to them.  They are quick, fun reads and I'm always left wanting more.  "The Double Wedding Ring" did not disappoint and I think I finished it in about two days. The story grabs you from the beginning and keeps you in suspense until the very end.
    The underlying plot which sets the stage for the book involves wedding planning and romance, but the suspense comes when Nell Fitzgerald is once again called to solve a murder mystery. Well, not exactly "called" but "compelled" to solve it.  If you've read any of the "Someday Quilts Mystery" series you know what I'm talking about, and if you haven't read any of them and you grew up enjoying the same kind of books I did, I suggest you start reading right away.

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Plume/Penguin Group in exchange for an honest review.

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