Let me give you the blurb from the publisher:
Witchcraft in a small New England town typically harkens Salem , Massachusetts . However, amateur sleuth Nell Fitzgerald finds the upcoming anniversary of Archers Rest, New York drawing out the town’s own dark history of witchcraft, as well as that of its residents in THE DEVIL’S PUZZLE. Nell is thrilled when her grandmother Eleanor’s boyfriend plans a double surprise—restoring the rose garden of her old Victorian house, and a marriage proposal. However, Oliver’s plans are put on hold when a skeleton is unearthed in Eleanor’s backyard. Police Chief Jesse Dewalt launches an investigation, and for once, Nell vows to stay out of his way, instead focusing on organizing a historic quilt show as part of the town’s upcoming anniversary festivities. When clues lead to questions about Eleanor’s past, Nell is forced to uncover the truth. As the anniversary approaches, a chilling wave of vandalism strikes town hot spots, raising fears that witchcraft has returned, and revealing secrets that could change life in Archer’s Rest forever.
The Someday Quilts series includes The Lover’s Knot, A Drunkard’s Path, The Double Cross and The Devil’s Puzzle (Oct. 2011), and her Kate Conway series recently made its debut with Missing Persons. Clare O’Donohue lives in Chicago , IL . Visit her website at clareodonohue.com and the Someday Quilts fan page on Facebook.
In addition to being an avid quilter, O’Donohue is a freelance television writer and producer, who has worked on a variety of programs including HGTV’s Simply Quilts with Alex Anderson. She is still trying to use up the fabric she was given while working there.
Awesome, huh? From my own perspective, this book is a fun and quick read. The main character, Nell, is quirky and immediately loveable. The rest of the characters are just as much a pleasure to read and know as Nell. You just want to care about these people. The town is charming and the mystery is intriguing with a few interesting twists and turns. I highly recommend this book.
In a few days, I’m going to post a Q&A with the author, Clare. That’ll be fun, too.
So, here’s the giveaway. You just have to leave a comment below about why you’d like the book and if you’ve read any other of Clare’s books. That’s it, that’s all. I’ll close the contest November 10 at midnight. Drawing on November 11. That’s a week for you to get all your friends to sign up.