Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Cathedral Windows by Clare O'Donohue

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Cathedral Windows
by Clare O'Donohue

ISBN-13: 9781101615843
ebook: 80 pages
Publisher: Plume
Released: November 13, 2012

Source: eBook review copy from the publisher through NetGalley.

Book Description from Goodreads:
In this special holiday themed short story, Christmas is just around the corner in the Hudson Valley. Nell and her friends at the Someday Quilts shop should be making eggnog and finishing up the stitching on their last homemade gifts, but when an arsonist strikes and a beloved teacher becomes a suspect, the ladies rally behind him to clear his good name. Will they succeed in time for him to spend Christmas among loved ones or will this be a chilly winter for the town of Archers Rest?

My Review:
Cathedral Windows is a cozy mystery. It's a feel-good Christmas story with enjoyable characters. The characters and setting were developed enough to give a nice feel of small town life. The mystery wasn't very complex due to how short the story was, but whodunit was not obvious. It was a clue-based mystery, and whodunit could be guessed from the clues. The suspense was from (non-romantic) relationship conflicts and physical danger.

There was no sex. There was no explicit bad language. Overall, I'd recommend this enjoyable, quick read.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

Excerpt: Read an excerpt using Google Preview.


MissKimberlyStardust said...

I love a good cozy Christmas mystery so I may just have to check this one out. Thanks for the review!
-Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

Debbie said...

You're welcome. I'm always happy to know when I've helped connect readers with a book they'd enjoy. :)