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Cathedral Windows

(Someday Quilts Mysteries #04.5)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  125 ratings  ·  10 reviews
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 ...more
ebook, 80 pages
Published November 13th 2012 by Penguin
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Aug 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It’s Christmas time in the small town of Archer’s Rest in Hudson Valley. The town is busily preparing for the holiday festivities when tragedy strikes.

When a beloved teacher is accused of burning down his family home, Nell Fitzgerald is the only one in town who believes in his innocence and she’s determined to prove it. With the help of her friends at her grandmother’s shop, Someday Quilts, Nell starts her own investigation.

This is a novella from Clare O’Donohue’s Someday Quilts Mystery series.
Sep 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
cute touching store showing the love of neighbours.
Viviane Crystal
Nov 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Nell's grandmother taught her by example, not to be drawn to material things but to give when things are needed and to give freely. All in all, it's better to give than to receive; but she's finding that the latest project is fraught with trouble. First there are the children whom she is teaching to make a quilt in order to sell it to raise money for the Fire Department their small town shares with nearby Morrison in upstate Hudson Valley in New York State. The kids are psyched to get into sewin ...more
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I had no trouble reading this story as a stand-alone despite it's being the fifth entry in the series and is a good introduction. It was quick, sweet and tugged all of the heart-strings.

"Cathedral Windows" is a quilting pattern and all that Charlie, a beloved teacher, has left when his house burns down. Although a hometown boy, he was away for awhile serving overseas in Afghanistan. He returns home, the last of his family, and different from the boy the town knew. He has trouble fitting back in
Dec 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
"Cathedral Windows" is a short 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. Ove
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nice short read by one of my favorite authors
Dec 04, 2013 rated it it was ok
Meh. No depth to characters and super short.
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Another fun Cozy mystery to read in and afternoon.
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Clare O'Donohue was born in Chicago, Illinois, the youngest of four children. Her parents, John and Sabina O'Donohue, were both born in Ireland. They met in London and moved to the US and settled on Chicago's South Side where she was raised.

She always knew she wanted to be a writer and in fact wrote her first novel when she was 15. It was a mystery. After college she worked as a newspaper reporter

Other books in the series

Someday Quilts Mysteries (6 books)
  • The Lover's Knot (Someday Quilts Mystery, #1)
  • A Drunkard's Path (Someday Quilts Mystery, #2)
  • The Double Cross (Someday Quilts Mystery, #3)
  • The Devil's Puzzle (Someday Quilts Mystery, #4)
  • The Double Wedding Ring (Someday Quilts Mysteries, #5)
  • Streak of Lightning (Someday Quilts Mysteries, #5.5)