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Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Double Wedding Ring and A Giveaway



When we think of double wedding rings we naturally think of a wedding.  And, of course, the double wedding ring quilt is a popular handmade gift to give to any couple getting married, or celebrating a special anniversary.  

With Wedding season on our door step, this seems like a perfect time to share with you one of my absolutely favorite reads:  The Double Wedding Ring, by Clare O'Donohue, published by Pume Books, an imprint of the Penguin Books

The Double Wedding Ring is book five in the Someday Quilt Series, with Nell Fitzgerald. Nell is not only a talented quilter, but also solves crimes.  This delightful read is a who-dun-it murder mystery with romance, suspense, quilting and a number of wonderful characters.  The only problem with this book is you won't want to set it down and it leaves you eager to read another book in this engaging series.



In The Double Wedding Ring, Nell is scrambling to help prepare for the upcoming wedding of her grandmother, while her relationship with the police chief Jesse Dewalt is heating up. And, she is also thinking of starting her own quilt design business.   The plot gets mysterious when Jesse's former partner from NYPD turns up --dead. 


SewCalGal loves Nell and found this book difficult to put down.  The characters are realistic, as is the plot, yet it keeps the reader entertained and eager to read the next book in the Someday Quilt Series. 


I definitely agree, Nell is a modern day Miss Marple (but Nell also likes to quilt and design). Whether you have a wedding to attend in the near future, or not, I hope you get a chance to to check out this book.  It is a delightful read.

You should be able to find this book in premier quilt shops, as well as your favorite books stores.  If not, let them know you are interested in having them have this book available for purchase in their store.  Of course, you can also find it availabe for purchase online at Penguin Group, or from Amazon.com


Did I Mention A Giveaway? 


SewCalGal was given a copy of this absolutely delightful book to review, with the understanding I would share my own opinion.  And, I could giveaway my copy to a follower of SewCalGal.
So, if you are a follower that is interested in reading this book simply complete the rafflecopter form below to enter.




Also, for those interested in learning to make a Double Wedding Ring Quilt, Craftsy has a new class to help you. And it is on sale this weekend too!



You can find Penguin Books at:
https://www.facebook.com/penguinbooks
https://twitter.com/penguinusa
http://www.penguinusablog.com/


You can find Clare O'Donohue at:
www.clareodonohue.com
https://www.facebook.com/clare.odonohue.3?fref=ts

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79 comments:

Flicsha said...

Love your blog! I would love to read a new book. The Double Wedding ring is one of my favorite quilts. Thanks Flicsha

Cyd Runde said...

This book sounds delightful, and I am always looking for new series!!

Audrey said...

Quilt mysteries are always the best. Thanks for the book reviews that you do.

ytsmom said...

I love this series, and have not read this one!

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

I have not made a double wedding ring YET but would like the challenge one day. I love reading - sounds cute :)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I just finished a DWR quilt...posted on my blog

Cecilia said...

I love the double wedding ring quilt and have it on my bucket list. Thank you for the chance to win this book, it sound interesting.

Donna said...

i, too, love this series. I would love to win the book.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Years ago I started making a blue and white wedding ring quilt, but never finished it. It may be one I need to dig out and finish. I love the blue and white and would love to have this in our bedroom. Thanks for the giveaway.

MalinisQuilts said...

Me and my husband will be celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary next year and I was thinking of make a DWR quilt by then. There are just my plans but not sure if I will be able to make it in time.

Raewyn said...

This is a series I have missed out on - it sounds great - thank you for sharing and a chance to win a copy of this one. If you're not ok about posting international I would gift it to my sil in the usa... it would get to me in the end!

Sewgirl said...

No weddings on the horizon for us. My mom did make my a table topper for my wedding…I have never attempted a double wedding ring myself though.

Kathryn said...

A book witha quilt theme is always a good read. thanks.

krisgray said...

Love this series! Been looking forward to a new story - thanks for the chance!

Julie said...

Love quilt theme books. Thanks

Vicky P said...

Both my mother and I want to make this quilt.

scottylover said...

I do have a wedding to go to this summer! It's the first one in a long time, too.

I've read a couple of the books in this series and LOVE them! Thanks for the chance to win!
Sandy A

OhioLori said...

I do follow you already..thru Bloglovin & Email! lol

Pretty new to Quilting...but for Christmas, my NC daughter got me a Template set for makin a Wedding Ring Quilt (she got married last year...think it's a Hint????lol) I'm kinda bein' a chicken...know I gotta start tho...

Paula said...

Sounds lime a really great book. I've made a single ring double wedding ring quilt which was great fun to make and much easier than I anticipated

Jeanne in Ohio said...

Quilt-themed books are among my favorites and this author is new to me, so I'd love to win! Thanks for the giveaway.

Hanke said...

I've never read a book of her. And I ' ve never made a weddingring quilt. I donot know if I will make one :-) no weddings in the family at the moment. Thanks for the chance!

Patty D from NC said...

I've enjoyed her other books. Thanks for the chance to win.

Rilene said...

I can`t wait to read it! Sounds great!

Kathy S. said...

I attended my niece's wedding YESTERDAY!!! Of course it was beautiful! It was an outdoor wedding in April in Ohio. It rained all day and the rain stopped about an hour before the 6:30 pm wedding. It was in downtown Columbus, Ohio, in an old warehouse setting. Just stunning pictures with the gloomy sky and the bright pink bridesmaid dresses. Can't wait to see what the awesome photographer did with all the fun stuff at the venue. Oh, I could go on and on... but thanks for the chance to win.

Sallie said...

I've never made a Double Wedding Ring quilt.

Jean said...

We have 2 family weddings this year....no double wedding ring quilts in the future, unfortunately!

Joyce Carter said...

The book sounds awesome and I love to read about as much as I love to sew. There are no weddings coming up, but I did make a Double wedding Ring quilt. It is cream with hunter green and burgandy arches. I really love it. Thank you so much for the giveaway.

Patti said...

I would love to read this book.

Lindi S said...

Wow, it must be coincidence! I am working on J. N. Double Wedding Ring &Stars...I have over 3000 pieces in it already. It would be a great time to sit and take a break.

Nancy D. said...

I actually attended a wedding last weekend for the first time in many years. I hope to someday be able to make one of those lovely quilts.

Gene Black said...

Hi! I have a template for a DWR on my computer but I have never gotten around to trying it.

Debbie said...

I read the first book in this series and loved it! I did make a double wedding ring wallhanging with photos for a gift, about 15 years ago.

Beverly said...

This sounds like a great new series! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway and all the quilting inspiration from your blog!

Cindy Dahlgren said...

Everyone wants me to make a double wedding ring quilt. I've only been quilting for two years peeps! Obviously, I'm not qualified yet.

The Weekday Chef said...

I have every intention of making a double wedding ring quilt. I have had the templates for quite a while now. Seems like other projects have got in the way. I'm looking forward to making one some day though.

Janet said...

No weddings coming up this year, but there are a few babies. Even so a Double WEdding Ring quilt is definitely on the list of quilts I hope to make some day. And I would love to read the book. Thanks for a chance to win it.

Bec Clarke said...

I made a Double Wedding Ring for my brothers wedding gift, it was massive, it hung over the sides of a queen bed. I was and still am so proud of that quilt as it was the first curved piecing I had ever done but it turned out so beautifully and they loved it.

Pat V. said...

Hi, SewCalGal! I've read the first four in this series, can't wait to see what Nell does next. I did just deliver a queen-size wedding quilt, but not double wedding ring pattern. They seemed to love it!

ozone3 said...

I've read the 1st 2 books in this series and LOVED them!!

Thanks for the chance to win!!

Anonymous said...

The double wedding ring is on my maybe someday list :) My great-grandmother made one. It actually belonged to one of my younger brothers, but I got to keep it safe until he settled down. Beautiful and all hand-stitched.

Suze said...

I have a beautiful king double wedding ring that I am entering in my guild quilt show this June. I did not make it - I did do the binding. A couple of years ago, a good friend who was 89 years old made it for me on a treadle sewing machine. I had it professionally quilted. My husband died last July before I got it bound. He loved the red, white, and blue fabrics in it. He helped me select them. I want to honor my 91 year old friend who made it. And I love to read.

Carol J said...

Sounds like this book would be a really good read. It has to grab my attention, and if you couldn't put it down I think it will be just fine lol. Besides, there is a cat on the cover... gotta be good! The double wedding ring quilt has been on my 'someday' list of quilts to make for a veeeeeerrrry long time - Thank you for sharing :)

Purl Buttons said...

Getting ready to go to a retreat and DWR--a new way is one of the classes. Think I'm going to make a table runner.
I love a mystery! I am going to find some of those Clare/Nell books!

Luz2Quilt said...

Double wedding quilt is on my bucket list of quilts to make and I always love a good quilting mystery.

Dana Gaffney said...

Your Miss Marple reference has me on the look out for this series, sounds like fun.

jrwork said...

I love wedding season!! And I love to read ;) I did make a wedding ring table topper many years ago, haven't attempted one since, but would like to.

Diane Wild said...

I did make a double wedding ring quilt and hand quilted it many, many years ago. I made it for myself because I've been married twice. LOL
Thanks for the great book reviews.

Bonnie58 said...

Thanks so much for sharing. A DWR is on my list of quilts to complete, but haven't tackled it yet...

Brenda said...

Who doesn't love a good mystery novel? Particularly to curl up with on these gray days that refuse to let the sun through!

Michele said...

I love mysteries and I love to quilt. This book therefore is a no-brainer!

Sharon Hughson said...

I'd like to win. I've read Someday Quilt series before.

Lynn said...

Thanks for doing the give away. I would love to win as reading is another of my favorite pastimes. A day without reading is a sad day so try to read a bit every day.

carla said...

Hi!!! Sounds like a fun book to read!!! Thanks for the fun give away!!!!

Tracy A said...

I would be thrilled to read this book!

Vicki H said...

Our favorite waitress at a local family owned restaurant is getting married in July. It's been a long time since we've been to a wedding. One of these years I hope to make a DWR.

Quilting Tangent said...

No weddings coming up. Always liked the double wedding ring quilt - maybe someday I'll make one. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Judy1522 said...

I do have a weddding in June to attend, my son's best friend is getting married.

Abbigail said...

I love to read and this sounds good. I have a double wedding ring quilt top that i did years ago and I have been thinking of getting it out and hand quilt it.

Abbigail said...

I love to read and this sounds good. I have a double wedding ring quilt top that i did years ago and I have been thinking of getting it out and hand quilt it.

Karen said...

I've made quilts as wedding presents but I have never made a double wedding ring...maybe someday!

teachpany said...

I've read the other Someday Quilts stories, and loved them. I have to find this one, too. I forgot it was released. As for a DWR, it's on my bucket list. I don't have any weddings to go to this year, but I do want to make that quilt. I have the Go! die, so it's only a matter of picking the fabrics and finding time. Thanks for the review! Enjoy your day.

Carol J said...

Sounds like this book would be a really good read. It has to grab my
attention, and if you couldn't put it down I think it will be just fine
lol. Besides, there is a cat on the cover... gotta be good! The double
wedding ring quilt has been on my 'someday' list of quilts to make for a veeeeeerrrry long time - Thank you for sharing :)

Lee said...

I have never made a double wedding ring quilt - Those curves - not sure its for me ! But I love a good mystery! thank you!

Mary C said...

Sounds like a great read...perfect for a lazy afternoon! Love your blog, thanks for sharing!!

SewCalGal said...

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Anonymous said...

Hi. I haven never made a double wedding ring quilt, but I sure would like to some day. I would really enjoy reading this book. I follow you via email.

Donna W said...

Love to read, especially any books that have a "quilt" related story. Thanks for the book review and the chance to win a copy of the book.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Great review! I love these kind of books and can't wait to get my hands on this series. The Double Wedding Ring quilt is on my bucket list. I have a daughter so I'm sure one is in my future, hehe.

Thank you and Penguin Books for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Carla said...

Sounds like a great read. My daughter is going to be married in the fall. I'm not sure if I have time for a double wedding ring quilt before the wedding.

Heather R said...

I'll be getting married this coming october! and I love quilting, it's one of about a half dozen crafts I'd love to take up some day. (always some day....)

Alesha Klein said...

Love reading quilting mysteries. Have not made a double wedding ring quilt yet, but would love to try. Thank you for the giveaway. Good luck everyone!
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Marjorie Nath said...

I've never made a Double wedding ring quilt, I don't know if I would have the patience for it. I would love a new book and a series involving quilting and mysteries would really make me happy.

Shar said...

I have three wedding coming up in the next 2 months. They are only weeks apart from each other.

Sheri said...

I would love to read this quilting mystery and my oldest daughter is getting married in September! I should make her a double wedding ring quilt!

Ruth said...

I love to read and this sounds like a great series!

ozone3 said...

I've read the 1st 2 books in this series and LOVED them!!

Thanks for the chance to win!!

Jessibeth Vicenty said...

I have never heard of a Double Wedding Ring quilt, but now I will love to make one!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I'm a follower, and I have 3 weddings to attend in the future (so far) and 3 quilts to make. No double Wedding ring quilts in my near future. They are lovely, but, I just don't have that much time.

ozone3 said...

I've read the 1st 2 books in this series and LOVED them!!

Thanks for the chance to win!!