The Lover’s Knot by Clare O’Donohue
A cozy mystery that doubles as a romance novel. I don’t mean this in a bad way. The book opens with Nell, newly stricken by her fiancé Ryan’s decision to postpone their wedding, decamping for her grandmother’s house in a small town where everybody knows everything about everybody. So naturally everybody already knows her business when she shows up on the scene. Humiliating? Yeah, just a bit. But when her quilt-shop-owning grandmother falls on the stairs and breaks her leg, Nell decides to stay in this small town, at least for a while. She takes a leave of absence from her job and tries to figure out whether she wants to reconcile with Ryan— who is making noises about getting married after all. Then it turns out her grandmother’s fall was no accident, and before long, someone ends up murdered right there in the quilt shop. And the police chief is a handsome, brooding young widower… A fine debut in the Someday Quilts mystery series.