Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Devil's Puzzle Book Review

As you know I was given two books from Plume, a division of Penguin Publishing.  One book for a give away and one to review.  So here's my honest review -  First let me say this is not the type of book I would normally read.  I like books with a fast pace and action.  A book that includes quilting just doesn't seem like it would entertaining.  But O'Donohue did provide just that.

Devil's Puzzle Variation Block
From Quilter's Cache
O'Donohue has a nicely paced book -  the story really moved along. She makes her characters real and believable and she adds bits of humor throughout. I like that, it makes the book so much more fun.  I really appreciated the way she added enough characters and a complex plot so that I didn't know what would happen next or who was going to do it.  She kept me entertained and guessing right up to the end!  She does deliver a nicely wrapped ending. Which is a must for me.  

Devil's Puzzle Block
From:  Early Women Masters. net website
My questions when reading a book are:
Did I enjoy the book as I read it?  Yes   I really enjoyed every page - no dull spots.
Would I read another book by Clare O'Donohue?  Yes!
Would I recommend this book?  Yes.  I had not read the other books in the series. This book can stand alone and it was very good. 
Devils Puzzle Variation from Crazy
And as for reading a book with quilting references.  Oh yes!  That was actually fun.  I didn't think I would like it.  But I really did!!  

From Quilter's Cache - Devils Puzzle Variation Block as a quilt
I learned a few things about the Devils Puzzle Block too!  I did not know what the block looked like, nor that there was a variation.  And even a variation on the variation.  That  shouldn't come as a surprise, quilters are always changing things!


  1. Thanks for the review.. can't wait to get started reading it now. :o) I also didn't know about the Devil's Puzzle block. Very interesting.

  2. I'm going to have to put this on my wish list for Christmas. Thanks for the review.