Stitches In Time

Mass Market Paperback | December 9, 1998

byBarbara Michaels

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When an antique bridal quilt appears under mysterious circumstances at the vintage clothing shop where Rachel Grant works, she is fascinated. She has never been able to resist handmade textiles from the past, for she believes that through the ages, women wove protective magic into their fabrics in order to mark the important events of their lives: birth, marriage, and death.

But there is more than good in the quilt's magic power. Day by day Rachel sees and feels the power growing, as she senses the quilt influencing her thoughts and actions. Much as Rachel's logical mind longs to deny the supernatural, the aura of evil coming from the quilt is terrifyingly real, and it seems to carry a sinister legacy into the lives of the people Rachel loves.

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When an antique bridal quilt appears under mysterious circumstances at the vintage clothing shop where Rachel Grant works, she is fascinated. She has never been able to resist handmade textiles from the past, for she believes that through the ages, women wove protective magic into their fabrics in order to mark the important events of ...

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When an antique bridal quilt appears under mysterious circumstances at the vintage clothing shop where Rachel Grant works, she is fascinated. She has never been able to resist handmade textiles from the past, for she believes that through the ages, women wove protective magic into their fabrics in order to mark the important events of ...

When an antique bridal quilt appears under mysterious circumstances at the vintage clothing shop where Rachel Grant works, she is fascinated. She has never been able to resist handmade textiles from the past, for she believes that through the ages, women wove protective magic into their fabrics in order to mark the important events of ...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 1 inPublished:December 9, 1998Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061044741

ISBN - 13:9780061044748

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clever, suspenseful story and great characters! Great book!! This book has so much in it that I don't even know where to start. There's a mystery surrounding the antique quilt that arrives at the vintage clothing store where main character Rachel works. There's smart and funny inter-play between the very different and interesting other people in the story. There's in-depth examinations of the superstitions and magical beliefs and practices of various cultures. There are restless spirits, and what appears to be a possession of one of the characters by one of these mysterious spirits from the past. There's also romance, with the required obstacles to same. The story is very entertaining and engrossing. You find yourself leaning forward as you read because you're dying to know what happens. The supporting characters are very colourful and the way they all interact makes for some funny scenes. I should mention that this is the second in what could "loosely" be termed a trilogy [the other books are Ammie Come Home" and "Shattered Silk"]. However, due to the talent of author Barbara Michaels, each book is a fully-developed story all on its own, with a complete and satisfying ending. You can absolutely read and enjoy each book on its own without reading the others. But if you have read the earlier books, the references to the other books that Michaels gently and skillfully works in to the present story will add an extra element of enjoyment to the current book. Something else I particularly enjoyed about this book was the ending. Often a mystery or suspense novel works up to a frothing head of fever and the ending has to be an explosive and over-the-top climax. It's almost a formula. This book has a very unusual and creative ending for this type of book. Don't misunderstand - it's a perfect ending to the story based on what's come before, but it's a unique approach and I loved it. I definitely would recommend this book.
Date published: 2009-10-20