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Library Challenge
2015

Canadian Books 8
July - June 2015



Comments for Stitches in Time

Stitches in Time: 05/31/13

cover artStitches in Time by Barbara Michaels is the final book in the Georgetown trilogy. Rachel Grant, a graduate student who is studying quilting traditions has taken a job in a vintage clothing shop. While she's there, three exquisite quilts are left there. They were stolen and one of them appears to be cursed.

Most of the events take place during the holiday season at the home attached to the clothing boutique. Rachel, left to watch the house and the quilts, also falls prey to the worst of the curse. On top of that, she has a jealous, abusive boyfriend to contend with.

While I enjoyed the descriptions of the quilt as well as the methods for creating them, I found the paranormal aspects of the plot mired in rather hackneyed gender stereotypes. I think even for the mid 1990s when this book was first published, I would have found them tiresome.

Three stars

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