Friday, August 19, 2011

Stitches In Time by Barbara Michaels

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.


This book has been a favorite of mine since it was released back in 1999. The blending of magic with the artistry of quilting always fascinated me. Each stitch was usually a blessing sent to whomever was to receive it. But what if you twisted that idea and made each delicate stitch a curse instead? This book is full of the best Barbara Michaels has to offer. Paranormal suspense, real life villains and a heroine who has to overcome almost insurmountable evil to make those she loves safe.

You may have to look for this book in the rare book stores as it is currently not too available. Check out your local library too. As with all of Barbara Michael's books, you will be glad you went to the trouble.

1 comment:

  1. I read this book when it first came out, and remember being absolutely fascinated with it. I love the idea of working in a vintage clothing shop like Rachel does.