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Book Review-Sewing Can Be Dangerous and Other Small Threads-S.R. Mallery

Monday, November 11, 2019

I rarely buy compilations and it is even rarer that when I do I read the entire book! Honestly I bought this book because of the pic of a car sewing using a sewing machine--I'm pretty sure you saw it at some point-I could not resist. Well I started to read the short stories and found myself intrigued! I read every last one in one sitting!

All the stories had to do with quilting or some type of sewing. They ran the gamut from Salem Witch Trial days and went on from there. I have to say each was enthralling--this author knows how to write a short story that satisfies.

I highly recommend that all read this--and if you are one who hasn't got the time to read--read one at a time. It will take no time at all!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Winner of the Reader’s Favorite Gold Medal!
>>>History, Mystery, Action and Romance All Rolled Into One, Amazing Collection

These eleven short stories range from drug traffickers using hand-woven wallets, to a U.S. slave sewing freedom codes into her quilts.

From a cruise ship murder mystery with a quilt instructor and a NYPD police detective, to a couple hiding Christian passports into a comforter in Nazi Germany.

From an old Salem Witchcraft wedding quilt curse to a young seamstress in the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.

From a 1980's Romeo and Juliet romance between a Wall Street financial 'star' and an eclectic fiber artist, to a Haight-Ashbury love affair between a professor and a macramé artist gone horribly wrong…just to name a few.
>>>A breathtaking story collection from award-winning author, S.R. Mallery!

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

A USA TODAY Best Selling author and two-time READERS' FAVORITE GOLD MEDAL winner, S. R. Mallery--as her fans say--"brings history to life."

They say I'm as eclectic as my characters. I've been a singer, a composer, a calligrapher, a quilt artist, and an ESL/Reading teacher. But it is the world of writing historical fiction where I feel I've come "home." It's where I've received various awards and in addition, get to do my second love: Research.

When people talk about the news of the day, or when I listen to music, my overactive imagination likens the story to a similar kind of news in the past, which helps me conjure up scenes between characters I've yet to meet.


Unexpected Gifts: "This is a book to be savored, as there is much information, as well as a captivating story about one family greatly affected by the events of their times. A thought-provoking read indeed!" -- Deborah Lloyd for Readers' Favorite

Sewing Can Be Dangerous and Other Small Threads
This is a fascinating collection of anecdotes and historical snippets focusing on the timely art of sewing. - Emily-Jane Hills Orford for READER's FAVORITE

"Mallery is an extremely talented writer. Her style lures the reader; you actually become a part of her tapestry of expression." -- Blogger Melinda Hines, on Tales to Count On.

The Dolan Girls "was so enjoyable. At times rollicking, at times poignant, but always authentic, well researched and a beautifully told story. Highest recommendation. Five stars." -- B. Nelson, Top Amazon reviewer

Genteel Secrets "is a beautiful story which transports the reader in time. True to life historical fiction at its best, it's so much more than romance." - Riley, Top Amazon reviewer

Trouble in Glamour Town "is very historically accurate, portraying the real workings of the Hollywood sleaze, dishonesty and corruption happening at that time. S.R. Mallery is a gifted author who drew me into the story from the first word and kept me reading until the very last page... " - Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite

Ellie & The War On Powder Creek
"This is one of those rare western romances that are historically accurate. From the way the characters talk to their dress and their way of life, the author has given a very accurate account of how the west was back in the late 1800s. The narrative was reflective of that time; the descriptions took me to the places and the characters and had me experiencing the hardships and tension along with them ...
The author's writing style is the magic behind this amazing novel. S.R. Mallery did a great job at keeping the story alive, keeping the momentum going and making sure that the reader didn't lose interest at any point. I loved this book"
----- Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite *****


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Linda Manns Linneman said...

I can't wait to pick this up to read. It sounds so interesting. Thank you so much for sharing this

Lauryn R said...

This sounds like such an exciting read! Thank you so much for your review, I am definitely going to order this one.

Donna B. said...

This is such a unique and interesting collection of stories. I like the variety! I really want to read this!

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