Thursday, January 23, 2020

SEW IN LOVE collection, Reviewed by Trixi Oberembt

Sew in Love by Jacquolyn McMurray, Debby Lee, Kimberley Woodhouse and Darlene Panzera
I've always enjoyed Barbour novella collection books and “Sew in Love” is no exception! I only knew two authors in here but happily discovered two new ones. Another thing I love, being introduced to writers I would have never known had they not been included in the set. These are always a win/win for me!

The stories take place from 1850 to the end of WW2 in 1945. The most modern one was Debby Lee with “Tailored Sweethearts”. I haven't read too many war time stories as they aren't my favorite, but I really enjoyed this one. I admired Captain Irving Morgenstern in his unselfish devotion to his squadron and heroism in the face of danger. Stella McGovern did what she could to bring comfort to injured military men in the hospital where these two met. From there, it was love at first sight! They both clung to their faith when things were bleak and encouraged each other in difficult times. I really like the historical details Debby Lee included in her story, bringing it to life in my mind.

All the stories showed how love can conquer all and faith can get you through most anything in life. Enjoyed these very much!
*I received a complimentary copy from one of the authors and was under no obligation to leave a favorable review. All opinions are my own. * 

BackCover Blurb:
When four women put needle and thread to fabric, will their sewing lead to love?

HEARTS SEWN WITH LOVE by Darlene Panzera
Gold Bar, California, April 1850
During the California gold rush, a beautiful seamstress finds her heart torn between the men who want to marry her and the one fortune hunter who won’t.

WOVEN HEARTS by Jacquolyn McMurray
New York City, 1911
A shirtwaist factory fire survivor struggles to provide for her family despite the disastrous misguided intentions of the handsome union organizer who tries to help.

A  LANGUAGE OF LOVE by Kimberley Woodhouse
New York City, 1911
A milliner with thick Irish accent and a renowned baseball player with speech impediment meet at the office of a language teacher. But the issues with their backgrounds that first brought them together will also drive them apart.

Dutch Harbor, Alaska, Summer 1945
A parachute seamstress struggles with her faith in desperate circumstances. A fighter pilot teaches her to hope in her darkest hours.

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  1. Thanks Trixi! I miss the covers that are clearly Barbour, but I know that what's inside will be wonderful!

  2. This book sounds like a very good read with inspirational stories. I love books that trust and have faith especially in difficult situations. Thank you so much for sharing your review on this book, I love, love the cover, it is Beautiful!


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