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Stitches in Time Audiobook
Stitches in Time
Written by: 
Barbara Michaels
Narrated by: 
Barbara Rosenblat
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Stitches in Time Audiobook

Stitches in Time

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Publisher's Summary

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.

© and (P)1995 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Besides offering a riveting mystery, Michaels also introduces readers to the interesting business of restoring period clothing" (School Library Journal)

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    Heather Elizabeth King LYNCHBURG, VA, United States 10-14-13
    Heather Elizabeth King LYNCHBURG, VA, United States 10-14-13 Member Since 2012

    author or paranormal mysteries and paranormal romance

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    "Why abridged when Books on Tape has it unabridged"

    I listened to this audio book years ago and fell in love with the story and Barbara Rosenblatt's narration. I was so excited to see it available at Audible.com that I downloaded it without realizing it is the abridged version. So much is lost in this abridgement. The story is wonderful and should be available in its entirety.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Sara Birmingham, AL, United States 08-08-08
    Sara Birmingham, AL, United States 08-08-08 Member Since 2013
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    "A neat knot of a mystery"

    Barbara Michaels excels at the romantic ghost story and in this book she performs to expectation. A graduate student; a handsome man; a beautiful, but disturbing quilt; and a vengeful ghost all tie together into a diverting and enchanting narrative.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    G. Malloy Honolulu, Hawaii United States 04-17-16
    G. Malloy Honolulu, Hawaii United States 04-17-16 Member Since 2015

    gorgon07

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    ""Abridged" is an understatement"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Restore at least some of the text; this was so brutally abridged that much of the character development, interesting detail and background that make Michaels' books so easy to get lost in is missing, leaving huge, gaping holes.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Since this is a romance novel, supernatural background aside, the happy ending is hardly a surprise and isn't really meant to be. And you don't need to be a genius to figure out the "mystery," Michaels having obligingly provided plenty of hints; the interest is in how the characters go about figuring it out.


    Any additional comments?

    When you read the book, the awkwardness and stiffness of some of the dialogue isn't really intrusive, but listening to a performance of it seem to emphasize the problem. I love Michaels' books for the background, and sadly most of it was abridged to death - this also makes the weakness of the dialogue more obvious. Prefer the novel to the audiobook in this case!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Loyola CAMDENTON, MO, United States 08-11-10
    Loyola CAMDENTON, MO, United States 08-11-10 Member Since 2008

    A former accountant and staff trainer. Now retired, I enjoy knitting and weaving. I enjoy intelligent, insightful books with lead characters I respect. I deplore novels fille with gratuitous violence and depraved sexual behavior written to shock the reader.

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    "Lame story narrated like a tv soap opera"

    I wish I hadn't spend extra $$ during a sale to download this disappointment. Choppy writing, rough scene changes, unbelievable changes in characters from chapter to chapter, the writing is bad. The narration was annoying - a phrase ion nearly every pareagraph uttered in dark sinister tones.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Mystery Beading Cat New Mexico 05-09-07
    Mystery Beading Cat New Mexico 05-09-07
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    "Cute but Predictable"

    Interesting little story. No surprises but it was a cute store.

    1 of 7 people found this review helpful

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