Book Review Friday – Sewing Can be Dangerous

I don’t often reblog my posts from my blog Writing Whims, but I thought this book of short stories–all related in some way to sewing–might be of interest. I hope you enjoy this collection as much as I did.

P.C. Zick - Author/Editor

SCBD_Cover_10-29_drop_shadow copy-1 I loved S. R. Mallery ‘s first book, Unexpected Gifts , for its rich and varied historical eras used in the setting and theme of the novel.

She continues that same talent in her collection of short stories, Sewing Can Be Dangerous and Other Small Threads. The thread that holds the stories together is a literal one as all the short stories employ some type of sewing or weaving of threads at the heart of the plots. The stories are set in important historical eras and are sometimes romantic, sometimes horrific, and always riveting. The life of immigrants who worked in the textile plants during the heyday of the Industrial Revolution are profiled in one of the short stories. It’s not only an indictment of the appalling conditions of the workrooms but Ms. Mallery also examines the yearnings of a young woman who wants to disappear from her cruel and…

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