Readers may be surprised/intrigued to learn that best selling author of women’s fiction, Viola Shipman, is actually the pen name of a male author. He has a keen eye and ear for the kinds of stories that readers of this genre very much enjoy and this title is no exception.
I loved the way in which sewing is entwined in this story. Each chapter has a sewing term at the top. This connects with the protagonist’s mother having been a seamstress. When Miss Mabel tragically dies (of Covid), her daughter Sutton travels to Michigan. She hopes that this will help her to learn more about her mother, a woman who did not like talking about herself or her family. How will two Bs-buttons and a character named Bonnie add to Sutton’s understanding? Will life in Michigan offer what she needs?
This is an involving and well told story. I recommend it. Readers will root for Sutton and hope for a happy ending.
Many thanks to Harlequin Trade Publishing for this title. All opinions are my own.
Pub date: 12 July 2022