A Stitch In Time

Short Story in The More Than Words Volume 3 Anthology

By Tori Carrington

Harlequin - October 2006

Contemporary Romance

The Harlequin More Than Words awards were created to recognize outgoing women who have dedicated their lives to improving their communities and helping others. This is the third book in this line, and includes five stories by acclaimed Harlequin authors Susan Wiggs, Karen Harper, Kasey Michaels, Catherine Mann and Tori Carrington. Five of these award winners are featured in this book. Each story begins with a synopsis of the winner, then each author has written a fictional story inspired by them.

Jenny Smith knew all about responsibilities. She was a single mother of three children whose ex is never around, she visited her spinster aunt who liked to give astoundingly garish creations, and she worked as a nurse. Jenny didn't have time for a personal relationship, especially with the handsome Doctor Harry Gordon who worked in the same hospital. No way was she going to be fodder for gossip.

When Harry persists, Jenny agrees to a date. She quickly realizes that this man is perfect for her, that they are perfect for each other. However, Jenny also knows that there is much healing that is still needed for her, her ex, and their children before they can all move forward.

Tori Carrington's excellent skill at writing is in evidence. A Stitch in Time is a romance that identifies many issues Jenny must work through - her children, a new romance, her relationship with her ex, starting a new branch of a charity, and even handling her aunt's unwanted toaster cover crocheting habit. A Stitch in Time touches the heart. With Tori Carrington, I can expect no less.

In A Stitch in Time, Jenny sees a new mother using a pillowcase as a blanket. This spurs her to action where she learns about Stitches From the Heart. Founded in 1998 by Kathy Silverton, the organization donates crocheted items to hospitals for underprivileged newborns. In addition, they send supplies to nursing homes for seniors to make the items.

Kathy Andrico - ReaderToReader.com