Thursday, August 15, 2013

Pattern for Romance



Honour Metcalf's quilting needlework is admired by a wealthy customer of the Boston Mantua-maker for whom she works. In need of increasing her earnings, she agrees to create an elaborate white work bridal quilt for the dowager's niece. A beautiful design emerges as she carefully stitches the intricate patterns and she begins to dream of fashioning a wedding quilt of her own. When Honour is falsely accused of thievery and finds herself in a perilous position, merchant tailor Joshua Sutton comes to her aid. As he risks his relationships, reputation, and livelihood to prove her innocence, the two discover a grander plan.

My Review:

Pattern for Romance is set in the years just before the American revolution, Gade includes fascinating details into every day life including the political tensions of the time. What a great backdrop for romance!

Joshua is smitten quickly and becomes a knight in shining armor during repeated mishaps that befall Honour. Nothing like a protective, caring, gentleman rising to the rescue for hero material. Unfortunately, Honour isn't appreciative all the time as she struggles for independence in more then one difficult situation.

Gade has woven a intriguing plot with a twist of mystery and gentle romance that makes a quick, satisfying read.

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Pattern for Romance, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday August 18 2013. Offer open to international readers. Good luck! 


  1. I love romance books and one set in the years of the revolution sounds great. Hope to win a copy.

  2. It's a unique time period for a historical romance and I really enjoyed it. Good luck Victory Knitter!

  3. I haven't read a book set in that time period in a while. This one sounds perfect! Thanks for the review!


  4. It is so nice to see she has written another book. I read her first which was a heartsong one. Please enter me. Thanks.

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  5. Loving these quilt series books.


  6. thanks for the chance to read this novel, kav

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  7. This sounds great, love the Colonial setting for romance and mystery. Please add me, Kav!l
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  8. This sounds like a fantastic book. I've always wanted to make a quilt,but haven't worked up my sewing confidence yet. Reading about it would be even better.
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  9. I like the significance the quilt plays in this story -- through the whole series actually. Good luck, Renee!

  10. Thanks for the chance to win! I am certainly not a sewer, and am very impressed by those who can/do...


  11. What a wonderful storyline concept. As a former home ec teacher and lover of crafts with my hands - I'd love to read the romance centering around this!

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  12. This sounds really good, historical and a quilter of wrongly accused of stealing. Wow!


  13. This sounds like something I'd love to read .. count me in. rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

  14. An unusual & interesting storyline - would love to read/win the book. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!


  15. This looks really good! Thanks for the review, and for hosting a giveaway!


  16. This sounds really good. I've read and liked a couple others in this series. shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com