Title: Miss Scarlet's School of Patternless Sewing
Author: Kathy Cano-Murillo
Published Date: March 8, 2011
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review.
To raise money for her move to New York, Scarlet Santana opens an after hours sewing school in a local record shop. As classmates become friends, and Scarlet moves from teacher to pupil, everyone will learn that there is no single pattern for a good life. Happiness is always a custom fit.
About the Author:
Kathy Cano-Murillo leads an artful life and her mission is to inspire others to do the same. A Chicana pop artist and writer, she is the founder of CraftyChica.com, a lifestyle site for creative women. Kathy has authored seven craft books and her work has been spotlighted in Bloomingdale's, Target.com, and Michaels, and featured on NPR, the New York Times, HGTV, and SiTV. Her debut novel, Waking Up in the Land of Glitter, was chosen by Latina magazine as a "Top 10 Latina Summer Beach Read," and by Publishers.org as a selection for Latino Book Month. Kathy lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her husband, two kids, and five Chihuahuas.
I enjoyed this book as I am crafty and the references to the craft classes made me relate well to the book. I have a group of cross stitchers that get together once a month to stitch and talk and share stories and this book fit right in with our time together. It was a delightful read about a group of people that befriend each other and become entwined in each other's lives. It was a testament to learn a lesson that you don't always know where you will find the comfort and guidance that you are looking for, even when you didn't know you were looking. The book was a quick read and woould be perfect for a book club. The book also contains a reading guide just for that purpose. Check out the link below for your own copy and it is also available for the Kindle. Also, leave a comment below to enter to win your own copy here. The winner will be chosen on March 15.