As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.

Love in Every Stitch

by Julie Bozza

Jake is a trapper working high in the mountains of Wyoming Territory, usually not seeing another human from one month to the next. Recently, however, he’s had an unexpected guest – an Easterner named Edwin, who pitches in to ensure that Jake has enough supplies to survive the coming winter. As the evenings draw in, Jake works on knitting a blanket, adding a bit of love (and maybe even magic) into every stitch, hoping to entice Edwin to join him under its warmth…

This book is on:
  • 9 To Be Read lists
  • 1 Read list
  • 1 Currently Reading list

“Knit one love,” murmured Jake as he worked the needles, “purl one love. Knit one love, purl –”

“I never expected a Mountain Man to be so handy on the domestic front,” declared Edwin.

Jake had gotten so caught up in the rhythm of it, and he was so used to living alone year in and year out, that he’d almost forgotten he had company. “If I don’t do it,” he equably explained, “it won’t get done.”

“True.” Then Edwin asked, “What’s the pearl?”

He wasn’t sure if he wanted to get too deep into discussion about the knitting, given what the knitting was for. “A purl’s the opposite of a knit,” Jake said, holding the fabric out to display it in the lamplight. “See here? The knits are flat and the purls make the bumps. Altogether, this is called seed stitch.”

“Because you’re seeding it with pearls?”

Jake frowned in thought. “I guess.”

“And the love? What’s that?”

About the Author

Ordinary people are extraordinary. We can all aspire to decency, generosity, respect, honesty – and the power of love (all kinds of love!) can help us grow into our best selves.

I write stories about ‘ordinary’ people finding their answers in themselves and each other. I write about friends and lovers, and the families we create for ourselves. I explore the depth and the meaning, the fun and the possibilities, in ‘everyday’ experiences and relationships. I believe that embodying these things is how we can live our lives more fully.

Creative works help us each find our own clarity and our own joy. Readers bring their hearts and souls to reading, just as authors bring their hearts and souls to writing – and together we make a whole.

Julie Bozza. Quirky. Queer. Sincere.