From Long and Short Reviews, in which Kathy Weyer is likened to Jacqueline Susann:

"...This is an in-depth story with unforgettable characters and believable circumstances. After finishing this novel, I felt as though I had made a room full of new friends and found a little extra meaning to living life itself. This is a debut novel for author Kathy Weyer, which amazes me further. Stitches does not read like a book written by a novice writer, but rather one written by one of the greats.

Stitches is one of those rare books I am sure to find myself reading again before too long. And I am genuinely excited to see what comes next from this author! If you’ve ever read and loved best-selling author Jacqueline Susann of “Valley of the Dolls” and “Once Is Not Enough” fame, you are going to adore the work of Kathy Weyer. Ms. Susann may have had more sex in her novels, but she certainly didn’t have more heart."

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"... At first glance, Stitches seems like it would be a mundane, dreadful read; however, this is far from the case here. There is so much more to this middle-aged woman enduring a mid-life crisis than meets the eye. It was a risky choice for a novel’s protagonist, but it paid off so well, in part because of how realistic it was. Kathy Weyer’s writing, and subsequently her characters, is believable and heartfelt. It may very well hit home for many readers, either because they identify with the story themselves, or know someone who can. Despite being fiction, there is an overwhelming amount of truth to be found in this novel.

Stitches was intriguing immediately, from the very first page, and in it unfolded an emotional journey with more depth than was honestly expected. Despite seeming plain, this book is actually quite a little treasure. Stitches is a wonderful read, full of honesty, introspection, and the relatable struggle to discover one’s own identity; surely any reader would find something to enjoy in this novel."

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Nothing gets an author's heart racing faster than reviews coming in - and these were seriously palpitation-inducing!