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The Vintage Sewing & Knitting Bee

(The fifth book in the Sewing & Baking series)
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The Vintage Sewing & Knitting Bee is a light-hearted romance set in Scotland.

It is a 35,000 word book. It's the fifth book in the Sewing, Knitting & Baking series of books. These books can be read in any order.

Book 1 - The Tea Shop
Book 2 - The Sewing Bee & Afternoon Tea
Book 3 - The Christmas Knitting Bee
Book 4 - Champagne Chic Lemonade Money
Book 5 - The Vintage Sewing & Knitting Bee


Ilona leaves Edinburgh city and goes to live in a lovely little cottage in rural Scotland. She enjoys living quietly until she joins the local vintage sewing and knitting bee run by Flora. Although Ilona becomes friends with the ladies and is welcomed into their bee, they also get up to mischief making, especially when it comes to men and romance.

The ladies are intrigued to find out that one of their neighbours, handsome dancer Etive, dances half naked in his garden at night. And then there's the well-built builder Greig to contend with.

While making sparkly vintage dresses for parties and dinner dances, knitting everything from shawls and tea cosies to scarves and skirts, Ilona and the ladies get up to all sorts of mischief and mayhem.

Other Romance Books by De-ann Black include:

Summer Sewing Bee.
Christmas Cake Chateau.

Cottages, Cakes & Crafts series:
Book 1 - The Flower Hunter's Cottage
Book 2 - The Sewing Bee by the Sea
Book 3 - The Beemaster's Cottage
Book 4 - The Chocolatier's Cottage

The Tea Shop & Tearoom series:
Book 1 - The Christmas Tea Shop & Bakery
Book 2 - The Christmas Chocolatier
Book 3 - The Chocolate Cake Shop in New York at Christmas
Book 4 - The Bakery by the Seaside
Book 5 - Shed in the City

The Tea Dress Shop series:
Book 1 - The Tea Dress Shop At Christmas
Book 2 - The Fairytale Tea Dress Shop In Edinburgh
Book 3 - The Vintage Tea Dress Shop In Summer

The Bitch-Proof Suit - set in Dublin and New York
Oops! I'm the Paparazzi - set in New York
The Cure For Love - set in London and Cornwall

About the Author:

De-ann Black is a bestselling author, scriptwriter and former newspaper journalist. She has over 70 books published. Romance, crime thrillers, espionage novels, action adventure. And children's books (non-fiction rocket science books and children's fiction).

She previously worked as a full-time newspaper journalist for several years. She had her own weekly columns in the press. This included being a motoring correspondent where she got to test drive cars every week for the press for three years.

Before being asked to work for the press, De-ann worked in magazine editorial writing everything from fashion features to social news. She was the marketing editor of a glossy magazine. She is also a professional artist and illustrator. Fabric design, dressmaking, sewing, knitting and fashion are part of her work.

Additionally, De-ann has always been interested in fitness, and was a fitness and bodybuilding champion, 100 metre runner and mountaineer. As a former N.A.B.B.A. Miss Scotland, she had a weekly fitness show on the radio that ran for over three years.

De-ann trained in Shukokai karate, boxing, kickboxing, Dayan Qigong and Jiu Jitsu. She is currently based in Scotland.

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Used availability for De-Ann Black's The Vintage Sewing & Knitting Bee

Paperback Editions

January 2018 : USA Paperback

Title: THE VINTAGE SEWING & KNITTING BEE (Sewing, Knitting & Baking series)
Author(s): De-ann Black
ISBN: 1-977016-86-3 / 978-1-977016-86-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Independently published
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

November 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: THE VINTAGE SEWING & KNITTING BEE (Sewing, Knitting & Baking series Book 5)
Author(s): De-ann Black
Publisher: Toffee Apple Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA