Renee Conoulty: Threadbare: The Traveling Show by Alexandra DeMers


Monday, 5 June 2017

Threadbare: The Traveling Show by Alexandra DeMers

How do you piece together your life when the world is falling apart at the seams?

It’s 1945. The New American Republic may be done fighting their enemies overseas, but the war at home against Tall-Me, Cleo, and their army of patriots still rages on.

Times are hard, but Amandine Stewart refuses to give up hope. Her father killed in action and her mother imprisoned in the faraway city of Nieuwestad, Amandine embarks on a dangerous journey to reunite what’s left of her family. Her sunny disposition and skills as a seamstress get her a job with a traveling band of performers who are on their way to put on a show that may be their ticket out of poverty.

But when there is sunshine, something always lurks in the darkness. While Amandine and her friends prepare for an extraordinary performance in Nieuwestad, her every step is dogged by the treacherous NAR agent who arrested her mother. He’s as unpredictable as he is vain, but he makes two things perfectly clear: nothing but the occasional bloodstain shall sully his perfect uniform and nothing will stop him from completing his mission.

Join Amandine as she travels through the war-torn remnants of an alternate past where struggle, adventure, and romance dance to electro-swing beneath the stars.

Hey! Here's my review.

An alternate history romance adventure with a cast of fascinating characters. I loved the insight into life in a travelling show and the vivid descriptions brought the costumes to life. I could almost hear the electroswing music playing. The pacing was fast and the ending left me wanting more. I'm looking forward to reading more from Alexandra.


  • Where: Author Invitation
  • Format: ebook


  1. I too, totally loved this book. I cannot wait for more adventures. I love the love story and all the sewing and the setting with the alternative history! It's a book I would have loved to have written myself! So glad you reviewed it.

    1. Thanks for introducing me to it. I'm looking forward to more from you too.