Can three sisters stitch their family back together?
Loretta has run the little sewing shop in Butterbury for years, while bringing up her three headstrong daughters. Her own grandmother taught her how to quilt, and Loretta always found time to sit with Daisy, Ginny and Fern, pulling together scraps of material – and their hopes and dreams – into a beautiful whole.
But this Christmas the family is coming apart at the seams: Fern feels like she’s failing at motherhood and marriage; Ginny’s passion for her job as a midwife is fading, Daisy is keeping two very different secrets – and most of all, Loretta seems to be hiding something from her daughters…
As they come together to create a beautiful new festive quilt, memories are stirred, the bonds between sisters healed, and new friendships woven. But when Loretta reveals the real reason she’s gathered them all back to the sewing shop, can the sisters mend the quilt, and their family, in time for Christmas?
Full of kindness, community and festive magic, this is a treat to curl up with this Christmas! Perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley, Jenny Colgan and Ali McNamara
Thank you to Anne of Random Things Tours and Orion Books for the opportunity to read and review this festive book for the blog tour, and a copy of the paperback.
Loretta’s family have gone their separate ways after a tragedy hit the family. However Loretta has some important news for her three daughters and needs to call them all back to Butterbury before Christmas.
Daisy, Ginny and Fern have led separate lives in recent years and have avoided spending time together but all love their grandfather, so need to put their differences aside to pull together now. It is a sad read in places, but overall is an uplifting festive read.
I enjoyed my virtual visit to Butterbury and look forward to reading more books by Helen Rolfe in the future (this is my first one). There is a lovely mix of family, romance, canine companions, secrets, crafting and Christmas in this book, with a reminder about why it is important to be our true selves if we want to be happy. This book should be enjoyed cuddled up with a dog, under a quilted blanket with a mug of hot chocolate.
Helen Rolfe writes contemporary women’s fiction and enjoys weaving stories about family, friendship, secrets, and community. Characters often face challenges and must fight to overcome them, but above all, Helen’s stories always have a happy ending
To learn more about Helen visit her on Twitter @HJRolfe or at www.helenjrolfe.com