The book for July in the UKQU Book Club is The Sewing Machine by Natalie Fergie.

Linked by a sewing machine, we meet the three main characters Jean, Connie and Fred in this sweet Scottish story mixing some historic facts with family life, romance and kindness.

Jean’s story takes place at the beginning of the last century when she’s one of the pioneer strikers working at the Singer factory in Clydebank.

Connie is an amazing seamstress with a very large heart living in Edinburgh at the middle of the century.

Finally, we have Fred’s side of the story which takes place just a few years ago.

Taken together the various stories create a beautiful tale spun around an old, still working, sewing machine.

Bonus reading suggestions

Did you know that romance author Evie Baxter is actually quilter Susan Baxter, known as ‘canadianabroad’ on Instagram? Check out her books on Amazon – link to books by Evie Baxter.