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Sharing recommendations for quilting related FICTION books and providing a forum for discussing them. Everyone welcome!
The news article which started off the Book Club; https://ukqu.co.uk/quilting-fiction-books-ukqu-book-club/
I hadnt heard of a specific number before, but im guessing its a number of reasons, to show that you were good enough at sewing that you could provide comfort for a future husband, there had to be quite a lot of them so that you could wash them, dry them and still have ones for the bed while you were washing them, and probably something to do with…[Read more]
'Retired-and-loving-it' quilter and crafter living in west London replied to the topic BOOK 1 APRIL 2018 – Discussion in the forum UKQU BOOK CLUB 1 day, 19 hours ago
I’m an Audible fan and listened to this book over a period of 4 days and loved it. I haven’t read/listened to any of Tracy Chevalier’s books before and loved the flow of the narrative. Thanks for getting me out of The habit of reading a constant diet of crime thrillers peppered with the odd classic. Does anyone know why brides were expected to ma…[Read more]
Would anyone like to Admin the book club discussions?
I am going to focus on the Facebook group, which is also where future books will be announced.
I have a murder mystery ready for May (first in a series of 10+ books!) and a historical fiction / women’s story for June. Lots of interesting books coming up!
I read this in two days!! Loved it! I used to be an avid reader, then had some big upsets in my life which stopped me reading but this book has got me going again.
Like Anne Burke commented – a lot of ‘what ifs’….I was convinced Honor was going to end up with Donovan after she ran away……
A very good read, makes me want to find out more about…[Read more]
SUGGESTED DISCUSSION POINTS, FROM THE AUTHOR –
There are prompts for discussion around the roles, relationships, quilt patterns (!), dealing with loss, and the effect of the journey from England might have us on Honor.
Feel free to commmet on any / all of these and see where it takes us. It’s such a thought provoking book that a good d…[Read more]
Just started the book last night. Read 4 chapters – thoroughly enjoyed the book so far. The references to the quilts are good. The part where the heroine works in a Miliners is great – I did a C & G course for 2 years in Millinery and taught for a year – bought it all back! Wonderful…. Can’t wait to pick up again tonight. Thank you so much…[Read more]
SPOILER ALERT: IF YOU HAVEN’T FINISHED READING THE BOOK, YOU WOULD PROBABLY PREFER TO LEAVE READING THIS CONTRIBUTION UNTIL YOU HAVE x. Something that I loved about this story is the plethora of ‘might have been a different story’ threads running through it. For Honor alone: if Samuel had honoured their engagement; if Grace hadn’t died; if Dono…[Read more]
Just read this whilst on holiday. Not a book I would normally choose but thoroughly enjoyed it. As a beginner quilter I will be looking up some of the patterns mentioned. I did love that she used scraps too… sometimes in todays discussions it can get very specific about what fabric should or should not be used. She used anything to hand. The…[Read more]
I am hoping to announce the book at the beginning of each month (or just before); April was a bit later as I hadn’t expected the huge and immediate interest in a Book Club!!!
I am reading through a few different books at the moment, to make sure we get a variety of genres, but as soon as I’ve decided on the next one, there’ll be an…[Read more]
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