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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…

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Spring is almost over and for June we’re turning to some Amish romance with the first book in the Quilter’s Son series by Samantha Bayarr. The book is called Liam’s choice. Liam has secretly attended school outside of the Amish community, to allow him a chance to set up his own company. Just before Liam is…

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During May we are escaping to a quaint little town in Maryland where we are joining a family of allegedly hot firemen to get our dosage of quilting and happily ever after Title: Hearts on fire Author: Julia Gabriel Two families; the Trevor’s, with five daughters and the Wolfe’s, with three sons. The Trevor family…

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Our book for April 2021 is called Assault and Batting and it was written by Tess Rothery.   When her mother Laura dies, Taylor Quinn returns to the family home to step into her shoes including running a quilt shop and look after her teenage sister. The police have written off Laura’s death as an accident…

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“The journey to college is a rite of passage we mark as a joyous occasion, one we celebrate by buying luggage and books on how to build a fulfilling life. But really, if you ask any mother, she’ll tell you that deep down, we want to mark it as a loss, a funeral of sorts”…

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A bit later than I’d planned, but here is the book for February 2021. Forget me Knot, by Mary Marks Forget me Knots is the is the first book in a series of eight written by Mary Marks. They are all available as eBook, audio book and printed (you may need to look for second…

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With the recent changes announced by the government due to the spread of Covid, not many of us were able to meet up with family and friends over the Christmas period. Instead, I have found eight ladies and their families for you to socialise with – meet The Bunco Club.  Karen DeWitt has created a…

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“You are Wardrobe, aren’t you?”. It may not get down in history as the best pick-up line ever, but it was the first line spoken by Alfie to Gwen. Nonetheless, it started their friendship which soon also involved some flirting, touching and kissing when they could find some privacy. The book for November is House…

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It may be getting chillier and soon we’ll see the leaves turn golden and red, but the book for October takes us back to summer time and we get to know one fiercely independent older lady, an incredibly busy socialite and a grieving young mother. Three generations of the same family, but they have never…

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With summer almost over and people returning to work and school in earnest again, I have selected a feel-good story for us to read during September. We’ll get to know master quilter Grace and her granddaughter Audrey, as Grace is sharing her skills (quilting as well as life related). The book is called Our Family…

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I was hesitating before announcing our next quilting related novel as it has a reoccurring element of faith which may not be to everyone’s liking. However, it is a lovely, feel-good story, which many may find have similarities to parts of their own lives.  The book for August is called The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club…

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As promised last month, the book for June has exactly the same title as the one we read during May; A Single Tread. The author for the June version is Tracy Chevalier. The book takes us to Southampton and Winchester in 1930s England where we get to know Violet Speedwell, who is a ‘surplus woman’.…