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Summary

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.

©2021 Helen Rolfe (P)2021 Orion Publishing Group Limited

Critic reviews

"The perfect festive read!" (Debbie Johnson)

"Full of festive spirit and intriguing family secrets!" (Heidi Swain)

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From the first word the to last word, this story was magnificent, magical and memorable.
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A ‘real’ family full of emotions and old hurts who come together and begin healing through crafting. A bit slow. Half way through I almost gave up because of that but I’m glad I didn’t. Well narrated, I grew to like all the different characters in the family.
Personally I would have preferred more about the sewing shop and maybe other village characters in there too but it’s a good story for all that.