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Summary

1939. After the sudden and tragic loss of her husband, Helen is returning home to her mother’s house in Biggin Hill, Kent - the one place she vowed she’d never go back to again.

Alone and not knowing where to turn, Helen finds herself joining the local women’s sewing circle despite being hopeless with a needle and thread. These resourceful women can not only make do and mend clothes, quilts and woolly hats, but their friendship mends something deeper in Helen, too. Lizzie is a natural leader, always ready to lend a helping hand or a listening ear. Effie has uprooted her life from London to keep her two little girls away from the bombing raids, and the sewing circle is a welcome distraction from worries about how to keep a roof over their heads and about her husband, too, now serving in active duty overseas.

When the reason for Helen's husband's death comes to light, her world is turned upside down yet again. The investigating officer on the case, Richard, will leave no stone unturned, but it’s not long before his interest in Helen goes beyond the professional. As she pieces together old fabrics into a beautiful quilt, will Helen patch up the rifts in her own life?

The Patchwork Girls by Elaine Everest is a moving story about the ties of friends and family, set during the turbulence of World War II.

©2021 Elaine Everest (P)2021 Macmillan Publishers International Limited

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Romance with a twist!

Really enjoyed every minute of this story. Made more personal by the fact that I know Biggin Hill well but I now live in Chard where one of the characters children were evacuated. Off to seek out more books by this author!

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Personal lives documented within patchwork

An enjoyable light read containing sufficiently interesting storylines which are enhanced by Annie Aldington's narration.

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brilliant

Absolutely loved it from start to finish. Great story with great characters. Once again Annie Aldington read it beautifully and brought every character to life.

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The Patchwork Girls

Fantastic book. I didn’t want it to end. Read to perfection by the talented Annie Aldington.

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loved it

I do so enjoy Elaine's books they take me out if my world into someone else's. I really enjoyed this latest offering.

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A can't put down book.

I am a great fan of Elaine Everest. This one had everything, suspense, thrills and romance.

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Lovely book

Enjoyed this very much took you back too what is must of been like such brave people

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Decent enough story

The story is engaging enough but I think there are other writers of ww2 sagas who have better stories. The narrator is okay but her Canadian accent sounds somewhat Scottish at times!

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interesting and lovely

i enjoyed this story very much. it was an interesting mystery, love story, piece of history and lovely piece of nostalgia.

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patchwork girls

loved it. great for listening in car while driving on a long journey. thank you

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Great story

As a quilter I wanted to read this book. The author drew me into a deeper story of suspense and a romance as well as describing the bond that is felt between quilters.

I will search other books from this author as I thoroughly enjoyed the book.