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Title: Confessions from the Quilting Circle
Author: Maisey Yates
Publisher: Harlequin, HQN
Published: May 4th 2021
This is a beautiful story of a family where communication has broken down and each has secrets that are keeping them apart from the others until a legacy brings them back together.
Three sisters return to the home of their grandmother which they and their mother have inherited. The sisters have very different lives, live in very different places and don’t really have a lot to do with each other. Inheriting the house means uncovering secrets, learning to work together, to share and reveal the truth . . . . but that will take time and courage. Will they make the most of this opportunity and help sew the memory quilt their grandmother planned, combining together the special pieces, learning to fit them together and create new memories whilst sharing more than they’d done for years? Will sewing the quilt prove inspirational in sewing their lives back together, creating a new quilt whilst restoring their family love and connections?
Such a moving read with so many revelations, it is about the four Ashwood women and is told from their different points of view interspersed with diary excerpts sharing events from the past. Initially I struggled with the different points of view but not for long, soon I was invested in discovering what had happened to fragment their relationships to each other and it was truly heartbreaking and heartwarming as the events and secrets were revealed. It deals with some very sensitive issues but to say just what they are would be spoilers so I’ll just say have the tissues handy when you read it! A very emotive, enthralling read, I can’t recommend this highly enough. It is a story of being honest with your family, finding healing, building relationships and moving forward with hope, remembering that “You can never go so far that you can’t come back home“.
Thank you to Harlequin HQN and NetGalley for my copy of this amazing book which I voluntarily read and have honestly reviewed.
“Maisey Yates always writes stories that stay in your heart long after you read the last page.”—RaeAnne Thayne, New York Times Bestselling Author
The Ashwood women don’t have much in common…except their ability to keep secrets.
When Lark Ashwood’s beloved grandmother dies, she and her sisters discover an unfinished quilt. Finishing it could be the reason Lark’s been looking for to stop running from the past, but is she ever going to be brave enough to share her biggest secret with the people she ought to be closest to?
Hannah can’t believe she’s back in Bear Creek, the tiny town she sacrificed everything to escape from. The plan? Help her sisters renovate her grandmother’s house and leave as fast as humanly possible. Until she comes face-to-face with a man from her past. But getting close to him again might mean confessing what really drove her away…
Stay-at-home mom Avery has built a perfect life, but at a cost. She’ll need all her family around her, and all her strength, to decide if the price of perfection is one she can afford to keep paying.
This summer, the Ashwood women must lean on each other like never before, if they are to stitch their family back together, one truth at a time.