The keepsake quilters


When London TV producer Penny finds herself unexpectedly pregnant, it throws her carefully thought-out future plans into disarray – and her concerned mother Val’s constant attempts to guide her don’t help to calm her panic. Meanwhile Penny’s grandmother Marguerite – Val’s widowed mother – has recently returned to her childhood home in Wicklow and is struggling to show her concern for Penny without it looking like disapproval. Then Marguerite has an idea – she and Val will make a keepsake quilt for the baby, a way of welcoming this new member of the family and keeping themselves distracted until Penny is more receptive to their advice. But as they begin to piece together treasured textiles, Marguerite becomes fascinated by a mysterious portrait of her own mother and Val is forced to confront her feelings about the past.

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Ambitious TV producer Penny has always been a planner. She knows exactly what her future looks like – until an
unexpected pregnancy forces her to rethink everything, especially her relationship with the baby’s father.

Penny’s mum Val raised her alone and always taught her daughter to be independent. So why is Penny pushing Val away now, when she needs her more than ever?

To help heal this rift, Marguerite, Val’s recently widowed mother, joins Val in sewing together a keepsake quilt for the baby. But as the quilt takes shape, memories surface, and all three women begin to discover more about each other than they ever could have imagined. As the arrival of their new family member approaches, will they finally realise that maybe they’ve been looking for happiness in all the wrong places?

‘Warm, funny and full of heart’ Claudia Carroll

‘A beautifully crafted story, I loved it’ Mary Kennedy

‘A page-turner … I adored it’ Joanna Lumley

‘An absolute joy to read!’ Carmel Harrington

‘A heart-warming tale of love, loss and hope’ Roisin Meaney

‘A fascinating generational saga … beautifully written’ Patricia Scanlan

One family. Three generations. And the threads that bind them together …

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Weight 41 g
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 cm










1st paperback ed


823.92 (edition:23)


General – Trade / Code: K

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