Linda Davis’ local fabric shop is a place where women gather to share their creations: quilts commemorating important events in their lives. Wedding quilts, baby quilts, memorial quilts each is bound tight with dreams, hopes and yearnings.
Now, as her only child readies for college, Linda is torn between excitement for Molly, and heartache for herself. Who will she be when she is no longer needed in her role as mom? What will become of her days? Of her marriage?
Mother and daughter decide to share one last adventure together a cross-country road trip to move Molly into her dorm. As they wend their way through the heart of the country, Linda pieces together the scraps that make up Molly’s young life. And in the stitching of each bit of fabric the hem of a christening gown, a snippet from a Halloween costume Linda discovers that the memories of a shared journey can come together in a way that will keep them both warm in the years to come…
Received from Publisher
This is one of those books that I can’t break down in my normal review method without giving anything away. So I am going to use my quick review method because I think it will do the book more justice.
The Goodbye Quilt is a very sweet and heartwarming book that will tug at every heartstring you have! I think in some ways this book will touch any woman who reads it. You can’t help but see yourself in some of the situations and laugh/cry/giggle several times while reading. Some of the story will reflect how you communicate with your own mother (or mother figure) and make you think about the women who had the most impact on your life. It will also make you realize how much you have impacted their lives and start reflecting on your own special memories. This was also tons of fun and very quick to read. It would be a perfect sitting out in the sun read, just make sure to bring a few kleenex’s as I teared up a few times.
I have never read Susan Wiggs before but I will be reading her in the future. She is a fantastic writer.
During her non-reading time you can find her hanging with her rescue furr children named after book characters: Lizzie a beautiful cattle dog mix (Pound Pup), Cinder a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix (Pound Pup), and Minerva a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix (Foster Fail). Gathering with friends and family, attending conventions, watching movies/tv shows, rooting for the 49rs, and crocheting.
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