I just can't stop looking at these blue eyes!Marg asked if I use a hoop when I quilt because I quilt by hand. Yes. I know these have been advertised in backs of magazines but I have a dear neighbor who made this for me. It completely transformed my quilting. The base sits on my lap (or is propped sideways) and I can feel underneath with one hand while guiding the needle with the other and don't have to worry about holding anything. I love this thing.
This one concerns secrets. Secrets have heavy weights attached to them and the ones that Dorothy Nicolson carries are no different.
Dorothy is 90, her children have gathered for what is her last birthday. Daughter Laurel remembers an event many years before that she wants to understand before her mother passes away. Laurel is sixteen when she witnesses a crime her mother commits. She is old enough to remember this crime and carries it with her for 50 years. Dorothy wants to talk but it's very hard when you have to gather the strength for every breath.
Using photographs and the hints her mother tells her, Laurel discovers more than she bargained for. She uncovers Dorothy's life during World War II, who her friends were and the relationships she had and through alternating timelines we learn first. Now that her mother is dying she knows she has just this one chance to find out why her mother did what she did.
This sounds like I'm keeping secrets from you and not making this very interesting. I'm not trying to sound like a blurb on the back of a book, I'm just trying not to give anything away! If you are familiar with Kate Morton's books, this one won't disappoint you.