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Laura Lovegrove is leaving behind her seamless life in London. Architect husband Adi has been relocated to rural Norfolk, a far cry from ultra-urban Ealing.

Though Laura knew village life would be different, she didn’t foresee a pokey cottage, nosey neighbours, errant poodles, and even an ex turning up. Chris had been her big love at art college and seeing him again is utterly confusing. Is she really so different from the impulsive student who once trawled charity shops for vintage treasures?

When a fire all but destroys Laura’s collection of vintage clothes, she’s heartbroken. And seriously lacking in outfits. But, salvaging what she can, Laura makes do and mends – sewing purses, bags, even dog leads (which should solve the poodle problem). Soon, she’s inundated with orders. But Adi is becoming more and more distant; it’s like there’s something he’s not telling her. Can Laura make a stitch in time and pull her family back together again?

Reviews

If you're looking for some light-hearted summer reading, Amanda Addison's latest book should do the trick. Very satisfying
Knitting Magazine
Part-novel, part-sewing guide, this is a tale for wannabe seamstresses
Sun
Immerse yourself in Amanda Addison's latest book and escape alongside creative Laura to a countryside cottage and meet nosey neighbours, errant poodles and even an ex-boyfriend. Read as the avid crafter and stitcher is brought to life in this beautiful tale. Illustrated with mixed-media collages, it's a must-read for the summer
Crafts Beautiful Magazine
A sweet tale of creativity and love
Image magazine
A lovely blend of comedy, warmth and crafty inspiration
Candis
A charming feel-good read and the fact that each chapter is headed with a different stitch is a lovely touch
Making Magazine
Totally entertaining and utterly relatable
Mollie Makes magazine