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The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society

A Novel
Gee, Darien (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Perfect for fans of Debbie Macomber, Kristin Hannah, Beth Hoffman, and Kate Jacobs, this luminous novel from the author of Friendship Bread follows a group of fascinating women who form deep friendships through their love of scrapbooking--as memories are preserved, dreams are shared, and surprising truths are revealed. Welcome to Avalon, Illinois, Pop. 4,243 nbsp; At Madeline's Tea Salon, the cozy hub of the Avalon community, local residents scrapbook their memories and make new ones. But across town, other Avalonians are struggling to free themselves of the past: Isabel Kidd is fixing up her ramshackle house while sorting through the complications of her late husband's affair. Ava Catalina is mourning the love of her life and helping her young son grow up without his father. Local plumber Yvonne Tate is smart, beautiful, and new to Avalon, but finds that despite a decade of living life on her own terms, the past has a way of catching up--no matter where she goes. And Frances Latham, mother to a boisterous brood of boys, eagerly anticipates the arrival of a little girl from China--unprepared for the emotional roller coaster of foreign adoption. nbsp; Enter Bettie Shelton, the irascible founder of the Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society. Under Bettie's guidance, even the most reluctant of Avalon's residents come to terms with their past and make bold decisions about their future. But when the group receives unexpected news about their steadfast leader, they must pull together to create something truly memorable. nbsp; By turns humorous, wise, and deeply moving, The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society is a luminous reminder that the things we hold most dear will last a lifetime. nbsp; "In a gathering of women there will always be compelling stories. Throw in a love of craft and these stories take on a whole new dynamic. There are shared secrets, support, encouragement, and love as the Avalon Ladies come to terms with the past and boldly step forward into the future."--#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber
Authors: Gee, Darien
Title: The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society
A Novel
Publisher: New York :, Ballantine Books,, [2013]
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: pages cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Local Note: 1 6 7 8 112 118 133 143 148 149 151 152 172 173 182 188 193 198 210 211 216 222 226 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 242 243 250 261 262 263 264 276
ISBN: 034552537X
9780345525376
Statement of Responsibility: Darien Gee
Subject Headings: Female friendship Fiction. Scrapbooking Fiction.
Topical Term: Female friendship
Scrapbooking
LCCN: 2012040420
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Nov 21, 2013
  • skylars rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

To tell the truth, I only got 1/4 of the way through. Boring....!

Aug 26, 2013
  • cardigramma rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

If you like Debbie Macomber's books, you will like this.

May 27, 2013
  • ladydebv rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Thoroughly enjoyed this book about women's friendships. If you like Debbie MacComber , you will love this book. a heartwarming story about women coming together to support one another through troubling times.

Apr 04, 2013
  • Cdnbookworm rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This light novel is set in the Illinois town of Avalon. There are many characters here, but the core group includes Bettie, the founder of the Society and an avid scrapbook pusher; Isabel, still mourning her husband Bill, who left her for a younger woman and then died in an accident; Ava, the younger woman Bill loved and had a child, Max, with, struggling to make a living; Yvonne, a female plumber who has left her controlling family, but still mourns her severed relationship with longtime love Sam; Frances, who loves her three sons and husband Reed, but still longs for a daughter through a Chinese adoption; and Connie, whose early losses affect her ability to commit to relationships.
With the scrapbooking loosely connecting all these characters and more, there are many stories here, of love, of loss, of community. An upbeat novel.

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