Saturday, April 28, 2018

A real page turner

During the week I started a book that I borrowed from the local library and find that it is hard to put  down. 

Here is the review that I found on "google".

This mesmerizing debut is part love story, part mystery, telling the captivating story of two lovers torn apart by tragedy and the secrets they kept of one devastating night.

I'm the most authentic version of myself when I'm around Jack. We've known each other since we were kids, and our relationship was always one of mudpies and mocking. Then everything changed. Beautiful Kate, my best friend, disappeared on a moonlit beach after Jack dumped her for me. Jack was a suspect and, sure of his innocence, I lied to protect him. I know Jack didn't kill her. Our betrayal did. 13 years later, I am 30, childless, and single, attempting to renovate my life rescuing a rundown worker's cottage. All is as it should be in my safe little world--until Jack buys the vacant lot behind my house, and the feelings that we buried all those years ago--the guilt, the love, and the pain--resurface. We can't keep running away from the past--and to move forward we have to know what really happened to Kate.

If a book does not "grab" me from the first few pages then I do not waste time trying to wrestle with it as there are far too many good books to be read with not enough time.   This book certainly does not fall into that category.

I did find time to lift my head from the book during the week and went to  see "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society".    When I heard the name of the movie I was intrigued and suggested to my friends that we should go see it.    They all loved it just as much as I did - one of them had read the book and felt that the movie was close to the book.   That does not happen often.    

If you like a movie with no violence, no foul language, lovely scenery and a love triangle then this is the movie for you.   I also enjoyed seeing the lovely clothes from that era as well as the hearing swing music that was being played in the night club scenes.   It was also interesting to see just how many British actors were in it that I knew from other shows.    Do not ask me to name them but I can tell what part they played in which show!

Now that autumn like weather has finally arrived I tried to spend 2 hours each day during the week on quilting the mystery quilt and pleased to say that I finished it today.   Now all that remains to be done is to trim up, put on the binding then it can be called it a finish.  

I cross hatched  across each block and then stitched in the ditch around the "star" with channel stitching in the white sashings.    While searching around in my stash I found what I hope will be the perfect binding fabric and will fit in with the theme of black and white that I chose as my consistent colours in each block.

Linking with Friday Finished or Not and Oh Scrap.

Back soon and in the meantime

Happy sewing all


Ondrea said...

Your quilt is looking beautiful. THat does look like a good read. I have never heard of that movie but when it comes to Sony I shall watch it on my TV as I haven't been to the movies in years because I find it waaaay too loud. Thanks for all the reviews. Always good to find a good movie and book. You may like other books that author has written.

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen the movie sounds interesting ,beautiful work ,well done my friend xx

chrisknits said...

Can't wait to see the finished quilt. Love the range of colors you used.

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Sounds like an interesting book. Your mystery quilt is beautiful. Great job finishing the quilting!

Dione Gardner-Stephen said...

Well done on getting your mystery quilt finished. :) And thanks for the book recommendation.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I love it when a quilt makes it to the binding stage. It is so close to being finished. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap! said...

Lovely quilt and well done for finishing the mystery quilt. Thanks for the book recommendation, I am off to download it as it sounds great. Like you say, there are so many good books to read. The film sounds good too, it's on the list with lots of others. :)