To unravel that long-lost summer, she had to follow the thread…
‘I was gripped by the twists and turns, and desperate to solve the mystery of Nancy Moon’ SARAH HAYWARD
‘Wonderful. This book is a joy’ KATIE FFORDE
‘Moving, hopeful and heartfelt’ FELICITY HAYES-MCCOY Sometimes you have to disappear to find out who you are…
Florence Connelly is broken hearted. Her marriage has collapsed under the weight of the loss she shares with her husband, and her beloved grandmother has just died. Even the joy she found in dressmaking is gone.
But things change when Flo opens a box of vintage 1960s dress patterns found inside her grandmother’s wardrobe. Inside each pattern packet is a fabric swatch, a postcard from Europe and a photograph of a mysterious young woman, Nancy Moon, wearing the hand-made dress.
Flo discovers that Nancy was a distant relation who took the boat train to Paris in 1962 and never returned. With no one to stay home for, Flo decides to follow Nancy’s thread. She unravels an untold story of love and loss in her family’s past. And begins to stitch the pieces of her own life back together.
‘Beautiful and touching. A remarkable debut novel, which demonstrates the enduring nature of love, family and friendship, however far we travel’ SARAH HAYWARD
‘Warm and true… I loved reading the entwined stories…pays tribute to the heart and backbone of women who support each other when the world turns its back’ STEPHANIE BUTLAND ‘Two captivating stories of love and heartbreak, stitched together by a trail through Europe in 1962. A scattering of clues to the secret of Nancy Moon’ GILL PAUL ‘What a lovely, uplifting book’ A READER