After two books focussing almost exclusively on Sylvia, this book turns back to the other Elm Creek Quilts members, with a chapter dedicated to individual members.
Covering roughly the same period of time, we get to see how the start of the new season affects each person. Sylvia and Andrew are now married, but without a wedding quilt, so the group band together to make one for them in secret.
Bonny, whose husband almost had an affair 5 years previously, finds out that her marriage – and the quilt shop – is coming to an end.
Mary Beth, the “arch nemesis” president of the Waterford Quilting Guild – and Diane’s next door neighbour has some shocking home truths to learn about her children and the Guild.
Summer moves in with her boyfriend, and confronts the fact that she is stagnating in Waterford, in no small part because her mother has manipulated her to remain.
All members of the group end up making life changing decisions, which will have an effect not only on themselves but on the wider group
It’s good to see the author changes her writing style enough to keep things interesting for the reader and moving along. It will be good to see new characters come in (and possibly some of the other characters leave or fade into the background).