The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society
At Madeline's Tea Salon, the cozy hub of the Avalon community, six women find their memories are shaping their future. Young Connie Colls, fiercely independent and full of promise, has finally found a place where she is happy - only to find herself longing for a past she never had. Isabel Kidd is anxious to move forward but is still paralysed by the consequences of her late husband's love affair. After spending the past ten years living a life on her own terms, Yvonne Tate finds that she can't outwit her past. For Ava Catalina, reaching out to the one person who holds precious memories for her means rekindling old hurts while Frances Latham sees her dream for a daughter dashed when tragedy strikes. And then there's irascible Bettie Shelton, founder and president of the Avalon Scrapbooking Society, who helps others create lasting memories of their past but finds the pages of her own albums empty. As the women gather to scrapbook the details of their lives, they discover that things are not always as they seem. 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.
Darien Gee is the author of the novel Friendship Bread.