"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers." ~ Charles W. Eliot
"This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook - try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!" ~ Julia Child
"She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain." ~ Louisa May Alcott

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Vintage Affair

A Vintage Affair: A Novel

I listened to the Audible version of this book read by Violet Mathieson. 

Often as I listened, I was working on handquilting a quilt I am making so perhaps it is partly due to the needle and thread connection that this book became so enjoyable. But it was also enjoyable to see how relationships both old and new come full swing in the incredibly descriptive story of Phoebe Swift and her shop selling vintage clothing called Village Vintage. 

Through the shop she connects with old and new when she meets a very sweet old lady, Thérèse Bell, who sells her some of her old clothes. They begin a short but meaningful friendship due to the fact that  Mrs. Bell has cancer. Phoebe works to give her new friend a gift of peace before she passes but also finds that Mrs. Bell has given her the same gift back. 

This has been a delightful book and a story that remains in your heart even as the last word is read!

Happy reading!

Note: I almost considered creating a new category called Not just chick lit as this book would most definitely fall into it. What I have learned lately is that a book that is chick lit is sometimes deeper than you would think. Some are just pure fun and other go deeper. That is A Vintage Affair.


Nancy said...

Glad you enjoyed your book and got lots of quilting done also. I have been on a crocheting binge. I was back on my stitching then got carried away on new things. I have made five items so far but can't post them on my blog yet.
Now on to your next book.
Love you, Mom

Julie said...

There are some books that just leave an imprint in your mind for such a long time and make you think deeply about your own life and how you live it.

Jenny said...

This sounds like another great book. I love books that leave you thinking about it even after it is finished. Here is a hug from CA.

DebbieSFL said...

I loved reading this book and was so hoping that you enjoyed it.....glad you did.

Melanie said...

Hi Heidi ~ I'm glad you enjoyed this book. I've had it on my reading list for awhile! I look forward to reading it.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the cover and the plot sounds so interesting....I will have to wish list this as I know I would really like it......I love to look at vintage clothing though I seldom buy them.

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