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Locket’s Book & Craft Club 2024 - Book #2 The Beekeeper’s Promise

Locket’s Book & Craft Club 2024 - Book #2 The Beekeeper’s Promise

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Expected Shipping week commencing 18th March 

Locket's Book & Craft Club is continuing in 2024 so we can share our joint passions for reading and making.

Every two months or so there will be a new book recommendation and the opportunity to pre-order the special craft box that I have put together to go with the book and come to a special Knit Group/Book Club meeting either in person at Lucy Locket Land or virtually via Zoom.

Please note, you will need to have signed up for the Craft Box to come to the Book Group meetings

The Craft Boxes will vary and you will be given an indication of what type of project it will contain.  You can also choose to sign up for each one or just whichever takes your fancy - there's no tie-in.

My 2nf book recommendation for 2024 is The Beekeeper’s Promise by Fiona Valpy

A beautifully written book about quiet but determined resistance in occupied France during World War 2 and how the story of those times helps a young woman come to terms with the challenges of her life in 2017.

You can read it in any format you prefer - paperback, kindle, audio, library lend - whatever suits you and your lifestyle best.

This will be a hand sewing project

The exact contents of the craft box are secret but will include 

  • Wool blend felt
  • Liberty Tana Lawn
  • Anchor Embroidery threads 
  • Needles and pins
  • Secret "extras”
  • Pattern booklet
  • in a tissue-lined box
  • plus entry to the in-person or virtual Book Group Meeting in April (dates to be discussed and confirmed to suit as many of you as possible)

The book itself is not included so you can choose your preferred format

see below for the Amazon synopsis

Heartbroken and hoping for a new start, Abi Howes takes a summer job in rural France at the Château Bellevue. The old château echoes with voices from the past, and soon Abi finds herself drawn to one remarkable woman’s story, a story that could change the course of her summer―and her life.

In 1938, Eliane Martin tends beehives in the garden of the beautiful Château Bellevue. In its shadow she meets Mathieu Dubosq and falls in love for the first time, daring to hope that a happy future awaits. But France’s eastern border is darkening under the clouds of war, and history has other plans for Eliane…

When she is separated from Mathieu in the chaos of German occupation, Eliane makes the dangerous decision to join the Resistance and fight for France’s liberty. But with no end to the war in sight, her loyalty to Mathieu is severely tested.

From the bestselling author of Sea of Memoriescomes the story of two remarkable women, generations apart, who must use adversity to their advantage and find the resilience deep within.

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