I was hesitant to read this book based on the title, but I'm glad I didn't judge this book on a title or cover. I enjoyed reading the friendships built, understood the insecurities found and became good friends with the wonderful characters.
At Madeline’s Tea Salon,
the cozy hub of the Avalon community, local residents scrapbook their
memories and make new ones. But across town, other Avalonians are
struggling to free themselves of the past: Isabel Kidd is fixing up her
ramshackle house while sorting through the complications of her late
husband’s affair. Ava Catalina is mourning the love of her life and
helping her young son grow up without his father. Local plumber Yvonne
Tate is smart, beautiful, and new to Avalon, but finds that despite a
decade of living life on her own terms, the past has a way of catching
up—no matter where she goes. And Frances Latham, mother to a boisterous
brood of boys, eagerly anticipates the arrival of a little girl from
China—unprepared for the emotional roller coaster of foreign adoption.
Enter Bettie Shelton, the irascible founder of the Avalon Ladies
Scrapbooking Society. Under Bettie’s guidance, even the most reluctant
of Avalon’s residents come to terms with their past and make bold
decisions about their future. But when the group receives unexpected
news about their steadfast leader, they must pull together to create
something truly memorable.