It’s been more than 50 years since Clara cared for injured WWII soldiers in the Women’s Army Corp. Fifty years since she promised to deliver a dying soldier’s last wish. And 50 years since that soldier’s young widow gave her the baby quilt—a grief-ridden gift that would provide hope to countless newborns in the years to come. On her way to the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Clara decides it’s time to share her story. But when the trip doesn’t go as planned, Clara wonders if anyone will learn the great significance of the quilt—and the promise stitched inside it.
Emily Wierenga is a former editor, ghostwriter, freelance writer and staff journalist, a monthly columnist for “The Christian Courier,” and the author of “Save My Children,” “Chasing Silhouettes,” and “Mom in the Mirror.” Emily and her family reside in Alberta, Canada. This is her first novel.
This book wasn't what I expected it to be at all. I say this in a good way. Sometimes you have expectations in your head for a book and the author does something completely different with it. This is exactly what Emily Wierenga did with this book. Again, I say this in a lot of my reviews, I am not much for historical fiction, but I am loving the Quilts of Love series. Not all of these books are like, but I love the way history is intertwined with a story to tell in each quilt. What makes this book so unique is that the main character, Clara tells her story to her Grandchildren through the past and present in a unique way. It's like your living her story with her as she is going through WWII and then you're in the present moment with her though various points throughout the book as well. Its written unique. Of course, as her family is on the way to the Museum to drop off this quilt that has deep and rich history, her husband has a stroke. Does Clara, her husband and grandchildren here the story behind the quilt and do they make it to the WWII Museum in New Orleans with a quilt that only one can tell? You'll have to pick up a copy to read and find out yourself. I give this book 5 stars for details, intrigue and the unique written format. This book had me from start to finish. Thank you Abingdon Press for allowing me to review this book, I was not compensated for a positive review, but was provided a review copy of the book.