A Stitch and a Prayer:
A quilt becomes a labor of love for a lonely wife mysteriously separated from her young husband.
After her fiancé returns from the Klondike gold rush in 1897, Florence Harms sets about building a new life in her new marriage—even though the lingering effects of illness have left her weak and vulnerable. She and her young husband, Will, work tirelessly to clear the land around their Northwest cabin, content with their modest life.
But then a stranger comes knocking and Florence suddenly senses a restlessness in Will’s spirit that she had never seen before. When he leaves her with only a note that tells her he will return before their baby’s birth, she is devastated, and the illness that stiffened her joints returns. Counting the days until Will walks back through her door, Florence busies herself with a Tree of Life quilt displaying a map of the farm they call home. Doubts claw at her heart as Florence struggles to believe Will’s promise to return to her. Will her labor of love-and faith in God—sustain her as she waits to see her beloved once again?
I have read several book from the Quilt of Love series and again this book exceeded my expectations the others books have set precedent for this series. Florence, has a physical disability that brings emotional turmoil, especially when it comes to being a wife. Will a man pursuing her heart, continues to tell Florence that he loves her and that he is choosing her despite her physical impairment. He promises her future, children and cannot wait to build a life with her. After the two become married, Will disappears for a while, when he returns, she is over joyed as it is difficult for her to house chores without help. However, this book doesn't come without it's ups and downs and questions about will their marriage stay alfloat when Will has to leave again..... I enjoyed this book and the love that Will has for Florence despite what some might call as a "Flaw." He is able to see beyond her physical impairment and love her just the same. I also love the story behind the quilt, which speaks of faith, family and love. Overall, this book gets 4 stars from me. Thank you Abingdon press for providing me this book to review. I was not compensated for a positive review, but was just provided a copy of the book.