Saturday, November 8, 2014

Quilted by Christmas- Book Review

I love Christmas. It's by far my favorite holiday and I would love to learn how to quilt, especially a Christmas quilt! 

New from Abingdon Press’ Quilts of Love series | Quilted by Christmas
Quilted by ChristmasA grandmother’s last wish is to communicate God’s love through an Irish chain quilt.
Taryn McKenna believes she’s easy to forget. Abandoned by her parents and left behind when her high school sweetheart joined the army, she vows to never love again and throws herself into her love for the outdoors and the pursuit of a college degree—something no one else in her family has ever accomplished. Her goal, as a young teacher in the hills of North Carolina, is to leave a legacy in the lives of the middle‑schoolers she teaches.
When Taryn’s grandmother Jemma, the only other person who ever held her close, has a heart attack that reveals a fatal medical condition, Taryn is corralled into helping Grandma work on a final project—an Irish chain quilt that tells the story of her history and the love Jemma knows is out there for Taryn. As the pieces of the quilt come together, Taryn begins to see her value. Can she learn to believe that God will never leave her behind even though others have?

Purchase a copy and learn more at the Quilts of Love website.

My Review:
A teacher, Taryn McKenna with many scars, who comes off as tough, independent, strong-willed and certainly does not need a man, always loves the the quilts of the brides in her family who receives them. Although she never admits she wants one of these quilts, she secretly enjoys them and find them beautiful. In walks Taryn's highschool sweetheart, Justin and the plots thickens as we find a secret has been held from him. However, without giving much more away, the characters both seem very real, you want to know more about their struggles, I did not want the book to end. This book is the perfect Christmas miracle tied in with love, faith and forgiveness. I love the Quilt of Love Series and this was just another example of a great book. If you're looking for a feel good book and something you can curl up with, this book is definately one you want to pick up. Thank you Litfuse for providing me a copy of this book for my honest review.
About the Author:
Jodie Bailey is Tarheel born and bred. After 15 years as a military spouse, she settled with her family back in North Carolina. She is the author of the military suspense novel "Freefall" and is a contributor to a devotional for military families, "Fighting Fear: Winning the War at Home." While not working on her next novel, she teaches middle‑schoolers to love writing as much as she does.

1 comment:

Britt said...

I wish we lived closer! I would love to rent books from your library! I liked the other quilt book I read in this series.... so I'm sure I would love this one!