New from Abingdon Press’ Quilts of Love series | Masterpiece Marriage
He wants to save his business. She wants to be a professor. But are they asking for more than they can really have?
After a flood damages the looms at Zenus Dane’s Philadelphia textile mill and the bank demands loan payment, Zenus turns to his aunt for help repurposing his textiles. Trouble is . . . his aunt has already been hired by the lovely yet secretive Englishwoman Mary Varrs.
Eager to acquire his aunt’s quilt patterns, Zenus attends the summer Quilting Bee, a social event his aunt has uniquely designed with the secret purpose of finding Zenus a wife. However Zenus only has eyes for Mary, but Mary has no such desire for him.
Though his aunt is determined to design a masterpiece marriage, both Zenus and Mary will have to overcome their stubborn ways. Can he realize that love requires stepping out of his routine? And will she recognize that following her heart doesn’t mean sacrificing her ambition?
Typically, I love the Quilt of Love series and really enjoy it. This book was not my personal favorite, but I enjoyed the main character Mary, who is an independent woman who does not need a man and struggles to find her own identity and being a woman. She would rather study the seedlings of tomato plants, then looking for a mate. I really admire this about her. I can personally relate to her character and I found this to be one of the most unique things about this particular book. I did not like how Zenus, chased after Mary and it almost seemed obsessive. One draws a fine line between chasing after a woman and then being so obsessively involved. He towed that line in my opinion. Overall, this is not my favorite book from the Quilt of Love Series, but don't take my word for it, read it yourself.
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