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- Scraps of Evidence by Barbara Cameron
- A Sky Without Stars by Linda S. Clare
- Maybelle in Stitches by Joyce Magnin
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About Quilts of Love: Quilts tell stories of love and loss, hope and faith, tradition and new beginnings. The Quilts of Love series focuses on the women who quilted all of these things into their family histories. A new book releases each month and features contemporary and historical romances as well as women's fiction and the occasional light mystery. You will be drawn into the endearing characters of this series and be touched by their stories.
About the book: Maybelle Kazinzki can't sew. She was after all, the only girl in the seventh grade Home Economics class to sew the zipper in the neck hole of the A-Line dress they were supposed to make. But when she finds an unfinished quilt in the attic of her mother's house she gets the crazy idea to finish it---somehow, come heck or high water. She thinks it will help fill the lonely nights while her husband, Holden, is serving overseas during World War II.
Her recently departed mother's quilt is made from scraps of material Maybelle traces back to her mother's childhood, her grandmother's childhood and her own childhood. She tries to add one of Holden's stripes to it but the sewing is not going well and neither is her life. After receiving some harsh news, Maybelle's faith falters and she puts the quilt away and stops trusting God. But God is faithful---no matter what. And it'll take a group of neighborhood women armed with quilting needles to help Maybelle believe that.
Learn more about this book and the series at the Quilts of Love website.
About the Author: Joyce Magnin is the author of the Bright's Pond novels, including the award-winning The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow. A member of the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Fellowship, Joyce is a frequent workshop leader and the organizer of the StoryCrafters fiction group. She lives near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Learn more about Joyce at: http://joycemagnin.blogspot.com
I have absolutely been loving the books in the Quilts of Love series that I have read and love this latest addition to the series! "Maybelle in Stitches" is a story that had me laughing, anxious and totally immersed in the story and in Maybelle's life. Set during World War II, I was transported back to this time and how life was for women at home waiting for their loved ones to return to them and dreading receiving bad news. Joyce does an excellent job with recreating this time period in the book and bringing history alive. Maybelle is a loveable main character and one I enjoyed spending time with. Maybelle is not a sewer or quilter and yet attempts to complete the quilt that she finds; I love the meaning behind the quilt, the pieces that make up the quilt and how quilting helps Maybelle through this trying time. I highly recommend this book to fans of historical fiction and I would encourage you to read this book even if you are not familiar with this series as this is a stand-alone novel as well.
To read other reviews included on this blog tour, go here!
*Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this book blog tour and for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*
Just discovered your blog when I posted my own review of Maybelle in Stitches at LitFuse. As I look over your blog, it appears we've reviewed a few of the same books, but you've also read quite a few that I have not. I will be reading your reviews closely to see what I want to add to my reading list. I hope that you have time to stop by my blog http://thoughtsfrommillstreet.blogspot.com I've been blogging almost 3 years now, ever since I retired as a district school librarian. I love having the freedom to read more and to spend time with our six grandchildren.ReplyDelete
I am so happy to see that someone as busy as you still makes time to read!