Monday, June 16, 2014

A Stitch and a Prayer Features Life For Pioneer Women and the Struggles They Had.

A Stitch and a Prayer

The Quilts of Love series is back with another wonderful book. Imagine finding a man you love dearly, getting pregnant, being really sick and on bed rest and your husband disappears. Even in today's society that would be tough, but for the main character of this book it is even worse. It's 1897 in the Northwest Woods,
very remote and very hard living. Poor Florence is forced into a trust and patience situation that I can't even imagine going through. This book, although a little slow in some places does keep you wanting to know more about the characters, especially Florence. it is a sweet story that you want to know the end of and it touches on how hard life was for pioneer women. What got me the most was how Florence learned to rely and trust on God completely, something we all need to do!

About the book:
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?

Learn more about this book and the series at the Quilts of Love website.

About the Author:
Eva Gibson is the author of twenty books, including The Gift of Forgiveness and The Three Marys. She currently teaches "writing your life story" classes for Portland Community College and is an active member of Oregon Christian Writers. She has lived most of her life on the family farm in Wilsonville, Oregon, which is the setting for A Stitch and a Prayer.

Eva GibsonAbout 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.

I received a copy of the book for the purpose of this review. I was not compensated in any other way. All opinions expressed here are my own.

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