I'm excited about being able to share another Quilts of Love Series book. This one is just in time for the holidays too. Quilted by Christmas is another wonderful addition to the series!
The book is a quick read but so enjoyable. All the way through the whole thing there is a large emphasis on God's forgiveness. The characters are very believable and people you become attached to through the story. The bond with the grandmother is so special and something I can relate to in my life.
The quilt itself was woven into the story in a wonderful way. I loved how it was a big part of the story instead of an add-on.
This is a book I am sure you would enjoy and would make a great gift for Christmas!
About the book:
A 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?
Learn more about this book and the series at the Quilts of Love website.
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.
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I received a copy of the book for the purpose of review. I was not compensated in any other way. All opinions expressed here are my own.