Friday, September 19, 2014

The Healing Quilt (The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club #3) by Wanda E. Brunstetter

Title: The Healing Quilt (The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club #3)
Author: Wanda E. Brunstetter
Pages: 320
Year: 2014
Publisher: Shiloh Run Press
Note: I received a free copy of this book through The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.

About the book:

     Emma takes her Amish quilting class to the sunshine state.

     Amish newlyweds, Lamar and Emma Yoder Miller seek warmer weather is Sarasota, Florida, and have purchased a small house in the Pinecraft community. But Emma wishes her days had more purpose than leisurely walks on the beach. Before long she is sending back home for her supplies and advertising a quilting class.

     Wounded and hurting people have a knack for finding their way to Emma’s classes for some quilting therapy: Jennifer, a pregnant new mom; Mike, a charter boat owner; Erika, a wheelchair-bound teen; Kim, a waitress; Noreen, a newly retired widow; and B.J. an artist facing illness. God will use Emma and Lamar on each of their journeys toward healing frayed hearts.

     And when Jan Sweet visits from Indiana, a romantic twist is unexpectedly added to the class dynamics.

My review:

     A great story about simply caring about and for others.

     There is a full cast of wonderful, well developed characters. Emma and Lamar Miller are so calm and peaceful. They share their love of God in the simple things that they do and easy way they open up to each person taking their quilting class. Each student in the newest class arrives for the first class with a problem they are facing. The Miller’s simple way of caring for each one helps them all to open up before the 6 weeks are over.

     The students all have differing personalities and a variety of problems. I love the depth that Wanda goes to in building up each one of them. The problems are slowly explored and then sorted out.

     It is a fantastic book that drew me in and held my attention throughout the story. One of the main attractions for me is the simple lifestyle that Emma and Lamar live and the ease they have caring for so many different types of people.

     I absolutely loved this book and give it 5 stars. I highly recommend it.

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