Title: The Christmas Quilt (Quilts of Love #11)
Author: Vannetta Chapman
Genre: Amish Fiction
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Format: Paperback (also available in eBook)
About the book:
Babies have their own schedule.
But so does God.
Annie’s life is deliciously full as the Christmas season approaches. She helps her husband, Samuel, attend to the community’s minor medical needs. She occasionally assists Belinda, the local midwife. And most days, she finds herself taking the buggy to her brother Adam’s home.
When her friend Leah is due to deliver her first child before Christmas, Annie becomes determined to finish a crib quilt before the boppli arrives. But God’s plans are different from Annie’s, and she may not finish the quilt in time. As each piece of the quilt comes together, Annie discovers the quilt holds far greater significance than she ever imagined.
I LOVED this Amish Christmas novel!
Though this book is part of a series, each novel in it is a stand-alone story so they can be read in any order.
The characters are well developed and easy to relate with. There are two main couples that are the focal point of the story. At the beginning of the book they get married in a double wedding. We have Annie and her husband Samuel, who are part of the community’s “medical” care team. The second couple is Annie’s brother Adam and his new wife, Leah.
The story focuses on growth and maturing during a time of hardship. I truly enjoyed reading about how the whole community came around and helped the young family to deal with what they were going through. It was wonderful seeing how each person turned to God and sought Him and His help. He became their source of peace and strength.
One aspect of the story that I got so much pleasure out of was the series of stories that Annie and Leah were telling. They did have some help from others as they were going through the process of relating stories about the nine different gifts of the Holy Spirit as listed in Galatians 5:22-23. The way that Vannetta brought this into the story and then tied everything together with this was fantastic.
I am highly recommending this book and here on my blog it is getting 10 stars for the incredible entertainment combined with the wonderful spiritual content.
This is my first time doing a giveaway. I hope it goes smoothly.
Leave a comment on this post and you will be entered to win a copy of this fantastic book. Please include in your comment your email address so that I can contact you if you are the winner. Suggested format: debbie (at) yahoo (dot) com
I will leave it open for one week. Next Saturday, December 12, 2015, I will use Random.org to draw the winner. I will then send an email to the winner to get their mailing address. I will give them 3 days to contact me before drawing another winner. I hope to mail the book out at the beginning of the following week so they will have it before Christmas. After confirming the winner I will announce their name here on my blog.