Wednesday, June 26, 2013

CFBA: Pieces of the Heart

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Pieces of the Heart
Abingdon Press (June 1, 2013)
Bonnie S. Calhoun


Bonnie S. Calhoun is Owner/Director of Christian Fiction Blog Alliance, owner/publisher of Christian Fiction Online Magazine, Northeast Zone Director for American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), the ACFW ‘2011 Mentor of the Year,” President of (CAN) Christian Authors Network, and Appointment Coordinator for both the Colorado Christian Writers Conference (CCWC) and the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference(GPCWC).

For the last six years she has taught workshops in Facebook, Twitter, Blogging, and creating Social Media promotions at both CCWC, and GPCWC, and in 2011 at the Montrose, Pa Christian Writers Conference. She also taught a Facebook workshop at the 2012 ACFW conference.

Bonnie and her husband live in a log cabin in upstate area of New York with a dog and cat who think she’s wait-staff.

Her sites are:


Cordelia Grace watched Bernard Howard, the love of her young life, go off to fight for our country in WWII. And she has spent the last three years creating the Pine Cone quilt that will grace their marriage bed when he comes home. Each row of triangles signifies a layer in her life, sets of memories, hopes, dreams, and prayers for her future, enough spoken words to cover them forever. Her image of their “happy-ever-after” grows proportionally as the quilt expands.

But is the man that returns from the war, the same man that she remembered? Are the dark shades of color that she had to use for the outside edges of the beloved quilt prophetic of her life to come? Can love and faith overcome all?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Pieces of the Heart, go HERE.


Bonnie Calhoun......LOVE IT!

Bonnie has a way of making her characters larger than a good way!  Cordelia is quite the girl, she's strong, she's passionate and you just can't help fall in love with her.  I had a love/hate relationship with her boyfriend Bernard, but then again, so did Cordelia, so I suppose that was to be expected!

It's not too often that we read about African-American's and their role in WW2, so it was eye-opening to read about how Bernard and his buddies were treated, although it saddened me, I'm glad that I know now what they went through.

This book is one that will bring sadness as well as joy, and it shows how we CAN survive through rough times, too many times people just give up when it gets rough, not Cordelia, and that made her spectacular in my eyes.

A great read.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from CFBA


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