Thursday, April 10, 2014

Maybelle in Stitches

Maybelle in StitchesMaybelle In Stitches | A Quilts of Love book.
Maybelle Kazinzki can’t sew. She was after all, the only girl in the seventh grade Home Economics class to sew the zipper in the neck hole of the A-Line dress they were supposed to make. But when she finds an unfinished quilt in the attic of her mother’s house she gets the crazy idea to finish it—somehow, come heck or high water. She thinks it will help fill the lonely nights while her husband, Holden, is serving overseas during World War II.

Her recently departed mother’s quilt is made from scraps of material Maybelle traces back to her mother’s childhood, her grandmother’s childhood and her own childhood. She tries to add one of Holden’s stripes to it but the sewing is not going well and neither is her life. After receiving some harsh news, Maybelle’s faith falters and she puts the quilt away and stops trusting God. But God is faithful- no matter what. And it’ll take a group of neighborhood women armed with quilting needles to help Maybelle believe that.

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Joyce Magnin
Joyce Magnin is the author of the Bright’s Pond novels, including the award-winning The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow. A member of the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Fellowship, Joyce is a frequent workshop leader and the organizer of the StoryCrafters fiction group. She lives near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Another great book in the Quilts of Love Series.  This time we're placed in WWII, with Maybelle and her friend Doris.  Two women with husbands in the war.  Two women who couldn't be more different, yet, are best of friends.  They hold each other together, they help each other, and they give each other strength.

Sewing the quilt is a bit of therapy for the girls, it helps them hold on to hope and ties them to the past.  The quilt also helps form new friendships.

This is a book that will take you into the past, these girls have spunk and you will find yourself laughing along with them as they weld on the ships, and you'll feel your heart break when bad news is shared.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from Litfuse Publicity.


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