Saturday, June 7, 2014
Book Review: A Stitch and a Prayer
A quilt becomes a labor of love for a lonely wife mysteriously separated from her young husband.
After her fiancé returns from the Klondike gold rush in 1897, Florence Harms sets about building a new life in her new marriage—even though the lingering effects of illness have left her weak and vulnerable. She and her young husband, Will, work tirelessly to clear the land around their Northwest cabin, content with their modest life.
But then a stranger comes knocking and Florence suddenly senses a restlessness in Will’s spirit that she had never seen before. When he leaves her with only a note that tells her he will return before their baby’s birth, she is devastated, and the illness that stiffened her joints returns. Counting the days until Will walks back through her door, Florence busies herself with a Tree of Life quilt displaying a map of the farm they call home. Doubts claw at her heart as Florence struggles to believe Will’s promise to return to her. Will her labor of love-and faith in God—sustain her as she waits to see her beloved once again?
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Another enjoyable Quilts of Love book! This time you're taken back in time to a little cabin in the woods, in a tiny settlement. When there are only a few families living in an area it's amazing how much they lend a hand to help, how much they count on each other. In this case Florence has relatives close by, that are close to her heart as well.
I thought the marriages in the story were quite charming, and I was amazed at how well the women in the story were able to cope with living alone, especially Florence, newly married, expecting a child and ill.
This story kept me interested throughout, an wonderful turn back in time read.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from Litfuse Publicity