This is the second book I've read in the Quilts of Love series. This one is set during World War 2 and is the story of Cordelia and Bernard. They are African American during a time of great racial segregation. Their plan is to marry. But Bernard joins the army first and comes back a changed man. Throughout these years in their lives, both young people learn about prayer and God's love and deepen their relationship with him.
I liked the main characters of the story. Cordelia is a strong- willed heroine, and Bernard is a accompaniment to her. The theme of the prayer quilt was very touching, and I liked the story line of Cordelia's grandmother passing down the tradition through the family as she prayed for her.
I enjoyed the setting of the story. World War 2 is one of my favorite historical time periods. And the issue of the racial segregation provided another interesting aspect to the war story. I don't think I had realized how prominent segregation was in the army.
The only thing I didn't like about the book was that it was occasionally choppy and didn't seem to flow. Sometimes I would read about one event and at the beginning of the next chapter, much time had passed and something different was happening.
Despite that, I enjoyed the book. I'd like to collect all of these in the Quilts of Love series.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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: https://www.facebook.com/bonniescalhounsnarkandsuspense
ABOUT THE BOOK
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.