Pieces of the Heart by Bonnie S. Calhoun

Leah Courtney
I'm excited this week to be reviewing Pieces of the Heart by Bonnie Calhoun- the coordinator of the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance reviewers.

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.


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


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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: https://www.facebook.com/bonniescalhounsnarkandsuspense
 https://www.facebook.com/bscalhoun

 ABOUT THE BOOK

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.

Leah Courtney / Author & Editor

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