It's a sweet and simple read, but it wasn't one I particularly enjoyed. It was a pretty typical Amish fiction read. The story does still center around a quilt, but it seemed as if I was missing something, as if this was a later book in a continuous series. As far as I know, there wasn't a previous book. The Quilts of Love series isn't a sequential series. The books cover many different time periods, settings, and characters. So, I know this isn't a continuation of one of those books. I kept reading references to previous events, however, and it made things a little difficult to understand.
If you're an Amish fiction buff and really enjoy the genre, this is a short, easy read with a reminder that God is in control of the timing and events of our lives and He is always in control.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I hold a BA and MA degree in English, and I am proud to be represented by Mary Sue Seymour, AAR. I have published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, and have received over two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. I am honored to be a member of Romance Writers of America, American Christian Fiction Writers, and Faith Hope and Love.
I live and teach in the Texas hill country with my husband, cats, and a rather large herd of deer. Our four children have flown the nest; however, we are fortunate that they all live close enough to visit.
I have always felt that my faith was at the very center of who and what I am, and I am thrilled beyond words to be able to now write about something that is so near to my heart. At various times I have served as a pianist, teacher, church secretary, and worship team member. While living in the Dallas area, I served as an adjunct professor of English Literature at Dallas Baptist University. When we moved to a small town in Central Texas, I continued teaching for a few years, but I now write full-time and I play the keyboard in our church’s praise band.
My grandfather was born in Albion, Pennsylvania, and I am currently researching whether I might have Amish roots.
ABOUT THE BOOK
If you would like to read the first chapter of The Christmas Quilt, go HERE.