Apr 132012
 

The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club
Published by Barbour Books
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After the death of her husband Amish widow, Emma Yoder has become quite dependent on her family to help make ends meet financially. To ease some of that burden she decides to start teaching a quilting class. She posts notices and puts an ad in the local newspaper. She is very surprised as the students show up for their first class.

A young widower with his infant daughter is hoping to find someone to finish a quilt his wife started for their daughter before she died.

A couple in marriage counseling who were told to find something they could do together.

A preacher’s wife looking for an outlet outside her church to help ease her stress as the church board and her husband disagree on the direction of the church.

A Harley riding construction worker who has lost his driver’s license arrives on a bicycle after his probation officer suggests he find something creative to do.

A young woman who is struggling in life with a mother not always there for her and dealing with the death of her grandmother.

This group of misfits is brought together like the pieces of a crazy quilt where they learn much more than quilt making. God works in mysterious ways.

Dollycas’s Thoughts
This may be my first Wanda E. Brunstetter novel but it won’t be my last. 

The Amish live a “simple life” and inviting Englishers into their homes is not easy. Brunstetter  has created a lovely story bringing the two groups together. The students have vast differences among them and other than knowing that the Amish live in the area they really don’t know much about the culture. They gather together each Saturday morning for 2 hours and take away so much more from the classes than how to make a quilt. Lifelong bonds are formed.  There is also a very cool surprise near the end. 

God puts people in our paths for a reason. The author has taken that premise and built a heartwarming story around it.

The is a light, fast, inspiring and delightful story that everyone will enjoy, no quilting knowledge required. 


Dollycas

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To find out more about this author visit her web page at http://www.wandabrunstetter.com

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of this book. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

  8 Responses to “The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club by Wanda E. Brunstetter”

  1. Love the sound of this book. It is a goal of mine to learn to quilt, and I love books that have the amish culture in them. As they are a very important part of life here in Indiana.

  2. WOW! I really, really, want this book. Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

  3. What a fun sounding book – love that cover!

  4. I recently read my first Amish book and loved it. I’ll look out for this author – thanks for posting the review.
    Ann

  5. Is this only US?

  6. Sounds like a wonderful book. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Sue B

  7. I love stories that take place in and around Amish country. I’ve been reading one or two cozy series’ over the years that provided hours of laughter and entertainment in this genre.

  8. I follow on Linky, Networked bogs, e-mail, and twitter. But your sign up board only lets one choice work. I also follow you on FB.

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