The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club
Published by Barbour Books
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.
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.
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