Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Quilt for Jenna

About The Book:  Amish + Quilts = readers delight! And in this first book in Patrick Craig's Apple Creek Dreams series, readers will follow Jerusha Springer's journey out of tragic circumstances to a new life of hope.  Jerusha has spent months making the most beautiful quilt anyone in Apple Creek, Ohio, has ever seen, and she knows it's going to take first prize at the Quilt Fair in Dalton. The prize will be her ticket out of the Amish way of life--away from the memories of her dead daughter and her tormented husband. But on the way to the Fair, she gets caught in the Storm of The Century and Jerusha's driver crashes their car. While the driver goes for help, Jerusha is led by someone, or something, to the side of a lost little girl. By the time the storm clears, Jerusha finds there is a greater prize to be won than money and blue ribbons.  A beautiful story of loss....and redemption.

About The Author:  Patrick E. Craig - After 26 years as a pastor, worship leader, and seminar speaker, Patrick E. Craig is now focusing on writing both fiction and non-fiction books. He recently signed a three-book deal for his Apple Creek Dreams series with Harvest House Publishers. Patrick is represented by the Steve Laube Agency.

My Thoughts On The Book:  Having read many Amish life books by women I was a bit skeptical about reading one written by a man.  I did not feel that a man could do this topic justice.  I was dead wrong.  Patrick Craig is a master at creating "real-life" people.  He took a place that really existed, used a storm that really happened, used names that were real and created the amazing story of Jerusha and her quilt.  I could not put the book down and was sad to see it come to an end.   The characters felt like friends and I found myself cheering for them throughout the story.  This is a wonderful book.  It will be out in January, 2013 and I hope you rush out and get a copy for yourself.  You will be sorry if you don't.
Disclaimer: I received this book free from the NetGalley Publishing Group and Harvest House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. All they asked for was an honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.

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