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, December 10, 2013

The Christmas Quilt

About The Book:  Annie's life is deliciously full as the Christmas season approaches. She helps her husband, Samuel, attend to the community's minor medical needs. She occasionally assists Belinda, the local midwife, and most days, she finds herself delivering the buggy to her brother Adam. Annie's sister-in-law Leah is due to deliver their first child before Christmas morning, and Annie is determined to finish a crib quilt before the boppli arrives. With six weeks to go, she should have no problem . . . but God may have a different plan. Leah is rushed to the English hospital when the infant arrives early, and Annie discovers the Christmas quilt may hold a far greater significance than she ever imagined.
About The Author: Vannetta Chapman has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving over two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace in Albion, Pennsylvania. She published a novel with Abingdon Press called A Simple Amish Christmas in October of 2010. Her first Quilt Shop Murder Mystery, Falling to Pieces (Zondervan), released in September 2011.Chapman lives in the Texas hill country with her husband.

My Thoughts About The Book:  The Christmas Quilt is the eleventh book in the Quilt of Love series.  I have not read any of Vannetta Chapman's other books and had no trouble with the characters in this one.  It was excellent.  I chose to review this book because it was about a Christmas Quilt and I have a quilt my grandmother gave to me one Christmas when I was young.  This particular Christmas book focuses more on family than on horses and man work.  This book is very family oriented.  I think my favorite part of the book is the plot centered around a baby's birth and what better story could that be in an Amish, or any Christian based Christmas story?  This book is a delight for fans of Amish life, bakers, and quilting fans.  As a baker I am delighted when recipes are included in the back of the book.  I have actually made several and loved them all.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity Group as part of their blogging review program in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Thanks guys for allowing me to review this book. LOVE IT!

1 comment:

Vannetta Chapman said...

Thanks for your review Karen! So glad you enjoyed the story, AND tried some of the recipes!