Periodically, I will be reviewing books for Litfuse and B&H Publishing. This will give me the opportunity to share with you, my opinion, on some up and coming titles. Today I will be sharing with you about a Christian Historical Fiction set in 1897 called A Stitch and a Prayer.
About Quilts of Love:
Quilts tell stories of love and loss, hope and faith, tradition and new beginnings. The Quilts of Love series
focuses on the women who quilted all of these things into their family histories. A new book releases each month and features contemporary and historical romances as well as women’s fiction and the occasional light mystery. You will be drawn into the endearing characters of this series and be touched by their stories.
About the book:
A quilt becomes a labor of love for a lonely wife mysteriously separated from her young husband.
After her fiancé returns from the Klondike gold rush in 1897, Florence Harms sets about building a new life in her new marriage—even though the lingering effects of illness have left her weak and vulnerable. She and her young husband, Will, work tirelessly to clear the land around their Northwest cabin, content with their modest life.
But then a stranger comes knocking and Florence suddenly senses a restlessness in Will’s spirit that she had never seen before. When he leaves her with only a note that tells her he will return before their baby’s birth, she is devastated, and the illness that stiffened her joints returns. Counting the days until Will walks back through her door, Florence busies herself with a Tree of Life quilt displaying a map of the farm they call home. Doubts claw at her heart as Florence struggles to believe Will’s promise to return to her. Will her labor of love-and faith in God—sustain her as she waits to see her beloved once again?
Learn more about this book and the series at the Quilts of Love website.About the Author:
Eva Gibson is the author of twenty books, including The Gift of Forgiveness and The Three Marys. She currently teaches “writing your life story” classes for Portland Community College and is an active member of Oregon Christian Writers. She has lived most of her life on the family farm in Wilsonville, Oregon, which is the setting for A Stitch and a Prayer.
The following is my personal opinion of A Stitch and a Prayer. The main character, Florence, suffers from chronic illness which leaves her with several handicaps. Her limitations cause her to have self-doubts about her abilities to perform the duties of a wife and mother.
As the story progresses Florence learns to trust in the Lord during all life’s trials and struggles. Florence emerges as a women who depends upon the Lord, rather than, her circumstances. I enjoyed watching as Florence grew into a woman dependent on the Lord.
When Florence’s husband Will makes a quick exit, the suspense of when or if he would return held me to the end of the book.
Florence’s self-doubts is something I think all of us experience from time to time, therefore we can learn from her example to trust in the Lord.
Don’t miss this month’s Quilts of Love book, A Stitch and a Prayer, by Eva Gibson
. A quilt becomes a labor of love for a lonely wife mysteriously separated from her young husband.
Celebrate May’s release by entering to win a Kindle HDX and RSVP for the Quilts of Love “Quilting Bee” Facebook party with the Quilts of Love authors.
One winner will receive:
- A Kindle HDX
- A Promise in Pieces by Emily Wierenga
- A Stitch and a Prayer by Eva Gibson
- Rival Hearts by Tara Randel
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