ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
A word from the Author:
I have never eaten a scallop. I love cream soda. Drink way too much coffee. I do not like elevators but I do enjoy needle arts and of course books. I prefer jazz over country (no offense), milk chocolate over dark, but not roller coasters although my life has often resembled a roller coaster ride.
One of my life's desires is to meet Amy Grant so I can tell her she saved my life.
My Thoughts on This Book:
I really enjoyed reading this installment of the Quilts of Love Series. This story was a little different from the others I've read in regards to the 'love' part of the title. This starts you out with the main character Maybelle as already married to the love of her life Holden. Taking place during World War II, Holden is sent off to the war, while Maybelle stays behind and helps with the war effort by working in the local factory helping to weld ships for the war.
As she waits for Holden's return she finds a crazy quilt in her mother's closet and her friends want her to finish it so she can have it when her husband returns. Maybelle, knowing she can't sew at all, finds herself helping with the quilt and using this time to not think of her husband so far away and potentially gone. This will pull at your heartstrings while the time period helps you remember the sacrifices America make during the second world war. A great read.. Loved it!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Yet when Maybelle discovers that the quilt is made from scraps of material that can be traced back through her family heritage, the project is suddenly much more important. Then word comes that Holden is missing in action, and with little else to do, Maybelle clings to the quilt as much as to the hope that her husband is still alive. As neighborhood friends gather around Maybelle to help her through the unknown days and nights ahead, it is the quilt that becomes a symbol of her unflagging belief that Holden will return—to her, to their home, and to their quilt-covered bed.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Maybelle In Stitches, go HERE.
I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given.