My Mother’s Quilts

Richards, Ramona. My Mother’s Quilts; Devotions of Love, Legacy, Family and Faith. Franklin, TN: Worthy Inspired Published. 2016.

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SUMMARY:
“A quilt is love that serves a purpose”…written with this as the main theme of her newest devotional book, author Ramona Richards shares her personal stories, scripture verses, artful prayers, and beautiful renditions of her mother’s quilts. Full of heartfelt sentiments, precious memories, thoughtful legacies and aptly named quilts, each three to four page devotion is complete with a Bible verse, personal memory, starter prayer and lovely photography. With glossy pages, a satin bookmark, and a charming book cover, My Mother’s Quilts is perfect for quilters, mothers and special friends.

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Beautiful!  Not a quilter myself but certainly able to appreciate wonderfully created artwork, the quilts and surrounding stories are exquisite. Though I enjoyed reading each devotional, of course I had a few favorites- the Dutch Doll quilt contains quilted dolls dressed in the author’s clothes from high school, the Storm at Sea quilt is designed of patterns of blue and purple, and the Turtle quilt is a tic-tac-toe pattern of turtles in various color schemes. Packaged in a quality book, I would be proud to share this book as a gift, although, I plan on keeping this copy for myself.

RATING:
5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of My Mother’s Quilts from Worthy Publishing for my honest review*

The Christmas Quilt

Chapman, Vannetta. The Christmas Quilt (Quilts of Love). Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press. 2013

SUMMARY:
quiltA sequel to “A Simple Amish Christmas”, Annie and Samuel are revisited in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania. Life is busy for them as the Christmas season approaches. Added to the hustle now is Annie’s friend, Leah, who is expecting her first child. Not having an easy pregnancy, troubles in her marriage and a few surprises, Leah needs Annie more than ever. Hoping to finish the crib quilt before Leah delivers, Annie discovers the quilt may mean more than originally expected…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
I really enjoyed the visit once again to Samuel and Annie. Weaving the story around a quilt actually worked very well, interspersed with different scripture lessons. Though I liked the prequel to this story, I adored this book even more. Once again learning a few of the Amish words and customs, I turned the pages quite quickly while being immersed in this truly delightful Christmas story. There are several books included in the Quilts of Love series which work just fine as stand-alone-reads.

RATING:
4 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of The Christmas Quilt from Abingdon Press for my honest review*

A Wild Goose Chase Christmas

Ailee, Jennifer. A Wild Goose Chase Christmas. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press. 2013.

SUMMARY:
wildgoosechaseIzzy Fontaine inherits a Wild Goose Chase Pattern quilt after her grandmother passes away. Much to Izzy’s surprise, she is launched into what feels like a “wild-goose-chase” of her own. She must navigate her grandmother’s mysterious clues that are designed to lead her to a secret treasure. However, the treasure may just be family and new friends…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
This quilt themed book is a perfect read for a cold winter’s night. Paired with your own favorite book and cup of hot chocolate, you will find yourself immediately ready for Christmas. Don’t forget to invite your four legged furry companion to read along with you! The adorable Jack Russell Terrier, Bogie, is sure to warm your heart! (There are several novels in the Quilts of Love series; I am definitely interested in reading more!)

MY RATING:
4 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of A Wild Goose Chase Christmas from Abingdon Press*