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Saturday, May 24, 2014

A Promise In Pieces: A Quilts of Love Novel by Emily T. Wierenga - Book Review

About The Book:

After the end of World War II, Clara Kirkpatrick returns from the Women’s Army Corp to deliver a dying soldier’s last wishes: convey his love to his young widow, Mattie, with apologies for the missed life they had planned to share.

Struggling with her own post-war trauma, Clara thinks she’s not prepared to handle the grief of this broken family. Yet upon meeting Mattie, and receiving a baby quilt that will never cuddle the soldier’s baby, Clara vows to honor the sacrifices that family made.
Now a labor and delivery nurse in her rural hometown, Clara wraps each new babe in the gifted quilt and later stitches the child’s name into the cloth. As each new child is welcomed by the quilt, Clara begins to wonder whatever happened to Mattie—and if her own life would ever experience the love of a newborn. Little does she know that she will have the opportunity to re-gift the special quilt—years later and carrying even greater significance than when it was first bestowed.

My Thoughts:

I love the novels that are included in the Quilts of Love series - each one of them is about a strong woman and how she overcomes obstacles that would try to prevent her from being the best woman she can be.  "A Promise In Pieces" by Emily T. Wierenga is great example of this premise.

Her main character, Clara, struggles with so many pains including her own post-traumatic experiences of war, but yet she manages to pull her life together by serving others and by staying close to the faith that was renewed on the battlefield.

This is one of the most well-written novels of this series, and I highly, highly recommend it for those who enjoy historical fiction and stories about families, friends, and strong women.

About The Author:

Emily Wierenga

Emily Wierenga is a former editor, ghostwriter, freelance writer and staff journalist, a monthly columnist for "The Christian Courier," and the author of "Save My Children," "Chasing Silhouettes," and "Mom in the Mirror." Emily and her family reside in Alberta, Canada. This is her first novel.

Be sure to stop by the Quilts of Love Facebook page on June 17th for the “Quilting Bee” Facebook party with Emily and other Quilts of Love authors. RSVP for an evening of book chat, quilting tips and tricks, prizes, and more!

My thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour and for providing the review copy of this book.  I was not compensated for my opinion.

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1 comment:

Mystica said...

Thank you for the review. New one for me.