Sunday, June 19, 2011
Lilly's Wedding Quilt
Handsome, headstrong Jacob offers Lilly his hand in marriage, but his heart belongs to someone else.
While Lilly Lapp has loved Jacob for years, she wouldn't compete with Sarah King, the woman Jacob was determined to marry. But when Sarah marries another, Jacob spontaneously agrees to wed Lilly.
Lilly divides her time between teaching the local Amish children and caring for her widowed mother who suffers from depression. Lilly's faith comforts her, but her heart still longs to be the sole object of Jacob's affection.
As the days slip by, Lilly decides that hoping is too risky and vows to protect her heart. But God is subtly as work, and as winter turns to spring, their hearts awaken.
The furthest thing from Lilly's mind is her Amish wedding quilt, a traditional gift for new brides. And the person she'd least suspect is the one making it. Like stray pieces of fabric quilted into a new design, Jacob and Lilly's marriage begins to bind them together in ways neither expected.
Hooked from the very first page! I have read a few other Amish books and always ended up disappointed because the writing style was poor and/or the book full of cliches. This one is not! Kelly's writing is from the heart.
The characters are simple folks but the storyline is anything but. A beautiful story about love, not only between the main characters but the love of God and His mercy. You'll easily connect with Lilly, she is so real. You'll feel her emotions as you read. There is quite a bit of humor which left me smiling. I liked the way Kelly included a character who is clinically depressed an loved who made the quilt.
This book has sensual descriptions that was surprising. To me, Christian fiction is a good, clean read. I felt this part of the story should've been toned down, it wouldn't have hurt the story at all. Overall, I highly recommend "Lilly's Wedding Quilt" and give it 5 stars.
I received an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Title: Lilly's Wedding Quilt
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Pub Date: 03/29/2011