Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A Patchwork Christmas

In late Victorian-era America, women married for convenience as often as they married for love. But in A Patchwork Christmas, three young women are surprised by true romance.

Jilted by her fiancé, a resident of the Amana Colonies packs away her wedding quilts and her plans for marriage. A widow traveling to marry a prosperous man she barely knows is stranded in a winter storm. A wealthy ingénue inadvertently causes grave injury to a poor man she once knew well. Through faith, can they each patch together an unexpected life of love from second chances?

My thoughts...

Seems Like Love is the first of the three novellas in A Patchwork Christmas. Karla works in a small hotel and happens to be a talented quilter. One afternoon while working on a quilt that she must finish as quickly as possible a guest arrives and catches her off guard. It's her childhood friend, Frank. She is very aware of how attractive he is but her heart was broken when her fiance dumped her and married someone else. She feels plain and unwanted by any man. This is the story of how he comes to court her, it isn't easy as Karla keeps turning down his invitations. An enjoyable read.

Next is A Patchwork Love written by Stephanie Whitson. Jane and her daughter, Molly, are on their way to Denver to visit Mr. Higgins who had promised to show Molly the Christmas lights. Jane is in love with him and would like nothing better than for him to propose. The train gets stuck in a snowdrift and they are rescued and taken to a nearby home. Due to an injury Jane has difficulty walking. Molly has come down with a cold and they're unable to continue the journey. The owner of the home has a son who has permanent scars on his face to a war injury. A nice Christmas romance.

Last is The Bridal Quilt by Nancy Moser. I've always loved her books and enjoyed this read. Ada is hoping Samuel will propose. Seems like every time they try to get together something happens to keep them apart. Samuel does a lot of charity work and Ada wants to work by his side. There are issues with Samuel's father, orphans, and an accident. I will leave the rest for you to find out. A heartwarming tale of romance.

I received an ecopy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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