Sunday, May 25, 2014

A Stitch and A Prayer by Eva Gibson (Quilts of Love book #18)

This was the most different of the Quilts of Love books I have read yet, but I think I have said that once before? However, it was really good once I got into the third chapter. 

Florence got married, and the wedding was pretty confusing. She married Will, and loves him dearly. They are out in boondocks and Florence is scared of all kinds of things. She has cause, panthers and men who are hunting horse thieves are just a few of the problems. She has a strange health problem that wasn't made clear for a good while, but it causes her hands to be almost useless. 

Before long, she winds up with a life changing issue, and what happened just about floored me. That was traumatic folks! So was what happened next! Will leaves Florence leaves her in this series situation with just a note that he will come back before the baby is born! WHAT?!? Why?!? She hasn't a clue! 

So while he is gone, she is praying, and stitching, and trying to cope. Praying, and stitching her own version of a Tree Of Life quilt. Will Florence even live through this for her husband to come home? What about her baby? There needs to be a lot more prayer and there needs to be Will home too! 

This book had me holding my breath once the plot got rolling. 

Carol :) 

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
A Stitch and A Prayer
Abingdon Press (May 20, 2014)
Eva Gibson


(No image available) Eva Gibson is the author of twenty books, including A Stitch and a Prayer, the latest release in the Quilts of Love series from Abingdon Fiction. She currently teaches Writing Your Life Story classes for Portland Community College and is an active member of Oregon Christian Writers. She has lived most of her life on the family farm in Wilsonville, Oregon, which is the setting for her novel.

After her fiancĂ© returns from the Klondike gold rush in 1897, Florence Harms sets about building a new life in her new marriage—even though the lingering effects of illness have left her weak and vulnerable. She and her young husband, Will, work tirelessly to clear the land around their Northwest cabin, content with their modest life. But then a stranger comes knocking and Florence suddenly senses a restlessness in Will’s spirit that she had never seen before. When he leaves her with only a note that tells her he will return before their baby’s birth, she is devastated, and the illness that stiffened her joints returns. Counting the days until Will walks back through her door, Florence busies herself with a Tree of Life quilt displaying a map of the farm they call home. Doubts claw at her heart as Florence struggles to believe Will’s promise to return to her. Will her labor of love—and faith in God—sustain her as she waits to see her beloved once again?

If you would like to read the first chapter of A Stitch and A Prayer, go HERE.

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