Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Maybelle In Stiches by Joyce Magnin (Quilts of Love #16)

Maybelle is welding. Yes indeed, hard work, but she has to do something while her husband is off fighting in the war. Two weeks before he shipped out, they got married and now here she is, missing Holden more than words, letters or her heart can say. Time feel slow when someone you love is away from you. When Maybelle finds a quilt, though she had no idea how to sew, she decides she is going to make this thing whole. It would be just right for their bed when Holden comes home from the war. 

Finding out the scraps she found to make this quilt, that were all in the attic of her Mom's house are all little parts of her heritage and family history makes her all the more interested in getting this task done, and piecing together more of her torn life. With her husband missing in action, all she can do is sew and pray for his return. 

Will she get her happy ending, or will she be left with a quilt and no husband?

Carol :) 

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Maybelle In Stitches
Abingdon Press (March 18, 2014)
Joyce Magnin


A word from the Author:

I am the author of seven novels. Five adult novels and two middle grade readers. I never wanted to do anything else but write and every day I wake up astonished that I get to do what I always dreamed about. My days are filled with words and images along with the usual family stuff. I have three children, Rebekah who is married to Joshua. They have three of the most adorable boys on the planet, Lemuel, Cedar and Soren. My daughter Emily Kate is a lovely young woman anthropologist and my son Adam is fourteen and a student--he's a genius who loves frogs and lizards and fish and plants. He amazes me.

I have never eaten a scallop. I love cream soda. Drink way too much coffee. I do not like elevators but I do enjoy needle arts and of course books. I prefer jazz over country (no offense), milk chocolate over dark, but not roller coasters although my life has often resembled a roller coaster ride.

One of my life's desires is to meet Amy Grant so I can tell her she saved my life.


Maybelle can’t sew. But when she finds an unfinished quilt in the attic of her mother’s house, she gets the crazy idea to complete it. At first, it’s just a way to fill the lonely nights while her husband, staff sergeant Holden Kanzinzki, is away fighting in World War II.

Yet when Maybelle discovers that the quilt is made from scraps of material that can be traced back through her family heritage, the project is suddenly much more important. Then word comes that Holden is missing in action, and with little else to do, Maybelle clings to the quilt as much as to the hope that her husband is still alive. As neighborhood friends gather around Maybelle to help her through the unknown days and nights ahead, it is the quilt that becomes a symbol of her unflagging belief that Holden will return—to her, to their home, and to their quilt-covered bed.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Maybelle In Stitches, go HERE.

Joyce can be reached through the Contact link on her Blog 

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