A baby quilt touches many hearts as it travels from family-to-family and through generations.
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.
This is a touching story. I guess because I love quilts and see so much of life in them and what brought them about. Because I love babies and the love that brings them into this world and the story behind each life. And I also love any stories about love and a caring relationships. This story though about trials in life is sure to keep your attention. It is a story about the cycle of life that one woman deals with and how she overcomes issues that come her way. Also about how the Lord can heal and bring one to a peace in life. I really treasured the ending of the story and in many ways can relate to the feelings Carla has. Its about a loss, but a tender and loving story about Grace and working through things in life. I hope you will pick up a copy and give this sweet book a try.
~ Linda ~
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(Castle Quay Books, 2008), Chasing Silhouettes (Ampelon Publishing, 2012) and Mom in the Mirror(Rowman & Littlefield, 2013). Emily resides in Alberta, Canada. This is her first novel.
Emily is celebrating the release of her debut novel with a “Women Helping Women” shopping spree giveaway.
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A Promise in Pieces by Emily Wierenga
A Stitch and a Prayer by Eva Gibson
Rival Hearts by Tara Randel
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