Maybelle in Stitches by Joyce Magnin – Litfuse



MY REVIEW:

Maybelle In Stitches is one of the latest additions to the Abingdon Press Quilts of Love series. Although I did have a bit more difficulty getting into the story, I found plenty to interest me once I did. The story takes place during World War 2 with a primary focus on the wives of soldiers fighting in the war. As these women waited for their husbands to return home, they not only managed their homes but often worked in factories to help the war effort. Maybelle and her best friend Doris both work as welderettes on ships but their evenings and weekends are extremely lonely and long. Working together on a quilt started by Maybelle’s mother, the friends and a few other military wives fill their free time putting together a quilt of hope.

The story manages to give the reader insight into the lives of these women as they experience life without their husbands and go through good times and tragedy together. A strong emphasis on the faithfulness of God no matter what the circumstance is present throughout the narrative. Another major theme is the importance of friendship in our lives.

This book was provided for review by LitFuse Publicity.



ABOUT THE BOOK:

Maybelle in StitchesMaybelle In Stitches | A Quilts of Love book.

Maybelle Kazinzki can’t sew. She was after all, the only girl in the seventh grade Home Economics class to sew the zipper in the neck hole of the A-Line dress they were supposed to make. But when she finds an unfinished quilt in the attic of her mother’s house she gets the crazy idea to finish it—somehow, come heck or high water. She thinks it will help fill the lonely nights while her husband, Holden, is serving overseas during World War II.

Her recently departed mother’s quilt is made from scraps of material Maybelle traces back to her mother’s childhood, her grandmother’s childhood and her own childhood. She tries to add one of Holden’s stripes to it but the sewing is not going well and neither is her life. After receiving some harsh news, Maybelle’s faith falters and she puts the quilt away and stops trusting God. But God is faithful- no matter what. And it’ll take a group of neighborhood women armed with quilting needles to help Maybelle believe that.

Learn more and purchase a copy at the Quilts of Love site.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Joyce MagninJoyce Magnin is the author of the Bright’s Pond novels, including the award-winning The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow. A member of the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Fellowship, Joyce is a frequent workshop leader and the organizer of the StoryCrafters fiction group. She lives near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Find out more about Joyce at http://www.quiltsoflovebooks.com/products/31/Maybelle-in-Stitches.



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One Response to Maybelle in Stitches by Joyce Magnin – Litfuse

  • When I posted my review of Maybelle in Stitches on Litfuse, I found your review and checked out your site. By your :biography: it appears we have much in common. I am a retired school librarian/English teacher who now spends much of my time gardening, sewing (quilting), reading and spending time with my family. We’ve been married almost 43 years and have 3 adult children and 6 grandchildren. I love spending time at our Northern Wisconsin cabin. The area around our home has become Amish country so we’ve seen many changes in the last 30 years. In just a few weeks all the Amish greenhouses will open– there are probably six within ten minutes of our house. What beautiful flowers.

    I also enjoy cooking, and have collected cookbooks since I was a teenager in 4-H. I know it is time to weed out the collection but each one seems to have a purpose and memory. Like you, I read a lot of Christian fiction and enjoy reviewing it. I hope you stop by my blog Thoughts from Mill Street. I will keep checking in on yours. Happy Reading!

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