I have enjoyed most of the novels in the Quilts of Love series so far but I have to be honest and admit that “A Stitch and a Prayer” fell a bit short for my personal preferences. For one thing, I was never really able to connect with the characters. They never quite came to life for me. I also had a problem with the way Florence’s husband Will left her virtually alone and pregnant to fend for herself in the wilderness in view of her previous medical history.
“A Stitch and a Prayer” did have a few moments of interest and historical background and I enjoyed the quilting details. I did like how other characters pitched in to support and take care of Florence and how her faith was strengthened as she was forced to depend on the Lord.
This book was provided for review by LitFuse Publicity.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
A quilt becomes a labor of love for a lonely wife mysteriously separated from her young husband.
After her fiancé 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?
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