Friday, November 22, 2013

Book Review - The Christmas Quilt


Annie's life is deliciously full as the Christmas season approaches. She helps her husband, Samuel, attend to the community's minor medical needs. She occasionally assists Belinda, the local midwife, and most days, she finds herself delivering the buggy to her brother Adam. Annie's sister-in-law Leah is due to deliver their first child before Christmas morning, and Annie is determined to finish a crib quilt before the boppli arrives. With six weeks to go, she should have no problem . . . but God may have a different plan. Leah is rushed to the English hospital when the infant arrives early, and Annie discovers the Christmas quilt may hold a far greater significance than she ever imagined.


Vannetta Chapman has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving over two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather's birthplace in Albion, Pennsylvania. Chapman lives in the Texas hill country with her husband.

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This is one of those books that makes you want to just curl up with a quilt, a cup of coffee or tea, an read it from cover to cover! I feel in love with Annie, Leah, and their family from the very first page. This book just made me feel good from the first page to the last. It's another Amish fiction book that I can add to my favorites.
Leah is pregnant with twins and she and her husband, Adam, find themselves at loose ends with one another. They haven't been married all that long, but suddenly, it seems as if their friendship or marriage is not what they thought. Annie is Adams sister and Leah's dear friend and, she too, is pregnant with her first child. As a gift for Leah's children, Annie decides to make her quilt she will give her for Christmas. 

There are a lot of twists for Leah in this pregnancy and this changes things for her and Adam. As part of getting through this time, Leah and Annie focus on the fruits of the Spirit from Galations. As Annie sews on the quilt with Leah, she tells stories that emphasize these fruits of the Spirit. Each story is so sweet and perfectly emphasizes these fruits. Peace, love, joy...these things bring a new insight to both Leah and Annie.

I loved seeing the relationship between Leah and Adam grow. I loved seeing Annie's calming influence in Leah's life. The other relationship that was interesting, was between Rachel and Eli. Rachel is the perfect embodiment of someone who is bitter and hard. I'm hoping that there will be a future book that digs more into Rachel and Eli's story.

This is such a beautiful story. Perfect for the Christmas season! You'll grow to love these characters as much as I did! 

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group

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Blessings - Julie


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