Monday, August 18, 2014

The Healing Quilt by Wanda Brunstetter, a review

This title is the third in the series about the "Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club" and as I had not read the first two books, it took awhile to sort through the characters.  However, once I got through that I found this book immensely enjoyable.

In The Healing Quilt, Lamar and Emma Yoder Miller have left their home in Shipshewana, Indiana for the much warmer winter climate of Sarasota, Florida to help Lamar's arthritis heal.  As Emma becomes bored away from family and friends, she decides to hold another quilting class and asks God to bring those He wants to the weekly classes she and Lamar teach together.

Which is how six individuals, each with their own problems, come together thinking they are there to learn to quilt.  Of course, the reader knows God has sent them to know Emma and Lamar for reasons far more important than stitching fabric together.

If you read many of Wanda's books, you will know she creates her own universe in which there are more... shall we say... coincidences than one finds in real life.  But they come together to paint us a picture in words, that of how God is at work in each of our lives for our good and His glory.

I definitely have to read the first two books in this series and I highly recommend this book.  I love the way there are highly unlikely people coming together for the classes and just as there are some hard times they go through, there is also a great deal of humor.

Like their biker dude former student riding his motorcycle from Indiana to Florida to visit them.  Yes, you read that right.  Biker dude.  Quilting lessons.  In the same sentence.

You can find out more about The Healing Quilt... here.*

This book was provided by the publisher for review but the opinions are entirely my own.

*Amazon Associate Link


Vee said...

I have only read one "Amish" style story. I do not remember much about it. I should give it another try since lighter reading is more my speed lately.

Deb J. in Utah said...

I love Wanda Brunstetter's books. She is probably my favorite "Amish" author. Thanks for the review. I will put this one on my "to read" list! Have a great week!

Scrappy quilter said...

Love this book along with the first too. She is one of my favorite authors

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

I've not read any Wanda Brunstetter books. I did see this one at the store the other day, and it did look interesting. I was at a tourist type store and even though I live in Amish country, I couldn't believe how many different Amish 'romance' type books there are!

I may have to check the library for this series!


Thickethouse.wordpress said...

This sounds like the kind of book I will greatly enjoy and you inspired me to buy it for my kindle, and then when I saw how inexpensive the first two were, I bought them all for the kindle....Thank you, Brenda!