Publication Date: April 3, 2012 Finished: April 26, 2012 Robin’s Rating: Good Clean Fun
Book Cover Description: Join the club of unlikely quilters who show up for Amish widow Emma Yoder s quilting classes. A troubled young woman, a struggling couple, a widower, a rough and tough biker, and a preacher s wife make up the mismatched lot. But as their problems begin to bind them together like the scraps of fabric stitched together in a quilt, they learn to open up and lend a helping hand. Is this what God had in mind to heal hurting hearts and create beauty from fragments?
What I Think: I always enjoy a book that has strong Christian values. Although sometimes they can get a bit, well boring. And the writing can be a little too syrupy sweet. I’m glad to say that wasn’t the case with this book. The group of misfits who find themselves taking a quilting class are funny, frustrating, heart breaking and lovable all at once. They each came to the class for more than just learning to quilt, but I don’t think they knew what they were in for. As they learn to cut and piece together their simple wall hangings, they also piece together their lives. With wisdom and warmth, Emma offers them encouraging reminders of God’s unwavering love for us and we see His plan for their lives played out with some unexpected twists and turns.
If you’re tired of all the bad behavior and bad language we see in so much of today’s popular fiction give this one a try. It’s a book you can share with your parents or neighbors without worry about any awkward moments!