Friday, February 10, 2012

The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club ~ Book Review

Title:  The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club
Author:  Wanda E. Brunstetter
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
Publish Date:  April 3, 2012

About the book:

Amish widow Emma Yoder’s first quilt class brings the most unlikely people together. there’s Star, a young woman yearning for stability; Pan and Stuart Johnston, a struggling couple at odds in their marriage; Paul Ramirez, a young widower hoping to find solace in finishing a quilt; Jan Sweet, a rough and tough biker doing some creative community service; and Ruby Lee Williams, a preacher’s wife looking for relaxation when parish problems mount. But as these beginning quilters learn to transform scraps of material into beauty; their fragmented lives begin to take new shape with the helping hands of each other and the healing hand of God. 

My thoughts:

While I found this book not a typical Brunstetter Amish novel, I still enjoyed it. It was not quite what I had expected since I have read so many other books by her. If I would have payed attention to the cover I would have known that it would have been a little different.

When this book starts out, I was definitely thinking that Emma had taken on more than she bargained for but as the book went one, she was exactly what everyone in her quilting class needed. What a crazy array of individuals she had to deal with and oh the problems that they all brought to the table.

I do have to admit that there were parts of this book that brought tears to my eyes, which I didn't see coming. I am hoping that there is another book to follow.

Here is a neat little tidbit:

The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club is being made into a musical play. It will open August 24, 2012 at the Blue Gate Theater in Shipshewana, Indiana, and will go through December 8, 2012. You may purchase advanced tickets by clicking here.

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I was not paid for this review, I did however receive a copy of the book for my Kindle from NetGalley. The opinions of this book are mine and mine alone.


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