Blogging Through the Alphabet: Q is for Quilt

  Side note: Did you ever think how difficult it is to find something blog worthy that begins with the letter Q?

Q is for Quilt

Specifically I am thinking of two books I read recently from a series- Quilts of Love. I enjoyed both of these and am looking forward to finding some more books in the series.

The first I read was A Heartbeat Away by S. Dionne Moore. 

“When a band of runaway slaves brings Union-loyal Beth Bumgartner a wounded Confederate soldier named Joe, it is the catalyst that pushes her to defy her pacifist parents and become a nurse during the Battle of Antietam. 

Her mother’s mysterious goodbye gift is filled with quilt blocks that bring comfort to Beth during the hard days and lonely nights, but as she sews each block, she realizes there is a hidden message of faith within the pattern that encourages and sustains her. Reunited with Joe, Beth learns his secret and puts the quilt’s message to its greatest test—but can betrayal be forgiven? ” (from CFBA Blog)

I enjoyed this one because of it’s setting during the Civil Way and because of the sweet romance involved.

You can read my full  review of A Heartbeat Away here.

The second was Pieces of the Heart by Bonnie S. Calhoun.

Cordelia Grace watched Bernard Howard, the love of her young life, go off to fight for our country in WWII. And she has spent the last three years creating the Pine Cone quilt that will grace their marriage bed when he comes home. Each row of triangles signifies a layer in her life, sets of memories, hopes, dreams, and prayers for her future, enough spoken words to cover them forever. Her image of their “happy-ever-after” grows proportionally as the quilt expands. 

But is the man that returns from the war, the same man that she remembered? Are the dark shades of color that she had to use for the outside edges of the beloved quilt prophetic of her life to come? Can love and faith overcome all?” (from the CFBA blog)

I enjoyed this one because of the strong-willed, determined heroine who survives quite a bit during World War 2.

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