Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Book Review: The Healing Quilt by Wanda Brunstetter

Recently, I was invited to read and review Wanda Brunstetter's latest novel, The Healing Quilt.  I found it to be a quick and easy read, but interesting enough that I didn't want to put it down.  Of course, that seems to be my tendency when it comes to books...

I've not read any of the other Half-Stitched Quilting Club books by Brunstetter, but I didn't find that to be a problem as I easily settled into the lives of Emma and Lamar Miller, Amish snowbirds from Indiana who spent their winters in Florida {and, can I just pause for a minute to smile at that?  I'm from Indiana, and currently live in Florida, not too far from where the Millers call their winter home}.  

The Millers teach a quilting class that attracts a variety of people, each one bringing another layer to the overall story as they try to figure out life and work through their own tough circumstances.  I found the characters all to be very believable, and somehow they all fit into the pattern of the story, even though they were all quite different.  

The plot of the story was a bit predictable, but as I've already mentioned, it didn't stop me from finishing the entire book in a day's time.  I managed to also get laundry and dishes done, as well as cooking meals for my family.  Amazing!  I really enjoyed reading this- enough that I will read more of Brunstetter's work and see if my local library has any of the other Half-Stitched Quilting Club books!

Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of The Healing Quilt by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  The opinions expressed here are my own.

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