Skip to main content

Quilted by Christmas


Title: Quilted by Christmas
Author:  Jodie Bailey
Pages:  240
Year:  2014
Publisher:  Abingdon
When I began reading the tale, I felt as if I had been dropped into a drama without any background information or build up to the point the story begins.  It took me a little bit to get into the story and I found that while it ends with promise the subject matter was somewhat heavy.  The subjects covered in the book were teenage pregnancy, regrets, finding the source of true love and forgiveness to name just a few.  The characters are crafted in such a way that at times I had to remind myself this was fiction and not something I heard on the news.
Part of the tale that brings hope is the truth that some things are harder to handle during the holiday season.  I think another part of the writing shows how not everyone has loving or caring parents and how that can color perceptions of God.  Another aspect of the story is how we all long to be loved and sometimes make bad decisions in an attempt to fill the painful void.  Out of the many quilt stories I have read this one wasn’t one of my favorites not due to the author’s fault, but I was looking for an encouraging tale that was perhaps more lighthearted.
The novel’s subject matter is something to consider if you’re looking for an enjoyable read.  For me, this wasn’t it due to the recent true life experiences in recent months in my life.
My rating is 3 stars.
Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255. “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 Other reviews can be read at http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspot.com/ .  Also follow me on Twitter @lcjohnson1988, FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/lisa.johnson.75457
Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Romans chapter 5 study tonight @ 7pm EST

Romans chapter 7 @ 7pm EST

Generous Lies

Title:Generous Lies (Hidden Truth #3)
Author: Robin Patchen
Pages: 386
Year: 2017
Publisher: CreateSpace
My rating 5 out of 5 stars.
Generous Lies is the third installment in the Hidden Truth series.The first two novels are Convenient Lies and Twisted Lies.Robin Patchen’s stories are very riveting with a mixture of adventure, danger, mystery and a touch of romance. Here, a former FBI agent, Garrison, and his son are in a small town while his son recovers from a mixture of drugs he took at a party.At the same time, a young man’s father has given him a mysterious package to hide until the time for delivery.
When these two events collide, the party and hiding the package, tension ramps up when undesirable repercussions occur.Aiden, who is recovering from his drug affects, now faces the only real choice he has, which is rehab.Garrison, who has been talking with Samantha, who owns the cabins on the lake where they are staying, are falling hard for each other, but their pasts are causing some obst…