The Christmas Quilt (Quilts of Love #11)
written by Vanetta Chapman
published by Abingdon Press
Did I enjoy this book: Remember my review of A Simple Amish Christmas that I posted yesterday? (If you don’t, here is the link.) I wanted to find out what happened with Annie and Samuel. Well, here is the book!! YAY!!
I enjoyed this book a bit more than A Simple Amish Christmas. I really liked the way Annie and Leah used the quilt to tell the stories of faith, joy, goodness, etc. — all different virtues discussed in the scriptures. I could see the quilt as it took shape. I felt bad for Leah for most of the book. She and Adam drifted apart after she found out she was pregnant. It was interesting to see how that situation resolved itself throughout the book. I wish we had learned more about Annie and Samuel, but this was Leah and Adam’s story. And that’s okay. It was a good story to tell.
The story kept me reading, and it was a good, uplifting Christmas tale.
Would I recommend it: Sure, especially if you read A Simple Amish Christmas.
About the book – from Goodreads: Annie’s life is deliciously full as the Christmas season approaches. She helps her husband, Samuel, attend to the community’s minor medical needs. She occasionally assists Belinda, the local midwife, and most days, she finds herself delivering the buggy to her brother Adam. Annie s sister-in-law Leah is due to deliver their first child before Christmas morning, and Annie is determined to finish a crib quilt before the “boppli” arrives. With six weeks to go, she should have no problem . . . but God may have a different plan. Leah is rushed to the English hospital when the infant arrives early, and Annie discovers the Christmas quilt may hold a far greater significance than she ever imagined.”