Saturday, November 23, 2013

"The Christmas Quilt" by Vannetta Chapman

Quilts are labors of love, given to celebrate and memorialize special occasions. Such is the case as Annie works to make a baby quilt for her sister-in-law. She has six weeks, but something happens and changes that time. Will she finish this special quilt? In this sequel to "A Simple Amish Christmas" you will find the answer and the reason it is so very special.

Annie is a nurse who helps her husband, Samuel, care for the people in their Amish community. Annie's sister in law, Leah, is pregnant (as is Annie) and Annie wants to make a crib quilt for her. But, of course, life intervenes and now Annie finds she only has two months left. But, again, life intervenes when Leah goes into labor prematurely and has to go to a hospital in Philadelphia to get the necessary help for her "boppli" and herself. Adam, Leah's husband, has to stay and care for their farm, so Annie goes to help her. In the quiet time they have, the two women work on the quilt together, sharing their hearts while they sew. This story of love, hope, and peace is destined to become a holiday favorite!

Vannetta Chapman can certainly tell a story. Her attention to detail brings the reader into the Amish way of life. I highly recommend this book to all readers because we all need to read uplifting and simply wonderful stories now and then. I received my review copy from Litfuse in exchange for participation in the blog tour.

Book Info
About the book: 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.

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Meet the author: Vannetta Chapman has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving over two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather's birthplace in Albion, Pennsylvania. Chapman lives in the Texas hill country with her husband.

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