Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Review - The Christmas Quilt

The Christmas Quilt
By Vannetta Chapman
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Pub. Date: October 25, 201
ISBN: 978-1426752773
Pages: 256
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I love Amish fiction, but I can't seem to keep up with all the new releases this year and of course there are several books released in the fall with a Christmas theme. I have several quilters in my family, though I don't quilt myself, I do respect the sewing hobby. When I had the chance to review The Christmas Quilt by Vannetta Chapman, I took it. The book is a sequel to A Simple Christmas Wish, which I don't recall if I have read it or not, though the main character, Annie, does seem familiar. 

Set in Mifflin County, PA, The Christmas Quilt finds Annie marrying Samuel Yoder, her one true love. Two years later, Annie works side-by-side with her husband helping out with the Amish community's minor medical needs. When needed, she assists the local mid-wife, Belinda.

Her best-friend, Leah, has been a little bit moody; as she is due to deliver her first child sometime before Christmas. Annie is looking forward to having a little nephew or niece and she is planning on making a quilt for the baby crib before the little one arrives. At first she thought six weeks was plenty of time to finish the quilt, but God has a way of surprising people. Leah goes into labor a bit earlier than expected.

Like I said above, I don't remember if I read the previous book in the series. I read many Amish books a year and stories sometimes blend together for me. The Christmas Quilt is a short read just in time for the holidays. I don't have too much to say about it, but the book reminds me of the annual Hallmark Christmas movies, though The Christmas Quilt ignores the typical campy clich├ęs. Overall, I think the book is a cute read and I recommend it to other readers.  

*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

About 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. Find out more at: http://www.quiltsoflovebooks.com

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