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Monday, May 5

Review - A Promise In Pieces


A Promise in Pieces
Quilts of Love Series
by Emily T. Wierenga
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Pub. Date: April 15, 2014
ISBN: 978-1426758850
Pages: 208
Blog Tour: http://litfusegroup.com/author/EWierenga

Review:

As many of my blog readers already know, I not the biggest fan of books set during WWII, as I prefer books set in the 1800s. Nevertheless, I still signed up to review A Promise in Pieces by Emily T. Wierenga, which is the latest entry in the Quilts of Love Series. I have read a few of the other books in the series, which a few have been set during WWII, and I have enjoyed reading each one.

A Promise in Pieces is a short, fast read at just under 200 pages, if you don't count the discussion questions and the sneak peak of A Stitch and a Prayer. The story centers on a woman named Clara Kirkpatrick, who served in the Women's Army Corps during WWII; caring for injured soldiers in France.

Her life is forever changed when she promises to deliver a dying soldier's last message to his wife. Upon arriving back in the United States, she finds the young widow and delivers the message. The widow then gives Clara a baby quilt; a quilt that was made for a child the young widow will never have with her late husband.

A Promise in Pieces flips back from WWII to the year 2000, where Clara (now a grandmother) is traveling with her family to New Orleans to visit the National World War II Museum, where she tells the story about how she received the quilt. Like I already said, the book is a short, fast read and plays out like a made-for-Hallmark movie. Overall, I thought A Promise in Pieces was a cute sentimental read.



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


About the Author:

Emily Wierenga is a former editor, ghostwriter, freelance writer and staff journalist, a monthly columnist for The Christian Courier, and the author of Save My Children (Castle Quay Books, 2008), Chasing Silhouettes (Ampelon Publishing, 2012) and Mom in the Mirror (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013). Emily resides in Alberta, Canada. This is her first novel. Learn more about Emily at: http://www.emilywierenga.com

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