The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club
By Wanda E. Brunstetter
(Barbour Books, Paperback, 9781602608115, 320pp.)
Publication Date: April 3, 2012
Categories: Christian - Romance
Stitch by stitch, six unlikely lives are transformed with a little help from an Amish widow’s quilting classes. . .and the healing hand of God.
New York Times bestselling author, Wanda E. Brunstetter became fascinated with the Amish way of life when she first visited her husband's Mennonite relatives living in Pennsylvania. Wanda and her husband, Richard, live in Washington State but take every opportunity to visit Amish settlements throughout the States, where they have several Amish friends.
I have always loved Wanda's Amish fiction but this one was the most thought provoking that she has written for a long while, in my opinion. Wanda has used her knowledge of the Amish to its greatest advantage, while bringing in Englishers to enhance her storyline.
Wanda has a complete surprise at the conclusion of her book, which totally shocked me. Her talent is outstanding in keeping you engrossed in the many changes in her plot and her character development.
A feel-good novel with memorable characters that come together in the most unlikely place and discover things about themselves they would never have known if not for the others. Brunstetter has outdone herself with this novel. Reading it is pure fun. Even though the characters have problems, they learn to overcome them and become the people God wants them to be.
This is an endearing tale about turning around the troubles in our lives and making good come from them. It is a story about letting past hurts shape who we are today and seeking forgiveness from those we truly love. This group of “half-stitched” quilters will truly touch your heart and give you plenty to think about. Don’t miss this one!