Thursday, November 10, 2016

Book Review: The Cherished Quilt by Amy Clipston

The Cherished Quilt (An Amish Heirloom Novel) by [Clipston, Amy]

The Cherished Quilt (An Amish Heirloom Novel) -to be released Nov. 29, 2016

From Amazon:

Tragedy tore Christopher’s world apart. But Emily believes there are enough pieces left behind to stitch together a beautiful new beginning.

Emily Fisher is eager to meet the new employee at her father’s shop in Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania. But when Christopher Hochstetler arrives, his cold demeanor freezes her attempts at building a friendship.

Longing for a fresh start, Christopher travels from Ohio to Bird-in-Hand to work at his uncle’s shop. Christopher’s heart is still wounded from memories of home, and making new friends is the last thing on his mind—he knows the pain that comes with losing those you love. When Emily is kind to him, he tries to remain distant, but he soon finds himself stealing glances at her throughout the day.

When Christopher shares his tragic reasons for leaving home, Emily decides to make a quilt for him as a gesture of their friendship. Even though he is not a member of the church, she’s found someone with whom she can imagine a future. The two are quickly falling in love when a family emergency calls Christopher back to Ohio without warning.

Emily finishes the quilt, in spite of her pain. But when Christopher receives it, will he have the courage to follow his heart?

My thoughts:

The Cherished Quilt captured my attention from the beginning to the end.  This book drew me in with the wonderful descriptions of the horses, barns, the smell of the leather shop, and the peacefulness of an Amish countryside.  
Then Amy Clipston pulled my heartstrings when she spoke about Christopher's pain. The pain so raw at times, I could felt as though it was me.  It brought back memories of the things that happen in our lives and how we may put the blame our ourselves.  How the pain may wake you up and the what if's play in our mind.  The pain so deep you can only take it to God.  Yes she captured that feeling perfectly.  

Emily shined through in this book with her loving and kind-hearted ways.  She was always watching out for others and making sure everyone was cared for. Something I try my best to achieve everyday.

Oh did I mention the romance?  It's wonderfully woven throughout always leaving you wondering if it will work out.    

A wonderful, wonderful book!
This book was sent to me by the author in exchange for my honest review.  

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