About A Stitch and a Prayer:
After her fiancé returns from the Klondike gold rush in 1897, Florence Harms sets about building a new life in her new marriage—even though the lingering effects of illness have left her weak and vulnerable. She and her young husband, Will, work tirelessly to clear the land around their Northwest cabin, content with their modest life.
But then a stranger comes knocking and Florence suddenly senses a restlessness in Will’s spirit that she had never seen before. When he leaves her with only a note that tells her he will return before their baby’s birth, she is devastated, and the illness that stiffened her joints returns.
Counting the days until Will walks back through her door, Florence busies herself with a Tree of Life quilt displaying a map of the farm they call home. Doubts claw at her heart as Florence struggles to believe Will’s promise to return to her.
Will her labor of love-and faith in God—sustain her as she waits to see her beloved once again?
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About Eva Gibson:
Eva Gibson is the author of twenty books, including The Gift of Forgiveness and The Three Marys. She currently teaches “writing your life story” classes for Portland Community College and is an active member of Oregon Christian Writers.
She has lived most of her life on the family farm in Wilsonville, Oregon, which is the setting for A Stitch and a Prayer.
What I Thought:
Historical fiction fans will delight in this pioneer period setting! Florence is a pioneer woman, left alone by her husband, pregnant, and dealing with a chronic, debilitating illness. Despite these things she struggles to remain strong, all the while creating this beautiful quilt.
As with all the Quilts of Love books I have read, A Stitch and a Prayer presents solid values in its characters. Florence struggles to live on her own, all the while keeping steadfast in her faith in God and in her husband.
The Tree of Life quilt that Florence is creating offers beautiful symbolism to Florence and her story.
While I found this story a little slow-moving, it offers some twists and turns that keep you coming back to find out what happens in the end.
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Disclaimer: I want to thank Eva Gibson and Litfuse Publicity for supplying me with a copy of this book for me to review. While I received this free of charge in exchange for my review, my opinions are my own, and have not been influenced in any way.
Don’t miss this month’s Quilts of Love book, A Stitch and a Prayer, by Eva Gibson. A quilt becomes a labor of love for a lonely wife mysteriously separated from her young husband.
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- Rival Hearts by Tara Randel
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