CRBA presents……Pieces of the Heart by Bonnie S. Calhoun

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Pieces of the Heart

Abingdon Press (June 1, 2013)


Bonnie S. CalhounABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Bonnie S. Calhoun is Owner/Director of Christian Fiction Blog Alliance, owner/publisher of Christian Fiction Online Magazine, Northeast Zone Director for American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), the ACFW ‘2011 Mentor of the Year,” President of (CAN) Christian Authors Network, and Appointment Coordinator for both the Colorado Christian Writers Conference (CCWC) and the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference(GPCWC).

For the last six years she has taught workshops in Facebook, Twitter, Blogging, and creating Social Media promotions at both CCWC, and GPCWC, and in 2011 at the Montrose, Pa Christian Writers Conference. She also taught a Facebook workshop at the 2012 ACFW conference.

Bonnie and her husband live in a log cabin in upstate area of New York with a dog and cat who think she’s wait-staff.

Her sites are:


Cordelia Grace watched Bernard Howard, the love of her young life, go off to fight for our country in WWII. And she has spent the last three years creating the Pine Cone quilt that will grace their marriage bed when he comes home. Each row of triangles signifies a layer in her life, sets of memories, hopes, dreams, and prayers for her future, enough spoken words to cover them forever. Her image of their “happy-ever-after” grows proportionally as the quilt expands.

But is the man that returns from the war, the same man that she remembered? Are the dark shades of color that she had to use for the outside edges of the beloved quilt prophetic of her life to come? Can love and faith overcome all?

If you would like to read teh first chapter of Pieces of the Heart, go HERE.




Author Bonnie S. Calhoun continues the Quilts of Love Series from Abingdon Press with her new book, Pieces of the Heart. This story follows the romance of Cordelia Grace and Bernard Howard During the WWII era. I really enjoyed reading about and African American and his life during his time at war. I was saddened by the treatment these young men received by their own fellow white Americans.

Life wasn’t the way Cordelia expected it to be after Bernard returned home, because the war had completely changed him. Even though they married after his return, he struggled daily, and nightly with nightmares of the memories that wouldn’t let go. I loved the grandmother, she was such a sweet lady and full of awesome wisdom. She reminded me so much of my own grandmother, I thought of her many times while reading this book. I love the idea of the quilt, and the way grandma used the different fabric to tell the story of the quilt, all the while praying for each person connected to that piece of fabric.

This is a sweet heartwarming story that you are sure to love. The characters are unique and well created and as they develop more and more throughout the story, you grow to love them more. This is a book everyone will enjoy, so why not pick up a copy for your own enjoyment! And while you are at it, check out the other books in the Quilts of Love Series.

I received this book from CFBA to read and
review.  I was not required to write a
positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this
in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.


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