The Message on the Quilt… Stephanie Grace Whitson


Barbour Books Presents…….

The Message on the Quilt



by Stephanie Grace Whitson


Return to historic Nebraska for the stunning conclusion to The Quilt Chronicles. When Emilie Rhodes convinces her newspaper editor father to assign her to interview the speakers at the 1890 Chautauqua series, she meets and falls in love with “The Man of Many Voices.” But Noah Shaw’s professional life is only one reason he’s in Nebraska. Noah is on a quest to find answers. . .but will a treasured quilt bear a message of brokenness—or hope and healing?

The Quilt Chronicles:
Book 1 – The Key on the Quilt
Book 2 – The Shadow on the Quilt
Book 3 – The Message on the Quilt



I really enjoyed the conclusion to The Quilt Chronicles. As with the other two books, this one has a quilt with a message. I love this idea and enjoyed Noah and Emilie’s journey as I followed their story on the quilt. Their story tells a lot, there are a lot of real life issues they have to face, several twists and turns in the story to keep your attention and keep you reading. But it is well worth your read!  I appreciate that the author deals with these situations by showing the love and faith through the characters, and even through difficulties, and struggles in life, they were able to find strength and forgiveness and healing through the Lord. Stephanie Grace Wilson created very likable and believable characters that I grew to love, and I hate seeing this series come to an end, This is one of those series I will be keeping to read a second time! I encourage you to pickup a copy of The Message on the Quilt, and if you haven’t read the first two in this series, don’t forget to check them out as well!.

I received this book from the publisher Barbour Books 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


She writes historical fiction … and rides a motorcycle. Stephanie Grace Whitson has made a career out of playing with imaginary friends, and it all started in an abandoned pioneer cemetery. This one’s graves are scattered on a tiny corner of land near where the Whitson family lived in the 1990’s–mostly providing comic relief for the real country folk in the area. That cemetery provided not only a hands-on history lesson for Stephanie’s home schooled children but also a topic of personal study as she began to read about and be encouraged by the pioneer women who settled the American West. Since writing had always been a favorite hobby, it was only natural for Stephanie to begin jotting down scenes in the life of a nameless woman crossing Nebraska on the Oregon Trail. Eventually that story took on a life of its own and Stephanie sent off a query letter–expecting instant rejection.

7e2d642184170ad8956e12.L._V143062812_SX200_God had a different plan. He blessed Stephanie’s beginnings, putting two of her three first books on the ECPA best-seller list and making two of her first nine books finalists for the Christy Award. With the spring 2012 release of The Key on the Quilt (Barbour Publishing), she will have over twenty novels and two non-fiction books to her credit. Along with antique quilts and pioneer women’s history, French, Italian, and Hawaiian language and culture remain passionate interests. In May of 2012, she earned her Master of Arts degree in historical studies.

“The flip side of writing,” Stephanie says, “is being asked to teach writing and/or speak at various church and community events.” She has developed a menu of lectures and workshops that “provide opportunities for me to travel and get to know not only other writers and history lovers, but also students and quilters. I love sequestering myself in a library to do research, but the
speaking part of my career has provided some unique and wonderful memories.”
And then there’s Kitty, the Honda Magna. “In some ways I’m 60,” she says, “in others I’m probably about 26. It all depends on the day.” On days when her virtual age leans toward the younger side of that equation, she’s been known to wake up in the morning and decide to ride Kitty to Canada that day. And then she comes home and descends to “the catacombs” (the basement office in her Victorian-era house) and heads back into the past to play with more imaginary friends.


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