CFBA presets Maybelle In Stitches by Joyce Magnin

This week, the 

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance 

is introducing 

Maybelle In Stitches 

Abingdon Press (March 18, 2014) 

by 

Joyce MagninABOUT THE AUTHOR:

A word from the Author:

I am the author of seven novels. Five adult novels and two middle grade readers. I never wanted to do anything else but write and every day I wake up astonished that I get to do what I always dreamed about. My days are filled with words and images along with the usual family stuff. I have three children, Rebekah who is married to Joshua. They have three of the most adorable boys on the planet, Lemuel, Cedar and Soren. My daughter Emily Kate is a lovely young woman anthropologist and my son Adam is fourteen and a student–he’s a genius who loves frogs and lizards and fish and plants. He amazes me.

I have never eaten a scallop. I love cream soda. Drink way too much coffee. I do not like elevators but I do enjoy needle arts and of course books. I prefer jazz over country (no offense), milk chocolate over dark, but not roller coasters although my life has often resembled a roller coaster ride.

One of my life’s desires is to meet Amy Grant so I can tell her she saved my life.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Maybelle can’t sew. But when she finds an unfinished quilt in the attic of her mother’s house, she gets the crazy idea to complete it. At first, it’s just a way to fill the lonely nights while her husband, staff sergeant Holden Kanzinzki, is away fighting in World War II.

Yet when Maybelle discovers that the quilt is made from scraps of material that can be traced back through her family heritage, the project is suddenly much more important. Then word comes that Holden is missing in action, and with little else to do, Maybelle clings to the quilt as much as to the hope that her husband is still alive. As neighborhood friends gather around Maybelle to help her through the unknown days and nights ahead, it is the quilt that becomes a symbol of her unflagging belief that Holden will return—to her, to their home, and to their quilt-covered bed.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Maybelle In Stitches, go HERE.

 

MY THOUGHTS

Maybelle is another book in the Quilts of Love Series from Abingdon Press. In this one, the quilt is an unfinished project in the attic of Maybelle’s attic. She decides to finish the quilt, but wasn’t expecting the surprising historical story this quilt had. And even more when working on this quilt helped Maybelle through very difficult time as she waits and hopes that her husband is still alive.

This is a very heartwarming story, and I love the effect the quilt had on Maybelle. I encourage you to pick up a copy of this book an enjoy the cast of characters bringing this story to life. It is well worth it for the entertainment and enjoyment you will find here.  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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