The Key on the Quilt… by Stephanie Grace Whitson

The Key on the Quilt

by Stephanie Grace Whitson

Book Blurb

Enter a historic Nebraskan prison where three women find betrayal, love, and ultimate truth. Jane Prescott is serving a ten-year sentence for murder. Can a broken spirit be healed behind bars? Matron Mamie Dawson feels called to help the wounded women in her charge. Will a guard’s attentions keep her from her mission? Warden’s wife Ellen McKenna has changed her preconceptions about these female prisoners. Will it be enough to save her from a life-or-death situation? Will the cryptic quilt connecting their lives expose the truth of one woman’s past and ensure a better future for them all?

My Thoughts On This Book

It has been a while since I read anything from Stephanie Grace Whitson, and I realize I’ve really been missing out! This is an awesome story and I was hooked from the beginning. Ms. Whitson has a way of drawing you into the story, capturing your attention and keeping it until the last word. As I read this book, I was so engulfed in Jane, Ellen and Mamie’s lives that I couldn’t think about anything else! The characters created by the author are so realistic and believable I felt I had new friends after I finished the book. And yes, this book is just this good! I really liked Jane, and hurt so much for her because of the situation she was in, but she handled it so well. I do have to say that I pretty much figured most of the story out early in the book, but it was fun wondering how it would all come to pass.

I highly recommend this wonderful story by Stephanie Grace Whitson. And reading the title, I never dreamed what it would all be about, and I haven’t told you a lot, on purpose! You need to pickup the book and read it for yourself. You will find it a most pleasurable and enjoyable read.

I received this book free from 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.


Stephanie Grace Whitson, bestselling author and two-time Christy finalist, pursues a full-time writing and speaking career from her home studio in southeast Nebraska. Her husband and blended family, her church, quilting, and Kitty–her motorcycle–all rank high on her list of “favorite things.”

Barbour Publishing presents…A Patchwork Christmas Collection

A Patchwork Christmas Collection

Judith Miller
Stephanie Grace Whitson
Nancy Moser




A Patchwork Christmas Collection

Three Christmas Stories by Judith Miller, Nancy Moser and Stephanie Grace Whitson

In A Patchwork Christmas Collection, we have three Christmas stories in one beautiful book, from three very well know, gifted authors. And not only do we get three wonderful stories to read, this book gives a few bonuses. After each story, there are mouthwatering recipes that you’ve read about in the stories. And that’s not all. At the end of each story you will also find a craft pattern with instructions to make, an item that has something to do with the story as well.


Here are the three stories in this book and a little about them:

 Seems Like Love, By: Judith Miller

Karla Stuke’s faith in men and any hope for marriage and children has been destroyed, that is until the new pharmacist arrives in town.


A Patchwork Love, By: Stephanie Grace Whitson

Jane McClure is headed west to marry a prosperous businessman she hardly knows to give her daughter a better life, but is stranded by a snowstorm. Will her chance at helping her daughter slip away?


The Bridal Quilt, By: Nancy Moser

Ada, a wealthy ingénue causes grave injury to a poor man who protects a street urchin from a rearing horse. Bringing him home, she discovers he is someone she once considered quite a catch. Can she give up everything to love him?

Join each of these ladies on their journey of romance and love, through difficulties, changing their lives and patching up relationships, as they find their place in life. I thoroughly enjoyed these historical stories, all set in the late 1800’s. All three authors created realistic characters and a plot that develops well throughout the story, very well keeping my attention. I love Christmas stories, and will probably be reading these stories again during the Holiday Season.

And not only the stories drew me to this book, the beauty of it is amazing. The cover is beautiful and festive and I love the snow covered inside of the front and back covers. And I especially like the ragged edges of the pages, making this book a wonderful gift for the special reader in your life. You can’t go wrong with this book, so grab a copy to read and enjoy, and pass it on to someone for a special gift.

Thanks to Barbour Books for providing a copy of this book for me to read and review. I was not expected or required to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine only.


JUDITH MCCOY MILLER is an award-winning author whose avid research and love for history are reflected in her novels, many of which have appeared on the CBA bestseller lists. Judy makes her home in Topeka, Kansas.






Stephanie Grace Whitson, bestselling author and two-time Christy finalist, pursues a full-time writing and speaking career from her home studio in southeast Nebraska. Her husband and blended family, her church, quilting, and Kitty–her motorcycle–all rank high on her list of “favorite things.”





Nancy Moser is the award-winning author of over twenty novels that focus on the characters discovering their unique purpose. Her genres include both contemporary and historical stories.

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