Friday, May 2, 2014

"The Singing Quilt" by Kathi Macias

{Sorry for this being so late y'all! Goodreads was down and I need that site for my reviews...}

About this book:

  “Jolissa Montoya believes God is calling her to work with the disadvantaged children in her inner-city neighborhood. There's only one problem: The children wouldn't be able to understand her. Jolissa suffers from a speech impediment and has a thick accent because Spanish is her first language. Ridiculed through much of her youth, she is quite shy and reticent to speak. She is convinced that what God has spoken to her heart is impossible. Impossible, that is, until one day when her confidante shows her a quilt--a quilt that depicts the life of a courageous woman. Can another woman's courage move her to try the impossible and step out and follow God wherever He leads her? The Singing Quilt is set against the backdrop of the life of Fanny Crosby, who in addition to writing hundreds of songs was also a well-known public speaker and active in Christian rescue missions despite her disability. Readers will be inspired not to let fear or a disability prevent them from answering what they think is God's impossible call. The Singing Quilt is the third book in the contemporary fiction "Quilt" series written by award-winning author Kathi Macias. The series focuses on various social issues, including racial and pro-life issues.

 Series: The “Quilt” series, book #3. Can be a stand-alone novel. {I didn’t know this book was part of a series! I can’t wait to read book #1, “The Moses Quilt” & book #2 “The Doctor’s Christmas Quilt”!)

Spiritual Content- Mark 10:14, Psalm 91, Isaiah 42:16 and other Scriptures are quoted and studied; Jolissa gets told the (amazing!) life story of Fanny Crosby; Jolissa does not think she is worthy of God’s love or even talking to Him *Spoiler* but mid-way through the book, she realizes no one is worthy of His Love and Mercy, and asks Him to come into her heart. *End of Spoiler*; Prayers, Church going, and Hymns reading are a major part of this story.

Negative Content- Jolissa’s Tio cusses (but nothing is written) and calls her an idiota, stupid & worthless many times where she starts to believe all that’s true (it’s so not!).

Sexual Content- N/A

-Jolissa Montoya
                                         P.O.V. switches between Jolissa & Eva.
                                                                           236 pages

Pre & New Teens- 
(only because of Jolissa’s uncle) (This book had such a powerful message; about not giving up and Trusting Him)

High School Teens-

My personal Rating-

Oh! Where to start?! I just adore and love this book! It had a classic, wonderful, perfect, fiction ending (Which some people might not like, but I do! Like I always say: “I don’t care if it’s not a hundred percent realistic—That’s why I read fiction, people!” ;) ) I cannot rave about “The Singing Quilt” enough! 

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher for this review.


  1. Thank you so much for your gracious review of my books. Blessings!

    1. Thank you for writing it! I can't wait to read more of your books! :)