Monday, June 16, 2014

"A Stitch and a Prayer" by Eva Gibson

About this book:

   A quilt becomes a labor of love for a lonely wife mysteriously separated from her young husband.
   After her fiancé returns from the Klondike gold rush in 1897, Florence Harms sets about building a new life in her new marriage—even though the lingering effects of illness have left her weak and vulnerable. She and her young husband, Will, work tirelessly to clear the land around their Northwest cabin, content with their modest life.
   But then a stranger comes knocking and Florence suddenly senses a restlessness in Will’s spirit that she had never seen before. When he leaves her with only a note that tells her he will return before their baby’s birth, she is devastated, and the illness that stiffened her joints returns. Counting the days until Will walks back through her door, Florence busies herself with a Tree of Life quilt displaying a map of the farm they call home. Doubts claw at her heart as Florence struggles to believe Will’s promise to return to her. Will her labor of love—and faith in God—sustain her as she waits to see her beloved once again?

 Series: “Quilts of Love” number #18 {They do not have to be read in order, see my review of number #17, “A Promise in Pieces”, Here!}

Spiritual Content- Colossians 3:1-2, Job 14:7-9, Hebrews 13:5, Isaiah 40:31 and many, many other Scriptures are quoted; Many, many, many (detailed) Prayers & Blessings over food are said; God speaks to Florence’s heart about different things.  

Negative Content- A mountain lion attacks many chickens & a lamb, some men later kill it (semi to very detailed); Florence paints some gross (and semi-detailed) images about mountain lions and their food; Will tells about “Dead Horse Valley” and that he lost a horse to it (a tiny more detailed than that though)

Sexual Content- A Semi-detailed kiss and many not detailed kisses; Aunt Amelia asks Florence if she’s “been late on your monthy”.

-Florence Harms (at the beginning) then Florence Nickerson (at a bit in)

                                         P.O.V. of Florence
                                              Set in 1899
                                                        197 pages

 Pre Teens-
New Teens-
Early High School Teens-
Older High School Teens- 
(and a half)
(Lower all stars a half star because of the mountain lion parts for animals lovers)
My personal Rating-
While I really liked the writing style, the storyline was not the most intriguing and/or complex storyline I’ve read. But see, I felt like this was a second (or even a third) book in a I should have known more (way more) about the main characters and their struggles. I did enjoy reading about Florence and reading her Prayers.

Don’t miss this month’s Quilts of Love book, A Stitch and a Prayer, by Eva Gibson. A quilt becomes a labor of love for a lonely wife mysteriously separated from her young husband.

Celebrate May's release by entering to win a Kindle HDX and RSVP for the Quilts of Love "Quilting Bee" Facebook party with the Quilts of Love authors.

One winner will receive:
  • A Kindle HDX
  • A Promise in Pieces by Emily Wierenga
  • A Stitch and a Prayer by Eva Gibson
  • Rival Hearts by Tara Randel
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on June 17th. Winner will be announced at the "Quilting Bee" Facebook party with Emily Wierenga, Loree Lough, and Tara Randel. RSVP for an evening of book chat, quilting tips and tricks, prizes, and more!

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*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 (Abingdon Press) for this review.

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