Wednesday, August 27, 2014

"The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club" by Wanda E. Brunstetter

About this book:

  “Join the club of unlikely quilters who show up for Amish widow Emma Yoder’s quilting classes. A troubled young woman, a struggling couple, a widower, a rough and tough biker, and a preacher’s wife make up the mismatched lot. But as their problems begin to bind them together like the scraps of fabric stitched together in a quilt, they learn to open up and lend a helping hand. Is this what God had in mind to heal hurting hearts and create beauty from fragments?

Series: Book #1 in “The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club”. {I’ll be reviewing #2 and #3 this coming month!}

Spiritual Content- Psalm 34:14 is in the dedication; Mary says her Mother (Emma) has an unwavering Faith; Emma witnesses (& prays for) to all of her students; Paul has a strong faith and Ruby Lee is a Pastor’s wife; Many Scriptures are quoted, a hymn is sung and many Prayers are said.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a form of ‘shut up’, the phrase ‘like a heel’ is said twice, a few ‘jerk’s, four ‘crummy’s, ten ‘dumb’s, and 29 ‘stupids’ (or a form of); An unintelligible word is said but not written; Jan lost his license because he was drinking & driving (prior to the opening); Star says she hated her stepdad; Pam & Stuart argue/fight a lot; Drinking is mentions but not done; Talks of dead animals & ones dying by being hit by a car (semi-detailed for sensitive animal lovers).

Sexual Content- Star doesn’t know her birth father (Her mother got pregnant at age 18, more to the story is added her the end); A friend suggests to Pam that she & Stuart need to get away and be by themselves and that “a little romance wouldn’t hurt either”.

-Emma Yoder   /  -Pam Johnston    /  -Paul Ramires  /  -Ruby Lee Williams
-Star Stephens  /  -Stuart Johnston  /  -Jan Sweet
                                         P.O.V. switches between them.
                                                        313 pages (with a Quilt Pattern & recipe inside)

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My personal Rating- 

A fun storyline! I personally didn’t think it would need to be a series as I thought it ended well. (But after reading #2, I liked them together!)

 See y’all on Friday with another review!

*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.

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