Monday, November 28, 2016

"The Cherished Quilt" by Amy Clipston

About this book:

  Tragedy tore Christopher’s world apart. But Emily believes there are enough pieces left behind to stitch together a beautiful new beginning.
  Emily Fisher is eager to meet the new employee at her father’s shop in Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania. But when Christopher Hochstetler arrives, his cold demeanor freezes her attempts at building a friendship.
  Longing for a fresh start, Christopher travels from Ohio to Bird-in-Hand to work at his uncle’s shop. Christopher’s heart is still wounded from memories of home, and making new friends is the last thing on his mind—he knows the pain that comes with losing those you love. When Emily is kind to him, he tries to remain distant, but he soon finds himself stealing glances at her throughout the day.
  When Christopher shares his tragic reasons for leaving home, Emily decides to make a quilt for him as a gesture of their friendship. The two are quickly falling in love when a family emergency calls Christopher back to Ohio without warning.
  Emily finishes the quilt, in spite of her pain. But when Christopher receives it, will he have the courage to follow his heart?”

Series: Book #3 in the “Amish Heirloom” series. Review of Book #1 Here! and Book #2 Here!

Spiritual Content- Prayers; A Scripture and devotional is read & quoted; Church going; Many talks about God, His plan, being worthy, joining the church, forgiving, faiths & healing; ‘H’s are not capital when referring to God; Chris says he lost his ability to talk to God when something tragic happened & doesn’t think God can forgive him (he does pray later); Mentions of God; Mentions of prayers & praying; Mentions of a devotional, Scriptures & reading; Mentions of churches, church going, church services, youth groups, sermons, hymnals & a bishop; Mentions of Amish beliefs, baptisms, joining the church, those who left the faith & shunnings; Mentions of blessings & being blessed; Mentions of sins; A few mentions of thanking & praising God; A couple mentions of a painting of an angel.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a form of ‘idiot’, five forms of ‘dumb’, and forms of ‘stupid’; Nightmares (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of a death, nightmares, & blood (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of other deaths; Mentions of a fire; A few mentions of lies & lying; A couple mentions of jealousy.

Sexual Content- a cheek kiss, an almost kiss & a semi-detailed kiss; Remembering & mentions of a cheek kiss & an almost kiss; Touches, Tingles, Hand holding, Warmth, & Nearness (up to semi-detailed); Noticing, Staring, & Smelling (up to semi-detailed); Wanting to touch, embrace, kiss, & be kissed (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of blushes; Mentions of dating, boyfriends, girlfriends, & attraction; Mentions of flirting & crushes; Mentions of jealousy; Mentions of kissing & being alone (nothing inappropriate happened); Mentions of and talks about what’s appropriate & what’s not (no details); Mentions of love & falling in love; A few mentions of hand holding; A couple mentions of a boyfriend who cheated on his girlfriend; A couple mentions of a mother who died in childbirth; A mention of hormones; A mention of a married couple kissing; Attraction, love, being in love & the emotions.

-Emily Fisher, age 20
-Christopher “Chris” Hochstetler, age 23-24
                                  P.O.V. switches between them
                                                        320 pages

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My personal Rating-
{Add ½ star for those who have read the previous books in the series}
Reading an Amish Clipston book is like cuddling with a fuzzy blanket and having a cup of tea—you have those warm, fuzzy feelings in your chest. Every time I read a book by this talented author I think “she’s done it again!”! Another sweet couple & their story. Because, really, she does it wonderfully every time and “The Cherished Quilt” was no exception. I think this may even be my favorite Amish novel by her yet! Emily is such a sweetheart and I felt so connected to her. I just loved all the faith parts and goodness, that epilogue! I’m so excited for the May 2017 when “The Beloved Hope Chest”, the final book in this series (bittersweet!) comes out.

See y’all on Monday with a new 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.
*I received this book for free from the author for this honest review.

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