Raw Edges was a wonderful book. It is the story of three different people who are affected by ovarian cancer that are brought together by a quilt. Grayson lost his wife, Jenna, to ovarian cancer. They had a young daughter, Sadie. Annabelle overcame ovarian cancer and she is heading up the quilt project. When Sadie drags Gray to Overcome, an ovarian support group, meeting, they meet Annabelle and Sadie wants to help with the quilt. As Gray and Sadie spend more time with Annabelle, they open their hearts to her. This is a fast read that leaves you feeling good and gives you hope after you finish it. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Gray and Annabelle's story. Sadie was also such a sweet little girl, I fell in love with her. I highly recommend this book, especially if you have suffered in any way from ovarian cancer or any type of cancer. But this book is great even if your life has never been touched by cancer. It is very insightful and gives a whole new perspective on the issue. Great job Sandie.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author for my honest review.
Raw Edges, Quilts of Love Series by Sandra D. Bricker
A brilliant story about the loss cancer causes. In preparation of her final days Jenna McDonough writes a journal for her daughter Sadie. This treasure is full of words to give peace, inspiration and love, a keepsake that will be treasured forever. Her husband Gary faithfully reads it to her. After the passing of her mother, Sadie and her father receive an invitation to attend an ovarian cancer support group meeting. Gary goes with her because he knows it may help. There they meet a great group of ladies preparing to make a memory quilt. By attending, Gary got more than he could have imagined. There he meets Annabelle Curtis, a cancer survivor, organizing the memory quilt project for the Ovacome support group. Somehow she gets both him and Sadie involved in the project. This story gives hope to the grieving. The author Sandra Bricker will have you laughing out loud, crying and smiling throughout the whole book. I especially loved the journal and the scripture it had, I thought this was a wonderful gift to leave behind for our loved ones. The death of a loved one is hard enough, but to me is even harder when you leave behind young children. This book touches on many painful and joyful things we experience with loss, feelings of grief, raising children as a single parent, moving on in life, and dating. As cancer touches many of our lives this book will give hope and inspiration to the hurting. I highly recommend this book. Sandra D. Bricker touched some tough subjects with sensitivity, grace and integrity. To think a book on such a hard subject could have a blessedly happy ending. I would like to thank the author and publisher for writing and bringing good clean Christian books to readers like me.
This is such a touching and heartwarming story about love, loss, and finding love again when you least expect it. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a sweet story, but be warned: you will need tissues! Also, be prepared to have a serious pizza craving once you're finished reading :)
"Raw Edges" deals with tough subject of cancer and has a lot of quilting tied in throughout. Even though I am not into quilting it was an excellent book! Like all of the other books I've read by Sandra, this book had plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. Be ready to cry, laugh, and smile.
Sandra did an amazing job, as always, developing the characters in this book. I fell head-over-heels in love with little Sadie!
I've read several of Sandra's books and this is my favorite so far!! Bravo to Sandra, another job well done!
*I received an advanced electronic copy of this book to read and review. This review is based on my honest opinion of this book.*
Sandra Bricker is very well known for her laugh out loud romances. This is a little outside her box, but still see the Sandra Bricker style. And God is still the star of this book.
After reading this book if you don't want to make a quilt or get a pizza oven, then you better read it again.
Cancer touches most everyone life. Either you have had or know someone who has had cancer, so this book is for everyone.
She brings her own experiences and that of real life patients of ovarian cancer in the writing of this book. The sadness and the victories that go with this fighting the enemy. And most of all the memories.
The memories are celebrated in this book.
Ms. Bricker was able to bring strong emotions both good and sad that was needed to make this a great book. As with cancer there are trouble times that you have to cry and there are victories and silliness that you get to laugh.
The Ovacome Support Group is a far reaching group that will help patients and families. The family in this book needed
This book is a wonderful way to start reading Sandra Bricker. I feel this is the best book she has written, and I have read most of her books. If you have read Ms. Bickers books before then you are in for a real treat as this again not her usual style but worth the time invested in reading. I read it straight through.
Double A plus Ms. Bricker.
P.S. you need a box of tissues and a box of chocolates to read this book.LOL