Amish quilting teacher Emma Miller's students need mending just like their hand-sewn creations. Selma is a busybody. Roofer Terry wants a date with a classmate. Blaine is forced to join the class after losing a bet. Carmen harbors bitterness, and Cheryl has a broken heart. Will this patchwork group find friendship, faith, and healing?
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 320 Vendor: Barbour Publishing Publication Date: 2013 Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
Join Emma Yoder Miller, the Amish widow-turned-newlywed, as she leads another quilting class with a new group of unlikely students, all with tattered pieces of their lives that need mending. Members of the patchwork group find friendship, faith, healing, and restoration while gathered around their quilts, under the Father’s guiding hands—for only He can take what’s ragged and shabby from the lives of His children and turn it into beauty for His glory.
New York Times bestselling author, Wanda E. Brunstetter became fascinated with the Amish way of life when she first visited her husband's Mennonite relatives living in Pennsylvania. Wanda and her husband, Richard, live in Washington State but take every opportunity to visit Amish settlements throughout the States, where they have many Amish friends.
The impact of first impressions is well demonstrated by Brunstetter's delightful collection of characters in her latest Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club story. Mending tattered lives, miraculous transformations, faith and friendship abound in this sequel that can stand alone. While not her typical Amish tale, the heartwarming scenes, family values and convincing characters still make the reader a part of the story - and the quilting club.
It was a highly satisfying read nonetheless and I will definitely be buying a print copy to add to my collection of feel-good and heart-warming books which I read several times.
Brunstetter draws you in to the inner circle of her characters, making you feel like you are part of the quilting class. You long to join a group of misfits, learn the art of quilting, and possibly come out with a whole new group of friends, or at least new acquaintances.
This is the second book in this series by Ms. Brunstetter and I loved it. As a matter of fact, I didn’t have the pleasure of reading book one, but after reading this one I’m definitely going to read it now. I loved the storyline and the characters were completely believable to me. I also loved how everyone learned a lesson or two by working together, no matter if they were English or Amish. This author pens wonderful stories that transport you into every setting she creates. I’ve read a few books by this author in the past and each time she never disappointed me. If you love Amish stories and are looking for an enjoyable story to lose yourself in, than look no further.
THE TATTERED QUILT really pulls at your heart strings. I was instantly caught up in the characters’ lives. It was almost as if I were sitting at the table with them and we were all friends. Wanda's novels always leave me thinking about the choices I have made in my own life and how I can be a better person. I look forward to reading more of this heartfelt series.
Wanda Brunstetter is never a disappointment and has done it again. She takes six people from all walks of life, throws them together to learn how to quilt.
The book was a delight to read and I loved the ending. I definitely did not see it coming and I love surprise endings. I loved it!