Once again, I was not disappointed with Wanda Brunstetter's books. I enjoyed reading again about Emma Yoder Miller's quilting class for people of all walks of life. I like how the people, male and female alike, find relationships with each other and with Emma, who so quietly guides them along their life problems. She and her husband, Lamar, a fellow quilt designer, put off their Florida vacation to start another quilting class. I highly recommend this book. It's a great follow-up to The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club. I also really liked the cover with quilting fabrics inside and flaps for bookmarks. Very nice touch.
Wanda has provided another awesome and amazing book with "The Tattered Quilt" in the Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club series. Emma and her new husband, l.amar, teaches another quilting class. The characters come for a variety of reasons and have some major issues that comes through with their actions and remarks at the beginning of the book. However, as Emma and Lamar shows their patience, love, guidance each character begins to open up to Emma and Lamar and others in the class. Thus by the end of the book their lives are more enjoyable as they have laid down emotions of jealousy, anger, bitterness, resentment, a know of all attitude. The students become involve with one another as well as previous students of Emma's. Wanda again shows how God's love and ways are the best way to live. Highly recommended for all to read.
Emma Yoder has now remarried and become Emma Miller. She is still the sweet, gentle woman that teaches lessons about getting along with others while teaching quilting classes. Now she has a wonderful complimentary partner in teaching in the form of her husband Lemar.
Their new class again has a wide variety of students in it. They have joined the class for various reasons. Selma is a belittling busybody who joined the class because it was paid for by someone else. Terry is a rugged roofer who wants the chance to meet a pretty woman who is in the class. Blaine loses a bet and has to take the class as a result. Anna's mother signs her up in a desperate attempt to keep her from leaving the Amish faith. Carmen holds tightly to bitterness while hiding her secret motives for taking the class. And Cheryl has a broken, mistrusting heart that needs as much mending as the tattered quilt that she brings to Emma to repair.
Wanda has done a marvelous job of developing each and every one of these characters. The interactions between them are wonderful. I loved seeing how each of them developed in their personal lives and in their relationships to the other students throughout the book.
I won a free copy of this book through a Goodreads First Reads giveaway.