What a lovely book! Lauraine Snelling knows how to tell a story and I enjoyed each and every character. The Healing Quilt has real characters with real problems. I've never lost a child, but I can only imagine how difficult it must have been for Lauraine to write this book. While it wasn't a biography, or even based on her own loss, each word she typed must have brought back memories of her own daughter. Thank you, Lauraine for writing what I know is a book destined to help many people. I love how she included Aunt Teza's cancer journey along with Beth's struggles in coming to terms with her abortion years before. These are real-life issues and Lauraine dealt with them in a real way. Her dialogue is fresh and the range of emotions the characters experience are honest.This is a book I can't wait to share with friends who have or are experiencing something similar, or even those who want to support someone else.Lauraine is a wonderful writer and I look forward to reading many more of her stories.