The Key on the Quilt, Quilt Chronicles Series #1
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Enter a historic Nebraskan prison where three women find betrayal, love, and ultimate truth. Jane Prescott is serving a ten-year sentence for murder. Can a broken spirit be healed behind bars? Matron Mamie Dawson feels called to help the wounded women in her charge. Will a guard’s attentions keep her from her mission? Warden’s wife Ellen McKenna has changed her preconceptions about these female prisoners. Will it be enough to save her from a life-or-death situation? Will the cryptic quilt connecting their lives expose the truth of one woman’s past and ensure a better future for them all?
-Colleen Coble, author of the Lonestar series and the Rock Harbor series
"In a richly textured novel about the sting of betrayal and the power of truth, three women discover what it means to love, and be loved. Equally tender and stirring, The Key on the Quilt is not to be missed!"
- Tamera Alexander, bestselling author of A Lasting Impression and The Inheritance
Whitson is an excellent author and I rarely read anything from her that I'm not completely taken with. She writes about people and places that she knows and she does so with effortless ability.
GrandmaCeeMissouriAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Intrique,romance and a family devotionApril 18, 2013GrandmaCeeMissouriAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book was a must read. The most unlikely devotion and caring that leads to love that is so precious. The prison and the care of the matron was something special. It show what can happen when we believe in the best of a person. a mothers love is certainly evident.
Peggy PerrimanSt Joseph, Mo.Age: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Really enjoyed this bookNovember 26, 2012Peggy PerrimanSt Joseph, Mo.Age: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4It was great seeing how women were able to reach out to help others even in a hard place.
FayeAge: 18-24Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5A different setting for sureJuly 15, 2012FayeAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4Injustices are fought in a Nebraska prison.
Jane Prescott is a woman sentenced to ten years for man slaughter, but while in jail she forms friendships and longs for the day when she will see her daughter again. Max Zimmer is the man who has never doubted Jane's innocence and will do anything to set her free.
Three women are brought together under usual situations, and face unexpected obstacles.
A jail is definitely an interesting setting for a novel, if I do say so myself. Since I've been a long time Stephanie Grace Whitson fan, I knew I had to give it a try and I wasn't disappointed. The characters were well developed and there was plenty of action, with escape attempts and more.
I especially liked the character of Jane because of how throughout the book she really came out of her shell and she was complex character who had many layers, and it was wonderful to see them fall away. And of course Max was quite the gallant hero, and he fought admirably for Jane. I think out of the other side characters I really liked Mamie Dawson, who was a sort of mothering figure to the ladies.
Overall, I would say that this is an excellent read, and I loved the freshness of the setting. This book moved along steadily, at a good pace, and I really liked how much action this book surprised me with :) This is a book that I would definitely recommend. Thanks!
I received this as an ebook from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.Thank you!
Patricia Cleeton4 Stars Out Of 5June 29, 2012Patricia CleetonQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5Great read, difficult to put down, Whitson is a great
story teller and captures the reader with the first pages!
Love her books!!
kcjeanetteColumbus, MSAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 510 Thumbs Up!May 18, 2012kcjeanetteColumbus, MSAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Received this as a gift & what a wonderful book it was! I just can not imagine what life would of been like in a prison in the 1800's. This was one of those books that I had a hard time putting down and then when I did I found myself thinking about those ladies! Don't pass this book up you will not be disappointed. Job well done! A+
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