The Singing Quilt is the third book in the Quilt series. However, it is easy to read as a stand-alone. The story is based on a quiet Hispanic girl being raised by her abusive uncle, since her parents death. She meets a special elderly woman on her way home from work who she adopts as her "abuela" grandmother. This adopted grandmother takes her under her wing and shows her a special quilt and explains it meaning. The book is an easy, quick, enjoyable read. I can't wait to go back and read the first two books in the series.
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I love this Quilt series. This one is the story of Fanny Crosby. Fanny Crosby has always been one of my favorite speakers and song writers. Kathi did a wonderful job weaving the story into her story and being able to help someone in their life. What a life Fanny Crosby had being blind but she did so much with her life. She wrote hundreds of songs was a great speaker and was also very active in Christian missions. She didn't let her disabilities keep her fro doing what God's calling was for her.
Jolissa believed her calling was working with disadvantaged children. Jolissa has one problem how can she get the point across to the kids when she has a very bad speech problem. She stutters when she talks. The stuttering began after having to live with a mean uncle and how he treated her raising her after her mother died. Jolissa finally makes a friend in a older lady. Eva Pedrosa has a very special quilt each block tells a story. Each block makes Jolissa think of her own life. Can Eva help Jolissa? Will Jolissa follow her calling God has for her?
Another wonderful book by Kathi Macias. There is not a book by Kathi that I would not recommend . All books are God honoring and well searched.
This is book #3 in the Quilt Series by Kathi Macias. Although this is a series, they are three separate books. So you don't have to read them in order. This book is on a quilt based on Fanny Crosby's life. It follows the life of Jolissa Montoya. Jolissa is a quiet, insecure Hispanic girl. She meets a very special lady who becomes her "adopted grandmother". This "adopted grandmother" shows her the quilt and tells her about the life of Fanny Crosby. This was a really good book. It is a very quick read. I would recommend this book to everyone!
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A young Hispanic woman, Jolissa endured years of verbal and emotional abuse from her disabled uncle. Confined to a wheelchair her uncle was a bitter and cruel man who belittled Jolissa at every turn. A speech impediment made it difficult for her to communicate easily, but she felt a calling to help others, particularly children. She developed a friendship with an elderly woman who told her stories through the blocks in a very special quilt. Through this relationship and the stories she eagerly absorbed Jolissa began to feel God's presence in her life, a gentle moving that taught her to listen for direction for her future.
A very poignant and emotional tale of a young woman who suffered much loss and heartache in her life is beautifully presented by the author. Descriptive and moving, this tale of a beaten down young girl offers hope through the influence of a "grandmother" character who plays a significant role in this story. Eloquently written, Kathi Macias has woven the lives of two women together in an inspirational account of the story behind a very special quilt. The layers of the quilt represent the life of a woman who overcame her own obstacles which have a profound affect on Jolissa's healing and search for direction. This author has never disappointed me. Her stories are created with depth and sensitivity, and inspiration that touches the heart. Another Kathy Macias masterpiece!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher through the Book Fun For Readers Only program, in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.
This is truly a story in a story. Jolissa was orphaned at a young age and was sent to live with her uncle. He's confined to a wheelchair and is emotionally abusive to Jolissa. The story takes place after she's finished high school, taking classes in college, working at a dry cleaners and taking care of her uncle. Jolissa feels that God is calling her to work with the inner city disadvantaged children. She can't figure how God could use her with her problems. She has a speech impediment and English isn't her first language. With her accent and speech problem how will anyone understand her. When she is put on part-time work at the cleaners (where she works in the back away from the customers) she is devastated. How will she pay for her classes, help her uncle with the bills. On the way home she stops at a local church. The doors are open and she goes in. There she meets an older lady that welcomes her and asks if she needs someone to pray with her. Jolissa and her new friend become better than friends. Her new friend becomes her adopted grandmother. When she is shown the quilt Jolissa is told that each square represents Fanny Crosby's life and how she followed God's calling with her own disability. Fanny's disability never stopped her from her calling. Fanny is a real person and when you read the book you will recognize some of the things that she accomplished. She even became a public speaker and that's all I'm going to say on Fanny.
This book was a gift from author Vicki Hinze. Vicki is one of my favorite authors and when she asked me to read this and leave an honest review I was glad too. Also, I've read other books by Kathi Macais. She's truly a gifted author and her faith shines through in her books. This book is an easy read but I warn you, have a tissue by your side. I needed mine.