A great story about simply caring about and for others.
September 19, 2014
There is a full cast of wonderful, well developed characters. Emma and Lamar Miller are so calm and peaceful. They share their love of God in the simple things that they do and easy way they open up to each person taking their quilting class. Each student in the newest class arrives for the first class with a problem they are facing. The Millers simple way of caring for each one helps them all to open up before the 6 weeks are over.
The students all have differing personalities and a variety of problems. I love the depth that Wanda goes to in building up each one of them. The problems are slowly explored and then sorted out.
It is a fantastic book that drew me in and held my attention throughout the story. One of the main attractions for me is the simple lifestyle that Emma and Lamar live and the ease they have caring for so many different types of people.
I received a free copy of this book through The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.
Emma is bored, she's not made for a life of leisure, searching the beach for shells. She misses her students and her quilting classes. When her husband Lamar suggests starting up classes in Florida, Emma agrees.
But this may be her most difficult class yet. One young woman, Erika, is paralyzed, wheelchair bound teen who sees no future for herself. Kim, a waitress, is determined not to fail yet again. Mike, who is at loose ends, is filling in for his wife. Jennifer is a soon-to-be mother whose husband is out of work. And then there is Noreen a widow at loose ends and BJ who is keeping his declining health a secret.
But 6 weeks of caring instruction and fellowship just might be what everyone needs. And Emma is always willing to offer a listening ear and a word of encouragement and prayer.
It is interesting that when each person looks outside of their own concerns that their attitudes improve and they actually are happier.
There are several former students who play important roles throughout, sharing what Emma had given them. And there is even romance in store for one former student and a current one.
This is a feel good book. There are problems, but they aren't drag you down depressing, If you want an enjoyable week-end read this is one you'll want to pick-up and then share with a friend.
I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher through The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review.