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The Cherished Quilt #3, in the Amish Heirloom series, by Amy Clipston
Christopher Hochstetler comes from Ohio to work at his uncle’s shop in Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania. He gets off on the wrong foot with Emily Fisher. After opening up to her about his tragic reasons for leaving home, her heart begins to change. Christopher compliments an old quilt. Emily decides to make a similar quilt for him as a gesture of friendship. She knows she must guard her heart, as he is not a baptized member of the church, but she’s suddenly found someone with whom she can imagine sharing a future. A family emergency calls Christopher back home to Ohio. Emily decides to finish the quilt and send it to him for Christmas. Christopher receives it, will he have the courage to truly follow his heart?
Number of Pages: 336
Publication Date: 2016
|Dimensions: 8.40 X 5.50 (inches)|
Series: Amish Heirloom
Tragedy tore Christophers world apart. But Emily believes there are enough pieces left behind to stitch together a beautiful new beginning.
Emily Fisher is eager to meet the new employee at her fathers shop in Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania. But when Christopher Hostettler arrives, his cold demeanor freezes her attempts at building a friendship.
Longing for a fresh start, Christopher travels from Ohio to Bird-in-Hand. Christophers heart is still wounded from memories of home, and making new friends is the last thing on his mindhe knows the pain that comes with losing those you love. When Emily is kind to him, he tries to remain distant, but he soon finds himself stealing glances at her throughout the day.
When Christopher shares his tragic reasons for leaving home, Emily decides to make a quilt for him as a gesture of their friendship. The two are quickly falling in love when a family emergency calls Christopher back to Ohio without warning.
Emily finishes the quilt, in spite of her pain. But when Christopher receives it, will he have the courage to follow his heart?
Amy Clipston is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery series. Her novels have hit multiple bestseller lists including CBD, CBA, and ECPA. Amy holds a degree in communication from Virginia Wesleyan College and works full-time for the City of Charlotte, NC. Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband, two sons, and three spoiled rotten cats. Visit her online at amyclipston.com Facebook: AmyClipstonBooks Twitter: @AmyClipston
'Clipstons heartfelt writing and engaging characters make her a fan favorite. Her latest Amish tale combines a spiritual message of accepting Gods blessings as they are given with a sweet romance.'
'Clipston has written another heartwarming romance, with lifelike characters and a delightfully detailed setting.'
'The third book in the Amish Heirloom series employs multiple plots amid a simple, enjoyable romantic storyline to explore the grieving process, guilt and regret, forgiveness, restoration, and Gods love.'
Claudia4 Stars Out Of 5Escape to Bird in HandOctober 13, 2017ClaudiaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Amy Clipston delivers yet another sweet Amish story in The Cherished Quilt. Perhaps the best reason that I enjoy reading Amish novels is the escape. I grew near Amish communities and I always admired their simplistic approach to life. As an adult I often wish I could go back to the simple life of my childhood home. While I cannot go back in time, I can pick up Amy Clipston's The Cherished Quilt and escape to Bird in Hand, Pennsylvania and visit the Fisher family again.
As her sister Rachel is about to be married and sister Veronica is pregnant with her first child, Emily longs for that one special friend that will listen with his heart and even share his heart with her. Could there be such a one for her? It certainly couldn't be Chris, the hard, angry man that is here to help in her father's leather shop. No, it couldn't be, but he does appear to need a friend.
Chris has come to Bird in Hand to work in the shop his uncle owns with Emily's dad. Chris doesn't mean to be unkind to Emily, but she is too good and kind for him. He doesn't deserve a friend like her. He doesn't deserve anything good. If it weren't for Chris, his brother would still be alive.
Escape to the Amish community in Bird in Hand, Pennsylvania. Find out what God has in store for Emily and Chris.
I received a copy of this from the Fiction Guild in exchange for an honest review.
Tammy5 Stars Out Of 5Awesome book!March 13, 2017TammyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5In The Cherished Quilt, we see the return of Emily Fisher, the sister of Veronica and Rachel, whom we met in The Forgotten Recipe and The Courtship Basket. In this third book in the Amish Heirloom Series, we follow Emily in her quest to build a friendship with Christopher, a new employee at her fathers shop, who has suffered a tremendous loss and dealing with a broken heart.
Immediately into the story, Clipston grabs your heart by describing Christophers anguish, guilt and torment over the loss of his family member. You find yourself wanting to comfort Christopher and wanting him to find some happiness and sparkle in his life.
Your heart is also drawn to Emily, who clearly puts others before herself and while finds herself happy for her sisters exciting times in their lives, also struggles with jealousy. Both characters exhibit feelings we can all relate to: Sadness, discouragement, happiness, and guilt.
This book tackles issues that most of us have felt at some point in our lives and you feel drawn to the characters, Emily and Christopher, while learning more about Emilys sisters and the path their lives have taken. You can relate to the characters and long and wish for them to find the happiness they desire for.
The story is well written and does a great job of weaving in the stories from the first two books of the series. Although it certainly is helpful to read the first two books, it isnt necessary as Clipston does a great job of summarizing them into Emilys story.
This is certainly a page turner and keeps you engrossed in the story from the beginning to the end. You find yourself relating to the characters, getting frustrated over their decisions and yet understanding their feelings and emotions as if you were going through the experience and struggles yourself.
I would highly recommend this book to young adults and adults, those interested in romance, suspense and Amish Christian. This book will touch your heart and you will find yourself wanting to get to know Emily and Christopher more and more as the story continues.
Michelle Pruett5 Stars Out Of 5A Great Book !!!March 5, 2017Michelle PruettQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Cherished Quilt by Amy Clipston is the third book in the Amish Heirloom series. This series follows the lives of the Fisher family,each book follows the life of each Fisher daughter. Emily Fisher has always been there for everyone,she is selfless and supportive and she has been there for her two older sisters helping them wherever needed. Emily has been by their sides to see them through their relationships but she is starting to wonder if she is ever going to meet the perfect man for her.
Emily feels guilty for being jealous of her sisters' happiness and she wonders when it will be her turn for Love.
Christopher Hostettler arrives in Bird-in-Hand to stay and work with his Uncle at his harness shop that he owns with Emilys father. Chris arrives with deep pain from the loss of his brotherGabriel three months earlier. Chris feels responsible for the death of his brother andfather blames him for the accident as well . Chris comes to Bird-in-Hand for a fresh start and to make enough money to start over somewhere.
Emily is upset by Chris' attitude when she meets him at the harness shop where she keeps the books for her dad but she is drawn to him. Emily continues to pursue a friendship with Chris and he quickly realizes that he enjoys her friendship. Emily continues to encourage and help Chris through his feelings and their friendship starts to grow into something more. Chris opens up to Emily and shares that he misses the quilt his Grandmother made for him years ago. Emily makes beautiful quilts so she decides to make a lap quilt for Chris at of fabric that belonged to her Grandmother ( mammi ).
Chris wants to start a life with Emily but he would have to be baptized first and his feelings of unworthiness keep him from pursuing it. Chris decides to go home to Ohio to help his brother and he leaves without saying goodbye to Emily. Emily is so hurt and upset but she decides to send the finished quilt to Chris along with a letter. Will Chris decide that Emily is important enough to forgive himself and feel worthy of her love ?
Amy Clipston has done it again,she has written another Amazing book !!! Amy has a way of writing that pulls you in from the first page. She writes the characters and settings so well that you feel like you are truly right there. The whole series is wonderful but The Cherished Quilt is my favorite,I couldn't put this one down and I devoured every page in an afternoon. I love how she writes these books in which it sets up the storyline for the next book in the series. I look forward to the next book in the series which comes out in May.
Maria5 Stars Out Of 5Loved the characters!March 3, 2017MariaQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0The Cherished Quilt is the third book in the Amish Heirloom series by Amy Clipston. I was so excited to read this book and find out who the youngest sister would marry since she was one of my favorite sisters because of her sweet, giving nature. I was not disappointed in her story and am eagerly awaiting the fourth and final book in the series.
Christopher Hostettler is having a hard time handling his younger brother's death especially because it was a result of his own poor decisions. Not able to bear his dad's blaming him for his son's death, he decides to visit his uncle in Pennsylvania.
Emily Fisher's first meeting with Christopher doesn't go as she pictured it. Determined to be a friend regardless of his aloofness, Emily keeps being nice. Soon Chris becomes friends with her, and Emily starts thinking of him as more than a friend. But with Chris' troubled past will they be able to be more than friends?
I typically only read Amish fiction when I'm desperate for a book since most of it seems to be either poorly written or the same typical storylines, but with this series, I'm actually looking forward to reading Amish fiction! I love the character of Emily. She is sweet, kind, and forgiving and is just what Chris needs to forgive himself and move on. I really enjoyed Emily's story!
I was given this book for free from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.
tumcsecTuscaloosa, ALAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5I loved the charactersJanuary 26, 2017tumcsecTuscaloosa, ALAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This novel had such heart throughout and I throughly enjoyed it. The characters were real, full of doubts, grief, family issues, love and friendship. A family tragedy brings Chris to his uncles house in Bird in Hand. His dad has hurt him terribly and he feels he is not wanted at his house. He learns a new trade at the hands of his uncle and his uncles partner and next door neighbor. The neighbor has a beautiful daughter, Emily, who realizes Chris is unhappy and has lots of things bothering him. She sets her goal to befriend him and try to break through his hard exterior.
I loved the character Emily. She was so giving, always thinking of others over herself. She goes out of her way to help and serve not only her family but Chris. She even plans early in their friendship to make him a quilt.
As their relationship grows, things are hidden that could cause heartbreak. Does Chris ever resolve his issues with his dad, or do his nightmares continue to eat him up? As Emily helps her middle sister plan her wedding, she begins to believe a special someone will never be sent into her life by God.
You may need a box or two of tissues to get through this book, but it will be well worth it. FYI: Don't read the epilogue if you have no intentions of reading the fourth and final book in this series, but why wouldn't you I ask? If it's even half as good as this one it will be worth every minute of your time.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher through The Fiction Guild and was not require to write a review, positive or otherwise.