Kit can't make her aunt's cancer go away. But she can raise funds to purchase a new mammogram machine for the local hospital---by quilting! She and three other hurting women begin a magnificent king-sized quilt for auction. As their friendships develop, Jesus begins mending the ragged pieces of their lives, one stitch at a time.
After her Aunt Tezas test results turn out to be inconclusive, Dot Cooper resolves to raise money for a new mammogram machine, through the creation and auction of a magnificent, king-sized quilt to be sewn by the women of Jefferson City.
Dots efforts quickly draw the support of disparate members of the community, including newcomer Beth Donnelly, married to a local pastor; Elaine Giovanni, the stylish wife of a local surgeon; and an ailing Aunt Teza. But as the four different generations work the squares of the quilt, they are also confronted with ragged pieces of their own lives.
Though the women could not be more different on the surface, they hold in common quiet suffering triggered by painful circumstances: the death of children, the abandonment of husbands, the loneliness of depression. Yet their struggles will bring them closer together than they ever could have anticipated, and their lives will be dramatically changed, as together they experience the curative powers of The Healing Quilt.
Lauraine Snelling is the author of numerous titles, including six best-selling Red River of the North historical family saga novels. She won a Silver Angel Award for her novel An Untamed Land and a Golden Heart Award for Song of Laughter. She is also the author of two best-selling series for young adults: High Hurdles and The Golden Filly. She and her husband, Wayne, have two grown sons and make their home in California’s Tehachapi Mountains.