Saturday, October 6, 2012

Book Review: The Half-Stitched Amish QUILTING CLUB by WANDA E. BRUNSTETTER

Title: The Half-Stitched Amish QUILTING CLUB
Category: Christian/Amish-Fiction
Pub. Date: 04/03/2012
Publisher: Barbour Books
Format: E-Book
Pages: 320
ISBN#: 1602608113

Join the club of unlikely quilters who show up for Amish widow Emma Yoder’s quilting classes. A troubled young woman, a struggling couple, a widower, a rough and tough biker, and a preacher’s wife make up the mismatched lot. But as their problems begin to bind them together like the scraps of fabric stitched together in a quilt, they learn to open up and lend a helping hand. Is this what God had in mind to heal hurting hearts and create beauty from fragments?  

My Review:    
I love Amish books, but let me tell you the minute I first saw the cover on this one I knew I just had to read it. Wow.. and I was not wrong! Author Wanda E. Brunstetter has always been one of my favorites, but this one has completely put her Way Up On Top in on my bookshelf!   

Widow Emma Yoder proved to be an outstanding character. Her mothering, neighborly amish ways make her to be a very wise loving lady of the book. All the other characters are so colorful that you just gotta love to hate and hate to love them all.  And if widow Emma was giving a quilting class any where near me, well lets just say I am there. 

There is mystery, love, anger, lies, secrets, and quilting of course. There is laughter, crying, meaness, a dog, motorcycle, and a young girl who thinks she's tough.  All mixed up with a sweet, lonely, widow who is not looking for love in the right places?

Okay, as you know me I am not going to go in to the book due to, I believe you need to read for yourself. But just know: this book will be here for a long long time and I loved loved loved it!  A Must Read!

So due to the above I am giving this book a Breath of Life Rating of:


Five Clock Rating!!!

Disclosure: Bought this for myself. 
About the Author:  
Wanda Brunstetter is an award-winning romance novelist who has led millions of readers to lose their heart in the Amish life. She is the author of almost 50 books with more than 5 million copies sold. Many of her books have landed on the top bestseller lists, including the New York Times, Publisher's Weekly, CBA, ECPA, and CBD. Wanda is considered one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre, and her work has been covered by national publications, including Time Magazine and USA Today.
Wanda's fascination with the Amish culture developed when she met her husband, Richard, who grew up in a Mennonite church, and whose family has a Pennsylvania Dutch heritage. Meeting her new Mennonite sister-in-laws caused Wanda to yearn for the simpler life. In their travels, she and her husband have become close friends with many Amish people across America. Wanda's desire to explore their culture increased when she discovered that her great-great grandparents were part of the Anabaptist faith.
All of Wanda's novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Many of her books are well-read and trusted by the Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs.
Wanda's primary attraction to the Amish is their desire to live a devout Christian life that strives to honor God, work hard, and maintain close family ties. Whenever she visits her Amish friends, Wanda finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties, which is in stark contrast to the chaos and busyness that plagues so many modern "Englishers." Time and time again, Wanda loses her heart in the Amish life, and she hopes her readers will, too. For more information, visit:


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