Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Healing Quilt By Wanda Brunstetter



Join retired Amish newlyweds Emma and Lamar Miller in Florida for the winter as they lead another quilting class with a new group of unlikely students: Jennifer, a pregnant new mom; Mike, a charter boat owner; Erika, a wheelchair bound teen; Kim, a waitress; Noreen, a newly-retired widow, and BJ, an artist facing illness. When old friends visit from Indiana, will romance also become a subject of class discussions?

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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 over 60 books with more than 7 million copies sold. Many of her books have landed on the top bestseller lists, including the New York Times, USA Today, 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: www.WandaBrunstetter.com
 
A fantastic 5 star book from Wanda. I loved this whole series the Half- Stitched Amish Quilting Club has been by far the best series by Wanda.
It was so hard to put down once I started reading it.
I loved the characters and the story so much.
I gave this book 5 stars and I recommend it , in fact I recommend the entire series.
you must try the cookie recipe at the end of the book. They are out of this world.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

7 comments:

  1. One of my favorite Amish writers! I am sure that I will enjoy this book also,. Thanks Mary for your great review!

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  2. I love her books! She was the first author of Amish books that I read, and it's been nonstop since then!
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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  3. Great review Mary! I loved this book and this series too! If you ever have the chance to see the Half-Stitched Musical, go see it. I've seen it three times and I hope it runs in Shipshe again next year because I will go again!

    Blessings!
    Judy B

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  4. Thanks for your great review. Love Wanda's books..

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  5. Thank you for a wonderful review, Mary!

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  6. This is a book that is on my wish list. I'm really looking forward to reading it. It's nice to know that you enjoyed it so much, Mary.

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