Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A Quilt for Jenna By Patrick Craig Giveaway!

Amish + Quilts = readers delight!  And in this first book in Patrick Craig's Apple Creek Dreams series, readers will follow Jerusha Springer's journey out of tragic circumstances to a new life of hope.
Jerusha has spent months making the most beautiful quilt anyone in Apple Creek, Ohio, has ever seen, and she knows it's going to take first prize at the Quilt Fair in Dalton.  The prize will be her ticket out of the Amish way of life--away from the memories of her dead daughter and her tormented husband.  But on the way to the Fair, she gets caught in the Storm of The Century and Jerusha's driver crashes their car.  While the driver goes for help, Jerusha is led by someone, or something, to the side of a lost little girl.  By the time the storm clears, Jerusha finds there is a greater prize to be won than money and blue ribbons.
A beautiful story of loss....and redemption.
Pick up your copy

Patrick E. Craig is a lifelong writer and musician who left a successful songwriting and performance career in the music industry to follow Christ in 1984. He spent the next twenty-six years as a worship leader, seminar speaker and pastor in churches, and at retreats, seminars and conferences all across the Western United States. After ministering for a number of years in music and worship to a circuit of small churches in Northern California, he is now concentrating on writing and publishing both fiction and non-fiction books. He has recently signed a three book deal with Harvest House Publishers to publish his "Apple Creek Dreams" series. The books are historical Amish fiction and the first book, "A Quilt for Jenna," will be released January 1, 2013. Patrick is represented by the Steve Laube Agency.

Patrick has an extensive background as a writer. Throughout his school years he edited high school and college newspapers. In 1964 he won a national editorial contest sponsored by the Wall Street Journal for an editorial he wrote on the death of President Kennedy, and, in the same year, acted as Senior Editor for a special issue of the University of Washington Evergreen during a summer internship for High School Editors. After a year at Whitman College, where he was a journalism major, he moved to the San Francisco Bay area where he became a fixture on the local music scene.

As a professional songwriter, he wrote with and for such artists as Bill Champlin (Chicago), David Jenkins (Pablo Cruise), Buddy Miles, The Tazmanian Devils, and many others in the secular music industry. His songs were recorded by such artists and music groups as West Coast Natural Gas, Indian Pudding and Pipe, Joey Covington's Fat Fandango, The Sons of Champlin, The Tazmanian Devils, Buddy Miles, David Jenkins, Laura Allen, The Fairfax Street Choir and in Europe by the Swedish Band Seid. He had two music albums released on Warner Brothers records, and contributed to best selling albums by artists such as Chris Isaak and others. Recently a compilation of his early work was released in Switzerland as a specialty music album.

This is the first book by Patrick that I have read and he really surprised me ! It was very different from what I had expected it to be. A Quilt for Jenna  is an emotional story of loss and redemption so be sure to have your tissues handy! Patrick is good at presenting both the male and female points of view in this story and is a very good writer. It was not the same old Amish story I've read a million times.
I give this book 4 stars
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher


  1. Have heard this is a really great book. Please don't enter me for this contest. I have already won it from a contest that Pat had.It's in my stack of books to read. Your review is wonderful as always Mary.

  2. I have heard my sister talked about this book, I think I may enjoy it. Thank you for your review Mary..

  3. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book. It sounds like an interesting and emotional read. The author's story sounds just as interesting! ;)

    nicnac63 AT hotmail DOT com

  4. Good review Mary. Books sounds good. I have it in my to be read stack so please don't enter me in the drawing.


  5. This book sounds so good! Looking forward to reading it, and am grateful for the chance to win a copy.

    Karen Schulz
    aregeetee5162 at yahoo dot com

    1. Karen, you are the WINNER! E-mail me your mailing address and I will mail your book out to in the morning.

  6. Loved the review! I haven't read any of Patrick's books yet would love to read this. Thanks for the giveaway Mary. Great Interview. I love to read yours.

  7. This sounds so good, I want to read it really bad.

  8. From reading Patrick's blogs about this book I have been taken in, and can't wait to actually read the book. I love his writing style. It is a bit different from the mainstream, but that's what I like about Patrick's charm. Thanks, Mary!

  9. Would love to read it. I heard it is a very good one.

  10. You know me and Amish books .This sounds like a AWESOME read .Thanks ,Dana "Girl"

  11. Amish books are my favorite. Hope to win this book!!


  12. I think this will be a very good book and would love to have my name in the drawing.
    Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  13. You know I love Amish books.Great post Mary...Thanks

  14. i love Amish books this one sounds great i hope i win
    Shirley Blanchard

  15. I'd love to be entered in this drawing. I enjoyed the excerpt and enjoy reading Amish books! Thank you.