Review of "The Healing Quilt" by Wanda E. Brunstetter

Friday, September 12, 2014

Suggested Age: 13+
Genre:Amish Fiction, Christian Fiction
This is the first book that I've read in this series but it doesn't really seem necessary to have read the others. I'm usually a fan of Brunstetter but holy moly...this book switches point of view so often that I had a hard time following it. There were thirteen, in fact. Yes, you read that right...thirteen different perspectives! The minute that I started connecting with a character, it would switch to another person's point of view. It was a cute idea but I am not very fond of the delivery.

Emma and her husband Lamar Miller have retired to Florida for the winter to alleviate his arthritis pain. When Emma tires of hunting for shells and hanging out at the beach, she and Lamar decide to start up a quilting class for locals.

Their class ends up attracting six unique people, each with their own set of problems. For some it is physical ailments and for others it is financial or emotional baggage. So, not only are these individuals learning to quilt—they’re also sorting through complex thoughts and emotions.

Emma and Lamar are very likable characters who have witty responses and genuine human response. Emma is a nurturing character who helps to guide her quilting students through murky waters. She is a source of godly wisdom and I would have liked to have connected with her on a deeper level. The frequent point-of-view switch kept me from bonding with her as much as I’d have liked.

Overall, the story is okay. I’ve read worse and I have read better. It was a pretty quick read but it was not one of Brunstetter’s best works.

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A nationally recognized authority on the Amish community, Wanda E. Brunstetter has seen her book sales over the two million mark. Wanda enjoys an uncommon kinship with the Amish and continues to visit their communities throughout the country. Her books have won numerous awards and topped several bestselling charts.

I received this book free from the publisher through Netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own

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