Thursday, May 29, 2014

A Stitch and a Prayer - Eva Gibson

About the book (from the publisher):

The frontier life isn't easy - especially when you're alone and with child.

My darling, darling wife,

I wanted to wake you and tell you I was leaving.  But I hate good-byes.  I am trying to keep the promise I made to you.  Hold on to this note until you receive a letter.  This is my promise to write as soon as I can.

Your loving husband, Will

It seemed like just yesterday when Will had returned from the Klondike gold rush, when they had celebrated their wedding, and when they began their life together in the Northwest woods. But now Florence's husband was gone and only this note remained.  Where did Will go?  And why did he leave so abruptly?

As worry and fear threaten to overcome her, Florence is inspired to craft a quilt to grace the bed she knows she will once again share with Will.  The design of the quilt is a labor of love and each stitch is a prayer for her husband's safe return.  But will Florence's prayers be answered?  Will her husband keep his promise and come back to her before their baby arrives?

My thoughts:

I cannot imagine waking up one morning to find you're husband has left. He didn't leave in anger after a fight, they weren't having problems, he just left after having written a loving note to his wife. And on top of him leaving, to be pregnant and alone during the late 1800's/early 1900's would have been difficult in itself.

This is the 5th Quilts of Love book I have received, and so far I have not been disappointed! A Stitch and a Prayer is very well written, and the story-line so well convincing that I feel as if I'm actually there, living it out along with Florence. While this is my first encounter with Gibson, I've read that she is the author of 20 other books, definitely worth checking into her other works!

**I received this book in exchange for my honest review**

Quilts of Love A Stitch and a Prayer Eva Gibson

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