Book Description: Amish widow-turned-newlywed Emma Yoder Miller begins another quilting class with a new group of unlikely students, all with tattered pieces of their lives that need mending.
Selma is a belittling busybody. Terry is a rugged roofer who just wants a casual date with a pretty classmate. Blaine loses a bet and has to join the class, where he soon finds himself in friendly competition with Terry. Anna’s mother signs her up in a desperate attempt to keep Anna from leaving the Amish faith. Carmen holds tightly to bitterness while hiding her secret motives for taking the class. And Cheryl has a broken, mistrusting heart that needs just as much mending as the tattered quilt she brings.
Members of this new patchwork group find friendship, faith, healing, and restoration while gathered around their quilts, under the Father’s guiding hands — for only He can take what’s ragged and shabby from the lives of His children and turn it into beauty for His glory.
My Thoughts: I read the first book in this Half Stitched Amish Quilting Club and it was such a fun read.
So when I received The Tattered Quilt I knew this would be another.not.to.be.missed.read!
And I was so right!
The first club was full of a mixed motley crew. Again, poor Emma has quite a crew on her hands. I must admit that Selma got on my last nerve. Terry and Blaine have some kind of a guy fight going on. Poor Emma (the only "real" Amish girl in the group) is way too stressed. Carmen and Cheryl seem somewhat alike...both struggling with "issues."
This is a fantastic read! There's not a suspense or mystery, just good people relationships and how people of all ages and backgrounds need/should get along in life. And that's just what the Quilting Club does-it brings people together as they find out more about God and His mercies.
This is a stand alone read and it isn't just an "Amish" read. Emma and her new husband are Amish but they just teach quilting.
If you want a fun light read that is serious about God's mercies and lovingkindness then this is the read for you!
Loved, loved this read!