Maybelle In Stitches – Book Review
Over the past few months, I have become a fan of the monthly Quilts Of Love series from Abingdon Press. I am also a fan of author Joyce Magnin, who I first met through her Harriet Beamer series. So – when I learned that Joyce was commissioned to write a book for this series – I could hardly wait for its release!
Well, the wait is over. Maybelle In Stitches has arrived and Joyce has spun another enjoyable Quilts Of Love tale!
Maybelle In Stitches takes us back to World War II – a time when many women, like Maybelle Kazinzki, are trying to cope with the absence of their husbands due to the war.
Maybelle is particularly lonely because her mother has died and her husband, Holden, has been sent overseas after only two weeks of marriage.
So – when she finds an unfinished quilt in the attic of her mother’s house – Maybelle decides that she will finish it in order to fill her lonely nights. Even if sewing isn’t her forte.
But – when Maybelle receives some difficult-to-swallow news about her husband – her world is turned upside down. Her faith falters… she stops quilting… she stops trusting God.
Maybelle In Stitches shows how those around us – how our circle of friends – our community – help to strengthen us, sustain us, and help restore our faith in humanity and God during the difficult seasons of our lives.
It’s an enjoyable story – neither too heavy nor too light – with Joyce’s signature focus on characters and dialog.
Looking for a book to read with your friend? Engaging Discussion Questions are included in the back for your enjoyment!
I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.
Quilts Of Love Series
The Quilts Of Love series focuses on women who quilt all types of stories about their family histories. A new book releases each month and features contemporary and historical romances as well as women’s fiction and the occasional light mystery. You will be drawn into the endearing characters of this series and be touched by their stories.
About Joyce Magnin
Joyce Magnin is the author of the Bright’s Pond novels, including the award-winning The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow. A member of the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Fellowship, Joyce is a frequent workshop leader and the organizer of the StoryCrafters fiction group. She lives near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
For More Information
- Visit Joyce’s Website.
- Visit the Maybelle In Stitches Blog Tour Page.
- Visit the Quilts Of Love Website.
- Maybelle In Stitches is available on Amazon.
Other Books By Joyce Magnin
Other Books In The Quilts Of Love Series
If you are looking for a wonderful series of books to read, where each book is written by a different author and each book stands alone (the unifying theme across the books is the concept of quilts) – I highly recommend The Quilts Of Love Series To You!
Here are the books I have reviewed in the Quilts Of Love series:
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