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Friday, May 3, 2013

Review of A Quilt for Jenna by Patrick E. Craig

Jerusha is the best quilter is Apple Creek, Ohio. In fact, she might be the best quilter in the entire state. And now she has made her most beautiful quilt yet. Surely it will win first place at the Quilt Fair in Dalton. Then the prize money will be Jerusha’s ticket out of the Amish way of life—away from the memories of Jenna, the daughter she lost a year ago, and Reuben her tormented husband who has been missing since Jenna’s death.
On the way to the fair, Jerusha gets caught in the Storm of the Century. An accident leaves her trapped in her driver’s car—and trapped by the memories of her marriage to Reuben and the birth and loss of little Jenna.
And then another little girl enters the story and takes Jerusha’s heart captive in a way she hadn’t expected. Can this child also be the one to heal Reuben’s pain as well?
A beautiful story of loss…and redemption.

My Review:

This was truely an amazing story of GOD's love for everyone.  It tells the story of Jerusha and Rueben.  Rueben was Amish, but decided to join the Army and fight in World War II anyway.  He comes home wounded and joins the Church and marries Jerusha.  They have a daughter but then tragedy strikes and Rueben leaves.  Jerusha becomes bitter and turns her back on GOD.  She is going to sell her prize quilt called "The Rose of Sharon" so she can leave, but her and her driver are in an accident in a raging blizzard on Thanksgiving Day in 1950.  Jerusha ventures out of the car and finds another wrecked care with a little girl in it.  In a battle with herself and the Lord, she uses the quilt to save the little girls life.  Meanwhile, Rueben had went west to work and meets a man who changes his outlook on life, so he goes home, during the raging blizzard, but will he get to Jerusha in time.  Again, a charming story that will leave you smiling.  Great job Patrick.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.

Patrick E. Craig

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 26 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, he is now concentrating on writing and publishing both fiction and non-fiction books. Patrick and his wife Judy make their home in northern California and are the parents of two adult children and have five grandchildren.for more than 30 years.


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