Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A Promise In Pieces by Emily Wierenga


A Promise in Pieces | A Quilts of Love Book
It’s been more than 50 years since Clara cared for injured WWII soldiers in the Women’s Army Corp. Fifty years since she promised to deliver a dying soldier’s last wish. And 50 years since that soldier’s young widow gave her the baby quilt—a grief-ridden gift that would provide hope to countless newborns in the years to come. On her way to the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Clara decides it’s time to share her story. But when the trip doesn’t go as planned, Clara wonders if anyone will learn the great significance of the quilt—and the promise stitched inside it.


Emily Wierenga is a former editor, ghostwriter, freelance writer and staff journalist, a monthly columnist for “The Christian Courier,” and the author of “Save My Children,” “Chasing Silhouettes,” and “Mom in the Mirror.” Emily and her family reside in Alberta, Canada. This is her first novel.
Find out more about Emily athttp://www.emilywierenga.com.

The latest Quilts of Love release, A Promise in Pieces by Emily Wierenga is receiving receiving glowing reviews.


     Lately, I have been reading a lot of WWII era stories.  My first thought was oh no another WWII story and was not particularly thrilled about reading another WWII era story, but how wrong when I got caught up in the story and realized it was not what it seemed.

     It is a very thought provoking story of faith, love, friendship, loss and God's plan for our lives.   How often do we make plans for what we are going to do with our future?  We plan; dream and set goals to see those plans come to fruition.  Then wham it happens, God starts stirring us and then our lives take a detour to other things in life.   We suddenly realize that our plans are not His plans for our lives.   I loved how you could see how God used Clara to care for wounded and dying soldiers.  She later came to care for mothers and their newborns.  How a simple quilt can provide hope to parents of newborns and soldiers too.

    I love how the author made you feel like you were right there listening to Clara tell her story.  It is very rare that a book that is told from a first person  perspective grabs your attention.   It was more like reading a memoir than an actual novel. 

     I have truly fallen in love with the Quilt of Love Series and can't wait to read more from this series.

My Recommendation:

     This is a great read even if you are not a "fan" of WWII stories, you will fall in love with this book.  This is by far the best read of mine this year!  I give it 5 stars!


     I received this in ebook format through NetGalley from the Publisher and Litfuse Publicity Group for my honest review of this book.  I received no monetary compensation for my review whether good or not so good.

Emily is celebrating the release of her debut novel with a "Women Helping Women" shopping spree giveaway.

  One winner will receive:
  • A $200 to spend at Emily's favorite shops, Noonday Collection & Vibella (Click through to learn more about how these companies exist to make a difference in the lives of women!)
  • A Promise in Pieces by Emily Wierenga
  • A Stitch and a Prayer by Eva Gibson
  • Rival Hearts by Tara Randel
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on May 10th. Winner will be announced on the Quilts of Love blog on May 12th. Then be sure to stop by the Quilts of Love Facebook page on May 29th for the "Quilting Bee" Facebook party with Emily and other Quilts of Love authors. RSVP for an evening of book chat, quilting tips & tricks, prizes, and more!

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