Thursday, May 29, 2014

Quilts of Love | A STITCH AND A PRAYER – Kindle HDX Giveaway & “Quilting Bee” Facebook Party!

New from Quilts of Love | A Stitch and a Prayer
A quilt becomes a labor of love for a lonely wife mysteriously separated from her young husband.
After her fiancé returns from the Klondike gold rush in 1897, Florence Harms sets about building a new life in her new marriage—even though the lingering effects of illness have left her weak and vulnerable. She and her young husband, Will, work tirelessly to clear the land around their Northwest cabin, content with their modest life.
But then a stranger comes knocking and Florence suddenly senses a restlessness in Will’s spirit that she had never seen before. When he leaves her with only a note that tells her he will return before their baby’s birth, she is devastated, and the illness that stiffened her joints returns. Counting the days until Will walks back through her door, Florence busies herself with a Tree of Life quilt displaying a map of the farm they call home. Doubts claw at her heart as Florence struggles to believe Will’s promise to return to her. Will her labor of love-and faith in God—sustain her as she waits to see her beloved once again?

Eva Gibson is the author of twenty books, including "The Gift of Forgiveness" and "The Three Marys." She currently teaches "writing your life story" classes for Portland Community College and is an active member of Oregon Christian Writers. She has lived most of her life on the family farm in Wilsonville, Oregon, which is the setting for "A Stitch and a Prayer."

My Review and Comments on this book:

Florence and Will are newlyweds and have had a long distance relationship before they were married.  There is always a period of adjustment, learning about that person and really getting to know each other.  At times, Florence seems immature and so does Will, but who has not had to grow up when they are married at a very young age and spent more time apart than they did together before getting married.  Also, how she has really started growing in her faith by prayer and reading God's Word.  She used the difficult time to memorize scripture, pray and trust God.

How well do you know your spouse?   You think that everything is fine and then they start distancing themselves from you and then you wake up one morning and they tell you they are leaving.  How are you suppose to feel?   They don't tell you the reason that they are leaving and you have to trust them.  Also, the only way to communicate is through written letters.  You have to trust the person and believe that they love you and will return to you and the home that you have begun to build together.  How could your faith stand the test?  How would you handle the situation?  Could totally trust and depend on God to meet your needs and answer your prayers.

I enjoyed reading and seeing through words the love story between Will and Florence blossom and unfold.  Her also growing in her faith and trusting in God.

Don’t miss this month’s Quilts of Love book, A Stitch and a Prayer, by Eva Gibson. A quilt becomes a labor of love for a lonely wife mysteriously separated from her young husband.

Celebrate May's release by entering to win a Kindle HDX and RSVP for the Quilts of Love "Quilting Bee" Facebook party with the Quilts of Love authors.


One winner will receive:
  • A Kindle HDX
  • 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 June 17th. Winner will be announced at the "Quilting Bee" Facebook party with Emily Wierenga, Loree Lough, and Tara Randel. RSVP for an evening of book chat, quilting tips and tricks, prizes, and more!

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