Sunday, December 15, 2013
Book synopsis and review of The Christmas Quilt by Vanetta Chapman
Annie's life is deliciously full as the Christmas season approaches. She helps her husband, Samuel, attend to the community's minor medical needs. She occasionally assists Belinda, the local midwife, and most days, she finds herself delivering the buggy to her brother Adam. Annie s sister-in-law Leah is due to deliver their first child before Christmas morning, and Annie is determined to finish a crib quilt before the "boppli" arrives. With six weeks to go, she should have no problem . . . but God may have a different plan. Leah is rushed to the English hospital when the infant arrives early, and Annie discovers the Christmas quilt may hold a far greater significance than she ever imagined.
About Vanetta Chapman
Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of grace. She has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace of Albion, Pennsylvania.
Her novel, Falling to Pieces, was a 2012 ACFW Carol Award winner for best mystery. All of her books have been Christian Book Distributor bestsellers. She currently writes Amish fiction for Abingdon Press, Zondervan, and Harvest House. Chapman lives in the Texas hill country with her husband.
For more information, visit her atwww.VannettaChapman.com or blog with her athttp://vannettachapman.wordpress.com/. She can also be found athttp://www.facebook.com/VannettaChapm....(less)
My Take: I really enjoyed this book and I was delighted to revisit the characters from A Simple Amish Christmas which I read last year. This is a good book to read this time of year as it is just the right length and just light enough that you can read it when you just have short snippets of time (which face it we all only have short snippets at this time of Year). You can read this book as a stand alone but I think you would really enjoy this book more if you read A Simple Amish Christmas first. This book is also in the Quilts of Love series which you can read each title alone.
It is about a year later after the events of A Simple Amish Christmas and Annie is content with her life with her husband. She is trying to help with her Sister in Law who is very pregnant with twins. Her brother and sister in law have grown apart during the pregnancy and neither can figure out why. Then the unthinkable happens and Leah goes into early labor. The Christmas Quilt is the Quilt the Annie is making for Leah's babies. She takes it with her to the hospital to work on and then she and Leah decide to tell stories to go along with each of the parts of the quilt. This is a great book that helps you to dwell on other things about this time of year and not just the commercialism and I want of the modern holiday.
I received a review copy from Abingdon Press and Litfuse in exchange for my honest review.