My rating: 3 of 5 stars
In a growing line of books, in the “Quilts of Love” series, that centers around a quilt theme, “Quilted by Christmas” is out in time for the Christmas season.
Family relations are hard and its harder when they reached out to further generations than we expect, in negative and not positive ways and its a reminder, in subtle ways of the difficulties of the holidays, particularly Christmas time.
Going through “Quilted by Christmas” was emotional wrenching as the lead character, Taryn, finds herself in difficult positions with the people around her and her solution, it felt was to try and run…to suppress…to be what she thinks is being independent.
Being use to the idea of abandonment, first her parents, than someone she loved, Jodie Bailey wrote a broken character who really tries to be strong, even in the face of trying to feel an emptiness in her life that seems to be characterized by manipulation, presumption and abandonment.
The characters of the book are strong and so is the message that while others may fail and abandon, God never does.
This is not a book that can be easily read without reaching for a box of tissues and for some…seeking God for the needed healing.
Me, personally, I wanted to know more about Taryn and about Justin , but that is also the sign of a book, that has grabbed the reader and maybe there is hopes of a sequel in the future, but in the meantime, “Quilted by Christmas” is a love story, a story of redemption and a story of healing, that will capture the readers heart and soul.