A complimentary copy of this book was provided by Netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. All opinions are my own.The Healing Quilt by Wanda E. Brunstetter
Series: The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club #3
Published by Barbour Publishing on August 1st 2014
Genres: Fiction, Christian, Romance, Amish & Mennonite
Join retired Amish newlyweds Emma and Lamar Miller in Florida for the winter as they lead another quilting class with a new group of unlikely students: Jennifer, a pregnant new mom; Mike, a charter boat owner; Erika, a wheelchair bound teen; Kim, a waitress; Noreen, a newly-retired widow, and BJ, an artist facing illness. When old friends visit from Indiana, will romance also become a subject of class discussions?
Emma and her husband Lamar Miller have retired to Florida for the winter to alleviate his arthritis pain. When Emma tires of hunting for shells and hanging out at the beach, she and Lamar decide to start up a quilting class for locals.
Their class ends up attracting six unique people, each with their own set of problems. For some it is physical ailments and for others it is financial or emotional baggage. So, not only are these individuals learning to quilt—they’re also sorting through complex thoughts and emotions.
Emma and Lamar are very likable characters who have witty responses and genuine human response. Emma is a nurturing character who helps to guide her quilting students through murky waters. She is a source of godly wisdom and I would have liked to have connected with her on a deeper level. The frequent point-of-view switch kept me from bonding with her as much as I’d have liked.
Overall, the story is okay. I’ve read worse and I have read better. It was a pretty quick read but it was not one of Brunstetter’s best works.