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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 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.
It’s been three years since I read this book and I decided that maybe it was time for me to revisit things. Honestly? Maybe it just didn’t hit the spot for me the first time around but I found it much more enjoyable the second time around. I still think there were a lot of perspectives to keep straight but it was much more enjoyable for me at this point in life than it was three years ago. I think I’d definitely pick up the rest of this series.