Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Book Review: A Quilt for Jenna By Patrick E Craig

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From the Back

Amish + Quilts = readers delight!  And in this first book in Patrick Craig’s Apple Creek Dreams series, readers will follow Jerusha Springer’s journey out of tragic circumstances to a new life of hope.

Jerusha has spent months making the most beautiful quilt anyone in Apple Creek, Ohio, has ever seen, and she knows it’s going to take first prize at the Quilt Fair in Dalton.  The prize will be her ticket out of the Amish way of life—away from the memories of her dead daughter and her tormented husband.  But on the way to the Fair, she gets caught in the Storm of The Century and Jerusha’s driver crashes their car.  While the driver goes for help, Jerusha is led by someone, or something, to the side of a lost little girl.  By the time the storm clears, Jerusha finds there is a greater prize to be won than money and blue ribbons.
A beautiful story of loss….and redemption.

A Quilt For Jenna 

By: Patrick E Craig
ISBN# 978-0-7369-5105-0

My Reflections

 When I first decided to review this book I was thrilled to be able to review another Amish book, I love Amish!
 I have to say this book exceeded my every expectation. It drew me in and captivated my imagination, within mere pages.

 Craig masterfully paints the scenes with painstaking detail. You feel Jerusha’s angst so vividly, experience right alongside her the cold seeping into her being and the loss and bitterness are all consuming. 
 This author was able to shift back and forth from present to past and construct a cohesive and flowing story line that does not lose the reader in the process.

 I enjoyed how this book showed that love and forgiveness go a long way in helping someone heal and let go of the past, and how romance and love in a marriage can so quickly disappear and then return once more.

 I was pleasantly surprised that a male author could efficiently deliver this heartwarming and endearing tale of a quilt maker, and be able add enough sentiment to keep this romantic minded gal enthralled right up to the very last pages!
 Brilliantly done Patrick E Craig, I will certainly be watching for your next book in the Apple Creek Dreams Series! 

I received this book free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion, from Harvest House.
Thank you so much Harvest House Publishing!

About the Author 
 Patrick E. Craig

Patrick E. Craig

Patrick E. Craig is a lifelong writer and musician who left a successful songwriting and performance career in the music industry to follow Christ in 1984. He spent the next 26 years as a worship leader, seminar speaker, and pastor in churches, and at retreats, seminars and conferences all across the western United States. After ministering for a number of years in music and worship to a circuit of small churches, he is now concentrating on writing and publishing both fiction and non-fiction books. Patrick and his wife Judy make their home in northern California and are the parents of two adult children and have five grandchildren.

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