Today I am reviewing The Christmas Quilt by Vanetta Chapman.
Here is a brief synopsis from Goodreads:
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.
A Simple Amish Christmas and The Christmas Quilt have been two of my more enjoyable selections to read… not to say that nothing bad happens and all is happy and well, but my faith was restored when Annie, without question or hesitation, returned home when she received word that she was needed. And once home, she knew she was there to stay!
It was fun to read about Annie and Samuel again…
The Christmas Quilt is the sequel to A Simple Amish Christmas (where the story of Samuel and Annie first begins) and this novel picks it up at the perfect time…
In A Simple Amish Christmas, Samuel proposes to Annie at the end… and The Christmas Quilt begins with their wedding… Annie and Samuel marry on the same day as Adam and Leah… then they share a few other surprises!
I laughed and cried with them as they struggled through the joys and sorrows of life.
And that is the secret of Vanetta Chapman’s writing… it’s easy to get to know the characters; you soon think of them as people, friends, family. And the everyday happenings are so “real” it’s a joy to read… when you reach the end of the book, you’re not ready to let them go!
Vanetta, is there any chance at all we’ll get to see Annie and Samuel again… say perhaps with a houseful of kinner?
The Christmas Quilt is part of the Quilts of Love series and is definitely one of the books on my “keeper” shelf.
If you get the chance, buy both of the books and read A Simple Amish Christmas first, then jump right into The Christmas Quilt! I am certain you will enjoy every minute!
And don’t forget to click below to find out how you can enter the BIG contest!
You can read more reviews and more about the book on Goodreads HERE
You can find more about Vanetta Chapman on her website… HERE
God bless you!
©Donna J. Mynatt 2014