April 28, 2014

Maybelle in Stitches by Joyce Magnin

I received this book from Litefuse in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Maybelle in Stitches by Joyce Magnin
Quilts of Love Series
ISBN: 9781426752803
Trade Paperback

Synopsis: Maybelle Kazinzki can’t sew. She was after all, the only girl in the seventh grade Home Economics class to sew the zipper in the neck hole of the A-Line dress they were supposed to make. But when she finds an unfinished quilt in the attic of her mother’s house she gets the crazy idea to finish it—somehow, come heck or high water. She thinks it will help fill the lonely nights while her husband, Holden, is serving overseas during World War II.
Her recently departed mother’s quilt is made from scraps of material Maybelle traces back to her mother’s childhood, her grandmother’s childhood and her own childhood. She tries to add one of Holden’s stripes to it but the sewing is not going well and neither is her life. After receiving some harsh news, Maybelle’s faith falters and she puts the quilt away and stops trusting God. But God is faithful- no matter what. And it’ll take a group of neighborhood women armed with quilting needles to help Maybelle believe that.
My review: This is another good addition to the Quilts of Love Series. I like that this book had a bit of history in it. I enjoy reading books where people are able to trace their family roots. I can not imagine what Maybelle went through as her new husband went off to war. She had to be a strong woman to get through that and then to also work as a welder to help out, what a great woman. The author did a good job of drawing me into this book as I do not normally read books from this era but I really enjoyed this one. You go through a lot of different emotions right along Maybelle as you are reading this. You do not have to have read any of the other books in this series to read this, as it is a stand alone book. This was my first book by this author and I was impressed with her writing. 

1 comment:

  1. I like this series. This book sounds good, thanks for sharing your review!