Monday, August 18, 2014

The Healing Quilt by Wanda Brunstetter (a book review)

I received a complimentary copy of the book, The Healing Quilt by Wanda Brunstetter through Handlebar publishing to read and review. The book is an easy read and provided good wholesome entertainment. The book begins with a young, newlywed couple, Emma and Lamar Miller. They have just purchased a home in the village of Pinecraft. After only two weeks in their new home, Emma finds herself bored and lonely. She longs for the familiar of family and home. Emma's husband, Lamar, knows Emma is unhappy and he suggests she begins to teach quilting lessons. Emma is shocked and doesn't think Floridians would be very interested in learning to quilt since they live in such a warm climate. After several conversations, Lamar convinces Emma to try it. Emma agrees to teach classes only if Lamar will assist her. They've "tag teamed" before in the past and Emma thinks it will work well again. Emma posts notifications for her classes and waits to see what happens.

Much to her surprise, Emma begins to receive calls regarding the classes. As Emma opens her home, she finds that God brings an interesting group of people to learn quilting from her.  Soon she is welcoming BJ, a man dealing with Cancer, a young teen named Erika, who is confined to a wheelchair, Kim, a woman who has given up on love, and others.

Eric teaches the fundamentals of quilting but along with those lessons, come some valuable life lessons. Each member of the class learns to deal with their problems and find ways to heal from hurtful situations. They learn not only to help each other but learn more about God's love in the process. This book would make a great gift and would be a wonderful addition to any Christian's library.