Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Quilted by Christmas
Taryn McKenna believes she’s easy to forget. Abandoned by her parents and left behind when her high school sweetheart joined the army, she vows to never love again and throws herself into her love for the outdoors and the pursuit of a college degree—something no one else in her family has ever accomplished. Her goal, as a young teacher in the hills of North Carolina, is to leave a legacy in the lives of the middle-schoolers she teaches. When Taryn’s grandmother Jemma, the only other person who ever held her close, has a heart attack that reveals a fatal medical condition, Taryn is corralled into helping Grandma work on a final project—an Irish chain quilt that tells the story of her history and the love Jemma knows is out there for Taryn. As the pieces of the quilt come together, Taryn begins to see her value. Can she learn to believe that God will never leave her behind even though others have?
My thoughts: I enjoyed this sweet Christmas story of one young woman's journey to forgiveness and true love. The book is a lovely story that moves along at just the right pace, giving one plenty of time to fall in love with characters without stalling. This is the perfect book to enjoy on a cold evening with a cup of tea or coffee! I thought that this was a lovely story with surprising depth.
I received this book from Lit fuse in exchange for my honest opinion.