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.
About The Author:
Joyce Magnin is the author of the Bright’s Pond novels, including the award-winning The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow. A member of the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Fellowship, Joyce is a frequent workshop leader and the organizer of the StoryCrafters fiction group. She lives near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Book #16 in the Quilts of Love series was fantastic! With a great plot, super fun characters and a writing style that catches your attention and keeps it throughout the book, Maybelle in Stitches will bring you back to life during WWII.
While this book is part of a series, its equally a stand alone novel. The series is written by separate authors and you will not get lost reading this book first. In fact, after reading this one, you will be scrambling to read the others. The book is not a fast pasted book but has enough twists and turns to keep you intrigued and loving all the emotions and life experiences that presented themselves in the book. It was a great read that reminded me that God always provides for our needs, even when we don't realize we need something.
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
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***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of LitFuse Publicity Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***