Next up on the list of book reviews is The Christmas Quilt by Vannette Chapman.
I enjoyed this sweet story about two sisters-in-law who are both expecting their first babies. Leah is due near Christmas with twins and Annie is expecting her first later into March.
The story shows us the love of family through thick and thin. When Leah finds herself on the floor in her bathroom, unable to get up and having contractions weeks before her due date, she knows something is wrong. As she is rushed to the hospital by ambulance Annie stays by her side. Annie’s past as a nurse at Mercy Hospital in Philadelphia comes in handy when Leah finds herself there on bed rest. Annie is able to reunite with friends, and even gets to hug a former patient.
The love that these two sisters share is quite special. They encourage each other and hold each other accountable for who they are. As Leah must remain in the hospital resting, Annie keeps her company as she sews a quilt for Leah’s baby. They both share stories from their past that represent the Fruits of the Spirit from Paul’s letters in Galatians. Even one of the doctors that sees to Leah is brought into the cast of the story tellers. The stories are encouraging and full of goodness and they help Leah to stay positive no matter what is going on.
This is a great family Christmas story, I suspect young adult readers would enjoy it too, mostly girls, however. This is a great book to give as a gift, or to enjoy yourself during the Christmas season!
Meet the author: Vannetta Chapman has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving over two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace in Albion, Pennsylvania. Chapman lives in the Texas hill country with her husband.
Find out more at: http://www.quiltsoflovebooks.com
NOTE: I received a copy of The Christmas Quilt, at no cost, in exchange for an honest review by LitFuse.