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A Word From The Author:
I hold a BA and MA degree in English, and I am proud to be represented by Mary Sue Seymour, AAR. I have published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, and have received over two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. I am honored to be a member of Romance Writers of America, American Christian Fiction Writers, and Faith Hope and Love.
I live and teach in the Texas hill country with my husband, cats, and a rather large herd of deer. Our four children have flown the nest; however, we are fortunate that they all live close enough to visit.
I have always felt that my faith was at the very center of who and what I am, and I am thrilled beyond words to be able to now write about something that is so near to my heart. At various times I have served as a pianist, teacher, church secretary, and worship team member. While living in the Dallas area, I served as an adjunct professor of English Literature at Dallas Baptist University. When we moved to a small town in Central Texas, I continued teaching for a few years, but I now write full-time and I play the keyboard in our church’s praise band.
My grandfather was born in Albion, Pennsylvania, and I am currently researching whether I might have Amish roots.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Annie’s life is deliciously full as the Christmas season approaches. She helps her husband, Samuel, attend to the community’s minor medical needs. She occasionally assists Belinda, the local midwife, and most days, she finds herself delivering the buggy to her brother Adam. Annie’s sister-in-law Leah is due to deliver their first child before Christmas morning, and Annie is determined to finish a crib quilt before the boppli arrives. With six weeks to go, she should have no problem . . . but God may have a different plan. Leah is rushed to the English hospital when the infant arrives early, and Annie discovers the Christmas quilt may hold a far greater significance than she ever imagined.
I have really enjoyed the Quilts of Love Series and always look forward to reading another book in the series. The Christmas Quilt was extra special to me because I really love Amish stories in addition to the quilts series so it was the perfect combination of things I like reading.
Annie and Leah have a sweet friendship and together they are experiencing being pregnant at the same time. With Leah due first, Annie is making a quilt for her sweet baby. But as often happens in life, things don’t go exactly according to plan with Leah goes into labor early.
While Samuel and Annie have medical training, this is outside their expertise and Leah has to go to the hospital. Annie remains a support to Leah and their friendship and faith grow as they go through this challenging time together.
Working on the quilt throughout this time brings back stories of the past and hope for the future for them and their babies.
The Christmas Quilt was a bit slow for me, even for an Amish story. But I still enjoyed the depth of emotions displayed, the characters strength and faith and another Quilts of Love story.