Fiction Books

The Cherished Quilt

The Cherished Quilt
Amy Clipston

About the Book:

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Tragedy tore Christopher’s world apart. But Emily believes there are enough pieces left behind to stitch together a beautiful new beginning.

Emily Fisher is eager to meet the new employee at her father’s shop in Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania. But when Christopher Hochstetler arrives, his cold demeanor freezes her attempts at building a friendship.

Longing for a fresh start, Christopher travels from Ohio to Bird-in-Hand to work at his uncle’s shop. Christopher’s heart is still wounded from memories of home, and making new friends is the last thing on his mind—he knows the pain that comes with losing those you love. When Emily is kind to him, he tries to remain distant, but he soon finds himself stealing glances at her throughout the day.

When Christopher shares his tragic reasons for leaving home, Emily decides to make a quilt for him as a gesture of their friendship. Even though he is not a member of the church, she’s found someone with whom she can imagine a future. The two are quickly falling in love when a family emergency calls Christopher back to Ohio without warning.
Emily finishes the quilt, in spite of her pain. But when Christopher receives it, will he have the courage to follow his heart?

About the Author:

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Amy Clipston has been writing for as long as she can remember. Her fiction writing “career” began in elementary school when she and a close friend wrote and shared silly stories. She has a degree in communications from Virginia Wesleyan College and is a member of the Authors Guild, American Christian Fiction Writers, and Romance Writers of America. She is the author of the bestselling Kauffman Amish Bakery series with Zondervan, which is part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing. An advocate for organ and blood donation, Amy donated a kidney in 2011 at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Through her donation, her husband received a second kidney transplant. Amy and her husband matched another couple and swapped kidneys with them. Amy’s memoir, A Gift of Love, will be available in early 2014. She hopes her story inspires others to become organ and blood donors. Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband, two sons, mother, and four spoiled rotten cats. You can find her on the web at http://www.AmyClipston.com or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AmyClipstonBooks.

 

My Review:

The Cherished Quilt is Emily and Christopher’s story, a story of tragedy, friendship and love. Christopher Hochstetler leaves Ohio to come to Pennsylvania to work at his uncles shop, Bird-in-Hand. Emily Fisher is excited to meet the new employee at her father’s shop. Little did she now, Christopher isn’t ready to make friends but Emily isn’t going to give up on him.

All Christopher is looking for is a fresh start, his heart has been severely wounded and its not until Emily is kind to him that he begins to open up to her. He shares with her the reasons why he left Ohio. Upon hearing this, Emily decides she is going to make him a quilt. Emily finds her self falling love with Christopher but a family emergency takes him back to Ohio. She finishes the quilt and gives it to him. What will happen with the budding relationship? Will Christopher return to Pennsylvania?

The Cherished Quilt is book three in An Amish Heirloom Series written by Amy Clipston. This has been one of those “I can’t put it down until I finish books.” You will savor every moment of Emily and Christopher’s budding relationship and shed a tear or two. Ms. Clipston has outdone herself with this one, with her amazing writing skills, her outstanding research, her books are ones you will re-read for years to come.

I highly recommend this book for all Amish Fiction lovers, even though it is book three in the series, it still can be read as a stand-alone however, I suggest starting with book one: The Forgotten Recipe and book two: The Courtship Basket. Be looking for book four: The Beloved Hope Chest releasing in May of 2017. I promise you will not be disappointed and will love this series!

I received this book for free. A favorable review was not required!! All opinions expressed here are my own.

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