Tuesday, November 29, 2016
The Cherished Quilt (Amish Heirloom #3) by Amy Clipston
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
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 and Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel series with HarperCollins Christian Publishing. Amy works full-time for the City of Charlotte, NC, and lives in North Carolina with her husband, two sons, mother, and four spoiled rotten cats.
The Cherished Quilt is the third book in this series featuring the Fisher sisters, and their loving family, and this is Emily’s story.
Christopher Hochstetler has had a devastating year and barely holding it together when he moves from Ohio to Pennsylvania and begins working for his uncle in his leather business. Thus the meeting of Em and Chris is about to happen, and with easy going Em and Chris fighting his demons, things do not run smoothly.
When Em finds out why he has left his home and family, she is filled with compassion and is determined to help Chris. One of the things she decides to do is make him a quilt, and not an ordinary one, this one is stitched with love, and the fabric once belonged to Em’s grandmother. She decided to make a log cabin design to help connect to Chris, and in the end she has to mail the quilt to him
By putting her heart in the care of Chris is Em heading towards having it broken? Will Chris ever heal and mend the rift with his Dad, even with his father blaming him for his brother?
From beginning to end, I was so into this book that the pages flew and at the end, I wanted more!
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Zondervan, and was not required to give a positive review