About the Book
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. (Goodreads)
I love the cover for this book, I love old trunks! This book, while fairly predictable, took an interesting look into life on the home front during World War II. The thing I enjoyed the most is how the women went to work, welding no less, and they were serious about ending the war. Even though they were far away they wanted to do their part and help. I enjoyed the details of their work day. The story line is about "Dear John" letters and remaining hopeful that Maybelle's one love will return home. The sewing process is interesting but was not that part I enjoyed the most. If you have read the other Quilts of Love books or if you enjoy World War II stories you will enjoy this read.
"I received this book from Litfuse for free in exchange for an honest review."Don’t miss the newest Quilts of Love book, Maybelle in Stitches, by Joyce Magnin. Maybelle can’t sew. But when she finds an unfinished quilt in the attic of her mother’s house, she gets the crazy idea to complete it.
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