About the Book
After her fiancé returns from the Klondike gold rush in 1897, Florence Harms sets about building a new life in her new marriage—even though the lingering effects of illness have left her weak and vulnerable. She and her young husband, Will, work tirelessly to clear the land around their Northwest cabin, content with their modest life. But then a stranger comes knocking and Florence suddenly senses a restlessness in Will’s spirit that she had never seen before. When he leaves her with only a note that tells her he will return before their baby’s birth, she is devastated, and the illness that stiffened her joints returns. Counting the days until Will walks back through her door, Florence busies herself with a Tree of Life quilt displaying a map of the farm they call home. Doubts claw at her heart as Florence struggles to believe Will’s promise to return to her. Will her labor of love—and faith in God—sustain her as she waits to see her beloved once again?
I really like the cover on this book, I admit it sucked me in. I liked the first few chapters of the book and then the story got really slow for me. I enjoyed reading about the pioneer lifestyle and making a new home. I enjoyed Florence and how she deals with Will leaving her a note saying he left. Near the end of the book it was hard for me to believe what was happening but it's a sweet story. The overall story is good it was a just a slow read for me. I loved the details about the quilt!
If you have read the other Quilts of Love books you will enjoy this one!
"I received this book from CFBA for free in exchange for an honest review."
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
(No image available) Eva Gibson is the author of twenty books, including A Stitch and a Prayer, the latest release in the Quilts of Love series from Abingdon Fiction. She currently teaches Writing Your Life Story classes for Portland Community College and is an active member of Oregon Christian Writers. She has lived most of her life on the family farm in Wilsonville, Oregon, which is the setting for her novel.