Honestly? I wasn’t sure I was going to like Clara.
Oh, but I did. See, I was uncertain of whether this would be WWII novel or whirlwind romance or the quilt’s journey or about Clara’s friendship with Mattie. Why I didn’t really believe it could be both and all I don’t know.
Then it was.
And I really, really liked Clara. And her adventure and gut-wrenching WWII sorrow. And her romance with the man who saved her and whom she feared losing. And the quilt’s journey–and one heroic grandson’s decision. And Clara’s friendship with Mattie, what drove them apart and what brought them back together again.
I don’t think I’ve ever cried as much over a book that wasn’t the Bible as I cried over this one. I loved it, and it’s staying on my keepers shelf, and you need to get yourself a copy, too. This story folds in on Clara like a quilt, like real life, and there’s pain and there’s beauty, too. And I LOVE the ending.
About the Author
Emily Wierenga is a former editor, ghostwriter, freelance writer and staff journalist, a monthly columnist for The Christian Courier, and the author of Save My Children (Castle Quay Books, 2008), Chasing Silhouettes (Ampelon Publishing, 2012), and Mom in the Mirror (Rowman and Littlefield, 2013). Emily resides in Alberta, Canada. This is her first novel.
Disclosure: A sincere thank you to Litfuse and the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Read my full disclosure here.