Jul 1, 2013

The Message on the Quilt by Stephanie Whitson

Unravel the message behind a treasured quilt. . . .

Emilie Rhodes has been taught to think for herself. But thinking for herself soon leads her to want to write “real news.” Her newspaper editor father won’t hear of it and fires her. When Emilie begins writing anonymously for her father’s competition, interviewing speakers at the 1890 Chautauqua series, she meets and falls in love with “The Man of Many Voices.”

Noah Shaw is unsettled and feels adrift, even though he is a well-respected lecturer and dramatist. He’s never felt that he belongs anywhere. His professional life is only one reason he’s now in Nebraska. Noah is on a quest to find answers. Everyone always said Grandma’s quilt stories were just that—stories. But Noah’s not sure. . .and he’s anxious to discover a piece of his past.

But will the truth Noah discovers about his heritage and a treasured quilt prove to bear a message of brokenness—or hope and healing?

This is the third title in the The Quilt Chronicles ... The Key on the Quilt was first, followed by Shadow on the Quilt, and now The Message on the Quilt. All three titles are exceptional, and can be read as stand-alone novels.

Striving to find a place for herself as a writer before it was accepted for women to work outside of the home, Emilie had her work cut out for her. When a mystery quilt becomes central in the lives of the small community, she is forced to spend time with the dashing Noah Shaw. 

Neither Emilie or Noah is prepared for the truth that is revealed by the historical quilt. This is an incredible journey of discovery and transparency that they must face in order to have the future that God had in mind for them.

I love this entire series, and highly recommend it.

Disclosure: Ebook received through Net Galley courtesy of Barbour Books, in exchange for my honest review.

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