Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Review: A Quilt for Jenna by:Patrick E. Craig

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About the Book:
Amish + Quilts = readers delight!  And in this first book in Patrick Craig’s Apple Creek Dreams series, readers will follow Jerusha Springer’s journey out of tragic circumstances to a new life of hope.
Jerusha has spent months making the most beautiful quilt anyone in Apple Creek, Ohio, has ever seen, and she knows it’s going to take first prize at the Quilt Fair in Dalton.  The prize will be her ticket out of the Amish way of life—away from the memories of her dead daughter and her tormented husband.  But on the way to the Fair, she gets caught in the Storm of The Century and Jerusha’s driver crashes their car.  While the driver goes for help, Jerusha is led by someone, or something, to the side of a lost little girl.  By the time the storm clears, Jerusha finds there is a greater prize to be won than money and blue ribbons.
A beautiful story of loss…. and redemption.

Patrick E. Craig
About the Author:
Patrick E. Craig is a lifelong writer and musician who left a successful songwriting and performance career in the music industry to follow Christ in 1984. He spent the next 26 years as a worship leader, seminar speaker, and pastor in churches, and at retreats, seminars and conferences all across the western United States. After ministering for a number of years in music and worship to a circuit of small churches, he is now concentrating on writing and publishing both fiction and non-fiction books. Patrick and his wife Judy make their home in northern California and are the parents of two adult children and have five grandchildren.

My Review:
Jerusha Springer taught to quilt by her grandmother as a young girl to quilt is not the only thing that Jerusha has learned to cherish after her grandmother's passing. Her grandmother's example and the wealth of knowledge and love shown and expressed to Jerusha is something she will always miss. In Patrick E. Craig's latest book the first in the Apple Creek Dreams Series the book begins with Jerusha incredibly hurt and angry at God.

Angry with God about the cards she has been dealt. She was a happy child until her grandmother's passing and pretty much handled it as we all do when someone significant gets called "home". She moved on, got married to Reuben and they shared a child together, Jenna. In A Quilt for Jenna, Jerusha is making a quilt in honor of her daughter hoping to sell it at the Quilt Fair. In retaliation of her circumstances she has decided to leave the faith and start out again in a new place far from her memories that seem to still haunt.

Until God intervenes during the storm of the century and takes her down a road she didn't expect to go down.

**Disclosure** This book was provided to me at no charge for my honest review from Harvest House Publishers.