Wednesday, September 4, 2013

CFBA Review:Threads of Change by:Jodi Barrows

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Threads of Change
River North; New Edition edition (July 1, 2013)
by
Jodi Barrows


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Over the past twenty years, Jodi has remarkably touched thousands of quilters throughout the world with her unique method called Square in a Square®. Her point of view provides the quilter with the freedom to create most any quilt design with speed and accuracy.

Jodi has spoken to quilting audiences throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, Italy and S. Africa. She has appeared as a guest on several quilting shows, including TNN’s Aleene’s Creative Living, TNN’s Your Home Studio, Perfecting Patchwork on Family Net TV and a pbs series with Kaye Wood.

Jodi was raised in southwest Kansas, has two grown sons, and is married to Steve, her high school sweetheart.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Conflict develops in the South,

Four granddaughters travel into uncertainty,

And Grandfather sells their precious home.

In the first book of A Quilting Story series, the four cousins-with social graces, charm, and a love for quilting-will face the anguish of life on the frontier in 1856 with every turn along the wagon trail. Raging storms and adversities hit the small band of travelers. Relieved to finally arrive at the abandoned military post at Fort Worth, Texas, they begin the hard work of establishing a new home. When trials follow them, they must decide to become true warriors of their hearts, minds, and souls or fall to the sufferings of prairie life.

Join the four women on a passage of friendship, love, and self-discovery as lives are mended around the quilting frame.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Threads of Change, go HERE.

My Review:
 Change is never easy and when it comes to picking up and leaving the only home you have ever known, things can be even harder to understand or even realize. Elizabeth relies on her grandfather for love, support and guidance. So making this decision seems strange, shouldn't he be against it? But he actually says its a good thing. After losing her husband in a work accident, things just don't seem the same. So pick up and move on she will. With the help of God and family, things just have to get better, don't they?

 So with the help of her cousins she start to pack up the house and get ready for the move. So after everything is ready and grandfather agrees to stay behind until the house and property sell, they set off. But traveling from Louisiana to Texas will prove to be no small feat. This story takes place during the time when Indian territory existed so travelers always had to worry about any threat they may pose. But for women traveling it was an even bigger threat. Lucky for these ladies Lizzie's grandfather already thought of that and sent some gentlemen with them.

 Change is always a hard thing but as long as we depend on the safe security of the Lord things tend to work out just fine.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from CFBA.