Sunday, October 20, 2013

Review: The Christmas Quilt by:Vannetta Chapman

 The Christmas Quilt
About the Book:
Annie's life is deliciously full as the Christmas season approaches. She helps her husband, Samuel, attend to the community's minor medical needs. She occasionally assists Belinda, the local midwife, and most days, she finds herself delivering the buggy to her brother Adam. Annie s sister-in-law Leah is due to deliver their first child before Christmas morning, and Annie is determined to finish a crib quilt before the "boppli" arrives. With six weeks to go, she should have no problem . . . but God may have a different plan. Leah is rushed to the English hospital when the infant arrives early, and Annie discovers the Christmas quilt may hold a far greater significance than she ever imagined.

About the Author:
Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of grace. She has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace of Albion, Pennsylvania.

Her novel, Falling to Pieces, was a 2012 ACFW Carol Award winner for best mystery. All of her books have been Christian Book Distributor bestsellers. She currently writes Amish fiction for Abingdon Press, Zondervan, and Harvest House. Chapman lives in the Texas hill country with her husband.

For more information, visit her at www.VannettaChapman.com or blog with her at http://vannettachapman.wordpress.com/. She can also be found at http://www.facebook.com/VannettaChapman. 


My Review:
 Slipping into a great Amish read with a Christmas twist has definitely been on my list for relaxing this season. You will feel the same way to when you read, The Christmas Quilt by beloved author Vannetta Chapman. She is as sweet and neighborly as her books and writings make you feel. The Christmas Quilt takes you back to the characters from its prequel A Simple Amish Christmas, now three years later with Annie and Leah both expecting. But the story seems to center more around Leah and the hormonal changes she is going through with the twins that are due very soon.

 But as the book before it this one is not without some excitement along the way. Vannetta wasn't going to let us off that easily without some sparks, and sparks do fly. Jesse and Mattie show up at Samuel and Annie's home with Jesse in the middle of a health issue. But their teamwork seems to pay off and all seem to make it through. It's not long before we are all enlightened into what is troubling Adam and Leah and my heart just aches for them. Pregnancy is hard enough as it is but when you and your spouse are at odds that brings a special kind of trouble all its own.

 Annie has started a baby quilt for Leah that she is sure she will have done before the babies arrive, but things don't really go as planned and Leah has been put in the hospital so the girls finish the quilt together. But that isn't where the story ends at all. The author has done a great job as always and has tied this book up with a neat little bow perfect for the holidays.

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