Monday, May 26, 2014

CFBA Review: A Stitch and a Prayer by:Eva Gibson

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
A Stitch and A Prayer
Abingdon Press (May 20, 2014)
Eva Gibson


 Eva Gibson is the author of twenty books, including A Stitch and a Prayer, the latest release in the Quilts of Love series from Abingdon Fiction. She currently teaches Writing Your Life Story classes for Portland Community College and is an active member of Oregon Christian Writers. She has lived most of her life on the family farm in Wilsonville, Oregon, which is the setting for her novel.


After her fiancĂ© returns from the Klondike gold rush in 1897, Florence Harms sets about building a new life in her new marriage—even though the lingering effects of illness have left her weak and vulnerable. She and her young husband, Will, work tirelessly to clear the land around their Northwest cabin, content with their modest life. But then a stranger comes knocking and Florence suddenly senses a restlessness in Will’s spirit that she had never seen before. When he leaves her with only a note that tells her he will return before their baby’s birth, she is devastated, and the illness that stiffened her joints returns. Counting the days until Will walks back through her door, Florence busies herself with a Tree of Life quilt displaying a map of the farm they call home. Doubts claw at her heart as Florence struggles to believe Will’s promise to return to her. Will her labor of love—and faith in God—sustain her as she waits to see her beloved once again?
If you would like to read the first chapter of A Stitch and A Prayer, go HERE.

 My Review:
 Life as newlyweds is hard enough, but Florence didn't realize she would have to face it alone. Alone that is until her beloved returned. He said he would return before their baby was to be born. Why is he gone and where did he go? Florence would have to wait on any answers to those questions. Her body was also forcing her to wait, growing their unborn child inside of her was going to take all the strength she could muster. While she waits on Will and their baby to arrive she begins a quilt that will forever be locked in their minds of their love for one another and the prayers prayed for his safe return.

 Will had issues that Florence knew nothing about and to protect her and their baby, he would have to leave in the hopes he would soon clear his name. Soon he returns to his beautiful, recovering wife and their precious baby but not without being questioned. Will Florence welcome him back with open arms?

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