But Annie may not get the quilt finished in time as Leah experiences some trouble with her pregnancy and must go to a Philadelphia hospital.
This story is very character oriented. Leah and her husband have been having a bit of a rough time and we see how the birth draws them together. We also get to know Annie better as she prepares for her own motherhood.
This is a fine Amish Christmas story. It was interesting to read about what happens in the community when there is a medical emergency that is beyond the ability of the herbalist or midwife. It was heartening to see how the community came alongside the couple to help with the medical expenses. The whole story is wrapped around the making of quilts so readers who like Amish tales or the making of quilts will like this novel.
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Vannetta Chapman has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines and has written five books about the Amish. She has received over two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She and her husband live in the hill country of Texas. You can find out more about her at www.vannettachapman.com.
Abingdon Press, 235 pages. You can buy a copy here.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review.