Thursday, November 27, 2014

Swept Away by Cindy Loven & Laura Hilton

Swept Away Quilts of Love Laura V Hilton Cindy Loven
About the book:
Sara doesn't think she wants love. But her grandmother has other plans.

Sara Jane Morgan is trying to balance teaching with caring for her ailing, stubborn grandmother. When school lets out for the summer, the plans are for Grandma to teach Sara Jane to quilt as they finish up the Appalachian Ballad quilt Grandma started as a teenager. But things don't always go as planned.

Andrew Stevenson is hiding from his past---and his future. He works as a handyman to pay the bills, but his heart is as an artisan, designing homemade brooms. When Sara Jane's grandmother hires him to renovate her home, sparks fly between Drew and his new employer's granddaughter.

Still, it doesn't take Sara Jane long to see Drew isn't what he seems. Questions arise, and she starts researching him online. What she discovers could change her life---and her heart---forever.

My review:
This is another fun romance in the Quilts of Love series. Drew and Sara are both tragic characters. Neither of them feel they are worthy of love. How they overcome those feelings makes for a good plot. Drew is a committed Christian but Sara has given up on her faith. How Sara comes to faith is another good part of the plot.

The character in the novel that troubled me was Grandma. She was a sweet woman but suffering from the beginning stages of dementia. She has mood changes that were disconcerting. I felt that aspect of the novel wasn't really cleared up in the end.

This is a nice addition to the series. I am always amazed when I read about yet another style of quilt. The one in this novel is based on a song.

I am taking part in a blog tour of this book and you can read more reviews here.
You can find out more about the series and this book here.

A lifelong reader, Cindy Loven is an active church wife of a minister and mother to one son who is a home school graduate. Cindy and her family reside in Conway, Arkansas. Find out more about her at
Award winning author Laura V. Hilton has penned many novels, including the Amish of Seymour series, the Amish of Webster County series, and the forthcoming Amish of Jamesport series. A member of ACFW, Laura is also a professional book reviewer for the Christian market, with over a thousand book reviews published at various online review sites. A pastor's wife, stay-at-home mom, and home school teacher, Laura and her family make their home in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas. Find out more about her at

Abingdon Press, 240 pages.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book through Litfuse for the purpose of an independent and honest review.

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