I have another Quilts of Love book to share with you called A Stitch And A Prayer written by Eva Gibson.
A quilt becomes a labor of love for a lonely wife mysteriously separated from her young husband.
After her fiancé 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?My Thoughts:
Florence sure does have her faith tested a lot in this story and I don't know if I would have been able to be as sure as she was that Will was coming back. She has a lot of health problems and is also carrying her first baby when Will leaves. They live in a cabin that is at least a mile from the nearest neighbor.
Those were really hard times back in those days and I just don't think I would have made it myself. From the sounds of her illnesses, she might have had RA or Fibromyalgia and she suffered pretty bad from it. I don't know if I would have been having a baby on top of all of that, especially with nothing for the pain. Not sure what they used, or even if they did have anything.
I guess it's a good thing I was born in this time and maybe that is why we are all born when we are because we are suited to whatever time frame it is we are born into. If you believe in destiny or fate, then that would be likely. Seems like God knows best what people can take and what they can't and makes sure they end up where they need to be.
It's a book filled with tests over her love for Will and her belief in God but she never gives up totally and in the end, she is rewarded for not giving into fear and doubt. I guess we could all learn a lesson on that!
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