Lives are transformed...one stitch at a time.
As Amish widow Emma Yoder contemplates the task ahead, her thoughts center on one: What if she fails? Longing to remove a burden from her family by becoming self-sufficient, Emma has offered to hold quilting classes in her home. But when she sees the patchwork of faces assembled for the first lesson, her confidence dwindles as doubt threatens to take hold. There's Star Stephens, a young woman yearning for stability; Pam and Stuart Johnston, a struggling couple at odds in their marriage; Paul Ramirez, a widowed father hoping to find solace in finishing a quilt; Jan Sweet, a rough and tough biker looking for something creative to do; and Ruby Lee Williams, a preacher's wife seeking relaxation amid mounting parish problems.
While Emma grows to realize her ability to share her passion for quilting and her faith, the beginning quilters learn to transform scraps of fabric into beauty. And slowly, their fragmented lives begin to take new shape - some in unexpected ways - with the helping hands of each other and the healing hand of God.
©2012 Wanda E. Bunstetter (P)2012 Oasis Audio
I enjoyed the audio but have not read the print version.
I enjoyed all the characters but think if I have to pick, it will have to be Star
I enjoyed the scene where the class gathers at Emma's place for their first quilting class the most.
A story to be enjoyed by all genders.
"unexpected unlikely charactures in a amish novel"
i was delighted with the change of pace in an amish tale the chactures were real and quirky and the unexpected happens threw me for a loop loved it
I would listen to this book again. It was interesting how english and Amish mingled. Not sure how true this would necessarily be bu it is a novel.
The characters seemed to be true to who they were portrayed to be for the most part.
"Nice little story."
Quick read. Has seven stories going simultaneously. A couple of them are not realistic. Not one of my favorite books.
The plot caused you to be curious enough to keep returning with multiple plot lines. I was surprised at every corner.
Excellent story. I loved it and will go right into the next books in you series.
The narrator does a fantastic job. Her pronunciation is crisp and clear.
My new job is a longer commute and since I love quilting, I thought this would be a good candidate. Slow to start but the character development and the entertwined stories kept me engaged. Would have liked a bit more quilting demo.
"Very good read"
Loved it.... This book was really good. I would recommend this book to other people.
"charming story, not the right narrator"
Havent read it.
Of course, Jan, and all his mystery.
She did great at reading when it was just the story itself, but reading of the voices came across very Trite and unbelievable.
"Birds of a feather did not flock together."
It was such a mix of personalities and I felt like I was friends with them all by the time I finessed the book.
Jan Karon - Mitford Series ..... wholesome
I really didn't have extreme reaction to this book, but I did thoroughly enjoy every moment.
The character Jan, the biker dude, help me think differently about what I have previously thought about heavily tattooed men who ride motorcycles. Now when I see one, I stop and wonder if he is just as endearing as Jan. I find myself not making such wide circles around them and locking my car doors when I see one. LOL I know I am a mess.
"Enjoyed The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Cluc"
Definitely enjoyed getting to know all the characters. I liked how it mentioned the town before each chapter. Did enjoy the voice of the narrator.
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