Join retired Amish newlyweds Emma and Lamar Miller in Florida for the winter as they lead another quilting class with a new group of unlikely students: Jennifer, a pregnant new mom; Mike, a charter boat owner; Erika, a wheelchair bound teen; Kim, a waitress; Noreen, a newly retired widow; and BJ, an artist facing illness. When old friends visit from Indiana, will romance also become a subject of class discussions?
A simple story which is very enjoyable especially for someone who enjoys quilting. No great revelations and obvious plot but just a pleasant, kind, gentle, enjoyable book.
The music between the chapters was really irritating and I much preferred the narrator of the two previous books in the series.
This is the third book in the quilting series. Emma and Lamar met after their spouses died. They found each other in their older age and have enjoyed teaching six week courses in quilting, teaching those who God brings to them. Because of Lamar's arthritis, they've taken a house in Florida for the cold winter, away from their Indiana Amish community.
In this book, the class consists of a sullen 14 year old who is paralyzed in her legs because of a diving accident, a young pregnant woman whose husband has just lost his job, an older artist who wants to paint the ocean before he dies from cancer, a busy charter boat owner, a lonely waitress, and a newly retired widowed teacher. Their lives are impacted by a visiting motorcyclist who was in the previous quilting class in Indiana.
This is a relationship book that shows how listening and trusting God helps people with their life issues. Very reaffirming and interesting story lines. I've thoroughly enjoyed all three quilting class books!
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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I would recommend the book, but not the audiobook. It is poorly narrated and I really dislike the music at the beginning of each chapter. Somehow, just seems hokie.
Who was your favorite character and why?
I love Emma, she is a kind gentle lady who truly exemplifies Christ love for others.
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Judith West?
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
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Not sure why the audio readers/performers were switched for book 3. I was already invested in the storyline and out of curiosity, finished The Healing Quilt. Sweet story with a with too much religious references. Don't get me wrong, I'm a faithful Christian. However, I prefer Christian books with more character interaction and just enough faith dialog to help the reader know of their dedication to the Lord.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
Her attempt to do male voices is really rough..they all sound somewhat like an Eeyore type character.
Any additional comments?
Story is good!
The lady ready wasn't good at men voices... sorry.. at points I had to talk myself into listening.. the Story was Wonderful but her voice oh my not good... I love Wanda E Brunsetter stories of the Amish.
This was a wonderful book encompassing the characters life struggles and vividly portraying the emotions of each one while interacting with each other, learning about themselves, and learning how to care for others. Loved how the author captivates the reader into those poignant emotions and how she intertwines the prior books' characters in this series with the current ones. Excellent read; thought provoking.
Wish the person who narrated the first two of these had done this one. Her male voices were especially not good.
Amish fiction is my favorite genre. Mrs. Brunstetter is one of my favorite authors. This series has been amazing and truthfully I hope there are more to come. I love how the folks that start the quilt lessons have so many problems, but as the class continues and the bonding begins, so does the healing. The narrator gave an excellent performance. I'm legally blind and listen to all my books. I've found that the narration gives an extra rich dimension to an already outstanding novel. Enjoy and God Bless you, the author and the narrator.
Really liked how the plot started and evolved. Interesting to see how the characters change with each book. Hope there is another book to this series.
Where does The Healing Quilt rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I liked the book but ended up reading over half of it and only listening in the car. The narrator is bad, I will not buy any more books with this narrator. Her voice does not lend itself to the characters and makes the book not enjoyable but irritating.