Tragedy tore Christopher’s world apart. But Emily believes there are enough pieces left behind to stitch together a beautiful new beginning.
Emily Fisher is eager to meet the new employee at her father’s shop in Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania. But when Christopher Hostettler arrives, his cold demeanor freezes her attempts at building a friendship.
Longing for a fresh start, Christopher travels from Ohio to Bird-in-Hand. Christopher’s heart is still wounded from memories of home, and making new friends is the last thing on his mind—he knows the pain that comes with losing those you love. When Emily is kind to him, he tries to remain distant, but he soon finds himself stealing glances at her throughout the day.
When Christopher shares his tragic reasons for leaving home, Emily decides to make a quilt for him as a gesture of their friendship. The two are quickly falling in love when a family emergency calls Christopher back to Ohio without warning.
Emily finishes the quilt, in spite of her pain. But when Christopher receives it, will he have the courage to follow his heart?
|About the Contributor(s)||Amy Clipston
Amy Clipston is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery series. Her novels have hit multiple bestseller lists including CBD, CBA, and ECPA. Amy holds a degree in communication from Virginia Wesleyan College and works full-time for the City of Charlotte, NC. Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband, two sons, and three spoiled rotten cats. Visit her online at amyclipston.com Facebook: AmyClipstonBooks Twitter: @AmyClipston
|Publish Date||Nov 29, 2016|
|Series||An Amish Heirloom Novel|
- Review by Inspiration Clothesline
I’ve read the others in the Amish Heirloom Novel series and this one did not disappoint. I love that each story can run completely independent of each other and yet there’s some beautiful connections between them. I have been fascinated with Amish history and culture since I was a young girl and so I often use Amish fiction as an escape from my normal reading routine. This novel was no exception in helping me shut off some of life’s other things and just be consumed by a great story. Truly it only took me a couple of days and yes I was still able to accomplish my normal life. ( insert smile and wink here – as that might be up for debate if you ask my husband. )
The story of Emily Fischer and Christopher Hostettler was enthralling and romantic, heartbreaking and encouraging. You definitely feel for the characters as they experience all the range of emotions. I find myself rooting for the relationships, feeling a part of the family, and feeling invested in their futures.
Clipston does a nice job of creating characters that are likable and also equally challenging to understand. I love that while the story wraps up in the end they’re also bits of the story that will leave me anticipating her next novel. There are some great discussion questions at the end and overall I found the book a very enjoyable read.
I received this book from the Booklook Bloggers program in exchange for my honest review.
(Posted on 1/17/2017)
- Review by Kristina Anderson, The Avid Reader
The Cherished Quilt is a well-written (as are all of Amy Clipston’s novels) and easy to read. It is the third book in An Amish Heirloom Novel series, but you can read it alone. I do, though, recommend reading The Forgotten Recipe and The Courtship Basket. We do get updates on the characters from the previous novels. It was nice to see how they are faring in their new lives. I found the characters are likeable as well as relatable. They are the type of people you want to have as neighbors. I give The Cherished Quilt 4.5 out of 5 stars (I liked it). It was good to see how Chris changed over the course of the novel thanks to friendship, love, and rediscovering his beliefs. The Cherished Quilt deals with grief, forgiveness, friendship, love, and so much more. The ending is expected, but it will leave you with a smile on your face. We are left with a question unanswered at the end of The Cherished Quilt, and we must wait until the next novel to get the answer. (Posted on 11/29/2016)