Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Quilts of Love

My mother is a quilter. She quilts by hand, by machine, using scraps of fabric and even tshirts.
Whenever she sees a quilt, she turns it over to se the label, and read the story of the quilt.

This new series of books gives you stories of the quilts and their creators. Each book has a different author, a different style and a new voice, just as quilts are a kaleidoscope. There are 19 books in the series so far, enough to keep you warm all winter, even the coldest winter in 20 yrs!

Scraps of Evidence is book#14
This one tells the story of the Quilt itself, and how it is linked to mystery. Two detectives are trying to track down a serial killer and solve a cold case. Of course there is some romance thrown in like a brightly coloured fabric to add to the depth of a quilt. A quick read that will warm your heart.

A Sky Without Stars is book #15.
As 1/16th Lakota, I connected to this story. One of the things I love about Native American culture is there isn't the "how Indian are you?" question. You are Lakota, no matter how small it appears on paper work. We could use more of that acceptance in our world.
The author brought out the struggles that still continue to this day on one of the poorest reservation communities in our nation. The mystery and the pattern chosen for this book were done well.

Maybelle in Stitches is book #16
This story is of a WW2 era woman, fighting at home while her husband fights over in Europe.
Poor Maybelle!, Her mother unexpectedly dies, her husband is missing Surrounded by other military wives and widows, her circumstances force her into a new role. With High School Home Ec haunting her, she decides to finish a quilt her mother started.

"Quilts tell stories of love and loss, hope and faith, tradition and new beginnings. The Quilts of Love series focuses on the women who quilted all of these things into their family history. Featuring contemporary and historical romances as well as women's fiction and the occasional light mystery, you will be drawn into the endearing characters of this series and be touched by their stories."

1 comment:

bobbie said...

Oh those stories sound amazing... I may need to read this one