The Singing Quilt

The Singing QuiltThe Singing Quilt by Kathi Macias
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Jolissa Montoya lives an isolated life with an uncle who is verbally abusive and a stammer than makes talking almost impossible. When her job is cut from full-time to part-time, she wanders into a local church for the first time and meets Eva Pedrosa. Eva, full of the spirit, recognizes God’s hand in bringing them together. She takes Jolissa under her wing and shares with her the story of hymn writer Fanny Crosby with the aid of a quilt made in honor of that famous woman. Their friendship blooms and Eva becomes Jolissa’s adopted grandmother.

There are no unexpected twists or turns in this story. It’s very straightforward if a little too predictable. The gospel message is loud and clear. These types of stories – I think – are well suited to a church book club. Lots of opportunities for discussion with the topics it illustrates.

Three stars only for its predictability and its too-easy answers to all the problems at the end. Not a bad book, but not gripping either. A good read for when you don’t want to think too hard about a story.

Published by Pegg Thomas

Pegg Thomas lives on a hobby farm in Northern Michigan with Michael, her husband of *mumble* years. They raise sheep and chickens; keep a few barn cats, and Murphy the spoiled rotten dog. A life-long history geek, she writes “History with a Touch of Humor.” Pegg is published in the Barbour historical romance collections. Pegg also works as Publisher of Smitten Historical Romance, an imprint of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. When not working or writing, Pegg can be found in her barn, her garden, her kitchen, or sitting at her spinning wheel creating yarn to turn into her signature wool shawls. Pegg won the Romance Writers of America's Faith, Hope, & Love Award for 2019, was a finalist for the 2019 ACFW Editor of the Year, and a double finalist for the 2019 ACFW Carol Awards.

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