by Wanda E. Brunstetter, Jean Brunstetter, and Richelle Brunstetter
One Quilt Binds Three Generations of Amish Women
Enjoy the gift of a brand new romance from New York Times bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter, along with stories by her daughter-in-law, Jean and granddaughter, Richelle.
For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me. Psalm 31:3
The scripture embroidered on the back of a beloved quilt brings hope to three generations of Pennsylvania Amish women at Christmastime.
By Wanda E. Brunstetter
Luella Ebersol has been caregiver for a dying woman and her young son. When Dena Lapp gives Luella her favorite quilt, she makes Luella promise to pass it down to her daughter. But Luella isn’t sure she will ever marry if she can’t find someone with maturity and faith like Dena’s husband Atlee Zook.
By Jean Brunstetter
Karen Allgyer and her husband moved to a slow-paced village to raise their children, but Karen longs for the closeness of family to help her through the challenges of managing three girls with one on the way. When life’s pressures rise, will Karen cave to her fears?
By Richelle Lynn Brunstetter
When the unexpected happens on the day of her wedding, Roseanna Allgyer can’t help blaming herself, despite not understanding why. Then an old friend returns to town, and she battles feeling for him—afraid of being hurt again.
The Beloved Christmas Quilt by Wanda Brunstetter, Jean Brunstetter, and Richelle Brunstetter
Three stories that cover three generations written by three generations, which all center around a beautiful quilt. A quilt that bears the verse: "For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me." Psalm 31:3.
The quilt is made by Dena Zook's mother. Dena is very ill and dying and she gives the quilt to Luella. Luella takes care of Dena as well as her son and husband. She makes a promise to Dena that she will continue to do so after she is gone. But tongues begin to wag and Luella's parents tell her she can't work for the Zooks any more. But by then Atlee and Luella have discovered that they have feelings for each other, despite the 16 years between them, which is why her parents object. Will they see the love that Atlee and Luella have for each other and decide that age doesn't matter?
Karen's story is about a young wife and mother who has moved with her new husband far from the family farm. Karen becomes very homesick and becomes quite desolate. She tries to convince Seth that life would be better if they could move back home closer to her family.
All of this is hard on Karen's young husband, his job provides a better income for his family, than he could back home. As she holds the quilt in her hands, she discovers the verse on the label and it brings her comfort. Can she trust the verse just as her mother did?
Finally the last story is written by Richelle Brunstetter. This is the story of a young woman left at the altar by her beloved John.
Her mother Karen wants to pass the quilt on to Rosanna, but she doesn't feel worthy because John did not marry her.
After weeks of staying home, she finally goes to town and runs into Mark, who just recently moved back to town. His attention is a healing balm to her heart, after John's rejection. After staying with his aunt and uncle for a while John returns to try to explain to Rosanna why he left. But she refuses to listen. When a tragedy strikes her family, which one will she turn to? Once more the quilt provides comfort that was lovingly put in with each stitch.
Three wonderfully written stories by three wonderful authors. I appreciate the fact that the Brunstetters used the King James Bible for their scripture references. A delightful book to curl up by the fire and enjoy.