Book Review: The Cherished Quilt by Amy Clipston, An Amish Heirloom Book 3

A quilt to remember . . .

Title:  The Cherished Quilt
Series: Amish Heirloom series, Book 3
Author: Amy Clipston
Publisher:  Thomas Nelson
Audio Release Date:  November 29, 2016
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Amish Fiction

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 Hochstetler arrives, his cold demeanor freezes her attempts at building a friendship.

Longing for a fresh start, Christopher travels from Ohio to Bird-in-Hand to work at his uncle’s shop. 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. Even though he is not a member of the church, she’s found someone with whom she can imagine a future. The two are quickly falling in love when a family emergency calls Christopher back to Ohio without warning.

It just keeps tying the love of the old with the love of the new. The Cherished Quilt by Amy Clipston continues to tug at my heart at the right moments, having me fall in love with Emily and Christopher's budding romance, and then allow me to feel their heartache as well. Grief is a strong element in The Cherished Quilt, the pain, the guilt and how to deal with it. The author presented a story that binds you with it. It sets in motion the hours you spend on it will compel you to finish the story, and then consider the Fisher family and their community in Lancaster a friend.

A story of love, of hope, of community, of chance and of new beginnings. As we start off this new year, I love that this story speaks of that as well. Perfect in timing, and in deliverance. When life is unexpected, and when you are stuck at the crossroad, sometimes the answer's right there. Listen, and see, let God reveal it to you.

The Cherished Quilt continues the charm of the earlier An Amish Heirloom series, and I just can't wait for the magic of The Beloved Hope Chest to be revealed!

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

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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. 

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