Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Review of "Swept Away"

Review of Swept Away:  Quilts of Love series

by Laura V. Hilton and Cindy Loven


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Sara Jane Morgan is trying to balance teaching with caring for her ailing, stubborn grandmother. When school lets out for the summer, the plans are for Grandma to teach Sara Jane to quilt as they finish up the Appalachian Ballad quilt Grandma started as a teenager. But things don't always go as planned. Andrew Stevenson is hiding from his past and his future. He works as a handyman to pay the bills, but also as an artisan, designing homemade brooms. When Sara Jane s grandmother hires him to renovate her home, sparks fly between him and his new employer's granddaughter. Still, it doesn't take Sara Jane long to see Drew isn't what he seems. Questions arise, and she starts online researching him. What she discovers could change her life and her heart forever.

MY REVIEW:  Quilts can warm our bodies and our hearts and this book about a special quilt certainly warmed my heart.  Who doesn't adore a sweet, matchmaking grandma too?   Sari is determined to have her granddaughter, Sara Jane, and her handyman, Andrew, marry.  But they are not quite so cooperative in her efforts, even though they are falling for each other.   Both are having a bit of trouble with the whole marriage idea.   You will want to read this one to find out if  Grandma Sari is successful in matchmaking.   Grandma Sari has Alzheimer's and many who are caretakers of their own relatives with this awful disease will be able to relate to the painful moments of forgetfulness.   The Appalachian Ballad quilt has an integral part through out the entire story and sounds absolutely beautiful.  I would love to see pictures of one.   I rate this book 5 stars and highly recommend it to readers.  
I received a free pdf version of this book from netgalley in exchange for my honest review.  

About the Author:
Cindy Loven

Cindy Loven lives in Arkansas with her husband and her 21 year old son,  boxer and cat. They are advocates of educating parents about the dangers of the choking game, after loosing their youngest son to this game. 
Active at church, she  participates with the ladies group, the media team and volunteer for extra projects.
Her dream is to someday write and illustrate a children's book.

Image of Laura V. Hilton

Award winning author, Laura Hilton, her husband, Steve, and their five children make their home in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas. She is a pastor's wife, a stay-at-home mom and home-schools three of her children. Her two oldest children are homeschool graduates and are in college. Laura is also a breast cancer survivor.
Her publishing credits include three books in the Amish of Seymour series from Whitaker House: Patchwork Dreams, A Harvest of Hearts, and Promised to Another. The Amish of Webster County series, Healing Love. Surrendered Love and Awakened Love. A non-Amish book Swept Away will release November 2014 from Abingdon Press. She is contracted for another three book Amish series with Whitaker House, The Amish of Jamesport, releasing in November 2014 (The Snow Globe), June 2015 (The Postcard), and November 2015 (The Birdhouse). A Christmas Amish book, A White Christmas in Webster County, will release in September 2014. Laura is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. Laura is a professional book reviewer for the Christian market, with over a thousand book reviews published at various online review sites.

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