Monday, April 14, 2014

A Promise in Pieces

When you hold a quilt in your hands you hold a piece of someone's heart. Every tiny stitch is a prayer for the one who receives it.

In Emily's new book, A Promise in Pieces, a small quilt is the symbol of a young woman's journey back to faith and love. With lyrical prose, she tells Clara's story - one that echoes with hints of her own.

Clara's rebellion against an overly strict father takes her to the battle fields of WWII where she serves as a nurse. We experience the horrors of war and understand her struggle with faith. The promise she makes to a dying soldier leads her back to her home and a slow mending of her heart.

Emily brings a depth and reality to the people who populate this story. We understand and identify with their joys and sorrows. In the end we are enriched and a bit wiser.

It was my good fortune to receive an advanced copy of Emily's book. It is one of those I will tuck away on my bookshelf so that I can read it again and again. It is that good.

A Promise in Pieces is now available. You will love this poignant story.



  1. Sounds great, Linda. You've left plenty of mystery so that the reader can enjoy the story, but enough of a teaser I'm intrigued.

  2. This era rests heavy in my heart…

    We have 2 one-hundred year old quilts and instead of leaving them in the cedar chest, I put them on our bed. Their weight in stories alone amaze me.

    Sounds like a good book.