Sunday, March 16, 2014

The Quilted Heart Omnibus

While I am not usually a fan of novellas or books with too romantic a plot, I did enjoy this book. The author has a really good way with words that made this book very enjoyable to read. I also enjoyed the historical context and the stress that was placed on honoring God and your parents.
The Quilted Heart Omnibus is a collection of three novellas that are set in the tumultuous years following the Civil War. In "Dandelions in the Wind", Maren Jensen is a young mail-order bride whose husband to be abandoned her when he learned of her failing eyesight. But with her faith in God's provision, Maren finds that God has a better plan for her.
In " Bending towards the Sun", Emilie Heinrich is attracted to a young man but her father wants her to have nothing to do with him. Though torn between the desires of her heart and honoring her father, Emilie learns that when she honors her father and her God, God will always provide.
In "Ripples Along the Shore", Caroline is a lonely war widow who has decided to travel west to start a new life. However, the leader of the wagon train forbids her as a single woman to travel in the caravan. Caroline learns that if she will trust God, he will direct her paths.
If you are a fan of historical/romantic fiction, I recommend this book to you. It was a very enjoyable read, and has a gorgeous cover!
I received a free copy of this book from WaterBrook Press in exchange for my honest review.

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