Sunday, September 7, 2014

"The Healing Quilt" by Wanda Brunstetter

Book Description
Retired Amish newlyweds Emma and Lamar Miller have decided to buy a winter place in Sarasota, Florida. But it wouldn’t feel like home if Emma didn’t take her quilting materials and offer classes. Wounded and hurting people have a knack for finding their way to her classes for some quilting therapy: Jennifer, a pregnant new mom; Mike, acharter boat owner; Erika, a wheelchair-bound teen; Kim, a waitress; Noreen, a newly-retired widow; and BJ, an artist facing illness. And when Jan visits from Indiana, romance is also added to the class discussions.
Author Bio: 

Wanda Brunstetter is an award-winning romance novelist who has led millions of readers to lose their heart in the Amish life. She is the author of over 60 books with more than 7 million copies sold. Many of her books have landed on the top bestseller lists, including the New York Times, USA Today, Publisher's Weekly, CBA, ECPA, and CBD. Wanda is considered one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre, and her work has been covered by national publications, including Time Magazine and USA Today.

Wanda's fascination with the Amish culture developed when she met her husband, Richard, who grew up in a Mennonite church, and whose family has a Pennsylvania Dutch heritage. Meeting her new Mennonite sister-in-laws caused Wanda to yearn for the simpler life. In their travels, she and her husband have become close friends with many Amish people across America. Wanda's desire to explore their culture increased when she discovered that her great-great grandparents were part of the Anabaptist faith.

All of Wanda's novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Many of her books are well-read and trusted by the Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs.

Wanda's primary attraction to the Amish is their desire to live a devout Christian life that strives to honor God, work hard, and maintain close family ties. Whenever she visits her Amish friends, Wanda finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties, which is in stark contrast to the chaos and busyness that plagues so many modern "Englishers." Time and time again, Wanda loses her heart in the Amish life, and she hopes her readers will, too. For more information, visit:

My Review:
"The Healing Quilt" by Wanda Brunstetter is another five story novel from Wanda! It is the third in the "Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club" series. These books are written so well that this reader cannot put the books down till the last page is read! I have to finish the book in a hurry because I want to know all I can about the characters and how their troubles are solved and how the new storyline brings the familiar characters back!

Once again personalities clash but wait till you learn the reason why! We also learn that there is someone less fortuned than we are and that we can always find a way to help others and be a blessing!

I don't know if there is going to be another book in this series or not but I do know if there is one, It will be read by me. 

I was given a pdf file from NetGallery!


  1. Great review of this great book! I loved it too!

    Judy B

  2. Thanks July, it is short because I didn't want to give any spoilers