Quilted by Christmas by Jodie Bailey #review
A Grandmother’s last wish is to communicate God’s love through an Irish chain quilt in Quilted by Christmas.
About Quilted by Christmas
Taryn McKenna believes that she is easy to forget. Abandoned by her parents and left behind when her high school sweetheart joined the army, she vows never to love again and throws herself in to her love of the outdoors and the pursuit of a college degree – something no one else in her family has ever accomplished. Her goal as a young teacher in the hills of North Carolina is to leave a legacy in the lives of the middle school students that she teaches.
When Taryn’s Grandmother, Jemma, the only other person who ever held her close has a heart attack that reveals a fatal medical condition, Taryn is corralled into helping Grandma work on a final project – an Irish chain quilt that tells the story of her history and the love Jemma knows is out there for Taryn. As the pieces of the quilt come together, Taryn begins to see her value. Can she learn to believe that God will never leave her behind even though others have?
Jodie Bailey shares a heart warming tale in Quilted by Christmas. Young Taryn has been hurt so much in the past that she finds it hard to trust and love anyone. The only person to really know her is her Grandmother. When the love of her life returns to their hometown, Jemma knows she has her work cut out for her to help her Granddaughter learn to love again.
I loved the familial connection through the Irish chain quilt. It really helped to tie in Taryn’s past and present as well as the connection she has to her Grandmother. We are able to watch Taryn grow and open up her heart again but this is not met without it’s own hardships. Quilted by Christmas is a great read start to finish.
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Disclosure: I received a digital copy of this book in order to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are my own.