Monday, November 27, 2017

The Quilting Circle

GIVEAWAY
LILLARD, AMY
THE QUILTING CIRCLE

United by faith, and bonded by their quilting circle, the Amish women of Wells Landing, Oklahoma, are there for one another through all life's joys and challenges...

More Than Friendship

Youngest quilter Clara Rose Yutzy is planning her wedding to her longtime beau -- which is why she resolutely ignores newly warm feelings for her best friend, Obidiah. But Obie is certain God intends them to be together. With the Lord's help, he'll prove to Clara Rose how much he lovers her...

More Than a Promise

Mariana Miller prayed for a child throughout fifteen years of marriage. But now, newly widowed, Mariana discovers she's pregnant -- with twins! She's more grateful than ever for her caring community -- especially Reuben Weisel, her late husband's business partner and best friend. Reuben's quiet strength comforts her -- until he proposes marriage...

More Than a Marriage

Tess Smiley is new to Wells Landing and newly married. But her marriage isn't the harmonious union she envisioned. Tess loves Jacob with all her heart, but her heart tells her she must take a stand -- and ask for support. Only then does Jacob see how he has hurt her. But is he too late?...

My Review:

This is another book that was brought to my attention during the last Reader's Choice Week. Love you guys and the new titles you share with me!

Isn't this a pretty cover? Very distinctive from anything out there, especially in the Amish genre. The pretty lilac colour  makes me smile and invites me to stay awhile. Which I did to immense reader satisfaction.

I think this might be the first time I've read a novella set where all the stories are written by the same author.  Lillard takes her readers back to the Amish community in Wells Landing, Oklahoma which is the setting for six of books in the aptly titled Wells Landing series. You don't need to have read those books as these three stories read fine as standalones though they share some of the same characters from the series.

Love the way each novella centers around a quilting circle and how the members look out for each other. They gently insert themselves into three rocky romances much to the delight of this reader. Funny, sweet and poignant.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of The Quilting Circle, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email in a comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday Dec 3 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!

22 comments:

  1. I haven't read a Lillard novel yet, though she's written many ones! But I have heard her writing is very good. Thanks for spotlighting this one, sounds really great :-)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

    P.S. Went to comment on the post last night before bed, but it wasn't up...oops! ;-)

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    1. Oops is right. I had it scheduled for tomorrow along with tomorrow's review. LOL

      Amy Lillard is a really good author but just know that she writes in different levels of...intimacy, I guess? She categorizes her books really well on her blog. All her Amish books are completely clean. Then she has a second level where the books have implied love scenes and a third level where the books are sensual romance. I appreciate that she has defined that and you can look up clean romance quite easily on her website. Plus she has a new Amish mystery series coming out which sounds fun for sure and for certain. :-) Good luck, Trixi.

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    2. Certainly good information to know! I didn't realize that about her, but then again I wouldn't because I haven't read anything of hers yet. I'll have to keep that in mind!

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  2. Agree with you on the cover. I was immediately drawn to it because of the color. Any shade of purple is my favorite color. :)

    I love Amish stories and really enjoy reading Amy LILLARD. I've not read this particular one and would very much like to.

    Thank you for the chance to win a copy!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. It's an eye-catching cover, isn't it? Good luck, Kay.

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  3. This sounds GREAT! Especially the middle story for me. I Love pregnancies and babies. Thanks for the chance to win.
    iamabho ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. It's a great collection and that middle story is fantastic! Good luck, Linda.

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    2. I Love Happy Surprise Pregnancies
      Thanks :)

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  4. Beautiful cover. Sounds great. Thank you for the chance.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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  5. Interesting. I haven't heard of this one. teshawATsbcglobalDOTnet

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    1. It's one of those hidden gems you stumble upon sometimes. Good luck, Tammie.

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  6. Amy writes great books, thank you for the chance to win a copy of this one.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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    1. I love her Amish books. Good luck, Wendy.

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  7. oh this does sound wonderful.
    this is a new author to me. I would love to try.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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    1. Great place to start in on her writing. Good luck, Lori.

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  8. I remember my Grandmother and my Mother quilting. I've tried my hand at it, but I"m not very good! Love to read this and Amy writes such good Amish books!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Yes she does. I enjoy quilting though I've never hand quilted. My stitches are terrible! Good luck, rubynreba.

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  9. Both of my grandmothers and my mom were all quilters. I'm looking forward to reading this book! Thanks for your review and giveaway.
    d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. I'm in awe of 'real quilters' aka the ones who actually hand-stitch them. I'm more of a craft quilter...or was. Loved creating the patterns and watching a piece take shape but then I made into a duvet cover or machine stitched it. LOL Good luck, Donna.

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  10. This looks like a really fun novella collection. I don't usually read novella collections, but this one really sounds interesting :)

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

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    1. I don't read a whole lot of them either but I do like Amy Lillard's Amish stories and it was interesting to read a collection where all the stories are by the same author. Good luck, Samantha.

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