Friday, January 13, 2017

The Cherished Quilt by Amy Clipston (REVIEW)

The Cherished Quilt by Amy Clipston is an Amish fiction book about a young man and a young woman and how their stories intersect.

Christopher has just endured a terribly tragedy and is unsteady in his own home.  He moves to stay with his uncle and learn his leatherworking trade.  Emily's father works with Christopher's uncle and when Chris arrives she tries to befriend him, though he pushes away her offers of friendship.

Chris gradually warms up to Emily and she learns of his horrific secrets, secrets that keep him from sleeping or living normally.  As you might imagine, in an Anish romance type book, they fall in love, only to be stopped......   by what???  I guess you'll have to read it to find out!

You might guess from the title that a quilt is involved in the story, yes, but I think I ought to not tell you about that either, as you will find out when you read this.  Kind of curiously it is not a big part of the story :)  Someone must've thought that part of it would make for a catchy title!

Did I like this story?  Kind of.  It was a happy ending, a love story, a "clean" story, and and easy read.   There is a large glossary of Amish terms at the beginning of the book, I kind of found that off-putting.   It might have been better in the back (?)  I thought that the character of Christopher was nicely explored.  The storyline was maybe a bit fast and unbelievable (the speed of how things worked out), but it's fiction, and I think it is kind of a feel-good read, so that would fit.

I would recommend this book, especially for someone looking for a light feel-good type read.

 Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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