I just finished reading ‘A Christmas Quilt’ by Sandra Dallas and I must say I was VERY pleasantly surprised!! I loved the book! It is historical fiction at its finest!
Here’s a snapshot of what the story is about…
It is 1864 and Eliza Spooner's husband Will has joined the Kansas volunteers to fight the Conferedates, leaving her with their two children and in charge of their home and land. Eliza is confident that he will return home, and she helps pass the months making a special quilt to keep Will warm during his winter in the army. When the unthinkable happens, she takes in a a woman and child who have been left alone and made vulnerable by the war, and she finds solace and camaraderie amongst the women of her quilting group. And when she is asked to help hide an escaped slave, she must decide for herself what is right, and who can she can count on to help her.
This is only a snippet of what the story is about. There was so much more going on…and I loved the ending! Sandra Dallas did a wonderful job of capturing the hardships and sacrifices made by the women of this time. She captured my interest from the first page to the last! And of course it didn’t hurt that these incredible women were busy making quilts while suffering through all the hardships and loss!
If you like a good read, then you will love this book…SEW put it on your Christmas Wish List!
If you belong to the Heritage Quilt Guild than you can sign this book out of your NEW Fictional section of your lending library because that’s where this copy is going! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Have a merry Monday and Happy Stitching!~P