Sunday, April 14, 2013
The Message on the Quilt (The Quilt Chronicles #3) by Stephanie Grace Whitson
This is the third book in the Quilt Chronicles. I have now read 2 out of 3 books and have enjoyed both. Now I want to go back and read the first of the series. The Message on the Quilt was a good story. I liked it and the little twists in the story. Some I could see coming and others not so much. It does have a lot of scriptures, faith and prayer in the story but it all fits great into the story. It shows a slice of life in 1890. Some good, some of it bad. It is a uplifting novel.
The characters where a wide arrange. You had a actress that is aging and down on her luck. Who changes with help of friends she just met. She studies how to play different roles and costumes to change who she wants to be.
Emilie writes for her father's newspaper the woman's page of events. She wants more. Her father and mother want her to stop so he fires her. Emilie has an idea for a series of articles and she decides to go out in the middle of the night to get the work her mother wants her to do so she might have A chance to do articles. While she is their she finds a snake in her family cabin and screams.
Noah is a famous speaker and is out on the stage practicing his speech. He thinks he is all alone and hears a scream. He runs to the aid and finds Emilie. He takes the snake away and escorts her back home. Noah has been alone since his mother died when he was thirteen. He has a lot of faith and quotes the bible, poets, declaration of Independence and Shakespear. He really likes Emilie and her three cousins and her friend Bert.
Noah helps her with her story idea and after her father turns her down without even reading her first article, he comforts her and asks her what she wants. Emilie decides with his help to turn the article into the other newspaper under a fake name. She is happy to see it published.
The supporting characters are interesting and I want to know what happens to them next. What will the Spring sisters do next? What does Grace decide to do. I really thought they helped enrich the story so well.
I know I will be on the lookout for more books by Stephanie Grace Whitson in the future. I was given this ebook to read and asked to give honest review of it by Netgalley.
Published April 1st 2013 by Barbour Books 320 pages ISBN:1616264438
Description below taken off of Goodreads.
Return to historic Nebraska for the stunning conclusion to The Quilt Chronicles. When Emilie Rhodes convinces her newspaper editor father to assign her to interview the speakers at the 1890 Chautauqua series, she meets and falls in love with “The Man of Many Voices.” But Noah Shaw’s professional life is only one reason he’s in Nebraska. Noah is on a quest to find answers. . .but will a treasured quilt bear a message of brokenness—or hope and healing?