Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Quilts of Love | Review of SWEPT AWAY - by Laura V. Hilton & Cindy Loven

About Quilts of Love: Quilts tell stories of love and loss, hope and faith, tradition and new beginnings. The Quilts of Love 
series focuses on the women who quilted all of these things into their family histories. A new book releases each month and features contemporary and historical romances as well as women's fiction and the occasional light mystery. You will be drawn into the endearing characters of this series and be touched by their stories.

About the book: 

Sara doesn't think she wants love. But her grandmother has other plans.
Sara Jane Morgan is trying to balance teaching with caring for her ailing, stubborn grandmother. When school lets out for the summer, the plans are for Grandma to teach Sara Jane to quilt as they finish up the Appalachian Ballad quilt Grandma started as a teenager. But things don't always go as planned.
Andrew Stevenson is hiding from his past---and his future. He works as a handyman to pay the bills, but his heart is as an artisan, designing homemade brooms. When Sara Jane's grandmother hires him to renovate her home, sparks fly between Drew and his new employer's granddaughter.
Still, it doesn't take Sara Jane long to see Drew isn't what he seems. Questions arise, and she starts researching him online. What she discovers could change her life---and her heart---forever.

Learn more about this book and the series at the Quilts of Love website.

My review:  This was a cute romance with a strong faith message.  I really liked Sara Jane and Drew, though I did find Sara Jane too forward and a little desperate.  She wasn't a Christian, but Drew was, which always makes for an interesting conflict to resolve.  I felt that once Drew found out, he probably should have backed off more than he did, though I did admire his resistance overall.   Drew had a fear of rejection and assumed Sara Jane doesn't really like him, so he acted very reserved.  The authors do a good job of showing the attraction between the two.  The grandma is starting to having memory problems and it was frustrating how she would sometimes treat her granddaughter.  I found the idea of a quilt representing a song to be pretty cool and was a new concept for me.  It was interesting that Sara Jane was able to read journal entries from when Drew hiked the Appalachian Trail.  I didn't know that people did that.  There weren't a lot of entries, but those parts bored me a little.  His salvation story was great and I liked how it impacted Sara Jane.  I also liked that he explained the wordless book and the Scripture verses for each color.  This was one of the more enjoyable stories I've read in the Quilts of Love series and I would recommend it if you like romance.

I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review.

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About the Authors: 

Laura V. Hilton is an award-winning author and a professional book reviewer. A stay-at-home mom and home school teacher, Laura lives with her family in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas. Cindy Loven is active in the church and writes from her home in Conway, Arkansas, where she lives with her husband and their son.

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