Tuesday, October 8, 2013

"The Christmas Quilt" by Vannetta Chapman (Review & Giveaway)

ISBN: 9781426752773
Paperback $12.99
Releases: October 1, 2013
Vannetta Chapman has written the sequel to her book, A Simple Amish Christmas, which I reviewed. Frequently, sequels include minor characters from book one as major players in book two. This time, we see a bit of that as well as two major players in A Simple Amish Christmas being lead characters in The Christmas Quilt. Annie had gone out into the world (from the Amish community) and while dwelling there, trained as a registered nurse. Being educated beyond grade eight is simply not done within the Amish community, but she pursued it and that is where she opened the pages of the story in A Simple Amish Christmas. As we begin book two, The Christmas Quilt, we see Annie is now married to the widower Samuel who serves as doctor, through holistic medicine, to their community. They make a great team and now their team is beginning to grow as Annie is expecting their first child.

Annie's brother is married now to her best friend, Leah, who is expecting a set of twins. As her pregnancy progresses she needs to be hospitalized to prevent losing the twins. Annie sits with her in the hospital. Their experience there is good and strong - medically, spiritually, communally, and personally. Their faith and their personal relationships with others are forged stronger each day.

The story progresses very much surrounding the production of the nine-square crib quilt that Annie is making for Leah. To pass the time, Leah even participates in the sewing. The real progress though is spiritual as they explore the fruits of the spirit which are nine.

I highly recommend The Christmas Quilt as a lovely story to be read for enjoyment and one that will bless you as you read. This author, Vannetta Chapman, is one I can endorse and recommend for the quality of her writing and her treasured stories. You might want to visit Vannetta's blog by
clicking here.

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I received a complimentary copy of The Christmas Quilt for the purpose of this review without compensation and was not required to write a positive review.


  1. I commented on Vannetta Chapman's facebook page.

  2. I commented on Vannetta's Facebook page! Susan M. Heim

  3. Vannetta writes wonderful books. This looks like it's no exception. Please throw my name in the hat for the drawing.

  4. Oops I forgot to mention that I commented on Vannetta's FB page.

  5. "It seemed to her as if God had prepared the way for what was happening. It seemed to her as if God had cleared a path.." came from Falling to Pieces

  6. Vanetta has some wonderful books and I have several in my personal library. Amish Christmas definitely sounds like a must-read for me.

  7. http://sonja-grandmasonjasstuff.blogspot.com/ Blog entry.

    1. Thank you for linking the review on your blog. :)

  8. I love Vannetta's website and the lovely graphics with quotes. This quote is taken from The Christmas Quilt.

  9. Back again--I commented on Vannetta's FB page.

  10. Thanks for this review Vera. Very good. I love Vannetta's writing, and also her. It was such a pleasure to meet her in person. Also her husband , daughter and her husband. A real thrill! I would love to win her Christmas book. My first author I ever got to meet. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  11. The comment of the quote came from the book A Wedding or Julia. And I liked Vannetta's page and left a comment on her blog.
    MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

  12. Ah the quote "it seemed to her as if God had prepared the way... " is from the book The Christmas Quilt

  13. I commented on Vannetta Chapmans FB page as Janine Ann Martinez

  14. The quote comes from the book The Christmas Quilt.

  15. I commented on Vannettas facebook page
    facebook name: Merry Sunshine
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

  16. The quote is from The Christmas Quilt
    marypopmomm (at) yahoo (dot) com Merry S.


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