In this eleventh installment of the Quilts of Love Series, we find two Amish couples that are close to God and who are trying to live their lives the best way they know how by calling upon God’s guidance to assist them through their words and actions. The first couple is Samuel and Annie. They both administer minor medical assistance to their Amish community in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania. They are truly in love with each other and work daily together. The second couple is Adam and Leah and they’re married and expecting, but it seems as each day passes, they’re growing further apart because their communication with each other has severely broken down. It’s in this story that we journey along with them, through their highs and lows, and see just how strong their beliefs are in God and each other.
I really enjoyed this Amish novel and I felt bad for Adam and Leah because they both seemed to realize that as each day passed, they were growing further apart from each other. This troubled them, but it seemed they didn’t know how to find their way back to each other again. The catalyst for them was that Leah experienced some severe complications with her pregnancy and because of this it made them have to deal with a tough situation they weren’t prepared to face. Do Adam and Leah finally start communicating with each other enough to work through their obstacles together? Or does it cause them to make some drastic decisions about their relationship? If you enjoy reading Amish novels, this is one that you should look into.
Annie's life is deliciously full as the Christmas season approaches. She helps her husband, Samuel, attend to the community's minor medical needs. She occasionally assists Belinda, the local midwife, and most days, she finds herself delivering the buggy to her brother Adam. Annie’s sister-in-law Leah is due to deliver their first child before Christmas morning, and Annie is determined to finish a crib quilt before the boppli arrives. With six weeks to go, she should have no problem . . . but God may have a different plan. Leah is rushed to the English hospital when the infant arrives early, and Annie discovers the Christmas quilt may hold a far greater significance than she ever imagined.