“Swept Away” by Laura V. Hilton and Cindy Loven, book review, Quilts of Love series.
Sara Jane knows how to deal with a classroom full of students, but daily interaction with her grandmother can be her undoing. When her parents were killed over 10 years ago, Sara Jane came to live with her only family, her grandmother. Those early days were rocky for both of them, but they were dependent on each other. Now that Sara Jane has a job, she has her own apartment and some independence. However, it appears that now Grandmother needs care, as her memory is fading, and fading fast.
Grandmother hires a handyman to perform some repairs around the house. But then decides Drew would make a great husband for her granddaughter, so sets to fix them up. She is trying to interest Sara Jane in working on a ballad quilt about her life, which is a tradition in her family, but Sara Jane is not very willing or able. As the weeks go on, Sara Jane tries to balance helping her grandmother and maybe liking Drew.
Drew is healing from painful memories in his past. By the grace of God, he has been forgiven and now seeks opportunities to share the love of his God with others. But can he show Sara Jane how much God loves her?
Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher, Abingdon Press. All opinions expressed are my own.
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Abingdon Press (November 18, 2014)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Award winning author Laura V. Hilton has penned many novels, including the Amish of Seymour series, the Amish of Webster County series, and the forthcoming Amish of Jamesport series. A member of ACFW, Laura is also a professional book reviewer for the Christian market, with over a thousand book reviews published at various online review sites. A pastor’s wife, stay-at-home mom, and home school teacher, Laura and her family make their home in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas.
A lifelong reader, Cindy Loven is an active church wife of a minister and mother to one son who is a home school graduate. Cindy and her family reside in Conway, Arkansas.
ABOUT THE BOOK
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 also as an artisan, designing homemade brooms. When Sara Jane’s grandmother hires him to renovate her home, sparks fly between him 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 online researching him. What she discovers could change her life—and her heart—forever.