We bring with us who we are. As Christopher Hostettler enters the Bird-in-Hand Harness Shop, his recent encounters come with him. Emily Fisher greets him and he is sullen. Certain it is her, she strives to bring him in as welcome and is met with unawareness. Recouping his long travel from Ohio to Pennsylvania, she suspects, he has arrived to work with his uncle Hank and Emily's father in the shop they co-own. Used to people responding to her, she is perplexed. How often do we take it on ourself when we don't know what the other person is going through? First impressions, first reactions?
Relationship building takes time, thought, and mentally going back over what has been spoken before to keep it close in memory and heart.
Wilmer Hochstetler experiences a beautiful freeing reversal in his life. From guilt and grief to love and acceptance. A healing only God can open a heart to receive.
John Lantz. A heart of a child; carefree, open, unhampered. You will love John, continuing from the previous story! He is a stress-breaker, for sure.
Basket lunches. You will want to take a peek and a whiff to see what today's special is. Such a freind-building experience!
At the last page, you will be wanting to open up the fourth and final book in this series, The Beloved Hope Chest, and continue the journey of these families. So rich in experience and love guided by the One who loves us most.
Learn more about The Cherished Quilt story from author Amy Clipston:
When Christopher Hostettler comes from Ohio to work at his uncle’s shop in Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, he gets off on the wrong foot with Emily Fisher. But when he finally opens up to her about his tragic reasons for leaving home, her heart begins to change.
When Christopher compliments an old quilt, Emily decides to make a similar quilt for Christopher as a gesture of friendship. Emily knows she must guard her heart, as Christopher is not a baptized member of the church, but she’s suddenly found someone with whom she can imagine sharing a future. When a family emergency calls Christopher back home to Ohio, Emily decides to finish the quilt, in spite of her pain, and send it to him for Christmas. But when Christopher receives it, will he have the courage to truly follow his heart?
Preorder your copy of The Cherished Quilt ~ release date is November 29, 2016.
For further treasures, be sure to visit Amy at her website.
***Thank you author Amy Clipston for sending me an Advance Reader's Copy for review, as part of her street team. This review was written in my own words. No other compensation was received.***
|Amish Heirloom, Book 1|
|Amish Heirloom, Book 2|
Book four in Amy Clipston's Amish Heirloom Series releases in the Spring of 2017 ~ watch for The Beloved Hope Chest, the final book in this series.