I’m not sure whether it’s Emily’s experience as a ghost writer or simply her gift that enables her to pull you into the story so deeply.
You WILL feel the deep emotions in this story.
… Especially if you are a deeply emotional person.
I am noticing a bit of a trend as far as the Quilts of Love books go lately and it is an interesting turn.
I have never really been a huge fan of novels written about/around WWII but I am finding myself reading them more and more lately and I have to say this – “A Promise in Pieces” is not typical.
It is written about that time period but it focuses so much more on the family dynamics and the very personal experiences that Clara goes through.
The idea behind the story is not a new one but Emily Wierenga has most definitely found a new way to tell it.
Whether you’re a fan of WWII novels or not, this is a book worth reading!
A Bit more about the story from the Quilts of Love website:
A small gift, a simple promise, a life forever changed
It’s been more than 50 years since Clara cared for injured WWII soldiers in the Women’s Army Corp. Fifty years since she promised to deliver a dying soldier’s last wish. And 50 years since that soldier’s young widow gave her the baby quilt—a grief-ridden gift that would provide hope to countless newborns in the years to come.
On her way to the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Clara decides it’s time to share her story. But when the trip doesn’t go as planned, Clara wonders if anyone will learn the great significance of the quilt—and the promise stitched inside it.
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