A Stitch and a Prayer

A Stitch and a Prayer
By Eva Gibson
Retail Price $13.99
Amazon Price: $11.74

Book Description: 

The frontier life isn’t easy—especially when you’re alone and with child. After the Klondike gold rush in 1897, Florence Harms and her young husband, Will, set about building a new life and a new home in the Northwest woods—even though the lingering effects of illness have left Florence weak and vulnerable. When a stranger comes knocking, Florence suddenly senses a restlessness in Will’s spirit that she has never seen before. Then he suddenly departs, leaving only a short note promising to return before their baby’s birth. As worry and doubt claw at Florence’s heart, she finds solace in a Tree of Life quilt. Will her labor of love—and faith in God—sustain her as she waits to see her beloved once again?



Personally, if my husband had left me alone on the frontier wwith only a short note, I wouldn’t have so forgiving as Florence, especially after realizing I was pregnant!  But, with that said, I really did enjoy this book.  It is set in the late 1800’s in Oregon and the the heroine had many healthy issues that we don’t always hear about in historical novels.  Florence suffers from chronic joint pain which makes living on the frontier a real struggle for her.  Faced with living alone for long periods of time, Florence makes the best of her situation and finds comfort in quilting, which I can totally relate to!  I found this book to be an enjoyable read.

~Reviewed by Paula N.


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