Her Amish Wedding Quilt
by Winnie Griggs
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Pub Date 15 Dec 2020 | Archive Date 26 Jul 2021
An Amish seamstress and a single father have a chance to make a fresh start in this heartwarming novel about finding love when you need it the most.
Spirited, forthright, impulsive -- everyone told Greta Eicher she'd have to change her ways if she ever hoped to marry. Then her best friend Calvin, the man she thought she would wed, chooses another woman. Now Greta's wondering if the others were right all along. Her dreams dashed, she pours her energy into crafting beautiful quilts at her shop and helping widower Noah Stoll care for his adorable young children.
Noah knows it's time to think about finding a wife. When Greta offers to play matchmaker on his behalf, Noah eagerly accepts. After all, no one knows his children better. But none of the women she suggests seems quite right, because, unexpectedly, his feelings of respect and friendship for Greta have grown into something even deeper and richer. But will he have enough faith to overcome the pain of his past and give love another chance?
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This new to me author has a great writing style and I have felt like I was in the story with Greta and Noah. like how she brings her people to life in this story and they are so likeable that you feel like you've known them forever. I love a book like that. I think that what I liked about this book was the friendships that were displayed in this story. However; a true friend would not do the things that were said and done in this story. That's just mean! But, there is a thing called forgiveness and redemption. Yay for Greta! I've loved her from the start of this book. She's responsible, caring, loving, I don't know I just liked her a lot! She also made me snicker a few times too. Especially when she put a certain someone in his place! Lol lol!! Just too cute! Maisie was an excellent character too! So grown up and responsible! Another thing that I liked about the story was how the author portrayed the Amish. How they're just like us and how some like to gossip. Their feelings I mean after all, they're human beings too. What fascinates me most is their simple life styles. Their cooking is wonderful! David and Anna were so adorable! It was a joy to know them. In my opinion they made the story lively. Trust is certainly a hard thing. It's not easy for anyone but it's a necessary thing in life. I read this story in two days because I wanted to savor it. It really was very good! The romance part of this book was very good! Not too mushy at all! I am going to say that my favorite scene was about the quilt Greta made. One thing the author mentioned and I have learned the hard way is things are just that. Things. Gott is the most important. But what He does for us and whom He has placed in our lives is important too. A friend recommended this book to me. I'm glad I picked it up and I in turn want to recommend to you! My thanks to Forever publishing. I was NOT required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.
This was my first time reading a book by Winnie Griggs. I really enjoyed her engaging writing style. From the first paragraph of the book I was sucked in and curious about what was going to happen next. This was a quick, easy read, despite the fact that it is over 300 pages. I love Greta's feisty, out-spoken temperament and that she holds true to who she is, despite the fact that she was often told to change her ways. While she is out-spoken, it is never in a rude, abrasive way. She is sweet, kind and extremely caring, especially to those she loves the most. Noah has a more abrupt personality, but truly cares for his children, and those around him, yet not in obvious ways like Greta. They both have major hurts that they need to overcome if they hope to have a chance at a loving relationship. While this story moves at a steady pace, there are plenty of surprises along the way to keep it from being predictable. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes reading about the Amish, anyone who loves clean romance stories, and anyone with a love of Christian fiction. While some are turned off by books that are labeled "Christian" this book does not have a preachy, offensive feel to it. The characters do mention God and His will, but again, not in an in your face way. Thank you to Forever publishing and Net Galley for the opportunity to read this book, in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive review, all opinions are entirely my own.
HER AMISH WEDDING QUILT is the first book I’ve read by Winnie Griggs. She grabbed me right away, from the very first page and she never let me go. Now I’m kicking myself for not making time to read her previous books! More importantly, I really love the lessons I learned. What we think we want isn’t always what we really want. Home is where the heart is. All those lovely cliches that make us keep reading sweet, clean romances. HER AMISH WEDDING QUILT is very enlightening and filled with love, respect, trust and forgiveness. HER AMISH WEDDING QUILT is a very captivating story and will have you flipping the pages quickly to see what happens. I was instantly caught up in the story of Greta Eicher and Noah Stoll . When I finished reading this wonderful story I was happy and sad at the same time. The story was great but I wasn’t ready to leave all of the strong, caring characters. HER AMISH WEDDING QUILT is like a big bar of Godiva chocolate, you want to devour the whole thing at once but you know you will get more pleasure by savoring each chapter. This is a carefully woven story of two lovely people who have truly loved and suffered loss. HER AMISH WEDDING QUILT is filled with twists and turns and had me swiping the pages way too late one night to finish! I had to know where Winnie Griggs was taking us and what would happen to all the people in this wonderful community. There is so much heart in Winnie’s writing that I was left with a huge smile on my face and my heart very happy. All of the characters are very interesting and believable, so much so that I felt as if I’ve known them for a long time. Fans of Amish fiction will love this book! I received a complimentary copy of this book from Forever Publishing. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.