Monday, June 24, 2013

Pieces of the Heart by Bonnie S. Calhoun -CFBA book review

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Pieces of the Heart
Abingdon Press (June 1, 2013)
Bonnie S. Calhoun


Bonnie S. Calhoun is Owner/Director of Christian Fiction Blog Alliance, owner/publisher of Christian Fiction Online Magazine, Northeast Zone Director for American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), the ACFW ‘2011 Mentor of the Year,” President of (CAN) Christian Authors Network, and Appointment Coordinator for both the Colorado Christian Writers Conference (CCWC) and the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference(GPCWC).

For the last six years she has taught workshops in Facebook, Twitter, Blogging, and creating Social Media promotions at both CCWC, and GPCWC, and in 2011 at the Montrose, Pa Christian Writers Conference. She also taught a Facebook workshop at the 2012 ACFW conference.

Bonnie and her husband live in a log cabin in upstate area of New York with a dog and cat who think she’s wait-staff.

Her sites are:


Cordelia Grace watched Bernard Howard, the love of her young life, go off to fight for our country in WWII. And she has spent the last three years creating the Pine Cone quilt that will grace their marriage bed when he comes home. Each row of triangles signifies a layer in her life, sets of memories, hopes, dreams, and prayers for her future, enough spoken words to cover them forever. Her image of their “happy-ever-after” grows proportionally as the quilt expands.

But is the man that returns from the war, the same man that she remembered? Are the dark shades of color that she had to use for the outside edges of the beloved quilt prophetic of her life to come? Can love and faith overcome all?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Pieces of the Heart, go HERE.

My thoughts:  As I'm sure you've noticed if you read my book reviews, I am in love with the Quilts of Love series!  I made my first nine patch when I was 8 years old and have been hooked on quilting since though I don't find a lot of time for it anymore.  My husband reenacts WWII and I have recently been trying to find things for me to reenact with him as well.  I don't know as much about WWII as I do about the Civil War, but just reading this book gave me a slight course to add to what I already knew.  I fell in love with Cordelia and Bernard.  I really loved Granny and cried with Cordelia over Granny's passing.  Cordelia faces many trials on her way to being able to grow and do what she wants.  But does she have what it takes to deal with a post war husband?  As a nurse I know only too well what these men came home like.  I know what horrors awaited their wives.  Can Cordelia and Bernard survive and find true love?  Better read the book and find out!!

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