Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Threads of Change by Jodi Barrows -CFBA Review

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Threads of Change
River North; New Edition edition (July 1, 2013)
Jodi Barrows

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Over the past twenty years, Jodi has remarkably touched thousands of quilters throughout the world with her unique method called Square in a Square®. Her point of view provides the quilter with the freedom to create most any quilt design with speed and accuracy.

Jodi has spoken to quilting audiences throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, Italy and S. Africa. She has appeared as a guest on several quilting shows, including TNN’s Aleene’s Creative Living, TNN’s Your Home Studio, Perfecting Patchwork on Family Net TV and a pbs series with Kaye Wood.

Jodi was raised in southwest Kansas, has two grown sons, and is married to Steve, her high school sweetheart.


Conflict develops in the South,

Four granddaughters travel into uncertainty,

And Grandfather sells their precious home.

In the first book of A Quilting Story series, the four cousins-with social graces, charm, and a love for quilting-will face the anguish of life on the frontier in 1856 with every turn along the wagon trail. Raging storms and adversities hit the small band of travelers. Relieved to finally arrive at the abandoned military post at Fort Worth, Texas, they begin the hard work of establishing a new home. When trials follow them, they must decide to become true warriors of their hearts, minds, and souls or fall to the sufferings of prairie life.

Join the four women on a passage of friendship, love, and self-discovery as lives are mended around the quilting frame.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Threads of Change, go HERE.

My thoughts:  If you've been following my blog for long you know that I love quilts and quilting.  I also love history, particularly Civil War time period history.  This book takes place right before the Civil War.  A grandfather protecting his family by moving them away from where he believes the fighting will be.  I was mesmerized from the start and had to read on and on and on!  I'm looking forward to the next one already.  Our main granddaughter is quite the stalwart, stubborn gal.  She is widowed with a son and takes on the leadership role of leading her caravan of covered wagons all the way to Texas.  She faces disasters and comes out stronger for them.  And of course there is a special quilt.  Will she put her quilt out to show the man wanting to wed her that she is willing?  Better read up and find out!

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