NEW FROM QUILTS OF LOVE: A Promise in Pieces by Emily Wierenga | “Women Helping Women” Giveaway and Blog Tour

Welcome to the blog tour campaign for the latest offering from the Quilts of Love series, A Promise in Pieces by Emily Wierenga. The endorsements are glowing for Emily’s debut fiction release:

“. . . a poignant, beautifully crafted story that will leave you wanting more.”  —Suzanne Woods Fisher, award-winning, bestselling author

“. . . grabbed hold of my heart and didn’t let go . . . the characters have lingered in my mind.” —Ane Mulligan, President, Novel Rocket and author

Emily is celebrating the release of her debut novel with a “Women Helping Women” shopping spree giveaway.

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One winner will receive:

  • $200 to spend at Emily’s favorite shops, Noonday Collection & Vibella (Click through to learn more about how these companies exist to make a difference in the lives of women!)
  • A Promise in Pieces by Emily Wierenga
  • A Stitch and a Prayer by Eva Gibson
  • Rival Hearts by Tara Randel

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on May 10th. Winner will be announced on the Quilts of Love blog on May 12th. Then be sure to stop by the Quilts of Love Facebook page on June 17th for the “Quilting Bee” Facebook party with Emily and other Quilts of Love authors. RSVP for an evening of book chat, quilting tips and tricks, prizes, and more!

Spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning.

{More about A Promise in Pieces}

A Promise in Pieces | A Quilts of Love Book

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.

Learn more and purchase a copy here.

Emily Wierenga

{More About Emily Wierenga}

Emily Wierenga is a former editor, ghostwriter, freelance writer and staff journalist, a monthly columnist for “The Christian Courier,” and the author of “Save My Children,” “Chasing Silhouettes,” and “Mom in the Mirror.” Emily and her family reside in Alberta, Canada. This is her first novel.

Find out more about Emily at http://www.emilywierenga.com.
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Press Release

God mends the most broken of hearts

Emily T. Wierenga’s A Promise in Pieces reveals how love conquers loss

Seattle: God has a way of piecing together His promises in ways we would never expect. In her debut novel, A Promise in Pieces (Quilts of Love series from Abingdon Press/April 15, 2014/ISBN: 9781426758850/$13.99), Emily T. Wierenga presents the story of two women who met under the worst of circumstances but were able to turn their grief into healing for those they came into contact with.

After nursing school, Clara Wilson feels the call of freedom pull her away from both her small town and the watchful eye of her strict parents. In the midst of World War II, Clara and her best friend, Eva, see the hurt in the eyes of those who have already lost loved ones in the war. Hoping to save the lives of more soldiers, the two join the Army Nurse Corps and soon find themselves in Normandy.

Once the war is over, Clara must fulfill a dying soldier’s last wish: convey his love to his young widow, Mattie, by delivering his last letter with apologies for the missed life they planned to share. Struggling with her own post-war trauma, Clara doesn’t think she is prepared to handle the grief of this broken family. After meeting Mattie and receiving a baby quilt that will never cuddle the soldier’s hoped-for child, Clara vows to honor the sacrifices that family made.

When Clara returns to her hometown, she settles into life as a midwife. She wraps each newborn in the gifted quilt and later stitches the child’s name into the cloth. As each baby is welcomed by the quilt, Clara begins to wonder whatever happened to Mattie — and if either of them will ever experience love and a family of her own.  Having witnessed so much loss, Clara fears marriage and motherhood most of all. Little does Clara know what God has in store for her or the importance of the quilt in the lives of those it touches. Years later, she will have the opportunity to re-gift the special quilt, carrying even greater significance than when it was first bestowed.

“I connect with Clara, who is a very broken person,” says Wierenga. “She’s a pastor’s daughter who, like me, was disillusioned about religion and desperate to encounter God for herself. I too needed to get away from home in order to realize that God had been there the whole time. My relationship with God was restored upon returning home to care for my mum. I’ve also battled infertility and miscarriage and could relate to Clara’s fear of loss.”

Wierenga hopes in reading A Promises in Pieces that readers will find the courage to love, especially if loss and fear have been standing in their way. “God mends the most broken of hearts and places the lonely in families.”

Readers can join Wierenga and fellow Quilts of Love authors for a live Facebook author chat on May 29th. Watch for details on the Quilts of Love Facebook Page.

For more information about Emily Wierenga and her books, visit her online home at www.emilywierenga.com. She is also active on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

About the Quilts of Love Series

The premise of the Quilts of Love series is that quilts tell stories of love and loss, hope and faith, tradition and new beginnings. The series focuses on the women who quilted all of these things into their family history. Featuring contemporary and historical romances, as well as Amish fiction, women’s fiction and the occasional light mystery, readers are drawn into the endearing characters and touched by their stories.

A special tradition the Quilts of Love authors have instituted with each release is the donation of a quilt to their chosen charity or individual in need. Emily T. Wierenga will be giving her quilt to Destiny Villages of Hope—an orphanage funded by World Help Organization—which she and her husband are planning to adopt from. World Help is a ministry focused on meeting people’s physical needs by providing humanitarian, medical and education assistance, ensuring access to clean water and attending to their spiritual needs by providing Bibles and establishing churches in as many communities as possible. Wierenga is a blogger for World Help and recently traveled with a team to Rwanda and Uganda.

Keep up with the Quilts of Love series online at: QuiltsOfLoveBooks.com ~ Pinterest ~ Facebook ~ Twitter

Advance Praise for A Promise in Pieces

“Itching for adventure as the war reaches into her provincial world, twenty-year-old Clara Wilson runs away to enlist as an Army nurse. After arriving in battle-torn France, patching up soldier after soldier, she soon regrets her impulsive decision. But as Clara tends a dying preacher-turned-soldier, she makes a promise that will change her life far more dramatically than war. Emily T. Wierenga’s A Promise in Pieces is not to be missed–a poignant, beautifully crafted story that will leave you wanting more from this talented debut novelist.”

~ Suzanne Woods Fisher, award-winning, bestselling author of the Stoney Ridge Seasons series

“Both heart-wrenching and heart-warming, A Promise in Pieces is a wonderful read that reveals just how lives torn apart can be stitched back together again — beautifully, and with a fair portion of grace. Compellingly told in a voice that is both direct and lyrical, seamlessly woven so that the world of today reverberates with the reality of the past, this book will leave you reflecting on the importance of family, believing that chance encounters can yield friendships to last a lifetime, and yearning for another novel from Emily Wierenga.”

~ Karen Schreck, author of Sing for Me and While He Was Away

“Like a beautifully embroidered patchwork quilt, A Promise in Pieces expertly weaves the universal themes of love, loyalty, grief, family and friendship into a richly compelling and moving story. Penned with the gentle lyricism and breath-taking poignancy typical of Wierenga’s writing, this page-turning story will breathe hope and light into your heart from the first page to the last.”

~ Michelle DeRusha, author of Spiritual Misfit

“Wierenga is a stunning new writer. I became so engrossed in this riveting story, I grieved to see it end.”

~ Serena B. Miller, award-winning author of The Measure of Katie Calloway and A Promise to Love

“Beautifully rendered with depth and compassion, A Promise in Pieces is a celebration of joy in a special quilt that commemorates the miracle of new life and offers healing to the brokenhearted. With a bright new voice in Christian fiction, Emily Wierenga’s debut novel is one to be cherished. Tender and heartfelt from the first page to the last and a worthy addition to the Quilts of Love series.”

~ Carla Stewart, award-winning author of Chasing Lilacs and Sweet Dreams 

“Emily T Wierenga’s debut novel, A Promise in Pieces, grabbed hold of my heart and didn’t let go until I read ‘The End,’ and even then, the characters have lingered in my mind. Well-written, this touching story will leave you wanting more from this talented new author. Novel Rocket and I give it our highest recommendation. It’s a 5-star must read.”

~ Ane Mulligan, President, Novel Rocket and author of Chapel Springs Revival (September 2014)

About the Author

Emily T. Wierenga is a former editor, ghostwriter, freelance writer and staff journalist. She was a monthly columnist for The Christian Courier and has written for numerous Christian publications including Focus on the Family, In Touch and Today’s Christian Woman. Wierenga is the author of three previously released non-fiction titles: Save My Children: The Story of a Father’s Love, Chasing Silhouettes: How to help a Loved One Battling an Eating Disorder, and Mom in the Mirror: Body Image, Beauty and Life After Pregnancy. Her memoir, Atlas Girl: Finding Home in the Last Place I thought to Look, will release July 1, 2014. A Promise in Pieces is her first novel.

In July 2013, Wierenga wrote a letter on her blog to Kate Middleton on the postpartum body. The post went viral, receiving more than half a million views in one week, and was shared by Dove. Currently, Wierenga is a blogger for the World Help Organization.

Wierenga speaks at women’s retreats, universities, churches and conferences, about her journey with anorexia nervosa and was one of the keynote speakers at the premiere Christian eating disorders conference, Hungry for Hope 2013. She serves as an Official Ambassador for FINDINGbalance and is a Navigator with the National Eating Disorders Association.

Wierenga is wife to a math-teacher husband and mother and foster mother to four boys. The Wierengas make their home in Neerlandia, Alberta, Canada.

For more information about Emily Wierenga and her books, visit her online home at www.emilywierenga.com. She is also active on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

Suggested Interview Questions

— Most authors draw inspiration in some form from an event or person in their own life. What personal connection do you have with A Promise in Pieces?

— Up until now, you’ve written non-fiction titles, especially on the topic of motherhood. Has writing a novel always been a dream of yours?

— Tell us about the quilt in A Promise in Pieces. What was it about the quilt that brought healing to the hearts of all of those associated with it?

— Were you able to talk with any World War II nurses to gain insight into what life would have been like for your main character, Clara, during the war?

— Clara fled from both her pastor father and the church when she left for the war because she tied the two together. Do you think one of the reasons so many young people are leaving the church today is because of something that happened at home? What can parents do differently?

— Growing up as a pastor’s daughter, Clara remained a “good girl” out of fear. Do you think we tend to live our Christian lives out of fear of God rather than living in His love and a life that serves Him?

— Speaking of fear, the fear of losing someone you love plays a major role in the relationships between several of your characters. Certainly losing someone is something we all must face at a point in time, but how can we overcome that fear so that it doesn’t cripple us and keep us from loving relationships?

— What is the one thing you hope readers will take away from reading A Promise in Pieces?

— Every Quilts of Love author donates a quilt to an organization. Your donation will be to the World Help Organization. Can you tell us more about your involvement with their ministry and your recent mission trip to Uganda and Rwanda?

Emily Wierenga is available for interviews to promote the release of A Promise in Pieces. To request a review copy, schedule an interview or for more information, please contact Audra Jennings, audra@litfusegroup.com.

Buzz

“Itching for adventure as the war reaches into her provincial world, twenty-year-old Clara Wilson runs away to enlist as an Army nurse. After arriving in battle-torn France, patching up soldier after soldier, she soon regrets her impulsive decision. But as Clara tends a dying preacher-turned-soldier, she makes a promise that will change her life far more dramatically than war. Emily T. Wierenga’s A Promise in Pieces is not to be missed–a poignant, beautifully crafted story that will leave you wanting more from this talented debut novelist.”

~ Suzanne Woods Fisher, award-winning, bestselling author of the Stoney Ridge Seasons series

“Both heart-wrenching and heart-warming, A Promise in Pieces is a wonderful read that reveals just how lives torn apart can be stitched back together again — beautifully, and with a fair portion of grace. Compellingly told in a voice that is both direct and lyrical, seamlessly woven so that the world of today reverberates with the reality of the past, this book will leave you reflecting on the importance of family, believing that chance encounters can yield friendships to last a lifetime, and yearning for another novel from Emily Wierenga.”

~ Karen Schreck, author of Sing for Me and While He Was Away

“Like a beautifully embroidered patchwork quilt, A Promise in Pieces expertly weaves the universal themes of love, loyalty, grief, family and friendship into a richly compelling and moving story. Penned with the gentle lyricism and breath-taking poignancy typical of Wierenga’s writing, this page-turning story will breathe hope and light into your heart from the first page to the last.”

~ Michelle DeRusha, author of Spiritual Misfit

“Wierenga is a stunning new writer. I became so engrossed in this riveting story, I grieved to see it end.”

~ Serena B. Miller, award-winning author of The Measure of Katie Calloway and A Promise to Love

“Beautifully rendered with depth and compassion, A Promise in Pieces is a celebration of joy in a special quilt that commemorates the miracle of new life and offers healing to the brokenhearted. With a bright new voice in Christian fiction, Emily Wierenga’s debut novel is one to be cherished. Tender and heartfelt from the first page to the last and a worthy addition to the Quilts of Love series.”

~ Carla Stewart, award-winning author of Chasing Lilacs and Sweet Dreams 

“Emily T Wierenga’s debut novel, A Promise in Pieces, grabbed hold of my heart and didn’t let go until I read ‘The End,’ and even then, the characters have lingered in my mind. Well-written, this touching story will leave you wanting more from this talented new author. Novel Rocket and I give it our highest recommendation. It’s a 5-star must read.”

~ Ane Mulligan, President, Novel Rocket and author of Chapel Springs Revival (September 2014)

Reviews

  • A TEAR-JERKER, BUT A JOY TO READ

    How many ways can one relate to such a story….let me count the ways. It is poignant, sensitive, exquisite, very personal, full of beauty, tear-jerking, and a joy to read. That is only a few of the adjectives I could have chosen to describe this touching composition. If compassion were an animate object, then the quilt in this story would be a solid warm quilt of compassion.

    Each character was real and delightful, so thoughtfully created. A family I would enjoy having as next door neighbors. The friendship that grew between Clara and Mattie must have been planned by God….it is so holy in eventful happenings and lessons of true life.

    Written by Barb Shelton on June 3, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/901927904

  • A PROMISE IN PIECES BY EMILY T. WIERENGA

    I love the novels that are included in the Quilts of Love series – each one of them is about a strong woman and how she overcomes obstacles that would try to prevent her from being the best woman she can be. “A Promise In Pieces” by Emily T. Wierenga is great example of this premise.

    Her main character, Clara, struggles with so many pains including her own post-traumatic experiences of war, but yet she manages to pull her life together by serving others and by staying close to the faith that was renewed on the battlefield.

    This is one of the most well-written novels of this series, and I highly, highly recommend it for those who enjoy historical fiction and stories about families, friends, and strong women.

    Written by Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews on May 24, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.garden-of-books.com/2014/05/a-promise-in-pieces-quilts-of-love.html

  • Wierenga is a skilled, beautiful writer and this book is crafted in a way that leaves a strong impression. There was much to think about. It is a book about a spiritual struggle, the beauty and loyalty of a deep friendship and the strength of family. But I think, most of all, this is a book about a life well lived. I definitely recommend this book and I hope that Wierenga writes many more.

    Written by Manifest Blog on May 21, 2014 | e

  • A PROMISE IN PIECES #BOOKREVIEW

    I love all of the Quilts of Love series. I have a penchant for quilts and the fact that this one also takes place during WWII in parts. Another reason I loved this book is the midwife content. You see, I’m a nurse who loves Labor and Delivery. I know, most nurses do. But I have always wanted to become a midwife as well. There is nothing quite so sweet as helping a little life into the world. A Promise in Pieces is a great read that will keep you wanting more. I found myself wanting to smack Clara around for her reasons to not love again.

    Written by For Him and My Family on May 21, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://wp.me/p4fKCR-tB

  • A PROMISE IN PIECES – EMILY WIERENGA

    The author of this book, Emily Wieringa, was a new author to me when I saw this book. With that said, this was another great story to add to this series! I can’t recommend them enough! You won’t go wrong with whichever one you pick!

    Written by Give Me Today on May 21, 2014 | e

  • QUILTS OF LOVE: A PROMISE IN PIECES BY EMILY T. WIERENGA

    Whether you like quilts, quilting or not… this is an excellent book. The beauty of the relationships, the hurt and anguish the characters endure and the love and hope that is given and shared in the midst of it all will draw you in and cast a spell that will take you back to World War 2 and the goings-on thereafter.

    The story is told by an aging Clara to her grandson Noah, and later her daughter Lula, but most of the book takes place during and after WWII. The only thing I didn’t like that the author did in this book was to break from the story and say the grandson’s name or the daughter’s name mid-story. It kind of broke the connection and fluidity that was in process.

    Written by The Life and times of a pwnmom… on May 20, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R1CVVIL8571YIB/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • A TOUCHING, BITTERSWEET STORY

    A Promise in Pieces is the fifth book I’ve read in the Quilts of Love series, and I think it’s my favorite. The mingling of modern-day events with Clara’s gentle telling of the bittersweet story of her life makes for a touching story.

    This is the first book I’ve read by Emily Wierenga. I am impressed with her ability to create characters who come alive and seem to be sitting right across the room talking to you. It was as though Clara was a long-time friend sharing her life’s story of loneliness, guilt, love and purpose — all pieced together by God’s “Amazing Grace.”

    Written by Southern Gal Loves to Read on May 20, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R2M5R5OSHU9AEI

  • LOVE IS STRONGEST WHEN BASED ON GOD

    I loved the way that Clara explained the way that a relationship’s foundation is based on God. The storyline mentions the Holocaust and other WWII history. Sharing how the smallest acts of kindness can change a life, this book would make a wonderful gift for the special teacher in your life!

    Written by Savings in Seconds on May 20, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.savingsinseconds.com/?p=16800

  • PROMISE IN PIECES IS A HEARTWARMING STORY!

    I really am enjoying this whole series, Quilts Of Love! This book that is part of the series really got to me. I hardly could put the book down. The emotions you experience in this book are powerful Loss is such a hard to to deal with and work through. This is such a sweet story and full of heartwarming moments. With each babies name added to the quilt you can just imagine how much more special it becomes! I love how this book spans over a time period of 50 years. I’m sure this one will touch your heart as much as it touched mine!

    Written by The Minister’s Wife Stmaps and Saves on May 14, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://theministerswifestampsandsaves.blogspot.com/2014/05/promise-in-pieces-is-heartwarming-story.html

  • A PROMISE IN PIECES BOOK REVIEW

    One of my favorite parts was Clara telling her grandson her story and the story of the quilt and his continued interest. I like how even though Clara’s life wasn’t easy, she chose to listen to the Lord…In doing so, she blessed many woman and their babies with the quilt.

    Written by Our Little Corner of the World on May 13, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://littlecornerofworld.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-promise-in-pieces-book-review.html

  • QUILTS OF LOVE: A PROMISE IN PIECES BY EMILY WIERENGA

    I began and finished in the same day bacause I just could not put it down. It was a great way to tell a story about a quilt and the lives it affected 50 years later. This book has so much to say to us about love, family, loss, friendship, history, World War II, life missions, and selflessness. I can only pray that I may have a servants heart like Clara.

    Written by Frugal-Shopping on May 13, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.frugal-shopping.com/2014/05/quilts-of-love-promis-in-pieces-by.html

  • A BLOG TOUR AND REVIEW

    The Quilts of Love series has been one of my favorite to read this year. A Promise in Pieces is my third read in this series and I am hooked! With this most recent read I have been introduced to a new-to-me author in Emily Wierenga. While this is her first novel, she has written a few books, and I will definitely be looking at reading those in the near future. The book is wonderfully heartwarming, and reminds the reader than even in pain and loss comes the promise of hope. Clara was a delightful character with whom I related to on several levels. There are a few twists and turns, and I feel this book will appeal to a number of different types of fiction readers. A very well written book that I thoroughly enjoyed. It was a beautiful read that tugged at my heart with each word written.

    Written by A Mom After God’s Own Heart on May 12, 2014 |e

  • WEEKLY REVIEWS

    This story is very compelling and heart warming. It also explains the start of a wonderful foundation that help surviving widows of fallen soldiers, friendship and love.

    Written by Western New Yorker on May 11, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R3SUH27XUQKMG4

  • $200 “WOMEN HELPING WOMEN” SHOPPING SPREE GIVEAWAY FROM QUILTS OF LOVE | “A PROMISE IN PIECES” GIVEAWAY!

    I love the symbolism tied to the baby quilt and the feeling of hope that is woven throughout this story. I really enjoyed Clara’s story and journey and am looking forward to reading more from this author in the future.

    Written by Moments on May 10, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://kristie-moments.blogspot.com/2014/05/200-women-helping-women-shopping-spree.html

  • REVIEW: A PROMISE IN PIECES

    A Promise in Pieces by debut author Emily T. Wierenga is in a class of its own. I’m not sure what I expected when I first picked this book up – another sweet story and a fairly light read, maybe? We often use terms like “unique” or “fresh voice” to describe a first-time author or an unusual book – and while these descriptions hold true, there’s a lot more involved here. I am so glad God put this story in Emily’s heart and hope we will hear more from her soon. Highly recommended!

    Written by The Power of Words on May 10, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R3OU5BJRDLMC52

  • WHEN LIFE HAS PROMISES THAT APPEAR TO FALL INTO PIECES…..

    A heartwarming story of Clare as she travels through life. A Promise In Pieces is an excellent title, as with many of us, life just seems to be a promise that comes in pieces. This is a delightful read, covering over 50 years, where we can fall in love with Clare and see how so much of her life is connected and sadness healed, all through a special memory quilt.

    You won’t want to set down this book. Prepare some tea and enjoy a heartwarming read.

    SewCalGal
    http://www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

    Written by SewCalGal on May 10, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/2014/05/quilts-of-love-promise-in-pieces-and.html

  • A PROMISE IN PIECES

    This book was uniquely written woven between the past and the present. Absolutely loved the detailed, the character developed and cannot wait to read more from Emily. What a great book. This book was told in a way that made me interested in history, yet wasn’t bored and had me from the beginning to the end. Well done!

    Written by Life Isn’t Always A Fairytale on May 9, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/932818601

  • A PROMISE IN PIECES BY EMILY T. WIERENGA

    If you are in a season of life where you need a message of hope… if you are dealing with situations that leaves you crying out for a reminder of God’s love… if your heart is in need of healing and you think no one understands how you feel… may I recommend Emily T. Wierenga’s poignant novel, A Promise In Pieces to you?

    Emily’s book is the latest in the Abingdon Press Quilts Of Love Series – and a story you won’t easily forget!

    A Promise In Pieces is a highly moving story that will leave you looking forward to more from this first-time novelist.

    A highly recommended novel – especially for those who love stories encompassing World War II themes!

    Written by Create With Joy on May 9, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.create-with-joy.com/2014/05/a-promise-in-pieces-by-emily-t-wierenga.html

  • A PROMISE IN PIECES BY EMILY T. WIERENGA

    As 77 year old Clara and her husband make a cross country journey with family, Clara begins to share the couple’s story with the grandchildren. It is a gentle tale of overcoming the fear of loving amidt the aftermath of WWII, finding one’s purpose in life, and of realizing the role others have in helping you find your place. A very special quilt takes center stage in this story, making Emily Wierenga’s QUILT OF LOVE novel one of my favorites in the ever growing series. Being a “mature” reader, I love that this is an older couple’s story, one which quietly spans the decades, illustrating once again that the greatest loves do not necessarily arrive in a blaze nor do they command the attention of the multitudes. I received a copy of this title from LITFUSE for review purposes. All opinions are mine.

    To see the reactions of other reviewers check out their entries on the blog tour for A PROMISE IN PIECES on this link

    Written by Thoughts from Mill Street on May 9, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-promise-in-pieces-emily-t-wierenga/1117228952?ean=9781426758850&itm=1&usri=9781426758850

  • BOOK REVIEW: “A PROMISE IN PIECES” BY EMILY T. WIERENGA

    History, World War II, Quilting and a labor and delivery nurse. Quite a mix and, on the outside, it seems difficult to write a story combining all these elements. Not only has Ms. Wierenga captured them well she has also provided an excellent story. While it does seem to be Clara’s life story as she relates it during the car ride, it also is about the quilt and how if affected everyone’s life. This is a story about life in oh so many ways. Clara and the rest of the characters are outstanding and wonderful to be with and learn about. Ms. Wierenga has done an outstanding job of bringing history to the table. There is a lot in this book, much to think about and it just interesting and exciting as well.

    Written by Vic’s Media Room on May 8, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/RS2BA89ED11BX

  • AMAZING BOOK

    A Promise in Pieces by Emily Wierenga was an amazing book. I loved this book because it has to do with WWII and everyone knows that I loved that time period. I don’t know that I have ever read a book that has to do with WWII that I haven’t liked. Anyway lets get to this review. I loved the authors writing but I have to say I didn’t like the ending

    Written by The World As I See It on May 7, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://bit.ly/1mD5fze

  • A PROMISE IN PIECES

    All I can say is you’d better have that box of tissues handy, because you can’t get through this book without them.

    Clara began her nursing career caring for wounded WWII soldiers, but after the war, the only way she could use her skills was as a midwife assisting the local doctor.

    On a trip to the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, life makes a significant detour for Clara and her family.

    Ms Wierenga gives us food for thought on many levels in this touching novel.

    Written by sunny island breezes on May 6, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R3LMFZX1EMMFQX/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00IPM1JA0

  • A Promise in Pieces flips back from WWII to the year 2000, where Clara (now a grandmother) is traveling with her family to New Orleans to visit the National World War II Museum, where she tells the story about how she received the quilt. Like I already said, the book is a short, fast read and plays out like a made-for-Hallmark movie. Overall, I thought A Promise in Pieces was a cute sentimental read.

    Written by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer on May 5, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.coffeeaddictedwriter.com/2014/05/review-promise-in-pieces.html

  • ANOTHER WINNING NOVEL FROM QUILTS OF LOVE

    I was not prepared to choose Clara as a favorite character, when I began reading, however, once again, I was surprised!! She became an individual with determination, despite hard times, someone who cared very deeply for others and did not just think of what she could do to be helpful, she acted upon it. This not only was valuable to others who were hurting, but to herself as well. I became extremely emotionally involved in this book, the characters, and in their lives. It made me think: Have I ever done anything that is even close to making a difference to others, as Clara did??? I had to take this to heart. Maybe I should dig deeper within myself to discover how I could let God work in me, to be a servant to others.

    I loved this book!! Definitely a five star book!!

    Written by Quiet Quilter on May 5, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://karla-hanns-karla.blogspot.ca/2014/05/quilts-of-love-series-produces-another.html

  • LITFUSE PUBLICITY: A PROMISE IN PIECES (QUILTS OF LOVE SERIES) BY EMILY T. WIERENGA #GROW4CHRIST

    Grab the tissue box and be prepared to be taken on a ride of soaring emotions – I so wanted to hug Noah, Clara’s grandson, who listens attentively to her story of being a nurse in WW2 and her life after she comes home. MyEven though this is a work of fiction, I’m sure that Emily took much from historical facts and wove them into the story and I feel like I got to see a bit of what my Grandpa experienced – many don’t want to talk about their war experiences, especially the men.

    Written by Growing For Christ on May 5, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://growingforchrist.wordpress.com/2014/05/05/litfuse-publicity-a-promise-in-pieces-quilts-of-love-series-by-emily-t-wierenga-grow4christ/

  • A PROMISE IN PIECES

    While reading this book, I fell head over heels in love with Emily’s writing. It was the first book I have read of hers. This Quilt of Love Series, almost reminded me of The Notebook, which happens to be one of my favorite love stories of all time, and other movie that always makes me laugh.

    Written by Jen’s Journey on May 5, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://jennifersikora.com/2014/05/promise-pieces-emily-wierenga/

  • A PROMISE IN PIECES ~ EMILY T. WIERENGA

    I really enjoyed this book and couldn’t put it down. It captures your heart and makes you want to keep reading to see what is going to happen to Clara. The story has a great morale and keeps this through the whole book. The part of how the quilt becomes the most important part of Clara’s life and how it brings families together just tears at your heart. I recommend

    Written by Deb’s Book Review on May 3, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.christianbook.com/promise-in-pieces-quilts-of-love/emily-wierenga/9781426758850/pd/758852?product_redirect=1&Ntt=758852&item_code=&Ntk=keywords&event=ESRCP

  • Stepping back in time was both interesting and informative. WWII seems so long ago and so many of those who fought in or were alive during that time have passed away, that we often don’t think too much about it. Seeing the war from Clara’s point of view, running off to join the army as a nurse and being stationed in Europe caring for those taken from the field, brought the whole thing alive for me

    Written by Book, Books Everywhere on May 3, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://bookbookseverywhere.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-promise-in-pieces-by-emily-wierenga.html

  • “A PROMISE IN PIECES”

    This book is a wonderful addition to the “Quilts of Love” series. Each book ties to the others with the threads of quilting, then they take on a life of their own. This touching story with its wonderful characters set in WW II that will grab your heart. It is a story filled with topics like love, loss, hurt, betrayal, and friendship; and I think that reading groups will enjoy the discussions that will occur. I recommend this book to readers everywhere.

    Written by Books and such on May 3, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R38M4XO3EGLQ78/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00IPM1JA0

  • A PROMISE IN PIECES

    Ultimately, what makes A Promise in Pieces special is the story itself. Clara and Oliver’s love story is so sweet and unusual, and the story of the quilt and how it touched so many lives is truly special. And near the end, when Clara faces something she’d dreaded her whole life, well, let’s just say I had to stop reading for a bit to regain my composure! The end is not what I expected, but it’s very fitting for Clara.

    At a mere 193 pages, A Promise in Pieces can be read in an evening, but the story will stick with you much longer than that.

    Written by Christian Chick’s Thoughts on May 3, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R1CFRQU4C62HCU

  • A TEARJERKER

    This was a good tearjerker book. If you love books that make you want to grab your family and hug them until they struggle to get away, this one is for you.

    Clara Kirkpatrick suffers from many things. Like stubbornness. Which she inherited from her father. I enjoyed watching her grow from a rebellious young woman into a mature adult that realizes that everyone is far from perfect – just like her – and that everyone needs forgiveness, compassion, and love.

    Written by Books By Amanda on May 3, 2014 | e

  • A DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH!

    It isn’t too often that I read a book that is . . . different. Different is a word that I use lightly, but I believe that there is probably a better word that I could use to describe how the story line captured me. Mold-breaking, perhaps? That’s not a bad thing. When I first began reading, I was excited, because I love World War II fiction. I had a feeling that I knew where the story was going to go. I was completely wrong!

    Written by Jami’s Words on May 2, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://jamiswords.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-promise-in-pieces-litfuse-review.html

  • I found my eyes filling with tears a few times during touching moments in the story. It was wonderful watching Clara grow in her faith as she struggled with understanding suffering and life until you see her strong faith and wisdom in her later years. I definitely recommend getting this very enjoyable first novel from Wierenga and hopefully she’ll write many more!

    Written by Veronica’s ‘Views on May 1, 2014 | e

  • A BEAUTIFUL STORY!

    The author does everything an author is “not supposed to do.” There’s a bit of head-hopping. The time changes between the past and present (sometimes unclearly) throughout the book. But somehow, it totally worked! The author’s style left me feeling like the characters were chatting with me over breakfast. It pulled me into the story in a way that few books do, and I was loathe to put it down. In fact, I read the story in two sittings! This is a phenomenal book, and I’m happy to recommend it!

    Written by Brooke @ i blog 4 books on May 1, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://iblog4books.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-promise-in-pieces-by-emily-wierenga.html

  • A BOOK I COULDN’T PUT DOWN

    The thing that really stands out in the book to me is that we have to be willing to put our heart out there, to maybe get hurt in the process. Sometimes God allows the pain to give us strength so we can do what He calls us to do. This was a wonderful story, which characters you’ll not soon forget.

    Written by Julie @ More Of Him on May 1, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.moreofhim.net/2014/05/book-review-promise-in-pieces.html

  • REVIEW & $200 GIVEAWAY | QOL: A PROMISE IN PIECES BY EMILY WIERENGA

    This Quilts of Love Series is so good and so much fun!
    I was so delighted to get the chance to read this new installment from a brand new author! I wasn’t sure what to expect, but WOW!
    A Promise In Pieces is definitely one of my favorites in the QOL collection!
    This story will really pull at your heartstrings.
    I love how history came to life in these pages in a very unique way.
    I think readers will love the main character Clara and enjoy getting to know her as her story unfolds.
    Another great addition to this wonderful series!!!

    Written by JoJo’s Corner on May 1, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R3HRMGUSCZTWAK/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1426758855

  • A PROMISE IN PIECES

    This story is more told than shown, breaking every rule I’ve ever been taught about how you should show the story, not tell it. But it works for Ms. Wierenga. Obviously a talented journalist, she can report the facts, Jack.

    I wasn’t exactly pulled into the story the way I would’ve liked, and it was more of a reporting of facts than an actual story, but it was a somewhat interesting read, recounting one woman’s experiences as an Army nurse during WWII and following. And how she was able to reconcile with her family and learn to have a heart for God.

    Written by Lighthouse Academy on May 1, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: www.amazon.com

  • BOOK TOUR & GIVEAWAY: A PROMISE IN PIECES BY EMILY T WIERENGA 1.5.14

    Evocative descriptions of people I cared about. Heart wrenching losses so deeply felt, I sat reading midst heaps of soggy tissues!

    And when the final moments draw the journey to its close?
    We not only see the light of hope dawn once again
    across Clara’s horizon.
    We feel it dawn within ourselves.

    Written by faith hope & cherrytea on April 30, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: will follow

  • REVIEW: A PROMISE IN PIECES, BY EMILY WIERENGA

    A Promise in Pieces tugs at the heartstrings and I am warning you, you will need a tissue. Thank you to the author for delivering such an awe-inspiring accounts of what life was for a nurse serving in Normandy. What it was like when they got home after watching the war.

    I give A Promise in Pieces 5/5 stars. I started reading it and could not put it down till the very last page. So, my poor kids had to go without mommy for about 2 hours. Glad they are older.

    Written by My Mis-Matched World on April 30, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://mymismatchedworld.com/review-a-promise-in-pieces-by-emily-wierenga/

  • TENDER TOUCHING STORY !

    This is a touching story. I guess because I love quilts and see so much of life in them and what brought them about. Because I love babies and the love that brings them into this world and the story behind each life. And I also love any stories about love and a caring relationships.

    Written by Faithful Acres Books on April 30, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R14LLDYZJ9S0QL

  • A PROMISE IN PIECES BOOK REVIEW

    Clara really did lead a full life! She was one of those people who seem to know what to do and how to do it. She never hesitated during the war and knew she needed to go to France and help out with the wounded soldiers.

    That journey is what started her on her life quest and she became someone who wanted to help others because she felt so blessed herself. Yes, there are ups and downs in our life but it is how we choose to handle them is what makes us what we are. In the long run, Clara decided to see the light and lived her life accordingly.

    Once Clara realized that all the people in her life that she had met all had a special “light” about them and they knew that they had a purpose. Clara also realized that God loved her no matter which path she chose to follow, he still loves her.

    Written by Mary’s Cup of Tea on April 30, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.mmbearcupoftea.com/2014/04/a-promise-in-pieces-book-review-giveaway.html

  • $200 “WOMEN HELPING WOMEN” SHOPPING SPREE GIVEAWAY FROM QUILTS OF LOVE | “A PROMISE IN PIECES” GIVEAWAY!

    For me, this book had a slow start. But as I kept reading it really started to get a nice flow. This book took me on such a personal ride in Clara’s life (the main character) that I cried with her, laughed with her, and wanted to hug her when the book was over.

    Written by Neatly-Packaged on April 29, 2014 | e

  • A PROMISE IN PIECES BY EMILY T. WIERENGA

    I really enjoyed this beautiful story by Emily T. Wierenga and the way that she brought this quilt to life. This series is fun to read since I like to make quilts. I understand how each quilt has a story and lots of time of the quilter is spent pouring into the quilts. I really enjoyed this story as the quilt tells a beautiful story that doesn’t get brought up often, but just the right amount.

    I also liked the style of writing that Emily T. Wierenga uses. I can’t place my finger on what is so different. I just know that it’s refreshing and different from what I have read lately.

    Written by When life gets you down…read a book on April 29, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.christianbook.com/promise-in-pieces-quilts-of-love/emily-wierenga/9781426758850/pd/758852?product_redirect=1&Ntt=758852&item_code=&Ntk=keywords&event=ESRCP

  • Up to this point, all of the books I’ve read in this series have been fairly light, easy reads. A mystery, some historical fiction, some thought-provoking ideas, but mostly nice stories that feel good.

    A Promise in Pieces stands out a bit. It is a message of hope, and enduring friendship, but with sadness and grief along the way.

    Written by Footprints in the Butter on April 29, 2014 | e

  • A PROMISE IN PIECES

    This was a very sad & poignant story which would switch back & forth between 1943 & 2000. I believe it made a very good point that grandchildren should listen to their grandparents and even their parents, of their part they had in history.

    Written by Dixie n Dottie on April 28, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2014_04_28_archive.html

  • A PROMISE IN PIECES BY EMILY WIERENGA

    Emily Wierenga tells a story of love, faith, and strength of a woman full of determination. She is giving of herself to others in need.This novel is emotionally charged. It will make you happy, and yet bring tears to your eyes.

    Written by Ski-Wee’s Book Corner on April 28, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R9GWQIDD1M8B1

  • ADVENTURES IN READING: A PROMISE IN PIECES BOOK REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

    Ok, before we start this book review, I just have to tell you, this is the newest book on my “all time favorite books” list! I didn’t want to put it down. Upon starting the book, I was immediately drawn into the story and felt like I was on a road trip with my own Grandmother listening to her tell me a story about her life.

    Written by Adventures of D and V on April 28, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.adventuresofdandv.blogspot.com/2014/04/adventures-in-reading-promise-in-pieces.html

  • A PROMISE IN PIECES REVIEW

    This journey was such a great read. I was actually very emotional reading parts of the book. I think Wierenga did a great job developing the characters and making sure the reader is invested in the story. I would love to read more by her in the future.

    Written by The Talbert Report on April 25, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R3G7APNY1F88Q3/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • A BEAUTIFUL STORY OF HOW GOD CAN MAKE BEAUTY FROM OUR ASHES!

    This was such a beautiful story of a servant’s life, Clara’s life and how God can use the broken places in our own lives to restore us and create something true beautiful with them. We will be able to look back and see how God took those messes in our life and we make marks by moving forward in those dark times. We might not see it until we turn around and look back, but it’s there. For those that love WWII as your backdrop coupled with a beautiful story of love and redemption than this is the perfect book for you. As an addition to the Quilts of Love series, this book doesn’t have to be read in order but as a stand alone, but trust me, if you love quilts and the stories they hold, you’ll want to pick up all of them.I easily give this one a 5 out of 5 stars. It has found a permanent place.

    Written by Reviews From The Heart on April 25, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R39GIM6J2EWRKV

  • A PROMISE IN PIECES REVIEW

    I enjoyed this book greatly. This new author has made a wonderful debut with this story. The story was heart-rending in places and hilarious in others and she easily transitioned those scenes and made you feel like you were in the car with Clara as she tells her story to her family. A great debut, a great book. Loved it! 5 stars

    Written by Cindy’s Book Reviews on April 24, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.booksamillion.com/product/9781426758850?id=4543212266282#reviews

  • WIN A “WOMEN HELPING WOMEN” $200 SHOPPING SPREE FROM @THEQUILTSOFLOVE & @EMILY_WIERENGA | “A PROMISE IN PIECES” GIVEAWAY!

    There was a lot that I loved about this book. I loved that the grandmother told her story to her grandchildren. I also enjoyed that Clara was going to a “reunion” to honor the quilt. It gave the voices of the quilt a huge presence. The friendship between Clara and Mattie was one that started in tragedy, but grew to so much more than friendship. I cried as I heard the stories sewn into the quilt. This was also a great testimonial of how important women were during the war. As anything from nurses to baseball players, women made a huge impact on WWII. I am giving this book a 5/5. I was given a copy to review, however all opinions are my own.
    – See more at:http://dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com/2014/04/win-women-helping-women-200-shopping.html#sthash.AiyYjmZc.dpuf

    Written by Deal Sharing Aunt on April 24, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com/2014/04/win-women-helping-women-200-shopping.html

  • A PROMISE IN PIECES

    A heartwarming story that takes place in both the past and present. It had me crying with the stories of those lost and hope for those that the quilt holds newly born. A fantastic read start to finish – I can not wait to read more of her work!

    Written by Working Mommy Journal on April 24, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://workingmommyjournal.blogspot.ca/2014/04/a-promise-in-pieces-review.html

  • A PROMISE IN PIECES BY EMILY WIERENGA

    This is a delightful novel combining a historical setting with its contemporary culmination. Readers will come away being reminded that God is not finished with us. He works out his plan through the twists and turns of life. Even in the twilight of life there are still tasks He has for us. Well written and a joy to read.

    Written by Book Reviews from an Avid Reader on April 24, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/RHVKBEQ2BJP2G/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1426758855

  • CLARA’S STORY… INTENSE AND BEAUTIFUL!

    Emily Wierenga’s debut novel is one of those stories that feels real when you’re reading it.
    In beautiful prose, she weaves together the memories and present experiences of one woman, Clara.
    And I felt like I was “listening in,” or reading a private journal, as Clara told the story from her heart.
    This story takes us along with Clara, through losses that shake her to the core and then her difficult return home and a search for purpose that leads her to places inside her that only God knew about.
    If you love tales of women trying to find their identity and value and forgiveness and a reason to go on, then try A Promise In Pieces.
    It engaged me from the start.

    Written by Found a Christian by His Grace on April 24, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://foundachristianbyhisgrace.blogspot.com/2014/04/a-promise-in-pieces.html

  • A PROMISE IN PIECES

    My thoughts: I have been really enjoying the Quilts of Love series as they have all been enjoyable reads, but I think this one might be my favorite yet! I was very impressed with this novel,especially since it was the authors first work of fiction! This book is a story of love,hope and healing, dealing with the grief of war and yet the love of others in this world. Clara was a warm engaging character that I really enjoyed and I highly recommend this book!

    I received this book in exchange for my honest opinion but all opinions expressed are entirely my own.

    Written by Perfect Beginnings on April 24, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/919102118

  • CRAFTIN4FUN@GMAIL.COM

    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!

    Written by J.C.s BookShelf on April 23, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://jcsbookshelf.wordpress.com/2014/04/24/a-promise-in-pieces-by-emily-wierenga/

  • “A PROMISE IN PIECES” BY EMILY WIERENGA

    The quilt made a fascinating backdrop for this story. I love the way that Mattie factored into the quilt origins, and the way that the quilt became the basis for Clara’s new purpose later in life.

    I think that this was the best Quilts of Love book yet.

    Written by A Nest in the Rocks on April 23, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/918805566

  • “A PROMISE IN PIECES” A QUILTS OF LOVE – EVERY QUILT HAS A STORY SERIES BY EMILY T WIERENGA/#GIVEAWAY/FACEBOOK PARTY!

    This happens to be my first time reading A Quilts of Love novel, and won’t be my last! Now I want toread them all! This book happens to be one of over twenty in this series of stand alone novels, and this is also author Emily T Wierenga’s debut novel! Congratulations to her! I definitely plan on reading many more of her books in addition to the other authors in this series, too. I really enjoyed this author’s writing style and her story telling because it felt ‘real’, as if I was right there in the car listening to the story! This book covered so much in the 207 pages, but it never felt as if it was too much. Now that I am finished, I am finding myself thinking more about this book, still! I thought the story this book told was pretty amazing! It was a . . . the rest is on my blog

    Written by Laurie Here – Contemporary Fiction and MORE – Book Reviews on April 23, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.lauriehere.com/2014/04/a-promise-in-pieces-quilts-of-love.html

  • QUILTS OF LOVE SERIES ~ A PROMISE IN PIECES BY EMILY T. WIERENGA, © 2014

    Such an exceptional story told in first person. Clara shares memories she had lived vividly to her grandson, Noah. Do you know the stories of those who are very important to you?

    I thoroughly enjoyed the writings of Emily Wierenga, in a gentle telling of Clara’s life and those around her. Clara touched many other lives beyond what she might have intended, just by being herself, doing what she knew to do.

    Written by Lane Hill House on April 23, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R3K8O0GRTCSRF8

  • A PROMISE IN PIECES

    This is the first opportunity I have had to read a novel by author Emily T. Wierenga. I AM A NEW FAN!!!

    She does a terrific job developing the story and characters. I easily could imagine sitting in the van and picturing everyone as the story unfolded.

    She told the story just as you were sitting there and talking to Clara yourself. You will fall in love with these characters! You will cry when they do and laugh when they do! I can’t say enough great this book was!! When she loses her beloved, being married myself, I can’t imagine what that would be like but the author does an outstanding job delicately walking you through that time in Clara’s life.

    Written by Frugal Maggie on April 23, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://tryingtobeafrugalmomma.blogspot.com/2014/04/wacky-and-wonderful-words-wednesday_23.html

  • QUILT OF LOVE SERIES

    Bloggers Review~ I feel in love with the Quilt of Love series from the first book; 3 books in and I can’t get enough! these stories are amazing and full of what women love and enjoy to read about. A big Thank you to all the ladies at LitFuse for the opportunity to review these books and to blog about them! God Bless.

    Written by Pamela Black on April 23, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://pblackblog.wordpress.com/2014/04/23/a-promise-in-pieces-by-emily-wierenga/

  • BOOK REVIEW: A PROMISE IN PIECES

    Even though the part of the story that is in the present only takes place in the car, the author does a great job of engaging the reader, mainly by how the characters relate to one another. The part of the novel that takes place in the past is a beautiful story of honor and respect – one that kept me turning pages well past my bedtime after finding myself completely lost in Clara’s story.

    Written by Little Blurbs on April 23, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://wp.me/p1548i-Fq

  • A PROMISE IN PIECES BY EMILY WIERENGA QUILTS OF LOVE SERIES BOOK TOUR , REVIEW AND $200 “WOMEN HELPING WOMEN” SHOPPING SPREE

    I cried while I read Clara’s story and I cried at the end of her story. This is the first novel written by Emily Wierenga and I have to say that this is one of the best books I have read in a long time.

    Written by 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! on April 22, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://3partnersinshopping.blogspot.com/2014/04/a-promise-in-pieces-by-emily-wierenga.html

  • COULDN’T PUT IT DOWN!

    So far I haven’t found a book in the Quilts of Love series that I didn’t like, and this book was equally as exciting as all of the rest! For one thing, I love the way the story of Clara is told. The book actually begins as Clara telling her life story to her grandson Noah on a long car ride. I love the way she speaks as if she’s reminiscing, and the chapters alternate between the present and the past. I had a very hard time even putting this book down! I kept wanting to read more and more of it to see what happened. This is a book I will most definitely be reading again, and would highly recommend it to others!

    Written by Loving Mommahood on April 22, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R1155KM41TYVOP/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • BOOK REVIEW: A PROMISE IN PIECES, BY EMILY T. WIERENGA & $200 WOMEN HELPING WOMEN SHOPPING SPREE GIVEAWAY FROM QUILTS OF LOVE!

    This book is certainly emotionally-ridden, but is an excellent read for anyone who loves the Christian romance genre.

    Written by The Lady Prefers To Save on April 22, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/RIV495ZN9ZHGY/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • A PROMISE IN PIECES

    Lately, I have been reading a lot of WWII era stories. My first thought was oh no another WWII story and was not particularly thrilled about reading another WWII era story, but how wrong when I got caught up in the story and realized it was not what it seemed.

    It is a very thought provoking story of faith, love, friendship, loss and God’s plan for our lives.

    Written by Caffeinated Christian Raves-N-Reviews on April 22, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/902390165

  • ACHINGLY BEAUTIFUL

    Honestly? I wasn’t sure I was going to like Clara.

    Oh, but I did. See, I was uncertain of whether this would be WWII novel or whirlwind romance or the quilt’s journey or about Clara’s friendship with Mattie. Why I didn’t really believe it could be both and all I don’t know.

    Written by Inspiring Daring on April 22, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/RRTGQS361Q4PG/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00IPM1JA0&nodeID=133140011&store=digital-text

  • A PROMISE IN PIECES

    Warning: You will need a box of Kleenex while reading this book.
    This just may have been the best Quilts of Love book , in my opinion. Even if it did make me cry a lot.
    I will be real honest here the book was to short for me, I would love to have spent more time with the characters and the author could have developed the characters just a bit more.
    I did however find this book to be like and old quilt warn and cozy,
    I can’t wait to read more for this author. If you have not read any of the Quilts of Love books, this is the one I would pick up first.
    I gave this book 4.5 stars. I recommend it. Really good debut from this author.
    I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.

    Written by The Mary Book Reader on April 22, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.themarybookreader.blogspot.com/2014/04/a-promise-in-pieces-by-emily-wierenga.html

  • I have really enjoyed reading the Quilts of Love series. Each book is independent from the rest meaning readers can pick and choose the book of their choice without worrying about being lost in the middle of a series. A Promise in Pieces by Emily T. Wierenga was my latest read, and it’s my favorite so far. Follow Clara from the time she joins the Army Nurse Corps at 21 to long after she has grandchildren. Watch her grow and struggle to find purpose and meaning in her life even as she helps so many people grieve the loss of their loved ones after the war. I highly recommend this book!

    Written by This Sweet Life on April 21, 2014 | e

  • A PROMISE IN PIECES

    A Promise in Pieces is much like sitting down with your grandma and being told her life adventures. I had a hard time putting it down! It’s a beautiful story of heartache, loss, and finding your way to the foot of the Cross.

    Written by Semel on April 19, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://princess-mia.livejournal.com/d3.html

  • BOOK REVIEW: A PROMISE IN PIECES

    Grab the tissues! When I picked up “A Promise in Pieces,” I wasn’t expecting such an emotionally charged story. This was a beautiful, sweet book–well written and uplifting, for all the tear-inducing moments within its pages. I loved the historical aspects of this tale.

    Written by WordSmith on April 16, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://wp.me/p3fKiF-sA