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Don’t miss this month’s Quilts of Love book, A Stitch and a Prayer, by Eva Gibson. A quilt becomes a labor of love for a lonely wife mysteriously separated from her young husband.

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  • A Kindle HDX
  • A Promise in Pieces by Emily Wierenga
  • A Stitch and a Prayer by Eva Gibson
  • Rival Hearts by Tara Randel

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{More about A Stitch and a Prayer}

New from Quilts of Love | A Stitch and a Prayer

A quilt becomes a labor of love for a lonely wife mysteriously separated from her young husband.

After her fiancé returns from the Klondike gold rush in 1897, Florence Harms sets about building a new life in her new marriage—even though the lingering effects of illness have left her weak and vulnerable. She and her young husband, Will, work tirelessly to clear the land around their Northwest cabin, content with their modest life.

But then a stranger comes knocking and Florence suddenly senses a restlessness in Will’s spirit that she had never seen before. When he leaves her with only a note that tells her he will return before their baby’s birth, she is devastated, and the illness that stiffened her joints returns. Counting the days until Will walks back through her door, Florence busies herself with a Tree of Life quilt displaying a map of the farm they call home. Doubts claw at her heart as Florence struggles to believe Will’s promise to return to her. Will her labor of love-and faith in God—sustain her as she waits to see her beloved once again?

Learn more and purchase a copy at the Quilts of Love website.

Eva Gibson

{More About Eva Gibson}

Eva Gibson is the author of twenty books, including “The Gift of Forgiveness” and “The Three Marys.” She currently teaches “writing your life story” classes for Portland Community College and is an active member of Oregon Christian Writers. She has lived most of her life on the family farm in Wilsonville, Oregon, which is the setting for “A Stitch and a Prayer.”

Find out more about Eva at http://www.abingdonpress.com/eva_gibson.
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Reviews

  • “A STITCH AND A PRAYER” BY EVA GIBSON

    While I really liked the writing style, the storyline was not the most intriguing and/or complex storyline I’ve read. But see, I felt like this was a second (or even a third) book in a series…like I should have known more (way more) about the main characters and their struggles. I did enjoy reading about Florence and reading her Prayers.

    Written by Books for Christian Girls on June 16, 2014 | e

  • A STITCH AND A PRAYER

    As with all the Quilts of Love books I have read, A Stitch and a Prayer presents solid values in its characters. Florence struggles to live on her own, all the while keeping steadfast in her faith in God and in her husband.

    The Tree of Life quilt that Florence is creating offers beautiful symbolism to Florence and her story.

    While I found this story a little slow-moving, it offers some twists and turns that keep you coming back to find out what happens in the end.

    Written by Starts At Eight on June 16, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.startsateight.com/2014/06/stitch-and-a-prayer/

  • A STITCH AND A PRAYER FEATURES LIFE FOR PIONEER WOMEN AND THE STRUGGLES THEY HAD.

    The Quilts of Love series is back with another wonderful book. Imagine finding a man you love dearly, getting pregnant, being really sick and on bed rest and your husband disappears. Even in today’s society that would be tough, but for the main character of this book it is even worse. It’s 1897 in the Northwest Woods,
    very remote and very hard living. Poor Florence is forced into a trust and patience situation that I can’t even imagine going through. This book, although a little slow in some places does keep you wanting to know more about the characters, especially Florence. it is a sweet story that you want to know the end of and it touches on how hard life was for pioneer women. What got me the most was how Florence learned to rely and trust on God completely, something we all need to do!

    Written by The Minister’s Wife Stmaps and Saves on June 16, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://theministerswifestampsandsaves.blogspot.com/2014/06/a-stitch-and-prayer-features-life-for.html

  • BOOK REVIEW: “A STITCH AND A PRAYER” BY EVA GIBSON

    This book is all about family and love and how love lets you see the person on the inside and not how they are physically. Ms. Gibson is a wonderful story teller. I fell in love with Florence and suffered with her through every moment not really knowing what would happen next. Will is terrific–he’s a good guy, he’s a bad guy, you want to hurt him, you want him to succeed. This story affected me. It has its up and downs and moments of real darkness but Ms. Gibson has a skillful hand and pulls everything off just perfectly. 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 June 15, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R2ZNRJG1D9ZWEL

  • A STITCH AND A PRAYER

    There are several inspirational messages woven into the story, and it was nice to see Florence’s faith, which allowed her to grow and change as the story progressed. Overall, an okay read just not one of my favorites, but anyone who enjoys a faith based read with a historical setting, and the theme of quilting woven into the story might really enjoy this one.

    Written by WV Stitcher on June 13, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/RLIY2YECBHFRI/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00IXPV4FE

  • A STITCH AND A PRAYER BY EVA GIBSON

    What I loved about A Stitch And A Prayer was Eva’s beautiful writing style and the symbolism of the Tree of Life Quilt that Florence creates during her husband’s absence as she prays for his safe return.

    If you enjoy faith-based historical fiction, be sure to check out A Stitch And A Prayer!

    Written by Create With Joy on June 13, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.create-with-joy.com/2014/06/a-stitch-and-a-prayer-by-eva-gibson.html

  • A STITCH AND A PRAYER #BOOKREVIEW @LITFUSE

    I love the Quilts of Love series. This book of course is no exception. I love to quilt and hope to share that with you, but for now let’s talk about the book. Poor Florence has been sick, she finally gets well enough to marry her love. She gets pregnant, she is having a hard time keeping her baby, which means bedrest. Then her new husband disappears! Where could he have gone? Will he be back in time for the birth? Will she even be able to give birth to a live baby? This books has many twists and turns but the constant through it all is Florence’s faith in God and in her husband keeping his word that he’ll be home when their baby comes.

    Written by For Him and My Family on June 12, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://wp.me/p4fKCR-uM

  • A STITCH AND A PRAYER BOOK REVIEW

    It’s a book filled with tests over her love for Will and her belief in God but she never gives up totally and in the end, she is rewarded for not giving into fear and doubt. I guess we could all learn a lesson on that!

    Written by Mary’s Cup of Tea on June 9, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.mmbearcupoftea.com/2014/06/a-stitch-and-prayer-book-review-giveaway.html

  • BOOK REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY AND FACEBOOK PARTY WITH THE AUTHOR: A STITCH AND A PRAYER BY EVA GIBSON

    A Stitch and A Prayer had very good values that I enjoyed reading about. One of them is that earthly possessions should not overcome your day to day life and control you. This is one of the things that one of the main characters has to deal with and only overcomes it through Scripture.

    The story itself was a little slow, but reading about the characters was engaging. This book is geared more to an elderly audience, and although I enjoyed it, I believe younger ladies might not enjoy it as much.

    Written by Accelerate The Jesus Movement on June 9, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://acceleratethejesusmovement.wordpress.com/2014/06/05/book-review-and-giveaway-and-facebook-party-with-the-author-a-stitch-and-a-prayer-by-eva-gibson/

  • PRETTY COVER

    I really like the cover on this book, I admit it sucked me in. I liked the first few chapters of the book and then the story got really slow for me. I enjoyed reading about the pioneer lifestyle and making a new home. I enjoyed Florence and how she deals with Will leaving her a note saying he left. Near the end of the book it was hard for me to believe what was happening but it’s a sweet story. The overall story is good it was a just a slow read for me. I loved the details about the quilt!
    If you have read the other Quilts of Love books you will enjoy this one!

    “I received this book from Litfuse for free in exchange for an honest review.”

    Written by I Hope You Dance on June 7, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R1STUJ7E7ALWJ5/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • A STITCH AND A PRAYER

    A glimpse back in time details the gritty reality of life for a pioneer woman. Florence’s story is made all the more poignant by a chronic illness that is debilitating even with today’s medicine. This is a heartwarming tale that celebrates faith in family, friends and a loving Father in Heaven who sees us through the good times and the bad.

    Written by Best Reads on June 6, 2014 | e

  • QUILTS OF LOVE | A STITCH AND A PRAYER–KINDLE HDX GIVEAWAY AND A “QUILTING BEE” FACEBOOK PARTY

    This book is hard for me to express how I felt as I read it. I enjoyed the story, but felt that main character Florence was too fearful, and worrisome. I would have enjoyed seeing her portrayed as a stronger woman, even in spite of her health issues. The story was good, I just couldn’t connect to Florence, so it felt unfulfilled to me. I liked Will but he was a bit too quiet, he needed to communicate more with his wife. Overall the story was easy to read, I read it this morning in one sitting. I give this story 3.5 stars.
    This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review.

    Written by Cindy’s Book Reviews on June 6, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Stitch-Prayer/Eva-J-Gibson/9781426772528?id=4543212266282

  • A STITCH AND A PRAYER GIVEAWAY W/ EVA GIBSON

    Fans of historical fiction will not want to miss the latest installment in the Quilts of Love collection!
    I was immediately drawn into Florence’s world, her life, her struggles as she dealt with her illness, her pregnancy and her husbands absence. She really had to learn to depend on God during these trials- something we all need to be reminded of now and again.
    I enjoy stories that take place during the pioneer period and felt the author did a wonderful job of creating a solid setting without bogging the story down with too much information. I also enjoyed that the author based this story on a part of her own family history- very cool!

    Written by JoJo’s Corner on June 5, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R1Q8LSKWAWBTGG/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1426772521

  • QUILTS OF LOVE | A STITCH AND A PRAYER – KINDLE HDX GIVEAWAY & “QUILTING BEE” FACEBOOK PARTY!

    “A Stitch and a Prayer” is a wonderful addition to the Quilts of Love series and one that I highly recommend to those whom have read and enjoyed others in this series. Eva writes in a style that is easy to read and easy to become completely engrossed in the story and the characters’ lives. Also, the imagery is amazing in this book as the settings, emotions and experiences are all described so vividly with much detail that everything in the story just comes to life.

    Written by Moments on June 3, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://kristie-moments.blogspot.com/2014/06/quilts-of-love-stitch-and-prayer-kindle.html

  • A STITCH AND A PRAYER

    I found the historical side of this story fascinating!

    Written by Semel insanivimus omnes on June 3, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://princess-mia.livejournal.com/d14.html

  • A STITCH AND A PRAYER

    A beautiful story of love and faith. Florence is an incredibly strong character even though physically her body is vulnerable and weak. Her faith in God and her husband is unbreakable. Loved every moment of this book!

    Written by Working Mommy Journal on June 3, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://workingmommyjournal.blogspot.ca/2014/06/a-stitch-and-prayer-review.html

  • A STITCH AND A PRAYER BY EVA GIBSON REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

    A story of hardship and raw emotions. I found this both very sad and inspiring. The characters are written so well that I was able to feel connected in the story and as such enjoyed it a lot more.

    Written by cassandra mccann on June 2, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.cassandramsplace.com/2014/06/a-stitch-and-prayer-by-eva-gibson.html

  • QUILTS OF LOVE A STITCH AND A PRAYER BY EVA GIBSON BOOK REVIEW AND KINDLE HDX GIVEAWAY – SEE MORE AT: HTTP://3PARTNERSINSHOPPING.BLOGSPOT.COM/2014/06/QUILTS-OF-LOVE-STITCH-AND-PRAYER-BY-EVA.HTML

    A Stitch and a Prayer is a story of love, hope, faith and forgiveness. It is ultimate trust between a husband and wife. Florence is living through the sadness that her husband has just left her when she is pregnant with their child -I really enjoyed reading this book and the characters that were created by the author –

    Written by 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! on June 2, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://3partnersinshopping.blogspot.com/2014/06/quilts-of-love-stitch-and-prayer-by-eva.html

  • A STITCH AND A PRAYER- BOOK REVIEW

    An inspirational story that will have you grabbed instantly as you turn each page. You won’t put this book down as you learn to love Florence, her story and the quilt of love that she makes as she waits for Will to return….

    Written by Life Isn’t Always a Fairytale on June 2, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/955777274

  • A STITCH AND A PRAYER BY EVA J. GIBSON, © 2014 ~ QUILTS OF LOVE SERIES

    A Stitch and a Prayer is a settlement story of endurance and trust in God who sees our tomorrows. Florence and her family support each other as they wait for her husband Will’s return. Life is daily as each one is encouraged by the strength offered each other. I liked the forgiveness given a neighbor and the bond they form together because of kindness. The making of the quilt is healing physically for Florence and the ability to receive help from others to aid in the completion of her dream.

    Written by Lane Hill House on June 2, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R3R2WC57HL2W4S

  • MY REVIEWS AND COMMENTS ON THIS BOOK:

    You have to trust the person and believe that they love you and will return to you and the home that you have begun to build together. How could your faith stand the test? How would you handle the situation? Could totally trust and depend on God to meet your needs and answer your prayers.

    Written by Caffeinated Christian Raves – N- Reviews on May 31, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/931322717

  • A STITCH AND A PRAYER

    Beautifully written and an inspiration to anyone who struggles with self-doubt.

    Written by Four Seasons of Blessings on May 30, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://kaseyparr.wordpress.com/2014/05/30/a-stitch-and-a-prayer/

  • “A STITCH AND A PRAYER” BY EVA GIBSON | QUILTS OF LOVE # 19

    I have read other reviews that said they had difficulty connecting with the main character.

    I did not have that problem.

    I connected with Florence right away. And I was pulled right into her world. Eva Gibson is a very skilled author. She paints a beautiful picture around our characters and I truly felt like I was right there with Florence as she struggled and worried and tried to pass the time until her beloved would return.

    And I find myself wondering if perhaps the difficulty with some people connecting with Eva’s main character is perhaps the health issues she is struggling with…

    Written by J.C.s BookShelf on May 30, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://jcsbookshelf.wordpress.com/2014/05/29/a-stitch-and-a-prayer-by-eva-gibson-quilts-of-love-19/

  • There was a strong focus on trusting God. Florence constantly went to Scripture when she was feeling overwhelmed, letting the words wash over her and remind her of God’s presence. What a wonderful lesson for us all.

    Written by Brooke @ i blog 4 books on May 29, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://iblog4books.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-stitch-and-prayer-by-eva-gibson-blog.html

  • OLD-FASHIONED BOOK ABOUT HEARING GOD’S VOICE.

    This book carries a strong message about hearing God’s voice and being ready to obey. Young Florence learns the hard way that the wedding is not the hardest part of the marriage. God’s love and comfort are the vessels that carry Florence through the tough times.

    Written by Savings in Seconds on May 29, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.savingsinseconds.com/?p=17259

  • A STITCH AND A PRAYER – EVA GIBSON

    I cannot imagine waking up one morning to find you’re husband has left. He didn’t leave in anger after a fight, they weren’t having problems, he just left after having written a loving note to his wife. And on top of him leaving, to be pregnant and alone during the late 1800′s/early 1900′s would have been difficult in itself.

    This is the 5th Quilts of Love book I have received, and so far I have not been disappointed! A Stitch and a Prayer is very well written, and the story-line so well convincing that I feel as if I’m actually there, living it out along with Florence. While this is my first encounter with Gibson, I’ve read that she is the author of 20 other books, definitely worth checking into her other works!

    **I received this book in exchange for my honest review**

    Written by Give Me Today on May 29, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R4GJWGU71PXM7/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1426772521

  • A STITCH AND A PRAYER REVIEW

    I really enjoyed reading this book. This is the first book in the Quilts of Love series that I have had the pleasure of reading. I did find it a little bit confusing at times, but overall I enjoyed the book. The settings are amazing and the story line kept me intrigued. I am eager to read more of these Quilts of Love books now. I like historical fiction and this is a great series.

    Written by Let’s Eat 2 Day on May 29, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R14TZCMAX6ME5U/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1426772521

  • FAST READ

    I love quilts and the fact that each truly does tell a story intrigues me. Always has. This short novel, was a quick read. There were times I thought Florence seemed a little childish, but who isn’t in their first year of marriage, right? I did like how her faith in God grew and how she started learning to trust Him to take care of her rather than focus solely on her husband for comfort.

    Written by Books By Amanda on May 28, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://godisgoodgodisgreat.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-stitch-and-prayer-by-eva-gibson.html

  • Carol Ann Pileggi says:

    Once upon a time, I had an opportunity to visit Oregon. It was beautiful! “A Stitch and a Prayer” sounds like a book for me. I recently purchased a long arm Quilting Machine.