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{More about Masterpiece Marriage}

New from Abingdon Press’ Quilts of Love series | Masterpiece Marriage

He wants to save his business. She wants to be a professor. But are they asking for more than they can really have?

After a flood damages the looms at Zenus Dane’s Philadelphia textile mill and the bank demands loan payment, Zenus turns to his aunt for help repurposing his textiles. Trouble is . . . his aunt has already been hired by the lovely yet secretive Englishwoman Mary Varrs.

Eager to acquire his aunt’s quilt patterns, Zenus attends the summer Quilting Bee, a social event his aunt has uniquely designed with the secret purpose of finding Zenus a wife. However Zenus only has eyes for Mary, but Mary has no such desire for him.

Though his aunt is determined to design a masterpiece marriage, both Zenus and Mary will have to overcome their stubborn ways. Can he realize that love requires stepping out of his routine? And will she recognize that following her heart doesn’t mean sacrificing her ambition?

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

Gina Welborn

{More About Gina Welborn}

Gina Welborn is the author of several novels and novellas, including “The Heiress’s Courtship.” She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers; the president of Faith, Hope and Love; and a founding member of She lives in Cache, Oklahoma, with her pastor husband and their five children. Visit her online at

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    Zenus and Mary were characters that I quickly fell in love with. And I loved the aunt and the way she put the pieces of the quit together, all the while trying to draw Zenus and Mary together. But they were so stubborn!! But all in all, Masterpiece Marriage turned out to be a sweet romance, full of love, friends and tension and a lot of adjustments in personalities, bringing this quilt together and a story that is sure to warm your hearts.

    Written by Splashes of Joy on February 3, 2015 | e
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    Mary is house sitting in Belle Haven while waiting on an appointment that would lead to an academic position at a nearby college. She spent two years in research with photographs included with her application. Now she’s learned that only drawn illustrations are acceptable. Does that spell the end of her dreams since she can’t draw?

    Life isn’t being too kind to this pair. Mary needs her plant illustrations asap while Zenus has to continue to bow and scrape before his aunt in order to receive one of her quilt patterns.

    Life does get interesting in Belle Haven. Thank you, Ms Welborn. I really enjoyed this book.

    Tissue alert. You’d better have that box handy by the time you get to chapter 18.

    Written by sunny island breezes on January 27, 2015 | e
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    Masterpiece Marriage has a wonderful story line, great characters and a lot of ideas that are worth thinking about. The way Zenus and Mary resisted love and how the story played out is very touching.

    That Zenus sometimes uses his faith in God as a crutch and that Mary struggles not to hurt again are brought out so well by the author.

    I loved the character of Aunt Prisicilla who played a huge role in pushing both of them to discover themselves, heal from their past and acknowledge their feelings for each other.

    How Zenus expresses his love by giving Mary the freedom to follow her dreams and yet commiting to her tugs at the heart.

    Written by Corinne Rodrigues on January 26, 2015 | e
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    Set in the late 1800s when America was going through big changes in industry, women’s rights, and breakthroughs in science and knowledge in general, this was a book that I truly enjoyed! I haven’t read very many books set in this time period, and it has been a pleasure to plunge into that time!

    Written by Jami’s Words on January 26, 2015 | e
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    The old-fashioned craft of quilting is set right alongside the heroine trying to become a doctor of botany so she can teach. However, the pull of old world thinking and being in someone’s debt weighs on her. As it challenges her to exceed it also threatens her if she is found wanting. It is interesting to read how she isn’t sure how to react to the Americans living in the small town with her. It’s a good reminder that to have friends we must be friendly. The friends that she ends up being close with are the ones that reached out to her first; one girl just wouldn’t take no for an answer.

    Written by Jendi’s Journal on January 23, 2015 | e
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    A fun relaxing read. Characters that have whit and a conniving aunt make this book quite enjoyable as you step back in time!

    Written by Knits Reads and Reviews on January 19, 2015 | e


    This deadline really creeped up on me but, luckily the book was short(er)! As always, this Quilts of Love novella was well-written and, though totally predictable, an enjoyable read. Gina Welborn’s writing was easy to read and understand and painted a beautiful picture as the story unfolded. The characters were very well developed and I loved Zenus’s name! It is a unique name that I honestly have never heard of before and it just rolls off the tongue! A fabulous name choice!

    Written by Accelerate The Jesus Movement on January 19, 2015 | e


    I absolutely love time pieces and Masterpiece Marriage was the perfect writing to settle my addiction for now. The Quilts of Love series is all written by different authors, and I have really enjoyed getting to read such engaging pieces of writing. In this particular book the year is 1891 and follows the story of Zenus Dane. After his textile factory has been extremely damaged from a flood and collapsed roof, his cousin Sean comes to the rescue with some assistance. So much of the fabric is ruined that Zenus had no idea what he was going to do to salvage all of his losses. His business was doomed until Zenus decides that he needs to go and visit his Aunt Priscilla. He needs an idea that will save him from all of his financial losses and his hopes are that she will create a quilt that is so unique that he can market it to get back what all he would have lost by not being able to sell the fabric in whole. The catch is that he and his Aunt have not been on speaking terms for a whole now. When Mary Varrs, his Aunt’s neighbor, is introduced to Zenus she is in the midst of quilting with other women. Aunt Priscilla is not one to be messed with as she is a strong character but there is way more love there than readers may think. Her past experiences are what makes her the way that she is and you have to respect her.

    Written by Manic Mama of 3 on January 18, 2015 | e
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    Gina Welborn was a new to me author. I’d never read any of her books. However, She’s scored big in my book. She has me a fan after reading Masterpice Marriage. I haven’t found a book in this series that I’ve been disappointed with and Welborn’s was no exception. Romance, quilts and Christian rolled into one intriguing novel. The characters and plot just grab you and suck you in. A delightful read you won’t be sorry you picked up.

    Written by The Blended Blog on January 18, 2015 | e


    I am madly in love with everything about Masterpiece Marriage. Zenus & Mary are both so set on their paths. They have strong beliefs in what they are meant to do with their lives; whether they believe it has been ordained as God’s plan or out of obligation to family.

    I love that the mere thought of Mary drives Zenus mad. I love that the scientist in Mary finds Zenus a confusing puzzle. And, I love that absolutely EVERYONE in the story believe there is no possible way Zenus is right for Mary, or Mary is right for Zenus (Mary & Zenus included). They’re both so stubborn they’re going to prove everyone right, too.

    But the moment that will always cause a heart flutter for me has to do with simply thinking of porridge with 12 raisins. Who knew a love story could turn on a number of raisins?

    Written by A Bit Bookish on January 18, 2015 | e


    The Quilts of Love series is a great series and I eagerly await each new book. I am glad that I got the chance to read this installment. Mary is a great female lead character. She will work hard for what she wants, and she had no time for love. Even when it is right in front of her. Zenus is no better. He is determined to save his business. In fact he is so busy that he misses what his aunt has plotted. They both need to think with their hearts and realize what is in front of them before it is too late. I really liked the ending and i hope that the author writes more books with Zenus’s aunt! I am giving this book a 4/5. I was given a copy to review, however all opinions are my own.

    Written by Deal Sharing Aunt on January 18, 2015 | e
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    I found the characters to be quite likable, particularly the main three: Zenus, Mary, and Aunt Priscilla. Mary is English, and has been all over the world, earning degrees and trying to become a professor. That is not an easy task for a woman at the time.

    Written by Footprints in the Butter on January 18, 2015 | e


    I love historical fiction so I was totally excited to read Masterpiece Marriage by Gina Welborn, another great book in the Quilt of Love series. It was interesting to learn about the textile mill but also equally as interesting to learn about botany. Easy to like well written characters provide more than a few laughs as the story progresses. Overall anyone who enjoys fast paced historical reads that include romance, humor and quilting will find this one well worth reading.

    Written by WV Stitcher on January 17, 2015 | e
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    I like both Zenus and Mary. Mary works diligently to pursue her dreams. Zenus struggles to please others while bearing a load of pain from his youth. They both have much to overcome, and that makes this my favorite type of story: one of perseverance and victory.

    If you’re looking for a romantic story that contains more than fluff and warm fuzzies, Masterpiece Marriage is the book for you.

    Written by A Nest in the Rocks on January 17, 2015 | e
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    I thought this book was a delightful read. I enjoyed the characters and how they interacted and developed throughout the story. It was an easy read that was delightful and sweet.I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

    Written by Perfect Beginnings on January 17, 2015 | e
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    I found all the characters to be interesting and relatable. Like Zenus, I have had a very bad thing happen in our family that turned out to be life changing. At first it made me wondered why God would let something like that happen to me if he really loved me but after a long while I was finally able to see that I still had a lot of growing to do. Now, I can honestly say that my relationship with God has been strengthened because of it.

    Written by Frugal-Shopping on January 16, 2015 | e
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    This was the first book I’ve read by Gina Welborn and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I love to read historical fiction and this book did not disappoint. From the very beginning it had my attention. Masterpiece Marriage, kept me on the edge of my seat wondering what had happened in Zenus’ past and wondering also who the prince is to Mary Varrs!?

    Written by the life and times of a pwnmom… on January 16, 2015 |e
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    One of the best in this series!…This book made me laugh so much I don’t think I should read it in public! LOL!…This quickly became one of my all time favorite books in the Quilts of Love series, and one that I wouldn’t mind reading again! Humor, love, intrigue, betrayal, loss, hope, and much more!…

    Written by ASC Book Reviews on January 16, 2015 | e


    My Thoughts On The Book: I have loved the Quilts of Love series. This one is no exception. Gina Welborn does an outstanding job of character and plot development. I love Mary Varrs and I love Zenus. This book has it all with intrigue, romance, quilting, and a friend who needs to mind her own business. I loved it! The aunt was priceless and was a perfect fit to turn of the century dowagers. This was an easy read and once I started it I found I had to finish it before putting it down.
    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publishing, NetGalley Publicity Group and Abingdon Press as part of their Book Review Blogger Programs. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    Written by Karen’s Korner on January 16, 2015 | e
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  • Masterpiece Marriage, By: Gina Welborn
    A well written book in the Quilts of Love series. Love the history and deals in the story. I for one have been fascinated with quilts for years.

    Written by Cheryl Baranski on January 15, 2015 | e


    This is another wonderful addition to the Quilts of Love series of books! Sometimes I don’t know how they can keep coming out with more and the quality still stay so good. I’m impressed!

    Masterpiece Marriage is a book that some may find hard relating to the main characters. They aren’t who you normally can relate to, but as the story goes on you find yourself caring more about them. I think it helps that there are so many wonderful side characters to help the story along.

    It was fun to see how the quilt was going to play an important part in the story (I won’t give it away). I just loved how you were drawn into the running of the textile mill. It gave another meaning to the quilt for me.

    This is one book I think you will enjoy reading and adding to the whole series of Quilts of Love!

    Written by The Minister’s Wife Stmaps and Saves on January 15, 2015 | e
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    I found “Masterpiece Marriage” a delightful “Quilts of Love” read.

    Mary comes to America to continue her education as a woman scientist and meets textile mill owner Zenus while visiting his Aunt Priscilla. They both need Aunt Priscilla’s help and try to work together, but in the end the realize they need to trust in God more and in his timing.

    Written by EmpowerMoms on January 15, 2015 | e
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    I thought I would be bit bored reading another romance novel, however, this one caught me by surprise. The characters are quite compelling. A love/hate relationship. It was a joy to read how each character immediately sized up the other person and the negative feelings and thoughts just flowed in their minds. The battle of wills had begun.

    Written by My Daily Trek on January 15, 2015 | e


    I always enjoy Abingdon’s Quilts of Love books. Gina Welborn has written an engaging story centering on Zenus and Mary, at odds with each other while individually vying for the help of Zenus’s Aunt Priscilla, whose main goal is to bring the two of them together. Filled with amusing as well as tender moments, this satisfying read will keep you warm on a winter night.

    Written by Mocha with Linda on January 15, 2015 | e
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    I really enjoyed this installment of the Quilts of Love series. The characters of this book were fun to get to know. I like how the author made them be in real life situations it made reading even more enjoyable

    Written by Griperang’s Bookmarks on January 15, 2015 | e
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    First off, I want to say that I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the cover of this book!! It is so gorgeous. When I first got the email I thought it was church pews, and even after the book arrived I thought that. It wasn’t until someone in the litfuse group that I’m in said something about it being spools of thread. I had to do a double take!

    Written by Reading Corner Reviews & More on January 15, 2015 |e
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    Welborn did a great job of illustrating the tension between Zenus and Mary and the weirdness that would surround the actions of a matchmaking aunt. The conflicted feelings and confusion were very true to what people would be feeling in real life if placed in the awkward situations described in this book. I liked the storyline and found all of the characters to have very realistic feelings and actions. I liked Mary’s drive toward being a trailblazer for women in science and making a life for herself instead of succumbing to a the weird plans her family has for her back home.
    I would recommend this book to anyone who likes the “Quilts of Love” Series, as I have enjoyed all of them so far. This one is definitely worth picking up. It’s a quick and enthralling read.

    Written by Dawn’s Quilt Corner on January 14, 2015 | e
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    I have really been enjoying the Quilts of Love installments as they release. These books are all written by different authors and it isn’t like a story-line where the books flow together, but each one has had something in it that made the book come alive. Masterpiece Marriage was no different and I quickly became engrossed in the story of Mary and Zenus.

    Written by Giveaway Lady on January 14, 2015 | e
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    I really liked the storyline and the characters.

    Written by 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too!on January 13, 2015 | e
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    Even though I couldn’t relate to the characters as much I still enjoyed the characters around them that built up the stories especially Zenus’ Aunt who had a level head and sought to be hospitable to those who entered her home and desired to help those who truly need it – of course she asked that they help in return. Although this wasn’t my favorite Quilts of Love book I still recommend it because, like for me, it opened me up to a new author, I’ve never read Gina Welborn other books, and it does have a quaint charm like other books set in the late 1800’s.

    Written by Growing for Christ on January 13, 2015 | e
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    As much as I’ve loved the Quilts of Love series, I had a tough time getting into this one. I just couldn’t seem to relate to the characters and it took me about half the book before I was truly engaged in the story. I’m not sure that it helped that the main male character’s name was Zenus and I kept reading it as Zeus. That one is all on me though! Overall, not a bad read but it’s just not going to make my top ten list for the year.

    Written by Life With Katie on January 12, 2015 | e


    Masterpiece Marriage by Gina Welborn was another great book in this series. I love these books and I am so glad that I get to review them. There are some books that I would never buy with my own money but these are one of the few that I would actually buy because I love them so much.

    Written by The World As I See It on January 12, 2015 | e
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    Oh, I really enjoyed reading about Zenus and Mary!

    Gina creates wonderful, realistic, I-would-like-to-meet-them characters! Zenus is such a treat; reading about him blesses my heart.

    It was such a joy, reading as he walked through his textile mill, assessing the water damage to the fabric, as well as the new equipment, that he never lost hope or spoke ugly thoughts…

    “No sense bemoaning fate. Count it all joy– it was the only contingency he had. And he would count it all joy he’d fallen into this trial, because the testing of his faith was producing patience in him.”

    Now, I’ll admit he drove a few other bonkers with his impatience; I guess that’s how God teaches patience – with the opportunity to learn how to be patient.

    Written by Donna’s BookShelf on January 11, 2015 | e
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    The Quilts of Love series of books have been one of my favorite series to read over the last several years and 2015 begins with another great book in the series. Masterpiece Marriage is the perfect novel to pick up to kick start your 2015 reading.

    It is an engaging read, with delightful, well-rounded characters and a story line that will have you reading until all hours of the night. It is a quick read, and perfect to curl up with a cozy blanket and cup of tea on a cool evening or weekend afternoon.

    Written by A Mom After God’s Own Heart on January 11, 2015 | e
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    Zenus has that brooding, mysterious Mr. Darcy persona that I’m always drawn to. I wasn’t sure what to think of Mary at first. Her English background made her character quippy and cute, yet there seemed to be a lot lurking under the surface.There were times when I was confused by all the drama! Zenus’s aunt Priscilla was a busy little matchmaker. I really liked her in the end. There were some hints of racy situations in the book that aren’t usually found in the Quilts of Love series. This doesn’t detract from the story, but it’s something to consider when giving this to teens to read. As always, the quilt plays an important role in the healing and development of the characters.

    Written by Savings in Seconds on January 9, 2015 | e
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    This book contained some unusual twists and turns, which were sometimes hard to follow. On the other hand, when you think you had a plot figured out, such as Aunt Priscilla’s matchmaking, things don’t turn out how you expected. The plot twists and turns make this book interesting and keeps you guessing.

    I liked the fact that the scripture was taken from the King James Bible.

    Written by Dixie n Dottie on January 9, 2015 | e
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    What I like about the series is how the authors uses quilting as a way to transform character’s lives. Here, Gina Welborn uses the art of quilting to develop a romance between two unlikely individuals. In under 230 pages, the author creatively tells a cute romantic story with likeable characters. Overall, Masterpiece Marriage is a well-written romance novel that I enjoyed reading and I recommend it to others.

    Written by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer on January 8, 2015 | e
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    I thoroughly enjoyed Masterpiece Marriage and all its intricacies. I loved some of the humorous situations Mary found herself in as she attempted to learn to quilt. For some reason I had a problem with Zenus’ name – I kept reading it as Zeus. That was a new one for me! Other than that tiny point, I found everything else to be exemplary. The wealth of historical facts, interaction between characters, the humor, and the romance was all first rate.

    Written by Daysong Reflections on January 8, 2015 | e
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    While there are now 24 novels in the Quilts of Love series, they are each stand alone novels, which you can read in any order. I can honestly say I’ve enjoyed everyone of the Quilts of Love series and looking forward to reading more. Their newest book “Masterpiece Marriage”, by Gina Welborn, may very well be my favorite. Gina did a fantastic job painting the characters, the scenery and the plot, whereby two lead characters could easily be happy going after their life goals on their own, but yet while they are completely different people, they also compliment each other and bring out the best in each other. Gina, brings her characters to life in this delightful historical romance.

    This was a fun read, which I would happily recommend to others.

    Written by QuiltShopGal on January 8, 2015 | e
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    I really enjoyed the latest Quilts of Love story, “Masterpiece Marriage.” Gina tells a sweet love story that has so many elements and aspects woven in together. Zenus and Mary are both seeking for help and guidance and go to Priscilla as she seems to be the key to the answers they are seeking and the way for them to reach their goals. However, things do not go exactly how they wish.

    Written by Moments on January 8, 2015 | e
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    I have enjoyed all of the Quilt series. This one really was enjoyable to read. The characters were believable and I enjoyed being caught up in the story.

    Written by A Bookworms Corner on January 7, 2015 | e


    The Quilts of Love books have been such a delight to read. I loved everything about Masterpiece Marriage. Welborn hit this one out of the ballpark with believable characters and a story that expertly captured the time period. This was an easy and relaxing read. Perhaps the ending was a bit predictable, but the journey to there was no less enjoyable.

    Written by Mother of Three on January 7, 2015 | e
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    Gina Welborn expertly captures the essence of this conflict and she accurately shows how it affected individuals during this time period.

    I also commend her for how well she shows the emotions of a young British woman and how she would have reacted to the differing temperaments of American women of the age.

    I won’t say much more because I don’t want to give away the outcome of this wonderful story except to say that it is well written and well-worth reading!

    Written by J.C.s BookShelf on January 7, 2015 | e
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    MASTERPIECE MARRIAGE is a very well-written historical set in the gilded age. Both Mary & Zenus want something from Priscilla as it seems she is the answer to both of their prayers. But is she really?

    MASTERPIECE MARRIAGE was definitely a unique read. A flooded textile plant. Desperation to pull some sort of salvage from the damaged goods—hopefully with a profit. A hero whom no one seems to like or understand. Mary is popular and sought out as a leader in her field (as a woman in the sciences) but when she is offered an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, she may have to pass if she can’t find a suitable artist.

    Fans of the gilded age, historical romance, Gina Welborn, and the Quilts of Love series will devour this latest addition to the collection. A well-stitched story.

    Written by Lighthouse Academy on January 7, 2015 | e
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    The character are well developed and realistic. In fact , you become so engrossed in their problems and challenges, that you tend to forget that they are fictional!! I wanted to shake them at times and at others , give them a big hug and some sympathy.

    This is definitely a book not to miss!!
    A five star book!!

    Written by Quiet Quilter on January 6, 2015 | e
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    I have loved reading all the books in the Quilts of Love series (just click that link and you can read all my reviews from this series). Being a quilter myself, showing how quilts bring love and respect in relationships really made me fall in love with this series.

    In Masterpiece Marriage, my feelings about this book have been just like the others I have read. I loved everything about it. The characters were great and made even more life like by the great writing of the author.

    This book was set in the past (which are some of my favorite because I love learning about the history during that time period). There was some of the old world magic happening since it is a lot less likely for people to get set up for marriages and marry so quickly.

    Written by Jen’s Journey on January 6, 2015 | e
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    5 stars ***** out of 5
    Historical Romance

    I was able to identify with Mary right from the start, for though I can sew (just not a fine stitch), I too prefer to be outside getting my hands dirty. Nothing as prestigious as botany, though. This was a fun read, with stereotypes exchanged. A man who works with fabric, a woman who loves botany. And, as with all the books in the QUILTS OF LOVE series, the quilt takes on its own personality. To have included a woman who makes prize winning quilts was pure genius. Gina Wellborn is a new author to me, and I really enjoyed this, from the conflict of both needing completely different things from the same woman (Priscilla Dane Osbourne), within the same time line, to the final reward. There is just enough thrill to the read to keep the reader from being able to put the book down. I recommend it to all readers.

    Thank you to Litfuse Publicity Group and Abingdon Press for the opportunity to read this book. I was given it free of charge in exchange for an honest review. A positive critique was not required. The opinions are my own.

    Written by Reviewing Novels Online on January 5, 2015 | e
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    For a story set in this time period, I thought the book took an unexpected turn at the end.

    I liked the shyness of the main character, Mary, in group settings. It gave her a more vulnerable feel, which contrasted with her fiery passion for academia.

    Written by Greatly Blessed on January 5, 2015 | e
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    How would you feel if all your hard work was for nothing? Join Gina Welborn as she takes you on the journey of Mary Varrs as she works hard to prove herself to her family and find a career where very little is offered to women. Zenus Dane comes to his aunt for help in saving his textile business only after he agrees to let her play matchmaker for him. Will Mary be able to find employment as a professor in her field of choice where so much is limited as far as women are concerned and will Zane find the match that his aunt approves of for him.

    Written by Rebekah Johnson on January 5, 2015 | e


    Once again, I was not disappointed by a Quilts of Love novel. As I read Gina Welborn’s Masterpiece Marriage, I loved how the historical setting added a unique flavor to the story and influenced the character interactions. It’s such a fun read – I loved it.

    Written by Book by Book on January 4, 2015 | e
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    I loved this tale! The characters were likable and I liked how the females were so true to their times. Often authors take liberties to make the women be defiant towards societal rules and God because of their station in life. Welborn kept Mary a true lady at all times and I thoroughly appreciated that.

    Written by A Rup Life on January 2, 2015 | e
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    If you’re ready to warm your heart with a good, old-fashioned love story – look no further than Masterpiece Marriage by Gina Wellborn!

    Masterpiece Marriage is an enjoyable story that involves the dynamic of match-making between characters who aren’t looking for love and the matchmaker’s challenge of overcoming the obstacles they put forth.

    Fans of the Quilts For Love series will welcome this addition to their collection – particularly when they see the beautiful cover!

    Written by Create With Joy on January 2, 2015 | e
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    I have never met a hero and heroine who maintained an intense dislike for each other well into the story. Me thinks they doth protest too much. Clashes of will, strong opinions, interfering busybodies and festering hurts all contrive to make this a doomed romance. I was highly entertained by Zenus and Mary’s rapid fire dialogue — even more so by their reluctantly growing admiration for each other as evidenced in their private thoughts. A fun read that highlights the rocky road to romance.

    Written by Best Reads on January 1, 2015 | e
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    A beautiful story of hope and love ~ and Mary. So reminded me of It’s A Wonderful Life ~ the old house, the dreams, the future to be taken when you realize why you were born. To live, to love; to be received, to reach for the plans He has for you.

    Written by Lane Hill House on December 31, 2014 | e
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    I truly enjoyed this book, these characters were just that, great characters. There were moments in the story that I wanted to help them along, and other moments I just wanted to throw my hands up in the air and let it all be upon themselves. This is what makes a great story for me. Writing that makes me feel part of the story, not like I am looking in on a scene, but that I am part of that scene. Gina Wellborn did exactlly that with this book. It is one of my favorite QOL books. 4.5 stars from this reviewer.
    This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review.

    Written by Cindy’s Book Reviews on December 30, 2014 | e
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    The book is well written and the characters really stand out. The story is easy to enjoy and the ending is worth getting to.

    Written by Cassandra M’s Place on December 29, 2014 | e
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    There is something to be said for the propriety that men and women had back in the 1800’s and I believe Gina Welborn captured that perfectly with her interactions between Mary, Priscilla and Zenus. I love the idea of a gentlemen like Zenus being a bit more than tongue tied when he converses with women. It’s that unique character flaw that makes him as appealing and Mary’s strong will and determination to not be willing to succumb to societies standards that a woman’s role was to be married and having children.

    Written by Reviews From The Heart on December 29, 2014 | e
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    This is another good novel in the series. Readers will learn a little about the textile industry in the 19th century and about another kind of quilt. It was an era when women were not allowed in many colleges and universities and this novel is a good reminder of how far women have come.

    Written by Reviews from an Avid Reader on December 29, 2014 | e
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    I love the setting of the book and the fact that we get to meet a meddlesome aunt as well a young sophisticate from England. Or is she really English? What is her role really and who is she? And the most pressing question, why would you name a child Zenus? Or maybe that’s just me that wants to know that! Mary wants to do some unconventional things while Zenus desires his Aunt’s help to save his textile mill. But not for the conventional reasons. He doesn’t care for himself but for the women with young children he employs. What will his Aunt require in exchange for helping him? Will he find out how to use his heart to think before he loses his love? I really enjoyed this book and was pleased with the ending though I’m ready for a sequel already!

    Written by For Him and My Family on December 28, 2014 | e
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    I love the Quilt of Love Series, but this wasnt my favorite. However, I could relate to the struggles and indepence that Mary struggled with. My personality very much related with her character in the story.

    Written by Life Isnt A Fairytale on December 28, 2014 | e
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    Be transported back over a hundred years – meet two women (and some men) with modern, and therefore ‘shocking’ views on the role of women.
    See what happens when one listens to God, and interprets what He said.
    Be entertained by two women, one aunt and her nephew.

    Written by Avid Reader Reviews on December 28, 2014 | e
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    “Masterpiece Marriage” is just a sweet romance and Mary, Zenus and Priscilla are really terrific characters that are very well-developed within these pages. Ms. Welborn has given them a life of their own and we really want them to succeed both in their professions and, of course, in their romance. This is a truly enjoyable read and I look forward to more from this very talented author.

    Written by Vic’s Media Room on December 27, 2014 | e
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    Somehow you just couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.Even though Zenus and Mary constantly argued, you couldn’t help but love t hem. Ms. Welborn presents herself as a clever writer with humor put in. This is a story of a girl that is struggling with deciding to choose between marriage and a career. It definitely is a love story.As you read the book you will see how different the world was back then and how it is now.

    Written by BOOKS REVIEWS ETC on December 27, 2014 | e
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    Although it took me a bit to get to know the characters, I thought they had a rich story to tell! I love the way an old fashioned quilting bee came alive in the story.

    Written by Inklings and Notions on December 26, 2014 | e
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    I loved everything about this book. The characters were great and made even more life like by the great writing of the author. It was set in the past but other then traveling by horse, it could have totally happened in current day. There was some of the old world magic happening since it is a lot less likely for people to get set up for marriages and marry so quickly. The characters at the quilting bee were just as interesting as the main characters and added so much to the story and the outcome!!

    Written by NOVA Frugal Family on December 26, 2014 | e
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    I really enjoyed, Masterpiece Marriage, the storyline has many situations and differing personalities all blended together. With that being said I feel like that it made for a very interesting read as well as a big page turner for me. I was so fascinated with everyone’s character that before long I reached the end of the book.

    Written by A Simple Life, really?! on December 23, 2014 | e
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