The Shadow on the Quilt (Quilt Chronicles Series #2)

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Juliana Sutton’s life looks perfect—from the outside. Until her husband’s untimely death reveals a devastating truth. . . . Cass Gregory is carrying his own dark secrets and feels unworthy to offer comfort to a woman of Juliana’s standing. When circumstances force them together, both Juliana and Cass are wounded and afraid to trust. Will the shadow of her dead husband’s name stand between Juliana and Cass, or will Juliana choose a love she never thought possible?

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Overview

Juliana Sutton’s life looks perfect—from the outside. Until her husband’s untimely death reveals a devastating truth. . . . Cass Gregory is carrying his own dark secrets and feels unworthy to offer comfort to a woman of Juliana’s standing. When circumstances force them together, both Juliana and Cass are wounded and afraid to trust. Will the shadow of her dead husband’s name stand between Juliana and Cass, or will Juliana choose a love she never thought possible?

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Whitson writes amazing stories.  The second book in the outstanding Quilt Chronicles has characters who are trying their best to forgive those who have hurt them and trying to turn the hurt into something positive. All of the characters tell their story in a way that keeps readers glued to the book until the last page.
Patsy Glans
RT Book Reviews - Patsy Glans

Whitson writes amazing stories.  The second book in the outstanding Quilt Chronicles has characters who are trying their best to forgive those who have hurt them and trying to turn the hurt into something positive. All of the characters tell their story in a way that keeps readers glued to the book until the last page.
RT Book Reviewss
Whitson writes amazing stories.  The second book in the outstanding Quilt Chronicles has characters who are trying their best to forgive those who have hurt them and trying to turn the hurt into something positive. All of the characters tell their story in a way that keeps readers glued to the book until the last page.
Patsy Glans
RT Book Reviews - Patsy Glans
Whitson writes amazing stories.  The second book in the outstanding Quilt Chronicles has characters who are trying their best to forgive those who have hurt them and trying to turn the hurt into something positive. All of the characters tell their story in a way that keeps readers glued to the book until the last page.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616264444
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2012
  • Series: Quilt Chronicles Series , #2
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 604,263
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.38 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author


Stephanie Grace Whitson, bestselling author and two-time Christy finalist, pursues a full-time writing and speaking career from her home studio in southeast Nebraska. Her husband and blended family, her church, quilting, and Kitty--her motorcycle--all rank high on her list of "favorite things."
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2014

    Recommended

    I enjoyed the book very much. I could relate to her heart break,over her husband not being faithful to her. Toward the end of the book I became confused on the time line of events, which didn't really affect the story line. I wish that it had be stated more clearly in the epilogue that the children were born to Cass and Julianna or they had adopted them through the Home.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

    Excellent book!

    This is another excellent book written by Stephanie Grace Whitson. It is about a wealthy widow who makes many contributions to a home for orphans and unmarried expectant mothers. The story is filled with humor, sadness, romance, and faith in God. It is wonderfully written, and I highly recommend it!

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  • Posted December 31, 2012

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    Pulls at your heartstrings Juliana Sutton couldn't believe she

    Pulls at your heartstrings

    Juliana Sutton couldn't believe she found what she thought was to be Sterling's surprise for her. Little did she know that after the beautiful night they'd just shared, instead she'd discovered a devastating secret he was keeping. When she opened the locket there was an inscription, To my P.L.S.T.S., with a woman's portrait, Sterling's profile and a lock of white-blonde hair. She spends the time trying to figure out what to do while she waits for Sterling to return, she finally gives up and heads to bed when she hears the fire bells ringing in town, moments later Sterling's aunts, Theodora and Lydia appear after also hearing the bells. Aunt Theodora had tried to call Sterling at his office but didn't get an answer so the fear was that his office was on fire while he was still working. Juliana and Aunt Theodora take the buggy to town while Aunt Lydia stays home in case anyone calls or brings word while they are in town finding out where the fire is.
    Fortunately the fire is not the Sutton offices but Goldie's, the local brothel. As they sit in the buggy looking for Sterling, Juliana see's them bring out blonde haired Nell Parker, one of the girls and then, and pull a sheet over her face but they didn't find Sterling. It wasn't until the next day that they found out he died in the fire. Juliana not only has the locket problem but now she has to play the proper grieving widow of Sterling Sutton.
    The aunts have been working on an autographed quilt for charity when one day Juliana discovers the name Pamela Lindermann, this is one she doesn't recognize. The undertaker Marvin Lindermann doesn't have a daughter but she connects the name with the initials P.L. so she has the name removed from the quilt, but will the shadow of that name on the quilt be forever in engraved in her memory?
    Stephanie did a wonderful job on this story, I found myself pulled into feeling Juliana's pain. She shows Juliana's strong feelings for her husbands aunts and how she will do anything to keep them from suffering the way she is. Juliana somehow finds the strength to move ahead with her life, but what is in store for her, you'll have to read this book on your own to find out. I think you will find yourself being pulled in too.
    I read my e-books while I'm in the truck going to town or traveling, paperbacks at home, and let me tell you that I was always anxious to go somewhere and have someone else drive so I could read. I think this second book was a lot better than the first one. I really liked The Key on the Quilt too, but something about this one touched me. I don't know if there is a third one coming out but I am on the lookout for it.
    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the NetGalley book review program. 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.”

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2012

    A good read

    Juliana Sutton must face her husband's betrayal when she discovers proof of his infidelity after his untimely death in a fire at a brothel. The characters are interesting and the women show strength and resourcefulness. I'm not sure about the one character who turns to prostitution to make a living for herself and her mother who follows her (as a brothel cook) to stay near her daughter.

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  • Posted September 23, 2012

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    Enjoyable!

    Within a few days Juliana’s world is forever changed. First she finds out her husband has been with another woman and has a child and then her husband is killed in a fire before she can even confront him. Not only does she have to deal with the grief of his betrayal and death but also with the huge house he had been building south of town. With the help of her late husbands beloved aunts she embarks on a journey of healing and new beginnings.

    Cass Gregory is the man in charge of getting the big house build and with the death of his boss he now has to deal with both Juliana as well as others who have their own plans for the big house. The fire that killed his boss also put his mother and sister out of work and a home and Cass now wants to help them get back on their feet but will the past cause them all to stumble?

    This is book two in the series but very much a stand alone. The author is a very deep writer and opens the book with a lot of fast information that might leave you going well geez there is the book in 5 pages but its only the beginning of a good book.

    What I liked: I really liked Juliana I felt so bad for her in the beginning finding out about her husband’s other woman and then his sudden death only a day later. She grieved for so much I just wanted things to go her way. But even with all that was going on she put one foot in front of the other and pushed on. To keep the book interesting there was the side characters of her husbands aunts who had me laughing and smiling and helped keep the book from feeling too dark. I also liked Cass and his mom and sister.

    What I did not like: We also hear from Juliana’s husbands other woman. When I saw she was also a part of the book I was kind of surprised and as much as I wanted to like her or feel sorry for her I just really did not like her and how that part of the storyline ended was not what I was expecting. This book was very dark just because of all the grief. While it was a good read it was very heavy.

    Over all I liked the book. It can be nice to read a book with so much depth. I would call it a drama. I was happy with the ending but felt there where some things left unanswered. This book may not be for every one but if you’re a fan of a good solid historical fiction with some romance and good characters I suggest you check it out.

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  • Posted September 19, 2012

    The Shadow on the Quilt by Stephanie Grace Whitson 4 STARS The

    The Shadow on the Quilt by Stephanie Grace Whitson
    4 STARS

    The Shadow on the Quilt made me question what would I do if I were in this situation.
    I would not be so forgiving and generous. This story dwelt with some tough issues that a lot of people find themselfs in and handled it all with such love and faith.
    Juliana Sutton found a locket with pictures of a women,baby and bit of the baby's hair.
    It also had a name engraven on it. Juliana found it in her husbands pants. She was hurt and so angry at her husband of 10 years.
    Before she could confront her husband they heard the sounds of the fire bell ringing.
    Aunt Theodora and Aunt Lydia both lived in the big house with Juliana and Sterling.
    They had never married and love Sterling so much and he loves them.
    Sterling had said he had to go to the office and work after dinner. When Theodora heard the fire bell and they could see the smoke of the fire right in the middle of town. They called Sterling but no one answered the phone.
    The Aunts wanted to go and make sure Sterling was safe. So Juliana agreed to go with them in the horse and buggy. They found the office empty and no sign of Sterling.
    They saw the fire was actually at the brothel. Two people died in the fire. One was a working lady their the other was Sterling.
    The Sheriff came and told them that Sterling had run into the building to try and save her. Juliana figured out that it was not probably true.
    Juliana inheirited all of her husbands money and businesses except for a trustfund for the Aunts. They lived in a big house but Sterling was building a way bigger and fancier house right out of town. Sterling wanted possesions and figured someday to run for govenor. The three of them did not want to move into the house so what to do about it was the question for Juliana.
    Cass Gregory saw the fire at the brothel and hurried to find out if his mother and sister Sadie made it out. They had made it out safely. Cass for years did not know where his mother and Sadie were. Finally they found each other. He could not get Sadie to quit working and his mother would not quit working at the brothel till she did.
    No one knew that Margaret was his mother and Sadie his sister. It was his Ma's wishes.
    Cass was foreman on building the boss's house.
    Ludwig Meyer offered Sadie and Marget come stay at his house. He had been asking Sadie to marry him for awhile.
    Jenny and her baby lived in a farm house by themselves but it would not be for long. She knew that Sterling would move them to a different city so they could raise up Johnny together and know that no one would know that Johnny was born out of wedlock.
    What was she going to do now? She was feeling sick and so tired all the time.
    The story was well written and made you feel for the different characters and how it would all turn out. There is plenty of drama to keep my attention. The characters were all different and had good and bad traits in them. It was a clean read and had a little bit of religion in them with people living good examples of faith and bad examples. It showed all of us need work.
    I would read more from Stephanie books in the future if they are as good as The Shadow on the Quilt.
    I was given this ebook to read for free in exchange of honest review of the book from Netgalley.
    09/01/2012 PUB. Barbour Publishing,Inc.

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