Lilly's Wedding Quilt: A Patch of Heaven Novel

Lilly's Wedding Quilt: A Patch of Heaven Novel

by Kelly Long
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ASimplyEnchantedLife More than 1 year ago
Lilly’s Wedding Quilt is book two in in the Patch of Heaven series by Kelly Long. I have enjoyed this series so much that I devoured the first three books in just a few days’ time. I am really hoping that there will be more books in the series. Kelly Long has a way of drawing you in with her vivid writing. It is, in my opinion, a little more spine tingling in the romance department. However, it isn’t trashy. It is very tasteful and yet deliciously enticing. It is the right amount of romance with enough reserve so that it is still wholesome. About the Story: Sarah is getting married to Grant Williams and Jacob is completely shattered. When he finds himself a victim of a gunshot wound, it is the local school teacher that cares for him and shelters him from possible arrest. While covering up for Jacob, the community demands an answer to his whereabouts. Lilly takes a stand and announces to the community that he was with her. The problem is—this means people will now question both Jacob and Lilly’s reputation. Knowing this, Jacob steps in with a marriage proposal for Lilly and though she knows that he still loves Sarah—she accepts. Lilly has loved Jacob for years but he always had his eyes on Sarah. She is determined to make Jacob love her and though he has feelings for someone else; he takes his marriage vows seriously and with God’s help begins a journey of finding love with Lilly. Lilly understands Jacob on a level he never thought possible. She understands what he responds to and starts to chip at the the icy exterior he has built over his heart. Honestly, the romance in this book was spine-tingling. Jacob has to be one of my new book crushes. Holy WOW! He is one deliciously written book character. I nearly wanted to step inside the pages and steal him away from Lilly! Sarah was a fool for giving up this gem! Although, Lilly is a much better fit for him. If you like Amish romance and wanted a little something more tantalizing and yet tasteful, this is the book to read! I did think that some of the things in this book might be a little off for an Amish community but I still enjoyed it. I was able to overlook the few things that I thought were probably a bit inaccurate. Overall though, masterfully written and alive with emotion. This is going on my favorites shelf!
Goldilocks More than 1 year ago
This is the best Amish romance book I have read thus far (and I have read many, many Amish romance novels). It was so good, that I re-read it immediately after I finished it. Kelly Long is a terrific author and I can only hope she returns us to the "Patch of Heaven" series very soon. One word of warning for those who may be concerned, there is a little more romantic content than one would normally see in Amish romance books, but I enjoyed every page of this book.
booklovinmomTX More than 1 year ago
This is a nice Amish fiction, with more romance than the typical Amish fiction book. The characters are likeable and interesting, and it's a well-written story. It's a very good read, and appropriate for those of us who like their romance without all the explicit and graphic language and behavior. I can't wait for the next book from this author!
JoyAnneTN More than 1 year ago
Handsome, headstrong Jacob offers Lilly his hand in marriage, but his heart belongs to someone else. While Lilly Lapp has loved Jacob for years, she wouldn't compete with Sarah King, the woman Jacob was determined to marry. But when Sarah marries another, Jacob spontaneously agrees to wed Lilly. Lilly divides her time between teaching the local Amish children and caring for her widowed mother who suffers from depression. Lilly's faith comforts her, but her heart still longs to be the sole object of Jacob's affection. As the days slip by, Lilly decides that hoping is too risky and vows to protect her heart. But God is subtly as work, and as winter turns to spring, their hearts awaken. The furthest thing from Lilly's mind is her Amish wedding quilt, a traditional gift for new brides. And the person she'd least suspect is the one making it. Like stray pieces of fabric quilted into a new design, Jacob and Lilly's marriage begins to bind them together in ways neither expected. My thoughts... Hooked from the very first page! I have read a few other Amish books and always ended up disappointed because the writing style was poor and/or the book full of cliches. This one is not! Kelly's writing is from the heart. The characters are simple folks but the storyline is anything but. A beautiful story about love, not only between the main characters but the love of God and His mercy. You'll easily connect with Lilly, she is so real. You'll feel her emotions as you read. There is quite a bit of humor which left me smiling. I liked the way Kelly included a character who is clinically depressed an loved who made the quilt. This book has sensual descriptions that was surprising. To me, Christian fiction is a good, clean read. I felt this part of the story should've been toned down, it wouldn't have hurt the story at all. Overall, I highly recommend "Lilly's Wedding Quilt" and give it 5 stars. I received an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Title: Lilly's Wedding Quilt Publisher: Thomas Nelson Pub Date: 03/29/2011 ISBN: 9781595548719
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Finally!
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Saphireheart this is the chatting place.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is book two in the series. Loved this story - warmed my heart. Great discovery on happiness versus joy. Joyful always...
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LifeWorthServing More than 1 year ago
I always love to challenge myself with different genres of books. I usually love Christian thrillers, biographies, bible studies, and spiritual suspense. Since I started writing reviews, I have ordered books that are not my usual avenue of reading. I ordered Lily's Wedding Quilt in hopes that I would find a different genre of book that I would fall in love with. I completely loved the story line and the character's were fabulously woven together as Kelly Long reveals the lifestyle of the Amish community. Although it felt like it took me forever to get through this book, I would recommend it to anyone who loves Amish love stories, or historical fiction. For those who usually don't read this genre.it is a challenge, but I think you will thoroughly enjoy it! Kelly Long weaves real life into a fictional story. Sometimes, we want things to work out certain ways in our lives and when God puts a twist into our story.we wonder if God is even present in our circumstance. Then, as our stories unfold.we see that God was there the whole time! As Lily and Jacob's life are woven together through hidden circumstances.we see God's hand secretly moving their lives in the path that He wants and in the end..well, I can't tell you the end.but you can definitely find out for yourself! I received this book at no cost to me from book sneeze and the opinions and views are all my own!
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sunshineJB More than 1 year ago
The two main characters in this book are Jacob Wyse and Lilly Lapp. The story begins with Jacob stealing a horse from an Englischer. Lilly is on her way to Sarah King and Grant Williams wedding when she decides to stop at Deacon Zook's barn to get her horse out of the pouring rain. There she finds Jacob with a bullet wound in is arm. Sarah tends to Jacob's wound and convinces him that he needs to attend his former girlfriends wedding. (Jacob still has feelings for Sarah). They show up late and everyone is curious to why they came in together. A knock comes at the door and in walks a police officer looking for the horse thief. When he focus's on Jacob, Lilly comes forth and says that Jacob was with her. Jacob is surprised that Lilly a school teacher would come to his defense. Jacob blurts out that he and Lilly had been together to discuss their wedding plans. This is where I will stop with this review. I do not want to give anything away in this review that would be a spoiler. I promise you that you will not be disappointed if you buy this book. Kelly is one of my favorite Amish fiction writers and she hasn't disappointed me yet!
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I read Amish fiction avidly. This one was hard to put down. It's a little racy for Amish fiction, which makes it all the more interesting. It really gets down to true human feelings that all people, Englisch and Amish alike have. Watching Jacob and Lilly discovering each other was truly a joy. One of my favorite parts was when the bishop preached about the difference between happiness and joy at the wedding. How true to life that is. Hope she writes another great story like this soon. This is a page turner, as you can't wait to see what Lilly and Jacob will do next and hope against hope that it all works out in the end. Very compelling story. Hope she writes another great story like this soon!
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JessesGirl More than 1 year ago
Lillys Wedding Quilt is a compelling love story. This story is not only love portrayed between a man and a woman, but a family as well. It was interesting to see how the author weaved in the relationship of the family and how it requires hard work and loyalty to make it run smoothly. The book grabs your attention right away with one character receiving unwarranted blame. It was a page turner right from page one. Its an easy read that doesnt have too many characters to confuse you. I didnt want to put it down as I needed to see what was going to happen next. I couldnt wait to see how God would fulfill the desires of the characters hearts. I enjoyed getting wrapped up in Lillys mind and emotions as she was so involved with her students and their everyday life. She taught with such passion and conviction, and desired her students to fulfill their dreams. Lilly also had dreams she wanted to fulfill, but had given up hope that any of them would come true. It was made clear that God will grant the desires of our hearts, but sometimes we arent clear ourselves as to what those desires might be. I received a copy of Lillys Wedding Quilt from Booksneeze
scentednights2002 More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed this book quite a lot. It's very rare in Amish fiction to read about people with emotional difficulties. Seeing the problems that Lilly's mother goes through and how Lilly deals with it was truly inspiring. There is also a little boy in the story who has learning disabilities and it was heartwarming to see how the community rallied around these two people during their difficulties. It's also refreshing to see a Christian story where the main characters are less than perfect. Sometimes it seems as though the *good* Christians in many fiction stories lead perfect lives and that is not always the case in the real world. Also included in Lilly's Wedding quilt is a reading group guide and author notes. Lilly's Wedding Quilt is a Patch of Heaven Novel. I believe it is number two. The first is Sarah's Garden and is also by Kelly Long. I hope to be able to read that one as well.
kittycrochettwo More than 1 year ago
Well this book starts out with a literal bang! When someone steals and Englisher's horse and is shot in the process, I would have never guessed the thief would have turn out to be an Amish man! Twenty-three year old school teacher Lilly Lapp is a practical amish schoolteacher that loves her job,surrounded by children all day she still feels alone. She lives with her mom, but since her mother is suffering from depression, she stays in her darkened room most days while Lily tends to her. On the day she is supposed to attend a friends wedding, she finds herself running late because the police have just been by her farm looking for a horse thief, one that's been shot. Once on her way, she gets caught in a torrential downpour, she decides to take shelter in an old barn to wait out the rain, never realizing that someone is inside the barn. The someone turns out to be Jacob Wyse, someone whom captured Lilly's heart when they were in grade school, but Jacob only had eyes for Sarah King, who wedding Lilly is attending, but Sarah is marrying another man! When Lilly realizes Jacob has a gunshot wound she knows he needs medical attention and convinces him to go to the wedding so Sarah's new husband can tend to the wounds. When the police arrive at the wedding Lilly puts her reputation on the line to save Jacob from the police, and to save her reputation Jacob announces that they are engaged, and they will be married in three weeks,. What kind of marriage can they have when Jacob loves another woman? This was my first time reading anything written by Kelly Long and I love her writing style. She has the ability to transport the reader right into the story, allowing you to feel the emotions that the characters are feeling. Lilly and Jacob's story made me laugh and also made me cry, and by the end I felt as if I was separating from two friends! Jacob comes off as a very strong character, at first I thought he was going to be the wild Amish man but instead he was a kind compassionate soul, who was suffering from a broken heart. I found the secondary characters in the story quite endearing as well. Jacob's brother Seth was a real charmer,some of the things he and Jacob did were quite funny. I have my fingers crossed that perhaps he will find love with the amish widow that moved to town. Fans of Amish fiction are going to be swept away by this book, but anyone who loves a good clean romance, that draws you in and allows you to savor a sweet love story should also check it out! I was provided a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good morning- or as my book I've received would say, "Guder mariye!" This book, and Amish fiction gem called "Lilly's Wedding Quilt" by Kelly Long, is a book that I've recently received from booksneeze. Before I get started, let me tell you that due to some law, I don't have to give this book a good review, so whatever I say is what I honestly feel. "Lilly's Wedding Quilt" is about a young Amish woman named Lilly and her husband Jacob. This story reminded me a bit of the story of Jacob and Leah from the Bible, but with a more. "romantic" ending. In the Bible, while Leah is in love with Jacob, the affection is never mentioned as returned. However, in this book, the love is reciprocated as well. Now, obviously, it's not exactly like the Jacob and Leah story, nor a modern-day allegory of it. I don't think that it was meant to be. But it's a story of a spontaneous marriage, a somewhat awkward situation (at least it felt that way to me), and a newfound love. This story rings in with some excitement as well. This story begins with a gunshot and a horse chase and ends with a kiss. Who could say no to that?:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful story about a selfless woman named Lilly. The book is wonderful and the characters are great. Lilly is Amish schoolteacher, not looking for romance but ends up meeting Jacob Wyse-a horse breeder who saves her from an accident. Lilly has been taking care of her ill mother and teaching the commmunity youth. I have really enjoyed reading this book a great deal. Throughout the book they speak of Amish traditions that take place such as an Amish wedding quilt and how the pieces of fabric for the quilt emerge into something beautiful. It makes you imagine what life is like in their culture. Please note that Thomas Nelson Publishing has provided me a complimentary copy of this book for my review.
HMY More than 1 year ago
Lilly's Wedding Quilt is the story of Lilly Lapp the local Amish school teacher and Jacob Wyse the handsome horse breeder from her community.  When an incident of chance brings them together, together they may need to stand to survive the afternoon.  Jacob is mending a broken heart.  Lilly isn't looking for love.  Jacob offers his hand in marriage to Lilly, while his heart belongs to another.  Lilly has a comforter's heart, taking care of her mother, the children of the community, and rises to help Jacob.  God works to bring this pair together in a way only he could.  But will they stay that way? This book was amazing.  I couldn't put it down, and read it in one day.  It was a sweet romantic story that weaved in Amish culture respectfully.  The story was believable, characters well thought out, and the plot evolved at a wonderful pace.  It's not often I find a book that I enjoy so much.  Perhaps it's my Hutterite heritage that drew me to the book, but the wonderful messages within the book were what kept me reading. I found myself repeatedly stopping and thinking of how God has worked in my life, where I need to step back and listen. A wonderful group guide is included with thought-provoking questions.   I would definitely recommend this to someone looking for a sweet romance, well thought out characters and plot lines, and an inspiring message. Booksneeze has graciously provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes.
Fitnstitchin More than 1 year ago
Lilly's Wedding Quilt, by Kelly Long a wonderful book! This is the first book I have read from the "A Patch of Heaven Novel" series and wont' be my last. "Handsome, headstrong Jacob offers Lilly his hand in marriage, but his heart belongs to someone else." The story is based on the love of two friends and the choices that are made. Throughout the book there are images and Amish traditions that take place such as an Amish wedding quilt and how the pieces of fabric for the quilt emerge into something beautiful. I found this book very delightful and it was a joy to read. I highly recommend it. ~ Please note that Thomas Nelson Publishing has provided me a complimentary copy of this book for my review; however, the opinions are my own. I have not been required to publish a positive review.