The Beloved Christmas Quilt (Free Preview): Three Stories of Family, Romance, and Amish Faith

The Beloved Christmas Quilt (Free Preview): Three Stories of Family, Romance, and Amish Faith

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One Quilt Binds Three Generations of Amish Women

Enjoy the gift of a brand new romance from New York Times bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter, along with stories by her daughter-in-law, Jean and granddaughter, Richelle.

For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me. Psalm 31:3
The scripture embroidered on the back of a beloved quilt brings hope to three generations of Pennsylvania Amish women at Christmastime.
 
Luella’s Promise
By Wanda E. Brunstetter
Luella Ebersol has been caregiver for a dying woman and her young son. When Dena Lapp gives Luella her favorite quilt, she makes Luella promise to pass it down to her daughter. But Luella isn’t sure she will ever marry if she can’t find someone with maturity and faith like Dena’s husband Atlee Zook.
 
Karen’s Gift
By Jean Brunstetter
Karen Allgyer and her husband moved to a slow-paced village to raise their children, but Karen longs for the closeness of family to help her through the challenges of managing three girls with one on the way. When life’s pressures rise, will Karen cave to her fears?
 
Roseanna’s Groom
By Richelle Lynn Brunstetter
When the unexpected happens on the day of her wedding, Roseanna Allgyer can’t help blaming herself, despite not understanding why. Then an old friend returns to town, and she battles feeling for him—afraid of being hurt again.
 
Watch for The Beloved Christmas Quilt in September 2018!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781944836276
Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/26/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 5,236
File size: 395 KB

About the Author

New York Times bestselling and award-winning author, Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. She has written close to 90 books translated in four languages.  With over 10 million copies sold, Wanda's stories consistently earn spots on the nations most prestigious bestseller lists and have received numerous awards.

Wanda’s ancestors were part of the Anabaptist faith, and her novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Her books are well-read and trusted by many Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs.

When Wanda visits her Amish friends, she finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties. Wanda enjoys photography, ventriloquism, gardening, bird-watching, beachcombing, and spending time with her family. She and her husband, Richard, have been blessed with two grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

To learn more about Wanda, visit her website at www.wandabrunstetter.com. 
Jean Brunstetter became fascinated with the Amish when she first went to Pennsylvania to visit her father-in-law’s family. Since that time, Jean has become friends with several Amish families and enjoys writing about their way of life. She also likes to put some of the simple practices followed by the Amish into her daily routine. Jean lives in Washington State with her husband, Richard Jr. and their three children, but takes every opportunity to visit Amish communities in several states.  In addition to writing, Jean enjoys boating, gardening, and spending time on the beach.    
Richelle Brunstetter lives in the Pacific Northwest and developed a desire to write when she took creative writing in high school. After enrolling in college classes, her overall experience enticed her to become a writer, and she wants to implement what she’s learned into her stories. Just starting her writing career, her first published story appears in The Beloved Christmas Quilt beside her grandmother, Wanda E. Brunstetter, and her mother, Jean. Richelle enjoys traveling to different places, her favorite being Kauai, Hawaii.
 

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The Beloved Christmas Quilt (Free Preview): Three Stories of Family, Romance, and Amish Faith 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 92 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
** This is just a preview. The story and characters are rather flat, and the conversations are odd. Hope the author fully develops the story and characters. ** esk 09/2017 **
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really did like this book I only wish that it was longer or hopefully they'll be more books to follow this one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Way too short.
Wanda_M More than 1 year ago
Written by three very skillful authors, Wanda E. Brunstetter, Jean Brunstetter and Richelle Brunstetter, these stories will capture your heart and hold it suspended in time. A novel you will not want to miss. I love also the way the beautiful quilt kept popping up during the stories and what was said each time. This book is loaded with excitement, that need to know suspense, and intrigue; plus that touch of romance that will keep you turning page after enjoyable page. Our first story titled, LUELLA'S PROMISE, starts on a sad note when Luella Ebersol had been asked to be caregiver for a dear friend and her beloved son. While there, Luella was also asked to keep a promise for her dear friend. Will she be able to carry out this promise and make everyone happy, or will someone wind up hurt in the process? Wonderful story! As I delved deeper into these amazing stories, especially at Christmas time, my heart went out to these wonderful people and their slow-paced way of life. Their sadness reached into my soul as our next story titled KAREN'S GIFT, slowly began. Everything was going along smoothly for Karen Allgyer and her family, until news from the doctor brought a sadness to Karen's world. Will she be able to cope? Will her husband Seth be able to except the challenges set before him? Beautiful, heart-warming, but sad read! As I excitedly read on our third story titled, ROSEANNA'S GROOM, became even more intriguing with Roseanna preparing herself for her wedding day. Although she seemed a little nervous, she kept things hidden behind a warm smile. This is suppose to be the happiest day of her life. What is she afraid of? Was she having second thoughts? Maybe it was just wedding day jitters. Great story! I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed but wish the author would of continued the story with an ending rather than letting us guess the ending.
Anonymous 11 days ago
very+good+Id+like+to+read+the+rest
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love how we see three generations with the three stories. With many stories we don’t get to hear in detail from each generation especially from three different authors. Each author kept the stories how I feel the Amish fiction should be written but each author had their own kind of style. I love the quilts that the Amish make and getting to read three stories about the same quilt being passed down was so nice. The quilt helped each woman in different ways and meant something different and special to each one. It just Roseanna a little while to accept it from her mother because of her special circumstances. “This book was provided to me by Barbour Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. All opinions are my own.”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If this is one third of the book, it is much to do about nothing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
dissappointed+that+this+was+incompleat.+++part+1.++who+knows+how+many+parts+for+the+complete+story.
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
What a beautifully collection of Christmas Stories. This Christmas book is made up of three stories wireetn by popular Amish author Wanda Brunstetter, her Daughter-in law Jean Brunstetter and first time published author, her grand daughter Richelle Brunstetter. The thing I loved about this was that the stories are about three generations of women in one family written by three generations of women in one family. Each of the women that these stories are written about, suffers emotional times and heartache that really tugs at the heartstrings. The stories also focus on one beloved, cherished, Christmas quilt with a thought provoking scripture verse embroidered on it that is passed down to the next generation on or around Christmas. Finding the person who is right for you to marry is hard enough, but moving away from family or dealing with a child born with a disability can add stress to any relationship. When your parents do not agree with your choice of a spouse in an Amish family usually means the marriage is not going to happen and could result in a lot of unhappiness. The final story deals with being left at the alter and healing enough to love again. A wonderful set of novellas, that I very much enjoyed. The publisher, Shiloh Run Press, generously provided me with a copy of this book to read. The rating, opinions and ideas are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Writing was good but allow at times, but will get the next book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just reaches out, grabs your attention, and holds on tight and will not let it go. I loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MrsTina42MR More than 1 year ago
The Beloved Christmas Quilt: Three Stories of Family, Romance and Amish Faith by Wanda E. Brunstetter, Jean Brunstetter and Richelle Brunstetter All three stories are tied together by a beautiful quilt that is passed down from generation to generation. The lives of these Amish women all face life challenges, loss, romance and love, second chances and faith. There is hope and God’s promise within the scripture verse lovingly stitched into the quilt, "For Thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for Thy name's sake lead me, and guide me. Psalm 31:3", (KJV...one of my favorite verses) that in time bring comfort, hope and peace to each woman. A collection of heartwarming stories. 1-Luella’s Promise by Wanda E. Brunstetter 2-Karen’s Gift by Jean Brunstetter 3-Roseanna’s Groom by Richelle Lynn Brunstetter ~I received a copy of this book from Barbour Publishing/author (no monetary gain were exchanged), this is my honest review~I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it couldn’t put he book down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice to have Christian romance stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The men in the story are hard-working. Glad I did not grow up on a farm. The plot looks predictable, but I could be wrong. The sample ended suddenly.
rkfall More than 1 year ago
The Beloved Christmas Quilt by Wanda Brunstetter is a wonderful Christmas book that includes 3 stories. It is a series of stories that follow a special quilt that is being handed down from generation to generation. In keeping with a traditional Brunstetter book, all of them have a sweet element of Amish romance. In them, I saw a picture of new love, giving not selfishly but with others in mind, and sometimes what you think is the answer is not the answer at all. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved these books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Light,fun reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very nice. I enjoyed the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed each book.