After struggling to accept the changes forced upon her, Margaret Hawkins and her family take a perilous journey on an 1851 immigrant ship to the New World, bringing with her an Irish family quilt she is making. A hundred and sixty years later, her great granddaughter, Maggie, searches for the family quilt after her ex pawns it. But on their way to creating a family legacy, will these women find peace with the past and embrace hope for the future, or will they be imprisoned by fear and faithlessness?
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About the Author
Susan G Mathis is a versatile writer, creating both fiction and non-fiction for adults and children. Before Susan jumped into the fiction world, her first two books were nonfiction, co-authored with her husband, Dale. Countdown for Couples: Preparing for the Adventure of Marriage and The ReMarriage Adventure: Preparing for a Life of Love and Happiness, have helped tens of thousands of couples. She is also the author of two published picture books, Lexie's Adventure in Kenya: Love is Patient and Princess Madison's Rainbow Adventure. Please visit www.SusanGMathis.com for more.
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The Fabric of Hope: An Irish Family Legacy based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
A beautiful story of a family's trust in God and each other! A relaxing and heartfelt story of family ties.
This delightful book is set in the 1850s, but it spans time and place. It is an intriguing contemporary yet historical novel, which weaves a tale that immediately pulls readers into the story and engages them with both characters and plot. I was especially pleased to find that a very special quilt is the tie that binds together two women from different centuries. The Fabric of Hope by Susan G. Mathis is an engaging read.
Having personally known author Susan Mathis for many years (she was my 5th grade teacher!), I recognize that "The Fabric of Hope" is a tale born from deep within her heart and is, I suspect, more autobiographical than Susan disclosed in her Author’s Note. It is a beautiful saga that expertly unfolds in the parallel telling of Margaret and Maggie’s stories through the shared quilt. I appreciated how well Susan finessed her meticulous historical research into her writing, making it an integral and interesting part of the story instead of a history lesson forced into the framework of a book, as some historical novels feel. I noticed that this is the first in a trilogy, and I will look forward (with some impatience) to the next installment to learn how some of unraveled threads of "The Fabric of Hope" will be sewn up.