Christmas should be celebrated with family. But for Vera Swanson, that’s not an option this year. Widowed and recently relocated, she is lonely in her condo-for-one–until little Fiona Albright knocks on her door needing help. With her mother seriously ill and her father out of town, Fiona enlists Vera’s help, and when she finds out her new neighbor is a quilter, she has a special request–a Christmas quilt for Mama.
Vera will have to get a ragtag group of women together in order to fulfill the request. Between free-spirited artist Tasha, chatty empty nester Beverly, retired therapist Eleanor, and herself, Vera has hopes that Christmas for the Albright family will be merry, after all–and she may find herself a new family of friends along the way.
Bestselling and award-winning author Melody Carlson invites you to cuddle up this holiday season with this cozy story of giving, forgiving, and a little bit of romance.
I enjoyed reading A Christmas Quilt, and meeting the ensemble cast of characters in the Christmas-themed story set in an Eastern Oregon small town. Vera is lonely, and she helps out her neighbor by minding her children during a medical emergency. Fiona, the adorable and soon-to-be five year old from next door, falls in love with Vera’s homemade patchwork quilt.
Fiona asks Vera if she could make a quilt for Fiona’s mother for Christmas. Time is running out, and Vera knows she’ll need help to fulfil Fiona’s request. A lovely story of new friendships, an expected romance, and reconciliation unfolds as the quilt making project draws together a group of women from different worlds. I recommend A Quilt for Christmas to contemporary fiction readers who like Christmas novellas with romantic elements and a light faith thread woven into the story.
Many thanks to Revell and NetGalley for the Advanced Reader Copy.