This is the third Quilts of Love book I have read. This is called "Maybelle in Stitches" by Joyce Magnin. One thing I like about the Quilts of Love series is the books are all so different. Each book is written by a different author and there is such a wide variety of topics in the books.
In this book, Maybelle is the wife of Holden, a soldier in World War II who suddenly is found to be missing in action. Maybelle has no experience quilting, but she finds an unfinished quilt in her recently deceased mother's closet. Her best friend urges her to finish it, with scraps from Holden's clothes as well as other meaningful pieces of fabric. With no experience sewing, they find a couple of other army wives to join in on the fun. They are determined to quilt until Holden returns home.
This book is awesome because it really shows the social aspect of quilting. These ladies are fully supporting one another as they receive one piece of bad news after another. They are all in it together, even though they are strangers at the beginning.
I highly recommend this book and thought it was a great read. Although there are ups and downs throughout the book, it does have a happy ending.
Thank you to Litfuse Publicity and Abingdon Press for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.
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Maybelle in Stitches: Quilts of Love Series