Thursday, June 13, 2013

A Heartbeat Away S.Dionne Moore *Review

When a band of runaway slaves brings Union-loyal Beth Bumgartner a wounded Confederate soldier named Joe, it is the catalyst that pushes her to defy her pacifist parents and become a nurse during the Battle of Antietam.

Her mother's mysterious goodbye gift is filled with quilt blocks that bring comfort to Beth during the hard days and lonely nights, but as she sews each block, she realizes there is a hidden message of faith within the pattern that encourages and sustains her. Reunited with Joe, Beth learns his secret and puts the quilt's message to its greatest test---but can betrayal be forgiven?

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My Thoughts:
Two of my favorite things in one story! Historical fiction and quilting. I loved how the combination of the story wove through the quilt blocks. I hadn't heard of the Quilts of Love series and am excited to find more of them to read!
Beth is a character we watch grow before our eyes. She has an injury that leaves her 'crippled' and feels she is unworthy of being loved. As she begins to have feelings for Joe, she doubts he could ever have them in return for her.  Beth is able through the quilt to take time to be begin healing by God's love mentally as Joe heals physically. Beth struggles against her brokenness though and finds herself unworthy. Somewhere we all have been at one time in our life.
The love of God and from each other bring Beth and Joe to the other side.

 Meet Dionne:

Dionne Moore is a historical romance author who resides in South Central PA with her family, surrounded by the beautiful Cumberland Valley and lots of fun, historically rich locations. She is a weekly contributor to "The Borrowed Book", a blog for book-lovers and "Cozy Mystery Magazine", for all things cozy mystery.

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I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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