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A Quilt for Christmas #ourgoodlifebooklist

 Thank you Revell Reads, for the free book!  The review is entirely my own opinion!

Book Synopsis:  

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.

My Take:

Those who follow me know that I always love a good Christmas story and look forward to Melody Carlson's Christmas novels.  I love finding a delightful Christmas read, and this is one of them!

We meet Vera, a widow who lost her husband earlier this year.  She's moved into a small condo to be near her daughter, from a large house where she would decorate to the max each Christmas.  Needless to say, her Christmas spirit is very low.

Here we meet Fiona, a 4-year-old who comes knocking at the door when her mother isn't well.  She sees a quilt Vera has made and decides that she, too, wants to make a quilt, a Christmas one for her own mother.  Vera recruits three volunteers (all delightful characters in their own way!) to make the quilt and now we are off on the adventure of quilt-making.

As a teacher, small children steal my heart, and so for me, Fiona is the star of the show.  She's insightful, as only small children can be.  Hallmark, make this into a movie!

About the Author:

Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of more than 250 books with sales of more than 7.5 million, including many bestselling Christmas novellas, young adult titles, and contemporary romances. She received a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her many books, including Finding Alice, and her novel All Summer Long was made into a Hallmark movie. She and her husband live in central Oregon. Learn more at www.melodycarlson.com.

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