Monday, December 15, 2014

Swept Away

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HILTON, LAURA V.
LOVEN, CINDY
SWEPT AWAY

Sara Jane Morgan is trying to balance teaching with caring for her ailing, stubborn grandmother. When school lets out for the summer, the plans are for Grandma to teach Sara Jane to quilt as they finish up the Appalachian Ballad quilt Grandma started as a teenager. But things don’t always go as planned. Andrew Stevenson is hiding from his past—and his future. He works as a handyman to pay the bills, but his heart is as an artisan, designing homemade brooms. When Sara Jane’s grandmother hires him to renovate her home, sparks fly between Drew and his new employer’s granddaughter. Still, it doesn’t take Sara Jane long to see Drew isn’t what he seems. Questions arise, and she starts researching him online. What she discovers could change her life—and her heart—forever.

My Review:

Oh mercy, what a mess of a first meet! So awkward -- the hero and heroine make snap judgements about each other and that creates a gnarly mess to untangle as their relationship progresses. Sara Jane in particular struggles with Drew's presence in her grandmother's life. She has good reason, based on past experiences and her grandmother's circumstances but poor Drew doesn't know that at the beginning.

I loved Drew. Solid, patient and so kind. Tragedy has forced him to grow in his faith and it shows. He is a steadying influence for Sara Jane. More insightful when it comes to Grandma's increasingly odd behaviour. He becomes an anchor of dependability for Sara Jane has she faces an uncertain future.

A strong faith-filled thread adds an extra dimension to this tale of finding love and acceptance.

My thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group and Abingdon Press for my review copy of this book.

http://litfusegroup.com/author/HilLov

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Swept Away please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday December 21  2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

13 comments:

  1. I do enjoy quilting books, enjoyed the review :)
    dkstevensne AT outlook DoT CoM

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  2. Count me in on this one, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Consider yourself counted, Melanie. Good luck.

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  3. I have read one of the books in this series so far. I also love Laura's Amish writing and I would love to read this book. Sounds like a great book for winter reading.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. It is, for sure. Good luck, Maryann.

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  4. thanks for the chance to read this novel, kav

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  5. Seems like I read the same story line just a little while ago ... I interesting wish I could remember what book it was. Lol. rrwalter34 AThmailDOTcom

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    1. Sometimes story lines from the past blur in our memories. It will come to you. Good luck, Becky.

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  6. Hi Kav. I would love to win this book. Thanks for a chance. I love the Quilts books. I remember watching my mother and grandmother quilting at grandmothers house where she had a roll up quilt frame in her living room. When they were through for the day, it rolled it up to the ceiling.
    Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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    1. That is so cool -- a clever way to make room for a quilting frame!!!! And interesting ceiling décor to boot. Good luck, Maxie.

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  7. Oh, wow! I don't know how this one escaped me, I love stories where people have a solid faith and it shows! It's always so encouraging.

    I'm in for this one, if it's not too late! :)
    lieniitte(at)gmail(dot)com

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