Today I’m truly delighted to be able to share insights with you about a new fiction book for a sweet romantic story, set in the 1800s, with heartwarming characters that include a goal oriented educated “English” woman and a business man who owns a textile in Philadelphia. The story unfolds around a quilting bee, with the key characters negotiating to achieve their personal objectives thinking they would fulfill their life, but they later realize they can find greater happiness in a common goal.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Gina Welborn is the author of several novels and novellas, including “The Heiress’s Courtship.” She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers; the president of Faith, Hope and Love; and a founding member of InkwellInspirations.com. She lives in Cache, Oklahoma, with her pastor husband and their five children. Visit her online at GinaWelborn.com.
After a flood damages the looms at Zenus Dane’s Philadelphia textile mill and the bank demands loan payment, Zenus turns to his aunt for help repurposing his textiles. Trouble is . . . his aunt has already been hired by the lovely yet secretive Englishwoman Mary Varrs. Eager to acquire his aunt’s quilt patterns, Zenus attends the summer Quilting Bee, a social event his aunt has uniquely designed with the secret purpose of finding Zenus a wife. However Zenus only has eyes for Mary, but Mary has no such desire for him.
He wants to save his business. She wants to be a professor. But are they asking for more than they can really have?
After a flood damages the looms at Zenus Dane’s Philadelphia textile mill and the bank demands loan payment, Zenus turns to his aunt for help repurposing his textiles. Trouble is . . . his aunt has already been hired by the lovely yet secretive Englishwoman Mary Varrs.
Eager to acquire his aunt’s quilt patterns, Zenus attends the summer Quilting Bee, a social event his aunt has uniquely designed with the secret purpose of finding Zenus a wife. However Zenus only has eyes for Mary, but Mary has no such desire for him.
Though his aunt is determined to design a masterpiece marriage, both Zenus and Mary will have to overcome their stubborn ways. Can he realize that love requires stepping out of his routine? And will she recognize that following her heart doesn’t mean sacrificing her ambition?
The Quilts of Love novels are written by a variety of authors, that each share a unique story where characters come to life, we learn about their challenges, their dreams, their heartbreaks. Yet each book leaves us feeling like we’ve made new friends and we want to celebrate happiness, when they find it, after what may be a long life journey. And, every story is centered around a quilt or quilting!
While there are now 24 novels in the Quilts of Love series, they are each stand alone novels, which you can read in any order. I can honestly say I’ve enjoyed everyone of the Quilts of Love series and looking forward to reading more. Their newest book “Masterpiece Marriage”, by Gina Welborn, may very well be my favorite. Gina did a fantastic job painting the characters, the scenery and the plot, whereby two lead characters could easily be happy going after their life goals on their own, but yet while they are completely different people, they also compliment each other and bring out the best in each other. Gina, brings her characters to life in this delightful historical romance.
This was a fun read, which I would happily recommend to others.
Full Disclosure: I won a copy of this book, but I am sharing my honest opinion in this review.
DID I MENTION A GIVEAWAY?
There are actually a couple of giveaways.
Quilts of Love is hosting a giveaway where you could win:
— A Kindle Fire
— Masterpiece Marriage by Gina Welborn
— Swept Away by Laura V. Hilton and Cindy Loven
— Quilted by Christmas by Jodie Bailey
For followers of QuiltShopGal, I’m hosting a giveaway where you can win the copy of this book that I reviewed. But due to limited funds for shipping, sadly I can only offer this giveaway to followers that live in the US. If you want to enter this giveaway, please use the Rafflecopter form below:
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