2.21.2013

Book Review ~ The Moses Quilt via @alandkathi




The Quilt Series, book 1
Contemporary Christian

About the book:

The Moses Quilt is a contemporary novel that bridges racial and generational divides. With a realistic and compassionate look into a twenty-first-century dilemma, multiple award-winning author Kathi Macias introduces readers to a confused and apprehensive young woman, Mazie Hartford. Facing major decisions about the love of her life and her future, she must also wrestle with a nagging question about her family's past. She finds the answer to her questions in a most unexpected way—her great-grandmother's Moses quilt. As her great-grandmother begins to explain how each patch represents a story of courage and freedom, Mazie must decide if she has the courage and freedom to overcome her own personal fears and prejudices.



About the Author:

Connect with Kathi: www.KathiMacias.com


Kathi Macias is a multi-award winning writer who has authored nearly 40 books and ghostwritten several others. A former newspaper columnist and string reporter, Kathi has taught creative and business writing in various venues and has been a guest on many radio and television programs. Kathi is a popular speaker at churches, women’s clubs and retreats, and writers’ conferences. 




She won the 2008 Member of the Year award from AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) and was the 2011 Author of the Year from BooksandAuthors.net. Her novel set in China, Red Ink, was named Golden Scrolls 2011 Novel of the Year and was also a Carol Award Finalist; her October 2012 release, Unexpected Christmas Hero, was named 2012 Book of the Year by BookandAuthors.net. Kathi “Easy Writer” Macias lives in Homeland, CA, with her husband.



My thoughts:

The Moses Quilt is a novel with two story lines. The first is a contemporary love story. It is about the love of a woman for a man and the love of a grandmother for her granddaughter and great-granddaughter. Mimi is the grandmother we all wish we had. She is 93 and her health is beginning to fade. Before she goes to be with Jesus she feels it is her last mission in life to give her precious Moses quilt to her great-granddaughter Maize. Mimi wants Maize to know the story behind the quilt so that it can continue to be passed on to next generations.

The story behind the quilt is the second tale in this book. Through Mimi’s narration we learn about the life of Harriet Tubman. Nothing is left out. We are taken on her journey from her humble roots to the horrific treatment she receives. Throughout her story we are reminded of her passionate desire to be free and to help her people be free.

I loved how Kathi Macias wove these two story-lines together. The hope of one spilled over into the other. The Moses Quilt has a different feel than Kathi’s other books, but her compassion for people and their plight once again shines through. This is a perfect read for Black History month. It reminds us exactly how far we have come and at the same time reminds us there is still a ways to go. I would not only recommend it for adults interested in the subject matter, but I think it would be a fabulous read for your teenager.

Other books we have reviewed by this author Unexpected Christmas Hero, & The Deliverer.

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6 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the lovely review. Blessings!

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    1. Our pleasure! Thank you for the comment!

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  2. Thanks for the great review. I'm glad you enjoyed the book. It was voted January Fiction Book of the Month by The Book Club Network. I hope your readers check it out.

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    1. Thank you and how cool that it was voted book of the month.

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  3. Thank you for the review on this book !

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