A Quilt for Christmas by Melody Carlson

A Quilt for Christmas by Melody Carlson

Christmas Novella

Cuddle up with this cozy story of giving and forgiving--with a little bit of romance.

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 aid, 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 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 even find herself a new family of friends along the way.

Read an excerpt.

My Thoughts

Melody Carlson's yearly Christmas novella is something I look forward to. This year was a tale that revolved around a Christmas quilt. Four women who begin as strangers come together to make a quilt for a woman that could really use the pick-me-up.

I have mixed feelings on this book. Mostly I liked it. It had compelling characters and a heartwarming overall story. There's also a bonus side story that throws a lovely splash of romance into the mix. (Hopefully there's a follow-up story on those characters!) The part that I wasn't as crazy about happens pretty early in the story and winds its way through the rest of the tale. I can't really explain it because it would be a big time spoiler. And the situation was needed to make the story plausible . . . just not to my personal liking. 

Even with that situation, would I recommend it? Yes! Yes! Yes! Would I buy it for Christmas gifts? Again yes! Just ignore my persnicketiness and enjoy the overall story. 

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Melody Carlson


I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.


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