Tragedy tore Christopher’s world apart. But Emily believes there are enough pieces left behind to stitch together a beautiful new beginning.
Emily Fisher is eager to meet the new employee at her father’s shop in Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania. But when Christopher Hostettler arrives, his cold demeanor freezes her attempts at building a friendship.
Longing for a fresh start, Christopher travels from Ohio to Bird-in-Hand. Christopher’s heart is still wounded from memories of home, and making new friends is the last thing on his mind—he knows the pain that comes with losing those you love. When Emily is kind to him, he tries to remain distant, but he soon finds himself stealing glances at her throughout the day.
When Christopher shares his tragic reasons for leaving home, Emily decides to make a quilt for him as a gesture of their friendship. The two are quickly falling in love when a family emergency calls Christopher back to Ohio without warning.
Emily finishes the quilt, in spite of her pain. But when Christopher receives it, will he have the courage to follow his heart?
Sweet, inspirational story set in Amish countryFull-length novelThird book in Amy Clipston’s Amish Heirloom seriesCan also be enjoyed as a standaloneECPA bestsellerIncludes discussion questions for book clubs
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I love Amy Clipston Amish Novels.
I have read all of Amy Cliptsons’s Amish novels. Her books are interesting from the very beginning.
THE CHERISHED QUILT
THE CHERISHED QUILT by Amy Clipston. Is a definite winner again for Amy and her books on the Amish, and how to deal with a trouble soul. Emily's father is part owner of a harness shop, and they have a new employe, He is not of there church and very cold with his attitude, having lost someone he loved. Emily as a gesture of friendship makes him a quilt. Will Christopher accept, and start to heal. Another delightful book, of helping others.Given book by Thomas Nelson, for my voluntary review and my honest opinion I have given.
Third book in series!
The Cherished Quilt by Amy Clipston is the third book in the Amish Heirloom series. Christopher “Chris” Hochstetler is reeling from the loss of his brother, Gabriel. His father, Wilmer blames Chris for Gabriel’s death. Chris needs to get away. He decides to visit his Uncle Hank in Bird-in-the-Hand, Pennsylvania (in Lancaster County). Chris will be working in his Uncle Hank’s and his partner, Leroy Fisher’s leatherworking shop. Emily Fisher, Leroy’s youngest daughter, can tell that something is bothering Chris and that he needs a friend. Emily goes out of her way to be friendly to Chris and get him to come out of his shell. Chris lacks confidence after years of criticism from his father. Emily slowly works with Chris and helps him gain confidence and overcome his grief (and guilt). As Chris’ birthday approaches, Emily wants to make him something special. After hearing the story of the quilt, he left behind at home, Emily wants to make him a replacement. Emily’s mother lets her have fabric from her Mammi’s (grandmothers) trunk. As Emily and Chris spend more time together, Emily starts to fall in love with him. Chris cares for Emily, but there is something that he has not told her. Will they be able to overcome Chris’ secret (an obstacle in their path) to have a happy ending or will Emily be left with a broken heart? Open The Cherished Quilt and step into the world of Emily, Chris, and their families in Lancaster County.
The Cherished Quilt is a well-written (as are all of Amy Clipston’s novels) and easy to read. It is the third book in An Amish Heirloom Novel series, but you can read it alone. I do, though, recommend reading The Forgotten Recipe and The Courtship Basket. We do get updates on the characters from the previous novels. It was nice to see how they are faring in their new lives. I found the characters are likeable as well as relatable. They are the type of people you want to have as neighbors. I give The Cherished Quilt 4.5 out of 5 stars (I liked it). It was good to see how Chris changed over the course of the novel thanks to friendship, love, and rediscovering his beliefs. The Cherished Quilt deals with grief, forgiveness, friendship, love, and so much more. The ending is expected, but it will leave you with a smile on your face. We are left with a question unanswered at the end of The Cherished Quilt, and we must wait until the next novel to get the answer.