Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Lilly's Wedding Quilt - Kelly Long

Summary from Good Reads: Local Amish schoolteacher Lilly Lapp is tired of weddings, afraid of horses, and immersed in caring for her depressed mother. But when Jacob Wyse, a handsome horse breeder from her small community rescues her from a dangerous accident, Lilly discovers a renewed interest in life and the possibility of love.

Yet Jacob has lost the one true love of his life to another man and doesn't care to expose himself to the vulnerabilities of loving again.

God works to bring this unlikely pair into a sweet romance to produce a pattern of faith, which leads to the creation and comfort of Lilly's Wedding Quilt.

Lilly and Jacob announce their engagement as a reason to avoid getting into trouble for being alone  and barging into Sarah's wedding.  Lilly has had her eye on Jacob but Jacob has only had eyes for Sarah.  As they follow through and get married, Lilly faces several challenges with the most important one being earning the love of her husband.  As the story progresses, they learn more about each other and their marriage becomes a true marriage.

I found this book to be a great continuation of the Patch of Heaven series by Kelly Long.  After Jacob's heart was broken in the first book, Sarah's Garden, it was definitely his time for true love!  After Lilly's father passing, her mother falls into depression and Lilly lives with her to take care of her in her time of need.  Lilly is also the local school teacher who is going to finish her term as teacher until the next school year after she is married.  So with a lot on her plate, teacher, caregiver and new fraa (wife) I can only imagine how she holds it together every day.  It was nice to see how the story wrapped up.  It leaves you with wanting more from the third book in this series, Threads of Grace, which focuses on the relationship between Seth and Grace.

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