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Grow Old With Me (The Quilt Trail Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Melinda Evaul , Phil Evaul , Amanda Writesman
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (180 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A modern day Beauty and the Beast meet in their fifties when a disfigured carpenter becomes a guest at a bed and breakfast in the western-style tourist town of Love Valley, NC.
Benjamin Pruitt plans to repair the town’s buildings before retiring to a solitary life. Sarah Campbell longs for freedom since her long task as caregiver has ended.
Can Benjamin and Sarah piece the tattered remnants of their lives into a beautiful design to warm their waning years?

Melinda Evaul and her husband enjoy traveling the back roads of North Carolina and Tennessee where rural culture and history are preserved through a unique art form—Quilt Barn Squares.
Come follow her adventures along the Quilt Trails of America in this series of novels.


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From the Author

Melinda Evaul and her husband enjoy traveling the back roads of North Carolina and Tennessee where rural culture and history are preserved through a unique art form--Quilt Barn Squares.
Come follow her adventures along the Quilt Trails of America in this series of novels.
You may contribute to the preservation of quilting and rural American culture through your purchase of the note cards, post cards, and photographic prints available on her website.

About the Author

Melinda Evaul is a North Carolina native transplanted to Tennessee. Her contemporary Christian romances give readers a unique view of rural life in both states. Not afraid to tackle tough questions, she writes about people who grow spiritually through the difficulties life tosses in their paths.
Melinda is a pastor's wife, mother of two, and grandmother of three. She's also a registered nurse and water aerobics instructor. She mentors teens in the craft of writing through her regular contributions to aNOVELWritingSite.com. Her debut novel, Grow old With Me, is a 2011 Global eBook Finalist.
Avid photographers, Melinda and her husband enjoy traveling America's back roads where rural culture and history are preserved through a unique art form--quilt barn squares. Each book in the Quilt Trail Series deals with some aspect of quilting and its influence in the Appalachian region. 
Contact Melinda, find quilt trail items, or follow her at melindaevaul.com

Product Details

  • File Size: 640 KB
  • Print Length: 270 pages
  • Publisher: Winding Road Ink; 1 edition (November 30, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004IE9VEU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,653 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tender Love Story March 10, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Grow Old With Me is such a wonderful book, heartwarming, uplifting and touching. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and it will be one of my top ten for 2011. I felt like I was staying at this special Inn. The name of the Inn is just fantastic, it's called Mosey Inn. Also all of the rooms in the Inn have names of quilts, and the description of the Inn and surrounding areas were so well done. The characters feel like old friends now and I hated to finish the book and leave my friends behind.
I always love book covers and titles of books and this one by Melinda Evaul is just perfect. You can just imagine the inside of the Inn after seeing what it looks like on the outside.
Benjamin and Sarah are an older couple who at first didn't have any thoughts of doing anything but just living and surviving life. They didn't have an easy life and didn't expect things to change, but change they did.
It seemed like one disaster or hardship just got worked out and another popped up, but it wasn't to much. You will never be bored with the happenings in this book. I just loved all of the sweet, loving people of this town, but you will also find a couple of mean-spirited people.
I really love stories about older couples and Grow Old With Me is about the best I've read.
I really recommend this book. It is one that you will love to read over and over again.

This book was given to me by the author to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Rewarding Way to...Grow Old With Me February 24, 2011
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Melinda Evaul's charming "Grow Old With Me" is a thoughtful, sweet and heartwarming story perfect for young and old alike. While lending insight into growing old with grace, dignity, strength of spirit, and humor, it allows a glimpse of how love can reach into the deepest recesses of our heart at any age. In this first of her Quilt Trail Series, Evaul brings home the truth in inventive ways threaded throughout the novel that beauty is indeed only skin deep. Through her wonderful characterizations and plotline, she reveals how the essence of true beauty is found inside one's soul, growing and blessing others from the inside out. Sarah Campbell runs a bed and breakfast and, suffering from physical ailments, needs assistance. Benjamin Pruitt bears the scars and disfigurement borne of tragedy, and although often misunderstood, blesses Sarah and others by helping in his gentle, kind and loving way. This is a hero and heroine you can genuinely love, respect and admire. Both are lonely and yearn for companionship and someone to share the joys, triumphs, and inevitable frailties and tragedies of life. Their developing relationship, mutual respect and growing trust and love is a masterful portrait of the human condition and how we can find the source of our hope in a personal relationship with the Lord and how He, in turn, can provide that perfect helpmate to satisfy the deepest yearnings of our soul. "Grow Old With Me" is a perfect book to curl up with on a rainy night, a cold winter's day, under a tree on a lazy afternoon, or on a summer porch with a glass of lemonade. Its quaint characterizations of quiet, country life - full of wonderful supporting characters, poignant emotion and sweet but realistic romance - is a treat for all ages. Read more ›
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy to be the first review!! January 17, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I actually won the paperback edition of this novel on the author's blog site and have to say, I LOVE THE BOOK!! I waited for the book with high anticipation since meeting the author at my local quilt shop "Needle and Thread" in Statesville, NC when Melinda came to visit. Once I got the book, I could not put it down, literally. I read it from cover to cover in one day!! There is just something about meeting an author face to face that makes you wonder just how good that writer is going to be. She met all my qualifications and more!! I can not wait to get the next book in the series that she is planning to write!!!!!!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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This book is by far one of the best love stories I have ever read. It highlights love on many levels. The most important being people loving like God loves. For anyone seeking a Christian fiction book to read, I highly recommend "Grow Old With Me". Christian fiction is my favorite type of novel. Also I love books with a character I can identify with placing myself in the characters role and living the book. Thank you Melinda for writing such a book. I so look forward to the next book in the Quilt Trail Series.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Nice "Older" Romance September 21, 2012
By Lou Ann
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Sarah runs a bed and breakfast called Mosey Inn. When carpenter Benjamin Pruitt arrives on her porch, Sarah can only gasp. Mr. Pruitt's face and hands are horrible scarred. After that first awkward moment, their friendship takes off. And, so does the book. It flows so perfectly for the first third of the book that I honestly was so wrapped up in the story, I didn't notice words or style.

After that first third, though, this nice romance between two fifty-something people sometimes has its cart-before-the-horse moments, a few implausible events (like Benjamin's talking his heart out to a fearless, wild rabbit), and some awkward writing. I personally thought this back and forth was distracting to the story as a whole, although I still enjoyed the book. There are a couple of details that bothered me--quite a lot of physical relationship before any commitment (just kisses and hugs, but good kisses and hugs), and the fact that Sarah has no idea if Benjamin is a Christian at all until very late in the book (and she's already in this relationship way over her head and heart).

GROW OLD WITH ME explores some interesting topics, such as rheumatoid arthritis, finding missing people, quilting, a pastor's relationship with his flock, a rich, nasty busybody, and, of course, late-in-life courtship and romance. Overall, it's a nice read, even though it has its faults.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!
Very homey with a little suspense. Great read!! Enjoyed it very much
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This a wonderful novel! Hope there will be more great novels in the future!
Published 1 month ago by Judy McMickle
5.0 out of 5 stars I hated for it to end, I enjoyed it so much.
I love Christian books so I really enjoyed this one. I am also a quilter so that made this book more to my pleasure. I didn't want the story to end!
Published 1 month ago by Twyla cook
5.0 out of 5 stars Being The Quilt Trail Series not what I expected BUT awesome!
I expected a tale of the old west from the cover but instead found a beautiful story of love and acceptance. Couldn't put it down or in this case turn off my Kindle. Read more
Published 1 month ago by vickie rowe
5.0 out of 5 stars Grow old with me
A wonderful book! Could not put it down.Will definitely be reading other books by this author.I highly recommend this book.
Published 1 month ago by Jacqueline Passmore
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I enjoyed this book very much. Once I started reading it I didn't want to stop. It is something that happens in real life and made me think about how people really are. Read more
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More About the Author

Melinda Evaul is a North Carolina native transplanted to Tennessee. Her contemporary Christian romances give readers a unique view of rural life in both states. Not afraid to tackle tough questions, she writes about people who grow spiritually through the difficulties life tosses in their paths.

Melinda is a pastor's wife, mother of two, and grandmother of three. She's also a registered nurse and water aerobics instructor. She mentors teens in the craft of writing through her regular contributions to www.aNOVELWritingSite.com. An award-winning writer, her articles have appeared in LifeLines Magazine.

Avid photographers, Melinda and her husband enjoy traveling America's back roads where rural culture and history are preserved through a unique art form--quilt barn squares. Each book in the Quilt Trail Series deals with some aspect of quilting and its influence in the Appalachian region.

Contact Melinda, find quilt trail items, or follow her blog at www.melindaevaul.com

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