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The Patchwork Quilt of Happiness (Dare River Book 6) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B07C7K5PT3
- Publisher : Ava Miles Inc. (April 16, 2018)
- Publication date : April 16, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 5500 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 371 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #22,226 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Ava's Dare River series is all about reuniting families, healing old wounds and fears of rejection, desertion and distrust. In the "Patchwork Quilt of Happiness"the youngest of the McGuineses', Sadie,seeks out her half-sister Paige, and asks her to join her quilting classes, in an attempt to bring Paige into the family fold. Of course in the process of healing family relationships, Sadie meets her sisters hot next door neighbor Riley who has his own trust issues when it comes to woman. Throughout the book Ava Miles uses art, color and quilting to weave together a story of a broken family, taking scraps of their lives,each person with their own unique color, and piecing them together to form this finished thing of beauty, a blended family much like a patchwork quilt. As a needlework person, who has always wanted to learn to quilt, I love the metaphor. And as the oldest child in an extended family, who has experienced the pain but also the love that can come from many different personalities trying to find their way in the world, I appreciate how Ava captures that journey so beautifully. She has a way with stories and words that is an art form itself. This book is a perfect ending to the series, though I was disappointed that it had to end. It seemed the end came very abruptly and I wanted to linger in Dare River a little longer, see everyone have their fairytale weddings and discover how many children would be added to the extended families.
If you love happily ever after combined with real life struggles to find love in our modern world, I recommend you read not only "The Patchwork Quilt of Happiness" but the whole six book Dare River series.
When the series started it was a fun, Southern themed series, with quirky characters and fun settings. Towards the end of this series I noticed a trend to the books having a slightly more religious tone. I live in the South. I know how important religion is in the South. But this book was so heavy handed. It should be classified as Christian Fiction.
Now there is nothing wrong with Christian Fiction. If that is what you like and that is what you believe, great. But it is not what I believe and I have a hard time reading it.
I wish that Ms Miles would have kept the tone she had in the beginning of the series and then moved on to more faith based fiction later.
I will not be reading any more of her books.
In addition, I had a hard time with Jess, the 7 year old daughter; she was not believable. Her language and attitude was that of a 10 or 11 year old.
On a more positive note, I am glad that the family members all had their HEA.