About the Book
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 help, 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 in order 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 find herself a new family of friends along the way.
Bestselling and award-winning author Melody Carlson invites you to cuddle up this holiday season with this cozy story of giving, forgiving, and a little bit of romance.
In My Opinion
I look forward to Melody Carlson’s Christmas novellas every September. Each one is unique in its own way with different characters in very different situations, but Carlson’s books kick off the Christmas reading season for me.
A Quilt for Christmas is a story about a widow who helps a neighbor family when they are in need. For me, the children are the embodiment of belief and hope as they help Vera put together a group of ladies to create a quilt for Fiona to give her mother for Christmas.
The group of women are from all walks of life and personality. The theme of this story is that we need to get to know someone and their circumstances before we judge them for their character. We never know what hurts, losses, depression, illness, or any other thing someone is struggling with until we become good enough friends with them that they are willing to share that part of themselves with us.
This book was a good reminder of that truth for me.
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