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The cherished quilt / Amy Clipston.

By: Clipston, Amy.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Amish heirloom ; 3.Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2016]Description: xiii, 305 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780310341963; 0310341965; 0310352975; 9780310352976.Subject(s): Amish -- Fiction | Man-woman relationships -- Fiction | Quilts -- FictionGenre/Form: Christian fiction. | Romance fiction.DDC classification: 813/.6 Summary: "Emily Fisher is eager to meet the new employee at her father's shop in Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania. But when Christopher Hochstetler arrives, his cold demeanor freezes her attempts at building a friendship. Longing for a fresh start, Christopher travels from Ohio to Bird-in-Hand to work at his uncle's shop. 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. Even though he is not a member of the church, she's found someone with whom she can imagine a future. 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?"-- Provided by publisher.
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An ECPA bestseller!

"Clipston is as reliable as her character, giving Emily a difficult and intense romance worthy of Emily's ability to shine the light of Christ into the hearts of those she loves." --RT Book Reviews, 4½ stars, TOP PICK!

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?

"Clipston's heartfelt writing and engaging characters make her a fan favorite. Her latest Amish tale combines a spiritual message of accepting God's blessings as they are given with a sweet romance." --Library Journal

"Emily Fisher is eager to meet the new employee at her father's shop in Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania. But when Christopher Hochstetler arrives, his cold demeanor freezes her attempts at building a friendship. Longing for a fresh start, Christopher travels from Ohio to Bird-in-Hand to work at his uncle's shop. 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. Even though he is not a member of the church, she's found someone with whom she can imagine a future. 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?"-- Provided by publisher.

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Library Journal Review

In Clipston's third outing about the Fisher sisters (after The Forgotten Recipe and The Courtship Basket), Emily wonders when it will be her turn to be married. Meeting new employee Christopher Hochstetler in her father's harness shop, she attempts to befriend him, but the young man, blinded by grief over his brother's death, remains distant. Emily's tenacity and determination slowly cracks open his shuttered heart. However, family trouble calls Christopher back home to Ohio. Undeterred although heartbroken, Emily sends him a quilt in the hopes that he will return to Bird-in-Hand, PA, and to her. VERDICT Clipston's heartfelt writing and engaging characters make her a fan favorite. Her latest Amish tale combines a spiritual message of accepting God's blessings as they are given with a sweet romance. © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Booklist Review

Emily Fisher has one sister getting married and another who has announced her pregnancy. Love is in the air, and Emily's not immune to it. She's set her eyes on Christopher Hochstetler, who has just moved to their community. Handsome and hardworking, he seems like the perfect catch. But Christopher isn't about to let anyone get near him, especially Emily. He's so filled with guilt because he didn't prevent his teenage brother's death that he's put all his emotions on lockdown. Emily is determined to break down the barriers around his heart, no matter how hard that turns out to be. Clipston has written another heartwarming romance, with lifelike characters and a delightfully detailed setting. Having Emily initiate the courtship instead of Christopher is a nice twist. The glossary of Pennsylvania Dutch terms in the front part of the book is most helpful, as are the family trees. The Cherished Quilt is the third book in Clipston's Amish Heirloom series (The Forgotten Recipe, 2015; The Courtship Basket, 2016).--Mosley, Shelley Copyright 2017 Booklist