The Quilting Circle by Amy Lillard

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The Quilting Circle introduces us to three unique short stories about women who are very much like the rest of us in different stages of life. A young woman falling in love the first time, a pregnant widow finding love in love with her late husband's best friend, and a young married couple on the brink of brokenness as they learn to court and communicate again will wrap you in a warm sweater as you sit down to read this fall.

I can't say enough nice things about Lillard's collection of short stories. I needed this in a way I didn't even realize. I needed to connect to women that were in the same walks of life as me, and I needed to read something sweet and innocent after the crazy of the world. I knew that an Amish romance would at least fulfill sweet and innocent reading, but I didn't realize that I would have so much in common with the three women. That is really where The Quilting Circle shines. No matter your religious opinions or if you're only fascinated by the Amish, there is a kinship here that cannot be denied. The stories are told simply and wrap up with the perfect little bow. No complicated plots, no loose ends, and certainly no unhappy endings. But that's okay. Sometimes we just need happy. 

Thank you to NetGalley, Amy Lillard, and Kensington Books for this free ARC in exchange for an honest review.


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    1. It really is! And I just need that sometimes, you know?

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  2. Even though I'm not religious, it still catches my eye. The Amish really do interest me.

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    1. They say a couple of prayers, but it is fine even if you aren't religious because it is about the Amish and is a bit expected. It isn't preachy, though. If it catches your eye, go for it!

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  3. I think it's always good to have a book on hand of shorts, Sometimes you only want to dwell in a world for a short period of time.

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    1. Exactly. With this one you could easily treat them as three shorts and walk away in between. But I liked it as a whole, too, because they're part of the same circle of women so you get glimpses into the other women's "epilogues" through the other women's eyes.

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  4. Sounds like a sweet read. Lovely review. X

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  5. I like books with short stories that all connect. May check this out.

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    1. You'll find out different things about all of them even when in a story that focuses on one of them. It's a great connection of shorts.

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  6. This sounds really sweet. I do enjoy short stories when I just need a break from heavier stuff.
    Gemma @ www.gemmasbooknook.blogspot.com

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  7. I love touching and well written short stories.

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