The Doctor's Christmas Quilt by Kathi Macias

About the Book:

Until now, Dr Laura Branson's beliefs and stance on pro-life issues have been more theoretical than personal. What does she really believe, and will she have the courage to stand by her convictions? Only an unexpected Christmas gift -- a beautiful quilt-- can help uncover the answer she needs.

About the Author: 

  • A former newspaper columnist and string reporter, Kathi has taught creative and business writing in various venues and has been a guest on many radio and television programs. Kathi is a popular speaker at churches, women’s clubs and retreats, and writers’ conferences, and recently won the prestigious 2008 member of the year award from AWSA at the annual Golden Scrolls award banquet. Her book Red Ink won Novel of the Year from Golden Scrolls and finaled for a Carol Award from ACFW. Kathi was named 2011 Author of the Year by Kathi “Easy Writer” Macias lives in Homeland, CA, with her husband, Al.

My Thoughts: 

As always, I enjoyed reading a book by Kathi Macias.  She is a wonderful author and write Christian fiction with a purpose.  This book is somewhat of a study of the thoughts and emotions that might occur when a woman or a loved one is in the situation of an unexpected/unwanted pregnancy.  

Dr. Laura's daughter comes home from a bad relationship that just ended with news of unexpected, unplanned pregnancy.  How will her daughter finish college, or find a good job/husband?  Does she really want to stand by her in-theory-only-belief?  

I think my favorite thing about this book was the story behind the quilt.  I am extremely pro-life, so the book didn't change my mind.  It actually frustrated me a little because I can't imagine even considering abortion.  Please don't throw stones at me.  I just believe that every child is a gift from God. 

This would be a good book to give someone that wasn't not pro-life or was not sure where they stood on the abortion issue. It's also a great history lesson for anyone about Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to graduate from medical school in the US.

Check it out!  Let me know what you think!!