Quilts of Love: Swept Away by Laura V. Hilton and Cindy Loven, a review

About the Book:

Sara Jane Morgan is trying to balance teaching with caring for her ailing, stubborn grandmother. When school lets out for the summer, the plans are for Grandma to teach Sara Jane to quilt as they finish up the Appalachian Ballad quilt Grandma started as a teenager. But things don’t always go as planned. Andrew Stevenson is hiding from his past—and his future. He works as a handyman to pay the bills, but also as an artisan, designing homemade brooms. When Sara Jane’s grandmother hires him to renovate her home, sparks fly between him and his new employer’s granddaughter. Still, it doesn’t take Sara Jane long to see Drew isn’t what he seems. Questions arise, and she starts online researching him. What she discovers could change her life—and her heart—forever. 



Award winning author Laura V. Hilton has penned many novels, including the Amish of Seymour series, the Amish of Webster County series, and the forthcoming Amish of Jamesport series. A member of ACFW, Laura is also a professional book reviewer for the Christian market, with over a thousand book reviews published at various online review sites. A pastor’s wife, stay-at-home mom, and home school teacher, Laura and her family make their home in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas.

A lifelong reader, Cindy Loven is an active church wife of a minister and mother to one son who is a home school graduate. Cindy and her family reside in Conway, Arkansas. 

My Take on the Book:

Swept Away by Laura V. Hilton and Cindy Loven was a wonderful read!  It thoroughly pulled me in with a sweet story that was both humorous and sad.   I am amazed how flawlessly the story runs... Two people wrote this?? Really?  I don't know how they did it, but it's excellently written.  The electricity between Sara Jane and Andrew is inescapable and palpable.  No matter how much they try, they can't get around the attraction.  It oozes through the pages as well.  The precious back story of Andrew and why he is a "mountain man" and hobby broom maker is heartrending and Sara Jane's discomfort with having close relationships and trusting someone is also hard, but God is in the business of healing.  Swept Away is a wonderful story of God's faithfulness... no matter what we are going through... and of course, there is the romance-- sweet, pure and a little steamy.  Just right!!