Monday, January 06, 2014

Tempest's Course

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Tempest's Course
Abingdon Press (December 17, 2013)
Lynette Sowell

 I am really enjoying the Quilts of Love series by Abingdon Press, and this latest release is wonderful. Lynette Sowell's book, Tempest's Course, has a different twist on quilting -- instead of creating a quilt, the heroine of our story, Kelly Frost, is restoring one that  has been well used and somewhat abused, not unlike Kelly herself.

There are a lot of mysterious behind-the-scenes characters who add a level of complexity to the story that is sure to surprise the reader. I really enjoyed the historical perspectives of the whaling industry and those left behind. But most of all, this is a story about moving on from the past and creating a future where you let God take control.

I recommend this book to anyone interested in quilting, those interested in the 1800's and the Northeastern part of the country, and those who enjoy a sweet love story.


Lynette Sowell is an award-winning novelist. Her most recent novel, Tempest’s Course, is part of the Quilts of Love line from Abingdon Press. When Lynette’s not writing, she divides her time between editing medical reports and chasing down news stories for the Copperas Cove Leader-Press. Lynette was born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland but makes her home in Coppress Cove, Texas, with her husband and a herd of cats who have them well-trained.


Kelly Frost, a textiles conservator, is invited to the Massachusetts coastal city of New Bedford to restore a 150-year-old Mariner's Compass quilt. But there is one stipulation: she must live and work in Gray House, a former whaling captain's home, where the quilt is stored. There she meets Army veteran Tom Pereira, the caretaker of Gray House, whose heart seems as hard as the rocky Massachusetts coastline. Over the long-lit months as Kelly works to restore the quilt, she and Tom grow closer. And as she reads stories in a daily journal penned by Mary Gray, she learns the secrets of the quilt and Mary's own sad tale of regret. Then Tom learns secrets of his own family's past, and both Tom and Kelly learn they are tied to Gray House in ways they never imagined.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Tempest's Course, go HERE.

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