Welcome to the Takeover Blitz for A Quilt for Christmas by Melody Carlson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Keep reading for an excerpt!
A QUILT FOR CHRISTMAS by Melody Carlson
GENRE: Inspirational Christmas Romance
RELEASE DATE: September 6, 2022
Recently widowed Vera Swanson is having a hard time getting in the Christmas spirit in her new town. When asked to make a quilt for an ailing neighbor, she pulls together a diverse circle of quilters, including freespirited Tasha Ellison. The group becomes stitched together through shared stories, trust, and a little romantic weaving.
Christmas should be celebrated with family. But for Vera Swanson, that’s not an option this year. Widowed and recently relocated, she is lonely in her condo-for-one–until little Fiona Albright knocks on her door needing help. With her mother seriously ill and her father out of town, Fiona enlists Vera’s help, and when she finds out her new neighbor is a quilter, she has a special request–a Christmas quilt for Mama.
Vera will have to get a ragtag group of women together in order to fulfill the request. Between free-spirited artist Tasha, chatty empty nester Beverly, retired therapist Eleanor, and herself, Vera has hopes that Christmas for the Albright family will be merry, after all–and she may find herself a new family of friends along the way.
Bestselling and award-winning author Melody Carlson invites you to cuddle up this holiday season with this cozy story of giving, forgiving, and a little bit of romance.
“Can you make a quilt for Mama?” Fiona asked eagerly.
“I—uh—I don’t know.”
“She wants one so bad.” Fiona’s eyes brightened with hope. “I can help you make it. We’ll make a quilt for Mama to make her better.”
Vera didn’t know what to say, but hoping to distract Fiona from thoughts of death and sickness, she slowly nodded. “I might be able to quilt your mother something.” She imagined a small project . . . something that would distract from feeling sorry for herself during the holidays. “Maybe a pillow. Or even a small lap quilt.” She held her hands a couple of feet apart. “You know, like this.”
“No, Mama needs a big patchwork quilt,” Fiona insisted. “For her big bed. Can you do it, Mrs. Swanson? Please—please! Mama would be so happy. I promise to help.”
Vera didn’t know what to say.
“And we will give it to her for Christmas,” the precocious child continued.
Vera blinked. A big quilt? By Christmas? Now that would take a miracle.
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(1) winner will receive a print copy of A Quilt for Christmas, a $10 Starbucks gift card, and quilted coasters!
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