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Beyond the Storm
by Carolyn Zane


Overview - After a tornado rips through her town, store owner Abigail comes across a piece of fabric from a wedding dress among the devastation. Abigail is moved to start collecting other swatches of fabric she finds - her neighbor's kitchen curtains, a man's necktie, a dog's bed - which she stashes in shopping bags.  Read more...

 
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Overview
After a tornado rips through her town, store owner Abigail comes across a piece of fabric from a wedding dress among the devastation. Abigail is moved to start collecting other swatches of fabric she finds - her neighbor's kitchen curtains, a man's necktie, a dog's bed - which she stashes in shopping bags. As she pursues her seemingly absurd quest, horrible realities spark the question, "What kind of a God would allow such tragedy?" As she struggles to reconcile her right to happiness amidst the destruction, Abigail begins piecing together a patchwork quilt from the salvaged fabric in hopes it will bring some peace. But a new relationship with Justin, a contractor, may require too much of her fragile heart. Will her pain and questions of faith give way to the courage to love?

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781426745973
  • ISBN-10: 1426745974
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publish Date: October 2012
  • Page Count: 270
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds

Series: Quilts of Love #1

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Books > Fiction > Christian - Romance

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-08-13
  • Reviewer: Staff

Rawston is a small Midwestern town with many characters, the emphasis on characters: talented hairdresser Abigail Durham; handsome contractor Justin Girard; unhappy young father Bob Ray Lathrop and his wife, Heather, saddled with a toddler son, the result of their teenage indiscretion; 87-year-old Selma Tully, quilter and quilt shop owner; and a large supporting cast. When an EF5 tornado levels the heart of Rawston and lives are lost, the survivors face the challenge of better understanding their own lives as they consider the future. Zane (Brubaker Brides series) kicks off a humungous multiauthor series, Quilts of Love. Her writing is polished and when her focus is closeup on people, the pace zips along. The novel has a few too many formulaic elements: multicultural characters, a heroine described as a “spitfire,” the too-obvious metaphor of tatters of cloth made into a quilt. But romance series readers won’t necessarily mind, and Zane bravely tackles the haunting question of where is God when tragedy strikes. Agent: Sandra Bishop, MacGregor Literary. (Oct.)

 
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