Masterpiece Marriage : Quilts of Love Series
Overview - After a flood damages the looms at Zenus Dane's Philadelphia textile mill and the bank demands loan payment, Zenus turns to his aunt for help repurposing his textiles. Trouble is . . . his aunt has already been hired by the lovely yet secretive Englishwoman Mary Varrs. Read more...
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After a flood damages the looms at Zenus Dane's Philadelphia textile mill and the bank demands loan payment, Zenus turns to his aunt for help repurposing his textiles. Trouble is . . . his aunt has already been hired by the lovely yet secretive Englishwoman Mary Varrs. Eager to acquire his aunt's quilt patterns, Zenus attends the summer Quilting Bee, a social event his aunt has uniquely designed with the secret purpose of finding Zenus a wife. However Zenus only has eyes for Mary, but Mary has no such desire for him. Though his aunt is determined to design a masterpiece marriage, both Zenus and Mary will have to overcome their stubborn ways. Can he realize that love requires stepping out of his routine? And will she recognize that following her heart doesn't mean sacrificing her ambition?
- ISBN-13: 9781426773631
- ISBN-10: 1426773633
- Publisher: Abingdon Press
- Publish Date: December 2014
- Page Count: 240
Quilts of Love #1
Books > Fiction > Christian - Historical
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This 1891 romance is an easy read. When floodwaters devastate Zenus Dane’s Philadelphia textile mill, he needs to salvage what is left of his damaged inventory. Though estranged from his Aunt Priscilla, he soon recognizes that one of her award-winning original quilt patterns could provide the perfect use for his textile scraps and thereby save his business. Mary Varrs needs an illustrator to help her complete her tomato study, which she is depending on to obtain a job in academia. When she spots a botanical sketch on an invitation to Priscilla’s quilting bee, she believes her neighbor may be her salvation. As Zenus and Mary compete for Priscilla’s assistance, they realize they must work together if either is going to succeed. The situation is further complicated by Zenus and Mary’s mutual disdain, as well as the secrets they harbor. As Zenus tries to move past prior indiscretions, he must find a way to prove to Mary he is a changed man. Those looking for a strong Christian theme may be disappointed, as the religious element is cursory. Agent: Tamela Hancock Murray, Steve Laube Literary Agency. (Dec.)