The Cherished Quilt

Paperback | November 29, 2016

byAmy Clipston

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Tragedy tore Christopher’s world apart. But Emily believes there are enough pieces left behind to stitch together a beautiful new beginning.

Emily Fisher is eager to meet the new employee at her father’s shop in Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania. But when Christopher Hochstetler arrives, his cold demeanor freezes her attempts at building a friendship.

Longing for a fresh start, Christopher travels from Ohio to Bird-in-Hand to work at his uncle’s shop. Christopher’s heart is still wounded from memories of home, and making new friends is the last thing on his mind—he knows the pain that comes with losing those you love. When Emily is kind to him, he tries to remain distant, but he soon finds himself stealing glances at her throughout the day.

When Christopher shares his tragic reasons for leaving home, Emily decides to make a quilt for him as a gesture of their friendship. Even though he is not a member of the church, she’s found someone with whom she can imagine a future. The two are quickly falling in love when a family emergency calls Christopher back to Ohio without warning.

Emily finishes the quilt, in spite of her pain. But when Christopher receives it, will he have the courage to follow his heart?

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Tragedy tore Christopher’s world apart. But Emily believes there are enough pieces left behind to stitch together a beautiful new beginning.Emily Fisher is eager to meet the new employee at her father’s shop in Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania. But when Christopher Hochstetler arrives, his cold demeanor freezes her attempts at building a fri...

Amy Clipston is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery series. Her novels have hit multiple bestseller lists including CBD, CBA, and ECPA. Amy holds a degree in communication from Virginia Wesleyan College and works full-time for the City of Charlotte, NC. Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband, two...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.4 × 5.5 × 0.88 inPublished:November 29, 2016Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0310341965

ISBN - 13:9780310341963

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gift of Compassion The Cherished Quilt is the third book in this series featuring the Fisher sisters, and their loving family, and this is Emily’s story. Christopher Hochstetler has had a devastating year and barely holding it together when he moves from Ohio to Pennsylvania and begins working for his uncle in his leather business. Thus the meeting of Em and Chris is about to happen, and with easy going Em and Chris fighting his demons, things do not run smoothly. When Em finds out why he has left his home and family, she is filled with compassion and is determined to help Chris. One of the things she decides to do is make him a quilt, and not an ordinary one, this one is stitched with love, and the fabric once belonged to Em’s grandmother. She decided to make a log cabin design to help connect to Chris, and in the end she has to mail the quilt to him By putting her heart in the care of Chris is Em heading towards having it broken? Will Chris ever heal and mend the rift with his Dad, even with his father blaming him for his brother? From beginning to end, I was so into this book that the pages flew and at the end, I wanted more! I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Zondervan, and was not required to give a positive review
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Third book in series! The Cherished Quilt by Amy Clipston is the third book in the Amish Heirloom series. Christopher “Chris” Hochstetler is reeling from the loss of his brother, Gabriel. His father, Wilmer blames Chris for Gabriel’s death. Chris needs to get away. He decides to visit his Uncle Hank in Bird-in-the-Hand, Pennsylvania (in Lancaster County). Chris will be working in his Uncle Hank’s and his partner, Leroy Fisher’s leatherworking shop. Emily Fisher, Leroy’s youngest daughter, can tell that something is bothering Chris and that he needs a friend. Emily goes out of her way to be friendly to Chris and get him to come out of his shell. Chris lacks confidence after years of criticism from his father. Emily slowly works with Chris and helps him gain confidence and overcome his grief (and guilt). As Chris’ birthday approaches, Emily wants to make him something special. After hearing the story of the quilt, he left behind at home, Emily wants to make him a replacement. Emily’s mother lets her have fabric from her Mammi’s (grandmothers) trunk. As Emily and Chris spend more time together, Emily starts to fall in love with him. Chris cares for Emily, but there is something that he has not told her. Will they be able to overcome Chris’ secret (an obstacle in their path) to have a happy ending or will Emily be left with a broken heart? Open The Cherished Quilt and step into the world of Emily, Chris, and their families in Lancaster County. The Cherished Quilt is a well-written (as are all of Amy Clipston’s novels) and easy to read. It is the third book in An Amish Heirloom Novel series, but you can read it alone. I do, though, recommend reading The Forgotten Recipe and The Courtship Basket. We do get updates on the characters from the previous novels. It was nice to see how they are faring in their new lives. I found the characters are likeable as well as relatable. They are the type of people you want to have as neighbors. I give The Cherished Quilt 4.5 out of 5 stars (I liked it). It was good to see how Chris changed over the course of the novel thanks to friendship, love, and rediscovering his beliefs. The Cherished Quilt deals with grief, forgiveness, friendship, love, and so much more. The ending is expected, but it will leave you with a smile on your face. We are left with a question unanswered at the end of The Cherished Quilt, and we must wait until the next novel to get the answer.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from more than a covering Tuesday, November 15, 2016 The Cherished Quilt by Amy Clipston, © 2016 Amish Heirloom, Book 3 My Review: We bring with us who we are. As Christopher Hostettler enters the Bird-in-Hand Harness Shop, his recent encounters come with him. Emily Fisher greets him and he is sullen. Certain it is her, she strives to bring him in as welcome and is met with unawareness. Recouping his long travel from Ohio to Pennsylvania, she suspects, he has arrived to work with his uncle Hank and Emily's father in the shop they co-own. Used to people responding to her, she is perplexed. How often do we take it on ourself when we don't know what the other person is going through? First impressions, first reactions? Relationship building takes time, thought, and mentally going back over what has been spoken before to keep it close in memory and heart. Wilmer Hochstetler experiences a beautiful freeing reversal in his life. From guilt and grief to love and acceptance. A healing only God can open a heart to receive. John Lantz. A heart of a child; carefree, open, unhampered. You will love John, continuing from the previous story! He is a stress-breaker, for sure. Basket lunches. You will want to take a peek and a whiff to see what today's special is. Such a freind-building experience! At the last page, you will be wanting to open up the fourth and final book in this series, The Beloved Hope Chest, and continue the journey of these families. So rich in experience and love guided by the One who loves us most. ***Thank you author Amy Clipston for sending me an Advance Reader's Copy for review, as part of her street team. This review was written in my own words. No other compensation was received.***
Date published: 2016-11-16