The Message on the Quilt by Stephanie Grace Whitson
Publisher: Barbour Books
Series: The Quilt Chronicles(Book 3)
Goodreads Summery: When Emilie Rhodes convinces her newspaper editor father to assign her to interview the speakers at the 1890 Chautauqua series, she meets and falls in love with “The Man of Many Voices.” But Noah Shaw’s professional life is only one reason he’s in Nebraska. Noah is on a quest to find answers. . .but will a treasured quilt bear a message of brokenness—or hope and healing?
Emilie loves to write and wants more then anything to write articles for her fathers paper but her parents are not keen on the idea and after getting herself in trouble for helping with the print press she is not even allowed to write the local goings on column. She is left with a great idea for a story and the competition paper to write for. Noah has come to Nebraska for a job but also to see if he can find out answers about his mother. All he has is her stories and the quilt she made him when he was a boy. When these two cross paths love begins to bloom but when Noah finds out some things about his past that shake him to the core and Emilie’s story causes family problems can they find a way to make it work?
This is the final book in the series and I really liked it.
What I liked: I really liked Emilie. She was frustrated with her parents but still loved them. Her three cousins where also quite likable. Noah was a interesting character and I liked the mystery that came from his past. I also found the big fair they all where a part of quite cool to learn about and it was fun to imagine being there.
What I did not like: As much as I liked the story about Noah and his father I thought it was a little over the top on his reaction. I know it was a time period thing but how that ended was kind of lukewarm. I also thought that Emilie and her parents worked out their issues about her writing way to easily and I was kind of left going really that’s how that ends?
Over all I really liked this book and its easily my favorite of the series. I wish the cousins could have had a chance to have a book as well because I really liked them. I also thought it was neat how the quilt helped Noah learn about his past. This book can easily be read as a stand alone no need to read the first two books. I highly recommend it.
The series over all was good. The three books did not really tie together at all but each book had something to do with a quilt. The first two books where good but kind of dark and even a little sad. I liked the change of pace with the 3rd book and how it was not as heavy a read but still really enjoyable. Of the three I liked the 1st and last one the best and the 3rd book was my over all favorite. I also really like the covers of each of the books. If you enjoy historical fiction and like a heavier read then this series is for you.
DISCLOSURE: I was provided a free copy of this ebook from the publisher through NetGalley to review it. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.