Thursday, January 8, 2015

Review ~ Swept Away by Cindy Loven & Laura V Hilton

About the Book

Sara doesn’t think she wants love. But her grandmother has other plans.

Sara Jane Morgan is trying to balance teaching with caring for her ailing, stubborn grandmother. When school lets out for the summer, the plans are for Grandma to teach Sara Jane to quilt as they finish up the Appalachian Ballad quilt Grandma started as a teenager. But things don’t always go as planned.

Andrew Stevenson is hiding from his past—and his future. He works as a handyman to pay the bills, but his heart is as an artisan, designing homemade brooms. When Sara Jane’s grandmother hires him to renovate her home, sparks fly between Drew and his new employer’s granddaughter.

Still, it doesn’t take Sara Jane long to see Drew isn’t what he seems. Questions arise, and she starts researching him online. What she discovers could change her life—and her heart—forever.


My Thoughts

Swept Away is a quick and easy read with a rather adolescent feel to it. Sara and her grandmother are quite immature and irritated me often, but the redeeming factor in the book for me was Andrew. He is a great character with depth and sincerity. If it wasn’t for him, I would have put the book down and not read further. But like Sara, I wanted to learn more about him and what happened in his past to bring him where he was in the present.  

After I finished the book, I contacted another reviewer that I knew had read the book and she told me that this actually was not a Laura V Hilton book, but in fact a Quilts of Love book by Cindy Loven with the assistance of Laura V Hilton. Also,  Drew Stevenson (my favorite character) and X-Amish are characters created by Laura V Hilton. Well, that explained a lot, because I always enjoy Laura’s books.

I do think most fans of Inspirational fiction will like the book just because quilt stories usually go over well with readers. I know I enjoyed learning the history behind the quilt Sara and her grandmother were working on. The quilt and Drew are the two reasons it gets four stars instead of three. 

I appreciate the publisher sending me an electronic copy for review purposes. No monetary compensation has been received. I was under no obligation to write a favorable review, just my opinion of the book, which I have done. 

14 comments:

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    1. Thanks, Dora! I'm delighted that you came by, and thanks for following through GFC!

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  2. Enjoy book reviews and will keep this one in mind. Take care and keep cozy!

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    1. Hi Carol, You can stay warm by the fire while you read a good book up there in New York :)

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  3. Thank you, dear Anne, for your honest thoughts and views concerning this book. Have a delightful weekend. Hugs!

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    1. Hey Stephanie, Thanks for visiting! Hope you're enjoying your weekend. Any snow?

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  4. Dear Anne, I loved your word for this new year! I have not been given one this year. How are you? I am still really from being sick, which has not happened in years! Just wanted to pop in and say hello!
    Love, Roxy

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    1. Roxy, I am sorry you are still sick. We went through several bouts before Christmas but so far we are doing well in the New Year!

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  5. Hi Anne! Aren't you insightful? You knew the characters just weren't all that lovable, and you found out there was a different writer. You do your homework! Thank you for your honest review of this book.
    It was so nice to be reconnected after the New Year. I hope you and yours had a great holiday, and that 2015 will be a year of favor from our God.
    Blessings!
    Ceil

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    1. Hey Ceil! I sort of fell off the blogging wagon last year but hopefully this year will be better.

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  6. Hi Anne: Thanks for your visit today. I forgot how blessed I always felt reading you posts. I will be back again. Thank you for your encouragement. Blessings, Martha

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    1. Hi Martha! I hope to visit more often and get back to more blogging. I have missed visiting regularly!

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