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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (217 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Judith Pella Narrator: Christie King Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Patchwork Circle Series Release Date: June 2007 ISBN: 9781608140381
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The ladies of the Maintown, Oregon church are all abuzz when they learn of the new and single circuit-riding preacher that will be coming through town. They all decide to inspire their daughters to make a quilt to welcome him, which soon results in a competition between the girls as each tries to out-sew the other. But Zach Hartley is unlike any preacher they've ever seen - he's clumsy in the pulpit and does women's work rather than praying over the sick. While this only serves to endear him to most women, Ellie sees something suspicious in his character. Maybe it's his connections to the Portland crime ring and other dangerous thugs? Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Pella gives us delightful characters in this story of a church’s sewing circle in post–Civil War America. The novel moves quickly, and its plot points are sweet. That Pella is herself a quilter brings authenticity to the sewing settings, and the friendship between the members is sweet and touching.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “King’s polished performance captures the sense of mystery that surrounds the bumbling new preacher, his unusual sermons, his even more unusual prayers, and the women’s humorous competition for his attention…Aligning mood and voice, King portray’s Ellie’s developing suspicions of Zack with clarity. The surprising conclusion will leave listeners anticipating the next book in the series.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 1/17/2014

    " I read this awhile ago but forgot to mark it off my list. it was fun to read it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosamond | 12/5/2013

    " I love this book. The ending was a bit hurried and could have been developed better, but it was very good. A light, romantic read. The second book, Sister's Choice, is next on my list! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 10/29/2013

    " Four chapters in, and it was interesting. Just not fabulous, I have too much on my TBR list to read something I'm just not crazy about. With that said, if I see it on sale, I'm definitely buying it. Christian fiction with quilts and romance? I'm in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula | 10/15/2013

    " This was a good book if you like a christian story from the old west. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kami | 10/1/2013

    " It's a fun quick read. I like the character development and the interactions especially between the women of the small farming community. The plot is fun, but nothing earth shattering. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 10/1/2013

    " Light reading. Enjoyed reading it and it didn't take long to finish "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 9/19/2013

    " An easy, wholesome read. I was delighted to know that in this book, the mother is a "matronly 40 year old". I guess I've found my title... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Abby | 6/19/2013

    " Same as its sequel. Not good "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 5/30/2013

    " The first book in Judith Pella's new series - not my favorite compared to her other series, but the stories are still good. I just had a harder time connecting with the characters and getting in the book than in other book by this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 3/12/2013

    " I like this book. It was clever and kind of fun. I would have given it more stars if it had ended better. It ended kind of flat. But I didn't realize it was part of a series, so maybe it was trying to leave things open for the future. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cassandra | 1/2/2013

    " Okay read. The plot was really interesting but the writing didn't seem inspired. The book wraps up very very quickly, almost too quickly I think. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 11/25/2012

    " It was interesting although I kinda already figured out what was going to happen in the end in the very beginning...wasn't exactly surprised with the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 11/1/2012

    " Light reading -- a Christian book with a lot of quilting in it. Predictable, but a good read for the genre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Baney | 5/13/2012

    " How refreshing to read about a less-than-perfect man who is caught between his past and wanting to do right. I really enjoyed this story. The story drew me in from the back cover copy and kept my interest through out. Another great book from Judith Pella. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 1/24/2012

    " I really liked this book. It was refreshingly different from all the other women's Christian novels I've read. The characters are real and not always perfect. In fact, the Bachelor is hiding a dark secret. Judith Pella came up with a very clever plot for this romantic mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 12/29/2011

    " Christian fiction/Romance. This book is first in a new series (Patchwork Circle). Title is the name of a quilt block. At the end of the book, the author explains how to put together the quilt block. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jana | 11/11/2011

    " This book was solid and kept me glued to it's pages. I thought it would end in a predictable manner because the main character, Zack, was eventually cornered, but happily it did not and made me like the book even more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diana | 7/31/2011

    " This was surprisingly a good book. Very cute and rather comical. I enjoyed the way the author portrayed the awkward situations, as well as the way she portrayed the faith of the book's characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy T | 7/2/2011

    " Book Club read. A nice easy read. Especially enjoyable with the quilting references. I am looking forward to the next one in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 5/10/2011

    " Light reading. Enjoyed reading it and it didn't take long to finish "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 3/17/2011

    " How refreshing to read about a less-than-perfect man who is caught between his past and wanting to do right. I really enjoyed this story. The story drew me in from the back cover copy and kept my interest through out. Another great book from Judith Pella. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kami | 9/30/2010

    " It's a fun quick read. I like the character development and the interactions especially between the women of the small farming community. The plot is fun, but nothing earth shattering. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cassandra | 1/23/2010

    " Okay read. The plot was really interesting but the writing didn't seem inspired. The book wraps up very very quickly, almost too quickly I think. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 10/17/2009

    " It was interesting although I kinda already figured out what was going to happen in the end in the very beginning...wasn't exactly surprised with the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 8/5/2009

    " Light reading -- a Christian book with a lot of quilting in it. Predictable, but a good read for the genre. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 7/4/2009

    " The first book in Judith Pella's new series - not my favorite compared to her other series, but the stories are still good. I just had a harder time connecting with the characters and getting in the book than in other book by this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosamond | 5/12/2009

    " I love this book. The ending was a bit hurried and could have been developed better, but it was very good. A light, romantic read. The second book, Sister's Choice, is next on my list! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diana | 4/1/2009

    " This was surprisingly a good book. Very cute and rather comical. I enjoyed the way the author portrayed the awkward situations, as well as the way she portrayed the faith of the book's characters. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Abby | 12/7/2008

    " Same as its sequel. Not good "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 11/2/2008

    " An easy, wholesome read. I was delighted to know that in this book, the mother is a "matronly 40 year old". I guess I've found my title...

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy T | 6/4/2008

    " Book Club read. A nice easy read. Especially enjoyable with the quilting references. I am looking forward to the next one in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula | 5/20/2008

    " This was a good book if you like a christian story from the old west. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 3/29/2008

    " Christian fiction/Romance. This book is first in a new series (Patchwork Circle). Title is the name of a quilt block. At the end of the book, the author explains how to put together the quilt block. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 12/16/2007

    " Four chapters in, and it was interesting. Just not fabulous, I have too much on my TBR list to read something I'm just not crazy about. With that said, if I see it on sale, I'm definitely buying it. Christian fiction with quilts and romance? I'm in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jana | 9/18/2007

    " This book was solid and kept me glued to it's pages. I thought it would end in a predictable manner because the main character, Zack, was eventually cornered, but happily it did not and made me like the book even more. "

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About the Author
Author Judith Pella

Judith Pella is the bestselling author / coauthor of seven major fiction series, including the Lone Star Legacy and The Russians, as well as the novels Blind Faith and Beloved Stranger. She and her family make their home in California.