Johanna Shelby could never have anticipated
where that “fateful encounter” would lead her. She could not have known then
how love for the young, rough-hewn, mountain doctor would cause her to turn her
back on her privileged lifestyle, threaten to estrange her from her family, and
bring her to the wild mountains of Appalachia. If she had known—but no! Nothing
could hold her back. Not her adoring, worried parents. Not her snooty,
so-called friends. Not even her own flashes of doubt and fear. No, this love
would not be denied. It was part of a larger pattern—like the pattern of one of
the family quilts her aunts and cousins met weekly to stitch. Into those quilts
went not just fabric, but meanings and memories; and when they were finished,
they were more than just quilts—they were life stories. Johanna did not know
what the future held. But she trusted God…And she knew that he would cause her
own family quilt to be rich and beautiful—a pattern like no other.
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