Quilts of Love - Masterpiece Marriage (book review)

Don’t miss the newest Quilts of Love bookMasterpiece Marriage by Gina Welborn. December’s Quilts of Love release celebrates the ebb and flow of marriage.  This post was organized by Litfuse Publicity.

  I was provided with a copy in exchange for my honest book review.  All opinions are my own.

About the book:

He wants to save his business. She wants to be a professor. But are they asking for more than they can really have?

After a flood damages the looms at Zenus Dane's Philadelphia textile mill and the bank demands loan payment, Zenus turns to his aunt for help repurposing his textiles. Trouble is . . . his aunt has already been hired by the lovely yet secretive Englishwoman Mary Varrs.

Eager to acquire his aunt's quilt patterns, Zenus attends the summer Quilting Bee, a social event his aunt has uniquely designed with the secret purpose of finding Zenus a wife. However Zenus only has eyes for Mary, but Mary has no such desire for him.

Though his aunt is determined to design a masterpiece marriage, both Zenus and Mary will have to overcome their stubborn ways. Can he realize that love requires stepping out of his routine? And will she recognize that following her heart doesn't mean sacrificing her ambition?

My review:

I am madly in love with everything about Masterpiece Marriage.  Zenus and Mary are both so truly set on their paths.  They both have strong beliefs in what they are meant to do with their lives... whether they believe it has been ordained as God's plan or out of obligation to family.

I love that the mere thought of Mary drives Zenus mad.  I love that the scientist in Mary finds Zenus a confusing puzzle.  And... I love that absolutely EVERYONE in the story believe there is no possible way Zenus is right for Mary... or that Mary is right for Zenus.  (Mary & Zenus included).  They're both so stubborn they're going to prove everyone right, too.

Oh... but the moment that will always cause a little heart flutter for me has to do with simply thinking of porridge, with 12 raisins.  Who knew a love story could turn on the number of raisins in porridge?  Sigh.

About the author:

Gina Welborn is the author of several novels and novellas, including The Heiress’s Courtship. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers; the president of Faith, Hope and Love; and one of the founding members of InkwellInspirations.com. She lives in Cache, Oklahoma, with her pastor husband and their five children. Visit her online at GinaWelborn.com.