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Publisher's Summary

When a band of runaway slaves brings Union-loyal Beth Bumgartner a wounded Confederate soldier named Joe, it is the catalyst that pushes her to defy her pacifist parents and become a nurse during the Battle of Antietam. Her mother's mysterious goodbye gift is filled with quilt blocks that bring comfort to Beth during the hard days and lonely nights, but as she sews each block, she realizes there is a hidden message of faith within the pattern that encourages and sustains her. Reunited with Joe, Beth learns his secret and puts the quilt's message to its greatest test - but can betrayal be forgiven?

©2013 S. Dionne Moore (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Wonderful story.

I love the storyline. It kept me desiring to hear more. I’d highly recommend this novel to anyone with an interest in quilting, war, and clean romance. They are weaved strategically throughout the storyline. I felt like I was living during this time period.

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Took me a bit

This story took me a bit to dial in on the style and what was happening. But, once I understood the characters, plot, and setting, I did a little better.

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Can be graphic at times

Story can be a bit difficult to follow at times as you don’t know who is talking at times. This is written during the heart of the civil war, about a woman and family desiring to help others. All of this is wonderful, but it may be very difficult for some to listen to the process of amputation and the horrific cries of pain discussed. If you are a member of armed service, or love someone in the military, or law enforcement and first responder, this book may be a bit triggering.

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Love’s Power

A wonderfully written story about the power of love and faith. We know not the direction our lives are taking but trust the one who is leading. A great lesson in forgiveness for not only others but for ourselves.

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Enjoyed this book so much. Couldn't turn it off.

Loved it. Couldn't turn it off. Well written wanted to cry when they cried. Wasn't expecting the loss but felt their pain! I RECOMMENDED! Touching but not mushy!!

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A Heartbeat Away

The story was good, but it was hard to tell who was saying what several times. I would have to rerun it many times trying to figure it out. The author wouldn’t let us know who was speaking or when another character would add to the conversation. The narrator used the same reading voice for the different characters, so it made it hard to follow at times. I did enjoy it, though. This is just constructive information.

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Civil war love story

A nice enjoyable civil war love story
I really enjoyed this book
It is about a southern solder and a northern nurse.

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Take a drink of water every time "the black man" is said. You will be well hydrated.