• Maybelle in Stitches

  • By: Joyce Magnin
  • Narrated by: Elisa Carlson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (223 ratings)

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Maybelle in Stitches

By: Joyce Magnin
Narrated by: Elisa Carlson
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Publisher's Summary

Maybelle can't sew. But when she finds an unfinished quilt in the attic of her mother's house, she gets the crazy idea to complete it. At first, it's just a way to fill the lonely nights while her husband, staff sergeant Holden Kanzinzki, is away fighting in World War II. Yet when Maybelle discovers that the quilt is made from scraps of material that can be traced back through her family heritage, the project is suddenly much more important.

Then word comes that Holden is missing in action, and with little else to do, Maybelle clings to the quilt as much as to the hope that her husband is still alive. As neighborhood friends gather around Maybelle to help her through the unknown days and nights ahead, it is the quilt that becomes a symbol of her unflagging belief that Holden will return - to her, to their home, and to their quilt-covered bed.

©2014 Joyce Magnin Moccero (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Sweet Story!!

Giblets and gravy!!! So fun!! cooking lessons and a peek into the lives of the people during WWII that held down the fort and helped the war effort!

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Sweet Historical Fiction

Maybelle's best friend continues to mention she just need to have hope and faith and to believe, but I'm disappointed the author didn't go into Who she is supposed to have faith in. I think she really missed an opportunity to speak about faith in Christ and the hope only He can offer during the difficult situations these wives went through, and anythingwe go through too!
The ending was a bit abrupt to me.
I did enjoy this emotional story for the most part, although the narration wasn't my favorite!
I am grateful this entire series is available to read or listen to for no additional cost with Kindle Unlimited and an Audible subscription.

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well... can there be more...

Well, I can understand about the Era the storyline is from, but, it seems more filling at the end would be great to finish up with on the characters, A follow up novel for sure. Great narration.

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Philadelphia accent on full display

Loved the sweet story of wartime women and their men. I loved the narrator’s voices. Sounded just like my aunt speaking. 5 stars

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Sweet WW II story

The story line was sweet and very Christian-based. Showed the daily life of those at home during the war years. Good characters and world building that you want to don your equipment and head off with these new friends to the shipyards. The only downside is the narrator was really bad. It sounds like someone is “reading you a story” as opposed to an audiobook with “character” voices ect. Honestly her Irish accent was painful. Trying to hear the difference between “voices” in conversation was difficult. Otherwise a solid book that I highly recommend especially while quilting!

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Wonderfully written

Oh what a beautiful book. The ups and downs. The children of today need to hear the reality of life. Even with the little income and little food, people were happy and did what needed to be done.

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So ma ny turns and twists! Surprise ending!!!

I loved it 🥰 and recommend this book!!! Each stitches 🪡 gets better! I love ❤️ the ending on this one and can't wait to start my next one!

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I hate war

When you read this story of the second world war have a box of tissues on hand. There is happy and was tears. There is silly girl thing s . But the reader and author all did a wonderful job. That is why I have this book all 5

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A different way of life…

The narrator did a great job with the locality dialects. Really could feel caught up in the story and wishing for better days ahead with every turn. Loved the characters and their personalities really shined through with the voices. Good storyline and easy to follow.

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Simplistic story

I usually am drawn to human interest stories set during WW2, as my dad was a veteran of that war. However, after about a third of this audible I had to give up. The storyline had potential, but the writing is so superficial and one dimensional. The main character, Maybelle, is over characterized as clumsy, simple-minded, that I couldn’t see how her character could sustain my attention for another 4 long hours. The descriptions of events, places, people were just bland.
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  • Susan Broad
  • 10-24-22

Lovely

An insight to how war life is. How everyone pitched in to help each other. Wonderful storyline