December 20, 2008

Review: The Christmas Quilt

The Christmas Quilt
by Thomas J. Davis

In the summer of 1942, in the mountains of North Georgia, Uncle Joe's letter arrived with the promise of a Christmas visit. That's what gave Granny the idea to make the quilt. What follows is the heartwarming tale of a young boy growing up in an idyllic setting and what happens with the family as they all await the return of Uncle Joe, who left Georgia 20 years before to make something of himself.

This book was like reading Little House on the Prairie. It was slow paced and endearing. Even the main character knows how good he's got it. The family he's from is poor but they want for nothing except their long lost relation to visit Granny. It was a little disorienting to read about sunburns under a hot August sun while I'm wrapped in my heated blanket but eventually winter arrives with all its Christmas-y fun. I was surprised that the quilt actually plays a relatively small role but not disappointed. My own Grandma bought me this book last Christmas and this year I will return it to her to read. I think she will really enjoy the reminder of bygone times. I recommend.

1 comment:

Robin said...

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Holiday season, Petunia!