Saturday, June 29, 2013

Full Review: Pieces of the Heart by Bonnie S. Calhoun

Pieces of the HeartPieces of the Heart by Bonnie S. Calhoun
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The stories that quilts hold...

I loved this book! I envy the relationship that Cordelia has with her Grammy and the special bond that a quilt can hold. Grammy would say that it's a 'life covering' and full of prayers. This book focused on the power of prayer and how it can bring someone through some very dark moments.

Cordelia is a young girl, bullied by the neighbors, until her rescuer shows up. Bernard is the love of Cordelia's life from first glance. There is a lot of heartaches in both of their lives and Bernard decides one day to sign up for the War. His number is pulled and he finds himself in the thick of WWII, but not in a way that he would imagine. Will he make it back home to Cordelia?

There are so many things to talk about with this book but I don't want to give anything away. I love how the author focused this book on the "other" side of our black soldiers were treated. This book had me in tears several times. I laughed. I cried some more. My favorite character would have to be Grammy. Her lessons and the relationships she had with others is something I needed from this book.

I do hope you'll support this author and read this fabulous book!! Many thanks to the author and Abingdon Press for a complimentary copy of the book to review for the CFBA Blog tour!

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