Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Lynette Sowell's Tempests Course ~ Reviewed

Tempests Course (Quilts Of Love)
By Lynette Sowell
Pages   240 
Release Date   Dec 1, 2013 
Publisher   Abingdon Press 
Series  Quilts Of Love   
ISBN  1426752768  


Kelly Frost, a textiles conservator, is invited to the Massachusetts coastal town of Fairhaven to restore the centuries-old Mariner's Compass quilt. But there is one stipulation: she must live and work in Grey House, a former whaling captain's home, where the quilt is stored. There she meets Tom Pereira, the caretaker of Grey House, whose heart seems as hard as the rocky Massachusetts coastline. Over the long-lit months as Kelly works to restore the quilt, she is buoyed by occasional afternoon visits from Tom and other Fairhaven town members, and is drawn into their lives. And each night, as she reads stories in a daily journal penned by Mary Grey, she learns details about her newfound community members that help her see that their lives are as vivid and interwoven as the quilt pieces she is working to restore. But, when Kelly discovers a truth about Tom's heritage hidden in the journal, she must decide if keeping the past to herself is the only way to ensure the hope of a future with Tom.


Tempest’s Course is another book in the Quilts of Love Series. This story revolves around Kelly Frost, a textiles conservator, who is invited to a small town in Massachusetts to restore a quilt that is over one hundred years old. In order to get the job, she has to agree to live in the Grey House, where the original maker of the quilt resided back in the 1800’s. In the meantime, she meets Tom Silva, who is the caretaker of the home’s yard. In the midst of working hard to restore a quilt that’s falling apart, as well as getting to know Tom better, she discovers the diary of the woman who made the quilt. As time goes on, more and more mysteries are revealed about the home and the quilt.

This was a great book. In fact, I read it in two days! It had just enough suspense to keep you reading to find out what was going to happen next. I found myself admiring Kelly’s character. I never thought about the work it goes in to restoring old quilts and tapestries.

Reviewed by: Sarah Meyers

No comments: