Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Sandra Bricker's Raw Edges ~ Reviewed

Raw Edges (Quilts Of Love) [Paperback]
By Sandra D. Bricker (Author)
Studio: Abingdon Press
Pages 256
Release Date Sep 1, 2013
Publisher Abingdon Press
Series Quilts Of Love
ISBN 142675275X

Grayson McDonough has no use for teal ribbons, 5k runs, or ovarian cancer support groups now that his beautiful wife Jenna is gone. But their nine-year-old daughter Sadie seems to need the connection. When Annabelle Curtis, the beautiful cancer survivor organizing the memory quilt project for the Ovacome support group, begins to bring out the silly and fun side of his precious daughter again, Gray must set aside his own grief to support the healing of Sadie s young heart. But is there hope for Gray s heart too along the way?


Raw Edges is another book in the Quilts of Love series.  This story’s quilt revolves around Ovarian Cancer, those that have lost the battle and those that have one.  Grayson McDonough becomes involved in Ovacome, a support group for those affected by ovarian cancer, after his nine year old daughter, Sadie, encourages him to take her.  Grayson’s wife, Jenna, had lost the battle the previous year.  While there, they meet Annabelle Curtis, an ovarian cancer survivor, who is heading up a group making a Quilt as a fundraiser for Ovacome.   Sadie is taken with Annabelle immediately, and finds ways to make plans with her and her father.  Grayson finds himself more and more attracted to Annabelle, but still feels like he is married to Jenna, and doesn’t know what to do, while Annabelle reciprocates his feelings, but doesn’t want to push him.

I think this is one of my favorites in the Quilts of Love series so far.  Sadie was probably my favorite character.  She didn’t let the loss of her mother keep her down.  I think the fact that her mother made a journal with advice, encouragement and scripture had a lot to do with that.  And Sadie’s connection with Annabelle was precious.  They had so much in common, and really needed each other.  I don’t know how else to describe except that it was a happy story.  It just made me smile and I really liked it a lot.

Reviewed by: Sarah Meyers

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