I recently finished the last of the Quilts of Love series that I agreed to review (you can read the previous reviews here and here).  What a great series!  The newest book, Tempest’s Course, is set in modern times in New England.

A woman, a textile restorer, is invited to bid on a job of restoring a Mariner’s circle quilt that has been through a fire among other things. Desperate for the job, she takes it, even with the stipulation that she restores it inside the mansion.  After moving in, she discovers an old diary while exploring the old home.  The diary and the quilt become inexplicably intertwined as she is curious about the story behind fixing the quilt, her mysterious employer & the empty mansion.  Add the handyman/gardener and you have quite the puzzling situation.

Tempest’s Course was also a very good book.  There were a few parts that could have used a little more finesse, in my opinion.  The footsteps upstairs was one.  The denouement was another.  The guy who was the antagonist was barely there with a foreshadowing comment or two until he just snapped.

I adored the people and the setting and she wove the history of the quilt & diary with the present very well.  The gardener & his family as well as the main character’s past were well-written as well.  I wish there had been more detail with the family history, but it would have been a much longer book.

Overall, Tempest’s Course was a pretty good book and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys diaries, genealogy, early American history or even just a good, clean story.  She hit a perfect balance of clean but not preachy.

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Lynette Sowell‘s Tempest’s Course is the newest book in the Quilts of Love line, and Lynette is celebrating with a fun giveaway and joining Vannetta Chapman and Lisa Carter for the Quilts of Love “Christmas Bee” Facebook Party on December 10th!


One winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire HDX
  • Tempest’s Course by Lynette Sowell
  • The Christmas Quilt by Vannetta Chapman
  • Aloha Rose by Lisa Carter

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on December 16th. Winner will be announced on the Quilts of Love Facebook page on December 17th.

But wait! There’s more. RSVP for the “Christmas Bee” Facebook Party on December 10th and connect with the authors from the Quilts of Love series, Vannetta Chapman, Lisa Carter, and Lynette Sowell, for an evening of book chat, quilt trivia, and Christmas traditions and gifts, PLUS get an exclusive look at January’s Quilts of Love book!

So grab your copies of The Christmas QuiltAloha Rose, and Tempest’s Course and join Vannetta, Lisa, and Lynette on the evening of December 10th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the books, don’t let that stop you from coming!)

Don’t miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today by clicking JOIN at the event page. Spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway and party via FACEBOOK or TWITTER. Hope to see you on December 10th!


Good Luck!!

Jen S.





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