The Christmas Quilt - Vannetta Chapman

3.5 Stars

Annie's life is deliciously full as the Christmas season approaches. She helps her husband, Samuel, attend to the community's minor medical needs. She occasionally assists Belinda, the local midwife, and most days, she finds herself delivering the buggy to her brother Adam. Annie’s sister-in-law Leah is due to deliver their first child before Christmas morning, and Annie is determined to finish a crib quilt before the boppli arrives. With six weeks to go, she should have no problem . . . but God may have a different plan. Leah is rushed to the English hospital when the infant arrives early, and Annie discovers the Christmas quilt may hold a far greater significance than she ever imagined. 

Vannetta Chapman has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace in Albion, Pennsylvania. Vannetta is a multi-award winning member of
Romance Writers of America and holds a B.A. and M.A. in English. She currently teaches in the Texas hill country, where she lives with her husband in the city of
Austin. Visit her on the web at

Well this book was just not my favorite. I liked it I just didn't love it.
This got great reviews from others, I mean GREAT, lots of five stars. But I just couldn't get into it. It seemed slow to me and, I think a big part of the problem was that I kept getting the two main characters (Leah and Annie) mixed up. I couldn't keep them straight if my life depended on it!

I read a lot of Amish fiction, some of them I love and some of them I like and this would just have to go in the like category for me. But please, please don't go by my taste alone, this is obviously a great book because so many others loved it. I don't know whats wrong with me, LOL. Maybe it was timing.

There were good descriptions, I got a good picture of what was happening and except for me getting the characters mixed up - there was good character development.
I do have to say the last half was better for me than the first half of the book.

I will not give up on this author! She has written a lot of books. I think I even own a couple more by her so I will try again.

Thank you Litfuse for sending me this book to read and review!


  1. Goodness seems like this one was just not your cup of tea...I love to read this author and have read many but not this one yet. Glad you are willing to try her again as she is a good author and am sure other books will make you smile a little more..Thanks for sharing your comments,I always like to see what you have to say on your reviews.
    Paula O

  2. Thanks for your review. I do hope you'll continue reading!

  3. I've been meaning to try Vanetta.
    Noted about this one. :)


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