Divided between the love of her father and the desires of her heart, Emilie Heinrich must rely on the love and wisdom of the women in her quilting circle for support. Since Emilie is dedicated to her education and to helping her father in his general store, she is convinced she doesn't have time for love. But when a childhood friend returns to St. Charles, Missouri, after serving in the Civil War, his smile and charm captures Emilie’s eye and her heart.
Quaid McFarland has a gentleness and humor that causes Emilie to question her indifference toward romance. But her German father sees only one thing when he looks at the young man: an Irish teamster. And Johann Heinrich is not about to let such a man court his beloved daughter.
Her father’s prejudices test Emilie’s faith in God’s ability to mend the patchwork pieces of her life. Will she be forced to choose between honoring her father and a future with a husband and family of her own?
The second book in Mona Hodgson's The Quilted Heart Series, Bending Toward the Sun is more of a novela than a full novel. It was a quick, easy read following the best friend of the main character in the first book as she tries to find love without upsetting her father and his judgmental tendencies. I enjoyed this book, and will most likely keep an eye out for more books in the series. I did feel it ended a bit abruptly, but didn't feel cheated in the conclusion.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.