Read while home alone? yes
Tissues needed? probably not
Overall rating: 4 stars
After their mom left many years ago, three sisters: Carly, Ella and Five made their way with just their dad. As adults the girls have found their family roles and function together well. Carly is a television producer and encounters a psychic quilt maker through her job. The quilt maker creates beautiful works that tell her about the person for whom it has been created. Carly is surprised when she gets her own quilt and reading that are both shocking and strange. One piece of the prediction will certainly come true: “Everything’s about to change.”
I liked this book. The relationships between the various characters were rich and different. Predictably, each of the sisters has a role to play in the family and it was interesting to think about people I know in each of the different roles.
The setting also drew me in. Part of the book takes place in Bilby, Arizona, which seems like a great place to live: life seems very natural, accepting, and open. People seem to be in touch with their own strengths, weaknesses, needs, and wants. It made me want to strive to be a little more that way.
I just happened upon The Fortune Quilt on the “new” shelf at my library. It was definitely an enjoyable book that gave me some things to ponder…a great find!
Do you know that your job is just what you were meant to do? What would your quilt look like? What kind of place would be your ideal home?