Friday, September 6, 2013

Raw Edges

Author: Sandra D. Bricker
Publisher: Abingdon Press
September 2013
ISBN: 978-1-4267-4275-9
Genre: Contemporary romance

Will a memory quilt open old wounds—or revive a broken heart?

Grayson McDonough has no use for teal ribbons, 5k runs, ovarian cancer support groups, or even church on Sunday now that his beautiful wife Jenna is gone. But their nine-year-old daughter Sadie seems to need the connections back to her mom.
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 the newest in the Quilts of Love series (book ten) by Abingdon Press. All the books are stand alone and written by different authors. This particular story has a bit of melancholy taste, with the loss of life represented by parts of the fabric in the quilt, and the taste of hope with the survivors’ contributions.

I loved that Sadie was independent and even a bit bossy in dealing with her more reclusive father. Gray was content to sit back, do his job, and enjoy his daughter while morning his beloved wife his own way. But Sadie forced him out of his shell, into the Ocacome support group, and then doing other things. I hoped Gray would move beyond his grief and embrace life—but at the same time, it was a touch sad. Cancer is a terrible thing. And RAW EDGES is a gift of love for survivors or families that lost a loved one due to ovarian cancer. $12.99. 256 pages. 

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