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Our book to read and discuss during April 2014 is A Thread of Truth by Marie Bostwick. It's the second book of her Cobbled Court Quilts series. Get the book from your local library or bookstore and join us! It's also available on Kindle right here.
In A Thread of Truth, the author sensitively takes on the difficult subject of domestic violence. "According to a 2005 CDC survey, one in four American women have been abused by a husband or boyfriend - and on average more than three women are murdered by their husband or boyfriend every year." (page 342, A Thread of Truth). Marie gives readers a window into domestic violence as seen through the eyes of the main character, Ivy Peterman.
If you would like to create a quilt block to represent this theme of domestic violence, here are some ideas to get you started. Clicking on each quilt block title will lead you to the free pattern.
Cross and Chains Quilt Block
Hard Times Quilt Block
Job's Tears Quilt Block shown below
Kansas Troubles Quilt Block shown above
What would you do if you thought someone you knew was being abused by a significant other? To whom would you turn if it happened to you? Inquiring minds want to know! By commenting, you'll be entering this month's give-away of Marie Bostwick's newest book APART AT THE SEAMS, coming out the end of this month. Three lucky people will each win a copy, courtesy of Kensington Publishing! If you are reading this via email, you must click on the title of my blog post to be able to comment and read the comments of others. The winner will be announced on May 1.
Looking ahead to the May Book Selection: These Is My Words: the Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine by Nancy Turner, Historical Fiction based on the life of the author's great-grandmother, set in Arizona Territory, 1881-1901
You might also enjoy reading my previous blog post Brotherly Love Quilt Block on National Sibling Day.