I loved the book the Orphan Train and its quilt references

I know this is a quilting/sewing blog but I wander off topic a bit every now and then. Fine, maybe a bit more than that. Plus, it's no secret that I love to read and if the book has the slightest reference to quilts, I will write a post about it. I loved the book the Orphan Train and it has several mentions of quilts in it. I think you might have already read it, but if you haven't you might want to give it a read.

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My husband and I are coming home a day early so I can attend a book club on this book. I am dying to discuss it with someone. To me, it was sad and I normally avoid sad books.

But this was not a manipulative sad, it was just a reality sad. And if the past gets too intense, there is the interwoven present day story.

Plus, being an adoptive Mom I am interested in anything remotely connected with adoption. If you are also, you will want to read my friend and fellow blogger's post about meeting the stars of Supergirl with her children. It will make you glad to be alive.

In the story set in the past there are numerous references to quilts, both the using and the making of them. I was happy to read when the ladies gathered and made quilts. When in the story? You will have to read and find out.2010_07187-18-10-weddingring0015

Plus, do you remember the quilt that inspired me to want to learn to quilt? It was a Double Wedding ring quilt. And guess what, there is one in this book.

Plus, here is another incentive to read this book. You know how the book is always better than the movie? (At least most of the time.)

This book is being made into a movie. You'll want to read it first and then forget about it so you can enjoy both. Read about the plans here.

How about you? Any books you can recommend to me? I am traveling now so I hope to read some.

When I am not napping, that is!

Sew happy!

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