Saturday, January 17, 2015

Masterpiece Marriage by Gina Welborn~ Litfuse Blog Tour with giveaway

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New from Abingdon Press’ Quilts of Love series |Masterpiece Marriage
He wants to save his business. She wants to be a professor. But are they asking for more than they can really have?
After a flood damages the looms at Zenus Dane’s Philadelphia textile mill and the bank demands loan payment, Zenus turns to his aunt for help repurposing his textiles. Trouble is . . . his aunt has already been hired by the lovely yet secretive Englishwoman Mary Varrs.
Eager to acquire his aunt’s quilt patterns, Zenus attends the summer Quilting Bee, a social event his aunt has uniquely designed with the secret purpose of finding Zenus a wife. However Zenus only has eyes for Mary, but Mary has no such desire for him.
Though his aunt is determined to design a masterpiece marriage, both Zenus and Mary will have to overcome their stubborn ways. Can he realize that love requires stepping out of his routine? And will she recognize that following her heart doesn’t mean sacrificing her ambition?
Find out more and purchase a copy at the Quilts of Love website.

My take on this book:

I love historical fiction so I was totally excited to read Masterpiece Marriage by Gina Welborn, another great book in the Quilt of Love series.

The year is 1891 and Zenus Dane knows the good Lord won't give him more than he can handle, but when his textile mill floods the insurance will repair the roof but that won't cover the fabric that was lost. Facing a mortgage and needing to meet payroll he comes up with an idea to sell his fabric to quilters and wants his aunt Priscilla who is an expert quilting designer to come up with a  quilt pattern for him. Mary Varrs needs someone to draw her tomato seeds for her, so she gets Priscilla to do it, thing is she also enjoys playing matchmaker, and has high hopes that Zenus and Mary just might make a match. There is only one problem they don't get along!

I really enjoyed reading this story and found Zenus  had a wonderful attitude. He could have taken the easy way out and sold his business like his cousin Sean wanted him to but he cared about what would happen to his workers, whom were mostly single mothers.  Mary was a strong woman who aspired to become a professor during a time when attending college for a woman wasn't the norm. I loved the aspect of quilting and fabrics but it was the time period that Ms. Welborn pulled me into  that really made this one a stand out read for me. It was interesting to learn about the textile mill but also equally as interesting to learn about botany. Easy to like well written characters provide more than a few laughs as the story progresses. Overall anyone who enjoys fast paced historical reads that include romance, humor and quilting will find this one well worth reading.

Gina Welborn


Gina Welborn is the author of several novels and novellas, including “The Heiress’s Courtship.” She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers; the president of Faith, Hope and Love; and a founding member of She lives in Cache, Oklahoma, with her pastor husband and their five children. Visit her online at
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Don’t miss the newest Quilts of Love book, Masterpiece Marriage byGina WelbornDecember’s QOL release celebrates the ebb and flow of marriage.
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  • A Kindle Fire
  • Masterpiece Marriage by Gina Welborn
  • Swept Away by Laura V. Hilton and Cindy Loven
  • Quilted by Christmas by Jodie Bailey
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