Monday, April 2, 2012


The second book in "The Daughters of Caleb Bender" series by Dale Cramer.

I received this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for writing a review and posting it on my blog.  I had read the first book in the series, so I was very happy to be able to review the second book.  The intriguing thing about this series is that it is inspired by actual events!  In fact, it was part of the author's family that went to Mexico to live due to persecution of the Amish in the United States during the 1920s.

I couldn't put this book down!  The story is compelling when the Bender family experiences disease, bandit attacks and death.  The fifth daughter, Miriam, wonders if she will be able to find an Amish husband in Mexico, but then several other families join them.  Will she fall in love with the son of one of those families?  I don't want to give the story away, but I do recommend it to you.

I just finished quilting a donation quilt on my new sewing machine!  It was great!

This is the backing.  Kind of wild!  I purchased this fabric at a garage sale in Illinois last summer for $1.00 - and that's for 5 yards!  The seller said it was from Africa and I was kind of afraid it would bleed a lot, but it didn't, so that is good.
I hope someone at the children's hospital likes it.


  1. Your quilting is really nice! That new machine gives you a lot more room, doesn't it? The backing is cute also, and I'm sure someone will love it! ---"Love"

  2. Someone will love the quilt. The quilting looks great. The backing is cute. And it was a great deal!

  3. I'm impressed with the quilting and I'm sure the person who receives the quilt will be impressed with everything about it.

  4. Your quilting is beautiful. Don'tcha just love garage sales/flea markets? I've done the same thing-5 yards of fabric for $1.00. Can't beat it! I'd have bought that fabric, too!


  5. What a great quilt! I'm sure someone will love it!! It's lovely!

  6. Great quilting - and does the job perfectly. Good for you!