"Quilted by Christmas" by Jodie Bailey is a fun Christmasy novel full of a Grandmother's love with romance and quilting as the backdrop. The main character Taryn has had some rough things happen in her life that have lead her to believe that she is pretty unloveable. She nonetheless has made a life for herself as a teacher and is intent on impacting the lives of the kids she works with. She also has a very close relationship with her Grandmother and when her Grandmother falls ill, she is forced to figure some things out about her life in general and about love.
I am always a fan of books that have quilting themes because I feel that it adds heart and substance to the storyline. I enjoyed the way the author cleverly intertwined the quilting theme throughout the book and I found myself wanting to see the quilts in person. Gifting a quilt to someone is like giving someone a piece of you, and the general theme of quilt gifting in this book is a sweet one. I enjoyed the book and finished it in about a day, so it's perfect for that plane ride home for the holidays or sitting in front of your fireplace for a couple cozy evenings. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys quilting related books with some romance and a lot of love thrown in. Click on the link below for some fun opportunities!