Review: The Forgiving Quilt by Lenora Worth

I ended up listening to the audio version of this story and it was very nicely narrated. It kept me entertained and I enjoyed the way the narrator told the story. And what a story it was! This was a second chance love story with two people who had a big falling out years earlier. There were misunderstandings abounding in this book and as the characters worked through them, I was at times frustrated with them, especially Eliza, with how stubborn she was. There was a portion of the story where I had some trouble liking Eliza, as she flip flopped back and forth with the way she treated Levi. The poor man should have been suffering from whiplash!

Yet, even as I fussed at Eliza and wanted her to recognize what was in her own heart earlier than she did, I still enjoyed this story. Levi was a fairly patient man, yet he had a stubborn streak and a prideful streak, as well. These two both had a lot to learn about love and about communication. But it was a fun listen and I was intrigued by the sneak peek into book three that I was able to listen to. And even though I had not read book one in the series, I had no trouble jumping into this one.

(4 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.


From award-winning New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author Lenora Worth, the second in the Shadow Lake inspirational romance series featuring independent Amish sisters who run a historic inn located near Lake Erie, Pennsylvania. It’s a satisfying life of simplicity and peace, but when Eliza King must hire a childhood nemesis to help care for the horses, will she be able to find room in her heart to forgive? And can forgiveness be the most powerful force on the road to everlasting love?

Eliza King already has a broken heart, and thanks to a rickety ladder, she now has a broken leg too. She isn’t dealing with either very well. Ever since a brief romance ended when the boy who’d been courting her tried a little too hard to take things further, Eliza has sought refuge in reading books and tending to her beloved horses. Being incapacitated makes the latter impossible. But her Englisch doctor knows an Amish man looking for just such work . . .

Eliza is shocked to discover that the man is Levi Lapp, the very boy who humiliated her, now all grown up. Levi is embarrassed over his clumsy behavior as a teen. He wants to earn Eliza’s forgiveness, even if he can’t win back her heart. . . . And once Eliza reluctantly agrees to hire him, she finds herself enjoying the little gifts and encouraging notes Levi leaves for her. Encouraged by her older sister, she begins to fashion a quilt out of each item. Soon Eliza can see Levi’s caring spirit plainly before her—and the possibility that he might just be the best thing for her horses—and for her.



A member of both the RWA and ACFW Honor Rolls, Lenora Worth writes romance and romantic suspense for Love Inspired and also writes for Tule Publishing. Three of her books finaled in the ACFW Carol Awards and several have been RT Reviewer’s Choice finalists. She also received the RT Romance Pioneer Award for Inspirational Fiction. “Logan’s Child” won the 1998 Best Love Inspired for RT. She is a NY Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling writer and a 2019 Rita Finalist. With eighty-plus books and novellas published and millions in print, she enjoys adventures with her retired husband, Don. Lenora loves reading, baking and shopping … especially shoe shopping.


About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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1 Response to Review: The Forgiving Quilt by Lenora Worth

  1. Cindy Davis says:

    Lovely review! I have this one on my shelves but have not read it yet.

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