Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Moses Quilt

About the book:
The Moses Quilt is a contemporary novel that bridges racial and generational divides. With a realistic and compassionate look into a twenty-first-century dilemma, multiple award-winning author Kathi Macias introduces readers to a confused and apprehensive young woman, Mazie Hartford. Facing major decisions about the love of her life and her future, she must also wrestle with a nagging question about her family's past. She finds the answer to her questions in a most unexpected way—her great-grandmother's Moses quilt. As her great-grandmother begins to explain how each patch represents a story of courage and freedom, Mazie must decide if she has the courage and freedom to overcome her own personal fears and prejudices.

My Thoughts:
I love how the author was able to weave a succinct autobiography of Harriet Tubman into a contemporary novel through the story telling device of the main character's grandmother. The Moses Quilt combines history with a love story and a family secret. I am looking forward to the next book in the Quilt series.

About the author:
 Kathi Macias is a multi-award winning writer who has authored nearly 40 books and ghostwritten several others. A former newspaper columnist and string reporter, Kathi has taught creative and business writing in various venues and has been a guest on many radio and television programs. Kathi is a popular speaker at churches, women’s clubs and retreats, and writers’ conferences. She won the 2008 Member of the Year award from AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) and was the 2011 Author of the Year from Her novel set in China, Red Ink, was named Golden Scrolls 2011 Novel of the Year and was also a Carol Award Finalist; her October 2012 release, Unexpected Christmas Hero, was named 2012 Book of the Year by Kathi “Easy Writer” Macias lives in Homeland, CA, with her husband. You can find Kathi at


Cheryl said...

Thanks for reviewing Kathi's latest. I'm glad you enjoyed it. This book was voted January's Fiction Book of the Month by The Book Club Network. I hope your readers get a chance to check it out.

Kathi Macias said...

So glad you enjoyed the book, and thanks for sharing it with your readers. Blessings!