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Pattern for Romance

(Quilts of Love #8)

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Honour Metcalf s quilting needlework is admired by a wealthy customer of the Boston Mantua-maker for whom she works. In need of increasing her earnings, she agrees to create an elaborate white work bridal quilt for the dowager s niece. A beautiful design emerges as she carefully stitches the intricate patterns and she begins to dream of fashioning a wedding quilt of her ow ...more
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Published June 2013 by Abingdon Press
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Laura
May 20, 2014 rated it liked it
Title: Pattern for Romance
Author: Carla Olson Gade
Publisher: Abingdon Press
August 2013
ISBN: 978-1426752711
Genre: Historical

Sometimes God’s pattern for our lives can lean us somewhere unexpected.

Honour Metcalf's quilting needlework is admired by a wealthy customer of the Boston Mantua-maker for whom she works. In need of increasing her earnings, she agrees to create an elaborate white work bridal quilt for the dowager's niece. A beautiful design emerges as she carefully stitches the intricate pat
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Megan
The writing of Pattern for Romance is rich in historical authenticity, which made the story feel very real. I so wanted to love this story, as it held so much promise, but a lot of things were too unbelievable. How many times can one woman be injured or get sick? It seemed like for almost the whole book Honour was weak from injury or infection. How can everyone instantly take such a dislike to Honour and accuse her of thievery?

I also didn't care for the way things happened. I would be reading a
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JanetW
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
awesome book ... sorry i don't do spoilers!!
Brenda
Jun 09, 2019 rated it did not like it
Wasn't my cup of tea
Tara Lee
Jan 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love love LOVE period stories. Pattern for Romance by Carla Olson Gade is set in post-Townshend Acts, colonial Boston. Honour is a quilter who has come to the United Sates by way of England and has taken up residence with the local Mantua-maker who she also works for. Her voyage to Boston had included, at first, her parents, brothers, sister, and herself... but only she and her sister remain, the result of being attacked by pirates and unable to find help soon enough.

All they have left of thei
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Kathleen (Kat) Smith
Not everything in life can be as simple as we want it. Enter the world of Honour Metcalf as she finds a way to make ends meet for her and her sister, Temperance who were orphaned when the ship they were traveling on was attacked by Pirates, killing her parents and brothers. She has a few things remaining from that fateful night, one a quilted workbag that her mother made, and a one piece quilt that protected them both from that night on the ship. All their other belongings were lost or never rec ...more
Rhonda
Jun 24, 2013 rated it really liked it

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Pattern For Romance was entertaining. It drew my attention right off and kept it going. It showed lots of trials facing the people of Boston, Massachusetts in July, 1769. It is full of Drama that befalls Honour Metcalf. It is a Christian romance, but it fits really well into the story line. It shows some really good characters and their are soso characters and bad characters.
Honour is the main character. She is a hard worker. A year ago she lost all of her family to pirates and t
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Paula Lynn
Oct 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The writing of Pattern for Romance: Quilts of Love Series is rich in historical authenticity, which made this story feel very real. The amount of fact-finding and investigation the author, Carla Gade Olson, put into this book shines through on every page and in every conversation. While reading, I felt as if I had stepped back in time and into a different era. This is a classic historical fiction story with the language of the time and setting in colonial Boston. This well-researched book is one ...more
Julie Barrett
Jul 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Pattern for Romance Quilts of Love Series by Carla Olson Gade
I had just last week finished one of the other books in this series by a different author and know I'm going to enjoy reading the rest. I have already been approved to read them via NetGalley-this will make the hot summer days go by faster for me.
Loved hearing all about the piecework quilts as I've watched my mom work on them. They are quite the process.
This one is set in colonial Boston 1769. Joshua Sutton, whose family owns the cloth
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Lindsey Silvestrini
Aug 26, 2013 rated it liked it
The Quilts of Love Series has become one of my new favorites to read so I always look forward to new books like Pattern for Romance. It’s such an eclectic collection of books with every genre out there, all with the central theme of quilts.

This is a classic historical fiction complete with the language of the time and setting in a New England town. It wasn’t what I would call an easy read, mainly because of the dialogue that I sometimes had to think about to decipher it’s meaning. It’s only beca
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Just Commonly
Pattern for Romance by Carla Olson Gade is the first of the Quilts of Love series I've read or listened to. I enjoyed the tie-in with quilts in the story, especially when this one takes place during the Revolutionary War period. There's just something about quilts and family heirlooms that adds richness to a story, and that's how Pattern for Romance plays out. The story captivated me from the beginning, which was quite dramatic with a hailstorm and danger that lands our heroine, Honor injured or ...more
Anne Campbell
Aug 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is a sweet but complex romance, and if you like romances I think you'll love it.

Honour Metcalf, a young woman who is the sole supporter of her young sister, is caught in a vicious hailstorm with ice the size of goose eggs pelting her. Joshua Sutton, son of a wealthy tailor in 1879 Boston, Massachusetts, carries her into a church for shelter.

Honor had been the older daughter of a wealthy family, but as they traveled to America their ship had been set upon by pirates. Her mother and father
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Aug 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Inviting historical novel #8 in the Quilts of Love series. A quick read, closer to a novella at 240 pages. Author, Carla Olson Gade, benefits readers of the novel by providing great background info on quilts, fashion, and fabrics of the era, defining terminology used in the story.

The story begins dramatically, with a rescue of our pleasing young protagonist, setting the stage for romance to follow. The characters are well described resulting in emotional responses connecting me to their stories.
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Leah
Honour Metcalf was an English woman living in America in 1879. She's also a quilter working for a wealthy woman. She is falsely accused of stealing and one Joshua Sutton comes to her rescue. The only thing in Honour's family now is her sister, Temperance, as her parents and brother were killed on their trip to America.

I'm finding that I'm not really into historical romance and that hurts my opinion of this book. It is nicely written and does tell a great story. If you like historical and Christi
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Rachael
Aug 02, 2013 rated it it was ok
The information on quilters/quilting in colonial times is interesting, along with the mounting tensions about the taxes and boycotts that led up to the revolutionary war, but the story itself is very fast-paced without much plot and character development - a lot happens, but without a lot of details or explanation. There is no good explanation for why everyone assumes Honour is a thief, or details regarding the questionable history between the two Sutton brothers, or how and why Mr. Leach sudden ...more
Kelly
Mar 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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What a charming book. I enjoyed Honour and Joshua's story, especially the time period vocabulary. I don't recall reading a work with such an extensive use of period vocabulary. I truly enjoyed that part of this book. I also liked the vivid descriptions. I could envision the quilt, the hailstorm, the scene at the wharf...fantastic details! I do believe this is the first I have read from Mrs. Grade...and would gladly, and quickly , read another. Lovely story!
Karen Hollcraft
Nov 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another interesting romantic story it's a pleasure to read a novel of romance that is captivating with uplifting events. The details such as quilting patterns allow your mind to see the beauty

Of traditional art. Looking forward to hours of additional writings. The novel is well named. Try the sample and see.
Janice
Oct 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Very pleasant read. I highly recommend.
Laura
Jul 06, 2014 rated it it was ok
See the review on my blog: http://catscrossing-laura.blogspot.ca...
Nicole
Sep 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was a good light read. I read it in a day, and really enjoyed that the plot never dragged. The conflict was always resolved quickly. Cute story, happy ending!
Vicki
Jan 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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I absolutely loved this book set in Pre-Revolutionary times. I loved learning about whole-cloth quilting. Just loved the whole thing!
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Native New Englander Carla Olson Gade writes adventures of the heart with historical roots from her home amid the rustic landscapes of Maine. With ten books in print, she is always imaging more stories and enjoys bringing her tales to life with historically authentic settings and characters. An avid reader, amateur genealogist, photographer, and house plan hobbyist, Carla’s great love (next to her ...more

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