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Swept Away

(Quilts of Love #23)

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Sara doesn’t think she wants love. But her grandmother has other plans.

Sara Jane Morgan is trying to balance teaching with caring for her ailing, stubborn grandmother. When school lets out for the summer, the plans are for Grandma to teach Sara Jane to quilt as they finish up the Appalachian Ballad quilt Grandma started as a teenager. But things don’t always go as planned.
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published November 18th 2014 by Abingdon Press (first published November 1st 2014)
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Crissy
Aug 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Swept Away by Laura V. Hilton and Cindy Loven immediately caught my attention as I recognized the setting as very near where I grew up. Sari, Grandma, depicted all of my many grandma figures I had helping me. While Sara was any of us granddaughters who wanted acceptance but no meddling from family. Grandma wants what she knows is best for Sara, and that includes Drew. Poor Drew like most unsuspecting males gets pulled into Grandma's plans. I suggest you take Sari, Sara and Drew home to meet your ...more
Carole Jarvis
Reviewed on The Power of Words: http://tinyurl.com/ml8lkuc

Love and loss, hope and faith, tradition and new beginnings - The Quilts of Love series focuses on the women who quilted all of these things into their family histories. I have enjoyed several books from this collection, and Swept Away is another solid read.

I'm always amazed at how each story in this series brings a fresh perspective and is quite unique. Set in West Virginia, Swept Away incorporates themes such as broom making, the Appala
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Julia
Nov 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was truly blessed to receive a copy of Swept Away by Laura Hilton and Cindy Loven. It was just one of those books that I just could not put down, with totally charming characters that had me enchanted from the start.
Sara Jane was orphaned at twelve, and her grandmother Sari fought to get her out of foster care and into her home. Now aged twenty four Sara Jane rents a flat, but still has a strong bond with her Grandma.
Grandma hires Drew, who she met at a craft fair, to do odd jobs for her. She
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Kathy
Oct 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Swept Away by Laura V. Hilton & Cindy Loven is a lovely novel of faith, healing and love. It is an charming romance with a diverse cast of characters and a unique storyline. Although it is part of the Quilts of Love series, it can be read as a standalone.

Sari Morgan has decided to find her granddaughter Sara Jane a husband and she has picked out the perfect match-her new handyman Drew Stevenson. However, her matchmaking efforts are met with a great deal of resistance from both Sara Jane and
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Mary Briggs
Aug 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What do you do with a match-making grandma? That is the question in Sara Jane Morgan’s mind when her grandmother does her best to match her up with a broom-making, local handyman. Raised by her grandmother, she does her best to please the elderly woman, but she has to draw the line at some things. A man with long shaggy hair, and a beard to match is definitely not her type. Until she begins to see beneath the surface. Even then, it does not matter. Sara Jane blames herself for a past event and h ...more
Brittany
Jul 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Swept Away was a fun romance, while still dealing with some difficult issues. I liked Sara Jane Morgan, although at first she was pretty judgmental about the outward appearance of Drew Stevenson. However, I did enjoy the growth of her character throughout the book. She had a lot on her plate, dealing with a grandmother who was starting to show signs of Alzheimer’s. I thought she dealt with the situations involving her grandmother in a loving way. Her character had some pretty big issues from chi ...more
Anne
Jan 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Swept Away is a quick and easy read with a rather adolescent feel to it. Sara and her grandmother are quite immature and irritated me often, but the redeeming factor in the book for me was Andrew. He is a great character with depth and sincerity. If it wasn’t for him, I would have put the book down and not read further. But like Sara, I wanted to learn more about him and what happened in his past to bring him where he was in the present.

After I finished the book, I contacted another reviewer tha
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Judy
Mar 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
You Will Be Swept Away!

What happens when you throw two people unwilling to trust anyone together? How do you deal with a Grandma that has her nose into other peoples business? How do you get faith in God restored in your life when you know that God doesn’t care about you at all?

This is a story about two people who have been hurt by something or someone in their lives. Sara Jane Morgan blames herself and God for the death of her parents. Andrew Stevenson ran away from his family because he couldn
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Dali Castillo
Aug 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
She calls him a John the Baptist wannabe. A grizzly mountain man. He looks familiar. She's pretty sure she may have seen him on a recent episode of America's Most Wanted. And yet, she finds him intriguing and he makes her heart race.

He calls her Miss Priss. High maintenance. Drama queen. Rude. Bossy. Control freak. Beautiful, with a friendlier side to her. But oh, so not his type........yeah, he could go for her.

Add to this mix a meddling, match making, Alzheimer affected grandmother, and you w
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Laura
Aug 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Author review:


I loved writing Andrew and his trail journals and getting to know his secrets.

If you like contemporary romance, humor, unexpected twists, and a strong faith message, you’ll want to pick up Swept Away.

Set in the mountainous region of West Virginia and Pennsylvania. I was there once on a candidating trip to Pennsylvania. Who knew that such a trip would provide research for a future book! I was at the Fort mentioned in the story. Peeked in the window of the tavern...

I especially lov
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Raechel
Dec 21, 2014 rated it did not like it
I had never read any of the Quilt’s of Love books, and when one came available through Litfuse, I thought I’d give it a try. And while I’m glad I did, I think I would’ve enjoyed a different one more so.

Though I don’t think it is the series’ fault, I did not care for this book at all. I was actually very disappointed, and disgusted, even, in a few areas. The story itself could’ve been good, and one I wouldn’t have thought twice about, but there was much that I found just inappropriate to be in a
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Kathleen (Kat) Smith
To say that Sara Jane Morgan's grandmother has lost her mind is an understatement.She just doesn't want to be the one to admit that the diagnosis she received from her doctor reveals that she is in the early stages of Alzheimer's. The fact that she can't remember the most basic things like where she parked the car, to what she wanted on her to do list, or even what she had for dinner, isn't something she is ready to admit.

All she knows is that time is running out to find a suitable man for her g
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Lisa Johnson
Nov 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Title: Swept Away
Author: Laura V. Hilton & Cindy Loven
Pages: 240
Year: 2014
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Swept-Away-Laur...
This is a tender story of a grandmother who takes care of her only granddaughter after the death of both parents; now, the aging woman has difficulties. One desire she has is to see her granddaughter, Sara Jane, happily married before her memories become a blur. So Sari, the grandmother, begins to play matchmaker and her choice is a man she happen
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Victor Gentile
Dec 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Laura V. Hilton & Cindy Loven in their new book, “Swept Away” Book Twenty-Three in the Quilts of Love Series published by Abingdon Press brings us into the life of Sara Jane Morgan.

From the back cover: Sara doesn’t think she wants love. But her grandmother has other plans.

Sara Jane Morgan is trying to balance teaching with caring for her ailing, stubborn grandmother. When school lets out for the summer, the plans are for Grandma to teach Sara Jane to quilt as they finish up the Appalachian B
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Nancee
Apr 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Nancee by: quiltcat26@sbcglobal.net

"Grandma" Morgan's mission is to find a husband for her granddaughter, Sara Jane. Under the guise of readying her home to be sold she hires a hairy handyman to make home repairs and do yard work. Grandma's motives are out of love, but her approach to the situation is unpredictable at best. Sara Jane is clueless to her grandmother's motives, particularly in hiring a mountain man named Drew to make home improvements to her grandfather's house. Grandma's sudden interest in finishing a ballad quilt
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Rhonda
Aug 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Quilts can warm our bodies and our hearts and this book about a special quilt certainly warmed my heart. Who doesn't adore a sweet, matchmaking grandma too? Sari is determined to have her granddaughter, Sara Jane, and her handyman, Andrew, marry. But they are not quite so cooperative in her efforts, even though they are falling for each other. Both are having a bit of trouble with the whole marriage idea. You will want to read this one to find out if Grandma Sari is successful in matchmaking. Gr ...more
Linda
Sep 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Swept Away by Author Laura V. Hilton is well-written and fun to read. Feisty Grandma Sari has memory losses or is it selective memory? Andrew ‘Drew’ Stevenson is attracted to granddaughter, Sara Jane Morgan but what is holding him back from letting her know? He just knows ‘it will never be’. Sara Jane is attracted to Drew but sometimes she comes on just a little too strong! Drew, the handyman is also Drew, the broom maker and has a special message attached to each broom. Sara notices the thread ...more
Suzanne Stewart
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love Quilt stories

Fun read. Really like books about quilting and adventure at the same story. Thanks for writing this book I enjoyed it.
Jalynn Patterson
Dec 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
About the Book:

Sara doesn’t think she wants love. But her grandmother has other plans.

Sara Jane Morgan is trying to balance teaching with caring for her ailing, stubborn grandmother. When school lets out for the summer, the plans are for Grandma to teach Sara Jane to quilt as they finish up the Appalachian Ballad quilt Grandma started as a teenager. But things don’t always go as planned.

Andrew Stevenson is hiding from his past—and his future. He works as a handyman to pay the bills, but his hear
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Marilyn
Apr 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was actually "swept away" with the characters while reading Swept Away (Quilts of Love) by Laura V. Hilton and Cindy Loven. This team of authors created a wonderful story filled with humor, love, heartbreak, broken families, determination, faith and romance.

Swept away is filled with loveable characters that have each experience traumatic events in their lives. Grandma Sari and her granddaughter, Sara Jane Morgan, are the only two members left in their family. Grandma Sari is getting a little
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Sunflower
Jan 09, 2015 rated it liked it
Wonderful reading for a rainy day or vacation, "Swept Away" is a book that will sweep you away with unconventional characters that captures realist emotions. In what I felt, was a stronger male lead in the "Quilts of Love" series, Andrew is someone whose trying to build a different life, while hiding from the people around him, a more tragic life that through the curiosity of Sarah Jane, gets brought to life.

Sarah Jane felt to me, someone who, use to living a hurried life and one shown in the im
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D.J.
Oct 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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The last thing I expected when I began reading Swept Away… was a match-making grandma (which reminded me a bit of my favorite series – come back next month to read all about it)… and bless her heart, she’s got a load of problems -– and a big solution!

Unfortunately, she also has two very uncooperative individuals -- who balk at every suggestion. Does she give up? Would any self-respecting grandma? No way! She has seem the way they look at each other and she’s determined to see her plans work out
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Sarah Bailey
Aug 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was a great and fast read and I love the teaming of the authors, both who write great books on their own but together it brings a whole new dimension to their story telling. I do admit the idea of a match making Grandma seems a little far fetched to me, as neither of my Grandma’s ever tried to get involved in my romantic life but I think it would have been nice at the same time. As I’ve experienced recently, life doesn’t always go in the way you want it to and that is something Sara and Dre ...more
Veronica
Dec 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a cute romance with a strong faith message. I really liked Sara Jane and Drew, though I did find Sara Jane too forward and a little desperate. She wasn't a Christian, but Drew was, which always makes for an interesting conflict to resolve. I felt that once Drew found out, he probably should have backed off more than he did, though I did admire his resistance overall. Drew had a fear of rejection and assumed Sara Jane doesn't really like him, so he acted very reserved. The authors do a g ...more
Amanda
*I received a free copy of Swept Away from the publisher via Netgalley*

I requested this book because of quilting. And romance! And quilting! The best of both worlds, right?
This is the first book I've read by this author so I didn't know what to expect.

My first impression was that I hated Sara. She was incredibly rude and judged people before really getting to know them and she was a bit of a control freak. I didn't like her at all until about halfway through the book when she really started to g
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Nancy
Feb 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have a love hate relationship with this book. I loved the characters especially grandma. I really enjoyed getting to learn about hiking the Appalachian Trail and ballad quilts. What I didn't like was the cat and mouse game between Drew and Sarah Jane and then to have it end so suddenly. I wanted more. All in all, I really enjoyed it.
Hallie Szott
Jul 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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This review is also posted on Book by Book.

Having now read several Quilts of Love novels, I realize that no story would be complete without the critical role of a grandmother - so naturally, Swept Away by Laura V. Hilton and Cindy Loven includes an endearing grandmother. But she is also quite meddlesome and eager to match-make, which makes the novel thoroughly entertaining and definitely fun to read. As Sara Jane’s grandmother tries to connect her with Drew, these two characters must first learn
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Tia
Nov 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have fallen in love with the Quilts of Love Series! It is a series of stand alone novels. I like that it all is not in one setting or in one era, but it all reflects the individuality of each author and the main link is quilting. This is a great introduction not only to authors I am familiar with and those that I am not so familiar with too.

Join Sara Jane's grandmother in the adventures of her playing matchmaker with her and her new handyman Drew. It is bad enough when your friends try setting
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Rachel DeVaughn
Dec 30, 2014 rated it liked it
I have read a couple of the “Quilts of Love” books and although they are all unique with different story lines, they all center around a quilt which I think is really neat.

This book, Swept Away, was about Sara who is staying with her Grandmother and trying to take care of her because of her failing memory. She meets handyman Andrew, and both of their first impressions of each other are not flattering. But Grandma continues to ask Andrew to come over to the house to help with fixing things as she
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Linda
Aug 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Swept Away by Author Laura V. Hilton is well-written and fun to read. Feisty Grandma Sari has memory losses or is it selective memory? Andrew 'Drew' Stevenson is attracted to granddaughter, Sara Jane Morgan but what is holding him back from letting her know? He just knows it will never be. Sara Jane is attracted to Drew but sometimes she comes on just a little too strong! Drew, the handyman is also Drew, the broom maker and has a special message attached to each broom. Sara notices the thread co ...more
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Award winning author, Laura Hilton, her husband, Steve, and their five children make their home in Arkansas. She is a pastor’s wife, a stay-at-home mom and home-schools. Laura is also a breast cancer survivor.

Her publishing credits include three books in the Amish of Seymour series from Whitaker House: Patchwork Dreams, A Harvest of Hearts (winner of the 2012 Clash of the Titles Award in two categ
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