No place like home in ‘True Love Quilting Club’
May 21, 2010 - 4:00 am
When Emma Parks left Twilight, Texas, she was just a kid named Trixie Lynn, but she never forgot the feeling of belonging that she experienced in the small town. And she never forgot her first kiss from Sam Cheek.
Now, as her life as a hopeful Broadway actress is slipping through her fingers, courtesy of a lecherous producer, a lifeline is throw to Emma — an offer to star in a small production in, of all places, Twilight, Texas. Emma grabs the opportunity and heads to the only place that she has ever called home.
In Lori Wilde’s new book, “The True Love Quilting Club,” romance, adventure and friendship are the key elements to a charming story of finding the way back home.
When Emma arrives in Twilight, she is immediately welcomed and embraced by the sweet ladies of the True Love Quilting Club, as well as the grown-up and extremely attractive local veterinarian, her old sweetheart Sam. As sparks of love begin to twinkle between the two, Emma wonders if fate has brought her to her true destiny in Twilight.
Sam has his hands full with his veterinary practice and raising his adopted son, Charlie. He also still is grieving the loss of his wife, (Charlie’s mother) Valerie, an Army nurse who was killed in Iraq. Despite his matchmaking aunt’s attempts to find him a new partner, Sam is content to make do with his present circumstances — that is until Emma “Trixie Lynn” Parks waltzes back into his life and proceeds to turn his heart upside down. But can a lively, vivacious gal like Emma be satisfied with a small town, slightly battered home boy like Sam?
With a little help (OK, a lot of help) from the quilting ladies, a bit of magic from the famous Sweetheart Tree, and a whole lot of courage, Emma and Sam soon find themselves falling under the spell of romance that they once knew as kids.
With “The True Love Quilting Club,” the sequel to her best-selling novel, “The Sweetheart’s Knitting Club," Wilde continues her stories of the good folks of the fictional town of Twilight, Texas, a place not too far removed from what seems to be the actual quaint little town of Granbury. Delightful characters, a heartwarming story, and a generous dose of enchanting romance make this novel a pleasure to savor and enjoy.