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Saturday, November 2, 2013

The Doctor's Christmas Quilt

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.

Kathi is passionate about The Voice of the Martyrs and Open Doors.

You can connect with Kathi and learn more about her books at her website which can be found at

When her unwed medical student daughter discloses that she is pregnant, Dr. Laura Branson is torn between faith and fear.

Until now, Dr. Laura Branson's beliefs and stance on pro-life issues have been more theoretical than personal.  What does she really believe, and will she have the courage to stand by her convictions?  Only an unexpected Christmas gift - a beautiful quilt - can help uncover the answer she needs.  Supplemented with an online book club guide, The Doctor's Christmas Quilt delicately deals with the contemporary issues of faith in the pro-life movement.

My Thoughts:
I received a complimentary copy of The Doctor's Christmas Quilt from the publisher, New Hope Publishers, through my involvement with the Reader's Only group at The Book Club Network (  If you are a reader who loves to interact with other avid readers as well as with authors, you should check out TBCN!  
The byline on Kathi Macias' blog is:  Communicating God's Vision.  And she most certainly does that! Having directed a crisis pregnancy center in the past, I always love to read books, both fiction and non-fiction, that deal with the pro-life movement.  Macias does a beautiful job with addressing pro-life issues in this most recent offering in her new series, The Quilt Series.  This book is the second in the series with the next one due to be out Spring 2014.
Macias' The Doctor's Christmas Quilt is the blending of both contemporary story and the history of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell.    I enjoyed the seamless way Macias gives readers the history within the contemporary story's plot.  This book would be perfect for a book club's selection and could easily be used in a small group Bible study with the addition of the online book discussion guide offered through New Hope Publishing.  You can find the discussion guide for the book by going HERE.
Macias also gives clear pointers to a biblical thought process within her story.  She clearly portrays the characters' thoughts and feelings by allowing the reader to "hear" from each character.  The depth of the book comes from being able as a reader to see clearly each character's thought process and struggle with their faith.  Macias' books are not ones to be missed!  
Happy Reading,