Sarah was orphaned as a child, but her love for her crippled brother Tom kept her from taking the easy way out. Her tenacity paid off and she was finally loved! Although she grew up much too quickly, she did so with lots of guidance and proper care. This book takes place several decades after Stephanie Whitson's 3 book series "Prairie Winds" which introduced me to Sarah and Tom. I felt more a part of her life and this current book was more special to me since I already knew a little about the people she so eloquently describes in detail in each exciting chapter...woven into the book by way of various and interesting fabrics. I felt the book was exceptionally done in an extraordinary manner.
I discovered this third book after a friend lent me Karyn's Memory Box and Nora's Ribbon of Memories. It took me forever to get my hands on this book, but it was worth the wait. I loved it, though Karyn's Memory Box is still my favorite of the series. In many ways it was predictable, but the tragedy midway through that points Sarah in a new direction caught me off guard. It broke my heart and I cried, but the happy end was very fitting. I'm not sure of the order of the books in the series, but having read the previously mentioned two first, I was delighted to find a mention of Dr. Albright in this one. She's the only character that ties all three books together. Overall a nice read and well worth the wait.
Tina O. (Swan) reviewed Sarah's Patchwork (Keepsake Legacies, Bk 1) on
I absolutely loved this book. There are moments in the story that struck me to the core. A point in Sara's life that she and I identified with one another. I giggled or smiled, but I even cried and empathized with her. This author really involved me in what was going on with Sara. I knew how she felt through the events with David and Miles. I felt her pain and could emphathize with her in almost every moment, and there is the 'sampler'.