Just the other week, I wrote a blog about The Tomato Patch, a story that introduces the readers to Priscilla Smucker. She’s a sweet young Amish woman who gets caught in the sinister scope of Susie Byler, a mean-spirited, jealous young woman. The story shows how goodness eventually overcomes evil. But, as well all know, it does not eradicate it for good.
The story continues in The Quilting Bee. It’s approaching winter and that means one thing: quilting bees! Priscilla loves getting together with her friends and neighbors, sitting around a quilting frame and listening to stories as they stitch love into a quilt that will, one day, cover the bed of a newly married couple. Of course, Priscilla likes to think that, mayhaps, she will have a quilting bee one day soon.
Unfortunately, Susie Byler has alternative plans.
Isn’t that so like life? When we are happy and things are looking like they are headed in the right direction, someone or something throws a wrench into your gears? I truly believe that is Satan trying to one-up God’s work. But we have to keep faith that doing the right thing will overcome the bad things in life. It doesn’t always feel that way, but I do believe that goodness wins. We have to look ourselves in the mirror each day. People who do evil or self-serving things cannot feel good inside when they stare at their reflection.
Priscilla Smucker is determined to do just that: feel good about herself by doing the right things. If you haven’t read the Tomato Patch series, please pick up a copy on Amazon. It will renew your faith in walking with God instead of allowing Satan to distract us from what is right and good in the world.
The Quilting Bee is available in paperback and ebook format. You can learn more about the book, including purchase links, by clicking HERE.
Sarah Price is the author of the Plain Fame series and the Amish of Ephrata series, among other books. She comes from a long line of devout Mennonites, and her writing reflects accurate and authentic stories based upon her own experiences with several Amish communities. Visit her at sarahpriceauthor.com and on Facebook.