Monday, June 24, 2013

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance review of Pieces of the Heart by Bonnie Calhoun

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Pieces of the Heart

Abingdon Press (June 1, 2013)


Bonnie S. Calhoun


Bonnie S. Calhoun is Owner/Director of Christian Fiction Blog Alliance, owner/publisher of Christian Fiction Online Magazine, Northeast Zone Director for American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), the ACFW ‘2011 Mentor of the Year,” President of (CAN) Christian Authors Network, and Appointment Coordinator for both the Colorado Christian Writers Conference (CCWC) and the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference(GPCWC).

For the last six years she has taught workshops in Facebook, Twitter, Blogging, and creating Social Media promotions at both CCWC, and GPCWC, and in 2011 at the Montrose, Pa Christian Writers Conference. She also taught a Facebook workshop at the 2012 ACFW conference.

Bonnie and her husband live in a log cabin in upstate area of New York with a dog and cat who think she’s wait-staff.

Her sites are:


Cordelia Grace watched Bernard Howard, the love of her young life, go off to fight for our country in WWII. And she has spent the last three years creating the Pine Cone quilt that will grace their marriage bed when he comes home. Each row of triangles signifies a layer in her life, sets of memories, hopes, dreams, and prayers for her future, enough spoken words to cover them forever. Her image of their “happy-ever-after” grows proportionally as the quilt expands.

But is the man that returns from the war, the same man that she remembered? Are the dark shades of color that she had to use for the outside edges of the beloved quilt prophetic of her life to come? Can love and faith overcome all?

If you would like to read teh first chapter of Pieces of the Heart, go HERE.


This is a book to be savored. Unfortunately, I received it less than a week ago so I had to read it faster than I would have wanted to, but the wonderful thing about a good book is you can read it over and over again. That is exactly what I plan to do with Pieces of the Heart.

Ms. Calhoun has created a picture during WWII with her endearing character Cordelia Grace. We are allowed to experience her heartaches and pain of the prejudices of this world, especially during this particular period of time.The reader gets a peek at the discrimination within the black community as well as the military segregation. Ms. Calhoun places the reader into the lives of her characters and you experience the appalling things they had to go through.

Cordelia's relationship with her grandmother was precious to me. My grandma also made me a quilt before she passed away.

I would highly recommend Pieces of the Heart to anyone wanting a good Christian read.  I would like to thank the author, Bonnie Calhoun, and the Christian Blog Alliance for my copy of the book.  I received it for free in order to read it and give my honest opinion, which I have done.

Smiles & Blessings,

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