We love to review books for children and teens! Today, I want to share a book review for Dust Between the Stitches by Cleo Lampos.
Although Lampos writes for adults, this book is a perfect read for the Young Adult (teen) reader. As I read the book, it reminded me of Christy by Catherine Marshall and of Sarah Plain and Tall by Patricia Maclachlan. Both are classic favorites with teen readers.
What kind of reader will enjoy Dust Between the Stitches?
- Girls who love fiction set in the past
- Girls who are interested in sewing and, specifically, quilting
- Girls who rise to meet a challenge
- Girls who enjoy a love story
The young adult reader will meet Addy, a young teacher who moves to her grandfather’s farm during the Depression. Addy has big shoes to fill. Because of her grandmother’s passing, she is instantly the mother figure for her grandfather’s adopted children. The needs of the children are compounded by the financial plight of the farm that seems to be next on the list of repossessions by the bank. It is the bank headed up by a greedy president who also wears the hat of school board president where Addy teaches.
Who would ever imagine that Addy would meet a handsome young preacher during all of these challenges?
Dust Between the Stitches is a great read for mothers and daughters or for a young book club.