Bachelor's Puzzle (Patchwork Circle Series #1)

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He never intended to stay... The women of the Maintown church ladies society eagerly await the arrival of the new circuit-riding preacher--a bachelor, they've been told. To welcome him, they and their eligible daughters decide to make him a "welcome" quilt. The project turns into a fierce competition as each young woman tries to outdo the other in creating a quilt block so exquisite that it--and she--will gain the young minister's attention. Zack Hartley is unlike any preacher the church has ever seen. He bumbles about in the pulpit, and when he visits the sick, instead of praying for them he hangs laundry, washes dishes, tends children--does whatever needs doing. His inexperience and humorous blunders, however, eventually prove endearing and only further encourage the young ladies in their obvious attempts to snare him. But Zack is hiding something, and if his deception is found out, disappointing the Maintown ladies may be the least of his worries.

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Judith Pella is a bestselling, award-winning author whose writing career spans two decades. Her in-depth historical and geographical research combines with her skillful storytelling to provide readers with dramatic, thought-provoking novels. She and her husband make their home in Scapoose, Oregon.

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Zack Hartley, eligible bachelor and long awaited circuit preacher, rides into Maintown, Oregon, after the Civil War. When the young women of the church present him with a handmade quilt to celebrate his arrival, narrator Christy King depicts Zack's loss for words with stammering and hesitancy. King's polished performance captures the sense of mystery that surrounds the bumbling new preacher, his unusual sermons, his even more unusual prayers, and the women's humorous competition for his attention. King's powerful characterizations of sisters Maggie and Ellie, fiercely competitive in quilting and in matchmaking, are especially believable. Aligning mood and voice, King portrays Ellie's developing suspicions of Zack with clarity. The surprising conclusion will leave listeners anticipating the next book in the series. G.D.W. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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