Carla Olson Gade
Historical Romance Novelist
      "Adventures of the Heart."


Pattern for Romance, a Quilts of Love novel
Abingdon Fiction, August 20, 2013

Pattern for Romance

"With an obvious passion for her era and a beautiful insight into her characters' world, Carla Olson Gade has penned a love story that sucked me straight back into the days of our nation's founding. With political unrest as a dynamic backdrop and faith and love in the fore, PATTERN FOR ROMANCE is exactly what a historical romance should be!"
~ Roseanna M. White, author of the Culper Ring Series

Pattern for Romance (1769, Boston, Massachusetts)

Sometimes God's pattern for our lives can lead us some
where unexpected.

Honour Metcalf's quilting needlework is admired by a wealthy customer of the Boston Mantua-maker for whom she works. In need of increasing her earnings, she agrees to create an elaborate white work bridal quilt for the dowager's niece. A beautiful design emerges as she carefully stitches the intricate patterns and she begins to dream of fashioning a wedding quilt of her own. When Honour is falsely accused of thievery and finds herself in a perilous position, merchant tailor Joshua Sutton comes to her aid. As he risks his relationships, reputation, and livelihood to prove her innocence, the two discover a grander plan.

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