If you enjoy endless descriptions of quilts and detailed descriptions of everything, you might like this book.
The characters were too stereotyped - the nearly perfect, meek and mild Hannah, the bawdy Belle with a heart of gold, the tempting bad boy. I was hoping for more underground railroad adventure, but this was rather dull and plodding. I liked the story well enough, but it seemed to drag, with way too much repetition of how wonderful Hannah was as a seamstress. It made Quakers seem dull and boring.
It was not clear at all why Hannah would be the least bit attracted to Donovan, so this could have been fleshed out more.
She seemed to use the same inflection on nearly every sentence, rising unnaturally at the end. It became annoying after awhile.
I don't think I would cut any scenes, necessarily, but I would eliminate some of the redundant descriptions.
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