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A perfect Christmas for Lela Edwards this year would include the presence of her husband, her three daughters, and her favorite granddaughter, Darcie. They would each be happy, healthy, and properly married. But life doesn't always unfold in a perfect way, even for God-loving, churchgoing people like these.

Lela's husband of 50 years, Walter, has recently passed, and the daughters now live in towns and states far from the Chicago neighborhood where they were raised.

Darcie is traveling to Missouri City, Texas, to be with her mother, not to Chicago to be with her grandmother, whom she expects to come down hard on her for deciding to divorce her husband and the father of her unborn child. Lela is upset and annoyed with Darcie and herself for breaking her own time-honored tradition of making a quilt to celebrate each family wedding. The quilt is still in separate pieces, and apparently so is the marriage of Doug and Darcie.

The Christmas season is about celebrating the birth and meaning of Christ; about the hope and inspiration that the story we revisit each year offers. So, as the days of the season progress, Lela participates in a Bible study group that focuses on the Virgin Mary. This is the cold season in Chicago and rough weather, literally and figuratively, is ahead for Lela, her family, neighbors, and fellow church members, but in the Scriptures are messages and guidance. If they heed the lessons of the Virgin Mary, they will learn from their mistakes and misjudgments of each other and find favor with God.

©2009 T. D. Jakes; (P)2009 Simon & Schuster

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  • Rochelle
  • Livermore, CA, United States
  • 12-08-10

so so

I was looking forward to this book since I loved Not Easily Broken... Unfortunately the book drags and the narrator didn't have much personality =( I still love T.D. Jakes...

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The Memory Quilt

I enjoyed the story very much ,,, I think Lelia was so abrupt and mean at times and negative because she was lonely after her husb died I think because of her negative attitude she kept her daughter at bay with her.

Overall the book was wonderful.

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  • LCriner
  • BEATRICE, NE, US
  • 08-26-14

Excellent readiing.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. Well told story with purpose and touches your heart.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Memory Quilt?

The open heart of Leila to the young woman and her baby.

What about C. C. H. Pounder’s performance did you like?

Easy to listen to.

If you could take any character from The Memory Quilt out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Leila, after her change in attitude.

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  • Janae
  • Pearland, Texas, United States
  • 02-04-14

Good Christmas Story.

What did you love best about The Memory Quilt?

Pounder did a wonderful job narrating the story.

Any additional comments?

An easy to listen to story.