By Judith Pella
He by no means meant to stay... the ladies of the Maintown church girls society eagerly watch for the coming of the recent circuit-riding preacher--a bachelor, they have been informed. To welcome him, they and their eligible daughters choose to make him a "welcome" cover. The undertaking becomes a fierce festival as each one younger lady attempts to outdo the opposite in making a cover block so beautiful that it--and she--will achieve the younger minister's recognition. Zack Hartley is not like any preacher the church has ever visible. He bumbles approximately within the pulpit, and while he visits the in poor health, rather than praying for them he hangs laundry, washes dishes, has a tendency children--does no matter what wishes doing. His inexperience and funny error, notwithstanding, ultimately turn out endearing and in simple terms extra motivate the younger women of their noticeable makes an attempt to snare him. yet Zack is hiding anything, and if his deception is located out, disappointing the Maintown women could be the least of his concerns.
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Again Maggie stopped short. “Put the new sack of flour in the bin,” ordered Mama. ” Maggie never did know what was good for her. “Georgie will be home soon,” Mama said tightly in a tone that broached no argument. Reluctantly, like a convict marching to the gallows, Maggie picked up the sack of flour Dad had brought in and carried it to the bin in the sideboard. Ellie closed up the pattern box, straightened up the scrap box, and put everything away. Then she went to the kitchen to help with supper.
The pattern was a rendition of Delectable Mountains, a blend of pinwheels and feathered stars. I ndeed, she did intend it to be an everyday quilt, though her elder daughter, Ellie, had admired it and said she’d be proud to have it in her hope chest. Both of Ada’s daughters already had their wedding quilts, and they were each spectacular enough to take your breath away. Ada had been working on those quilts for years and had been pleased when she finished her younger daughter’s, Maggie’s, six months ago.
Half the women had to practically threaten their menfolk to get them to attend church, while the other half had to at least nudge theirs. The schoolhouse door opened, bringing in Jane Donnelly with a gust of wind. She shut the door quickly behind her. I t was the month of April in Columbia County, Oregon, where spring in the northwestern part of the state could be as fickle as a young man’s fancy. ” Ada asked. Rain would certainly deter some of the women from attending. “No, and I don’t think it will until tonight,” Jane said, straightening her bonnet.
Bachelor's Puzzle by Judith Pella