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When unspeakable tragedy leaves young Eli an orphan, two families are devastated. But Taylor, Eli's aunt and legal guardian, vows to help him remember his parents by creating a Memory Quilt. As she begins piecing together the moments of his parents' lives, the story of the young family emerges and Taylor and Eli begin to heal. But Eli's uncle Reece is slow to let go of theWhen unspeakable tragedy leaves young Eli an orphan, two families are devastated. But Taylor, Eli's aunt and legal guardian, vows to help him remember his parents by creating a Memory Quilt. As she begins piecing together the moments of his parents' lives, the story of the young family emerges and Taylor and Eli begin to heal. But Eli's uncle Reece is slow to let go of the past and still blames Taylor's brother for his sister's death. So, although he has long been attracted to Taylor, Reece keeps a safe distance away. Can their shared love for Eli pave the way to forgiveness or will Taylor and Reece be separated by pain?...

Title : For Love of Eli
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ISBN : 9781426752506
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Number of Pages : 235 Pages
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For Love of Eli Reviews

  • Lisa Carter
    2018-09-07 21:19

    Readers who love romance and making quilts will enjoy this tale of two people dealing with the aftermath of tragedy coupled with the love they share for their orphaned nephew. The memory quilt binds the broken pieces of their lives into a masterful tapestry of beauty and love. Eli is a precocious kid who will win your heart. Misty Wolf Inn is a place we all wish we could spend a long weekend. Reece is the doctor we'd want to have if we or a loved one faced a medical crisis. As Taylor creates the memory quilt out of love for Eli, the quilt becomes a catharsis of healing for her into moving forward past the difficulties of her life to a new future. Families often let us down, but true love, first and foremost God's love for us, helps us rise above the hardships and loss in life.

  • Kathleen (Kat) Smith
    2018-08-30 18:27

    "You should be thanking God that you have these things to help you remember your loved ones."How true this wisdom was coming from 4-year-old Eli who had already dealt with handling the loss of both his parents. Now if only Taylor could come to terms with her own grief and finally look in the attic where the memories of her family lay waiting to be discovered. After opening the trunk her mother had left for her, she discovered a box at the bottom with a letter that was written by her mother when she was 7 years old. Inside the box lay scraps of fabric her mother had hoped to turn into a memory quilt but died before she had the chance. Yet poor Eli didn't have much to remember either of his parents as his mother had gotten rid of most of their personal affects before she died. Taylor had been appointed as Eli's guardian by his mother and as his aunt she wants to do something for his birthday to help him keep the love of his parents close to his heart. He spends his time helping Taylor with running the Misty Wolf Inn, a quaint Bed and Breakfast with a few horses for the guest enjoyment. Taylor alternates weekends and holidays with Eli's Uncle Reece, a pediatrician who is still having a hard time coming to grips with the fact he didn't see the signs of depression in his sister until it was too late. Now he spends his time second guessing every probable circumstance that could go wrong to make sure nothing happens to Eli. However no matter how much animosity he has for Taylor, it's her charming ways of making him feel cared for that is slowly melting his ice cold heart. Hopefully he will realize it before someone else does and whisks her away instead. I received For Love of Eli by Loree Lough compliments of Christian Fiction Blog Alliance and Abingdon Press for my honest review. This is truly a story about healing and understanding that the process of grief is a long one and also one that never ends but gets easy to manage over time. Too many times all the "what if's" begin to surface when it seems as though we could have alleviated the issue or helped to prevent it from occurring in the first place. It goes to show some very heart felt emotions not only within the characters of Taylor and Reece but also in the child like faith of Eli, who truly is much older than he is on the inside. This is a great novel to share with anyone trying to get over something from the past and moving into the healing and forgiveness stage. I easily rate this one a 5 out of 5 stars! This is the fourth book in the Quilts of Love Series!

  • Tina
    2018-09-08 15:20

    For the Love of Eli: Quilt of Love Series by Loree Lough*****Eli is an adorable, fun-loving, typical mischievous 5 year old boy who's father, Eliot is killed while serving a tour of duty in Afghanistan and his mother, Margo dies in an accident not long after. Surprisingly Margo has stated that Eliot’s sister, Taylor Bradley, who owns/operates an inn, Misty Wolf in Blacksburg, Virginia is to have custody of Eli if anything happens to her. Margo's brother, Pediatrician Reese Montgomery is not happy with this at all, he was expecting to have custody of Eli. Reese blames Eliot for his sister's death and has been angry with Taylor ever since. But Reese is again surprised when Taylor suggests they both share custody of Eli, with Eli spending every other weekend with his uncle.Eli struggles with the death of his parents, his grief and adjusting to living with his Aunt Taylor, if that is not enough, his best friend is sick, cannot walk and is frequently in the hospital. He is saddened that he has nothing to cherish of his parents. While going through an old trunk in the attic of the inn, Taylor finds a letter from her mother written to her when she was 7 along with quilt pieces for a forgotten unfinished quilt her mother started for her long ago. She decides to use the quilt pieces along with some fabric from Eli's parents clothing and make a memory quilt to help Eli remember his parents. Reese is bitter and struggles to forgive and finally seeks God for answers that can lead to healing. Taylor has griefs and struggles of her own, but relies on God for strength and guidance. Eli is bubbly most of the time and those around him cannot help but be drawn into his joy. As he adjusts to his new home, his Aunt and Uncle are drawn to each other. Can there be healing for them as they turn to God for that healing and in their love for Eli?Another great book by Loree Lough! A wonderful story about how life can change in an instant, bring loss, tragedy, heartache; the importance to cling to the love of family and to cherish them, and the love of God can bring healing, peace and joy. I enjoyed this book so much, love Eli and his spirit despite all he has gone through in his young life. ~~I recently received a copy of For Love Of Eli as a gift from the author~~

  • Victor Gentile
    2018-08-31 16:29

    Loree Lough in her new book, “For Love Of Eli” Book Four in the Quilts of Love Series published by Abingdon Press brings us into the lives of Reece Montgomery and Taylor Bradley.From the back cover: Can pieces of the past bring healing and forgiveness?When unspeakable tragedy leaves young Eli an orphan, two families are devastated. But Taylor, Eli’s aunt and legal guardian, vows to help him remember his parents by creating a Memory Quilt. As she begins piecing together the moments of his parents’ lives, the story of the young family emerges and Taylor and Eli begin to heal.But Eli’s uncle Reece is slow to let go of the past and still blames Taylor’s brother for his sister’s death. So, although he has long been attracted to Taylor, Reece keeps a safe distance away. Can their shared love for Eli pave the way to forgiveness or will Taylor and Reece be separated by pain?I am very impressed with Loree Lough as a writer. No matter what genre she is writing in, mystery/suspense or family drama she always does a superb job. “For Love Of Eli” is no exception. This is a story that is all about family and about taking care of a darling little boy by his Aunt and Uncle on each side of his parents. Reece has a problem with grief, guilt and false responsibility. Not being able to come to terms with them is hampering his life and preventing him from moving forward and for receiving the true love that God has for him. It takes God to get him to be healed from his pain and to move forward with Taylor and Eli. Ms. Lough has managed to weave the romance between Reece and Taylor in such a way that it just captivates you. She makes you care for all the characters and their journey. This is also just plain fun and exciting as well. Don’t start this book late at night because it will cost you sleep as you won’t want to give them up.Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Wynn-Wynn Media. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

  • Susan Baganz
    2018-09-23 17:22

    Loree Lough's book, For Love of Eli is part of a series of books being released this year by Abingdon in the Quilts of Love series.With the idea that "every quilt has a story," Loree has woven a sweet contemporary romance. Eli was only a few years old when he lost his parents and went to live with his widowed aunt, Taylor, who owns a bed and breakfast. One day while in the attic she comes across the start of a quilt from her own mother and decides that it would be a good thing for Eli to have a memory quilt made up of fabric from people who have been important in his life. She undertakes this task in secret so it will be a surprise.Eli also has an uncle on his mother's side who thought he would get custody of the young boy and resents that flighty Taylor instead was awarded that. Reece is a pediatrician. Who better to raise a boy? Taylor sees the importance of Reece in Eli's life and gives him weekends to spend with the boy.The frequent interactions as they both try to be parents to the orphaned young man bring them closer than either were ready for. Tragedy strikes again and they have to pull together out of their love for Eli to help him, and each other, through the challenges that come. Challenges that force them to let go of resentments, seek forgiveness and finally live in love. Like a beautiful quilt that Eli receives that highlights the colors and love in his life.I love this tale of brokenness and healing, resentments forgiven and love found. Lore Lough has had a long career of writing romances and she has spanned many genres to do so. Loree never took the easy way around difficult and painful circumstance and the deep questions of faith were real and dealt with an organic way making them a natural part of the story. Thanks Loree for another satisfying romance

  • Laura
    2018-09-22 17:30

    Title: FOR LOVE OF ELIAuthor: Loree LoughPublisher: Abingdon PressFebruary 2013ISBN: 978-1-4267-5250-6Genre: ContemporaryCan pieces of the past bring healing and forgiveness? When unspeakable tragedy leaves young Eli an orphan, two families are devastated. But Taylor, Eli’s aunt and legal guardian, vows to help him remember his parents by creating a Memory Quilt. As she begins piecing together the moments of his parents' lives, the story of the young family emerges and Taylor and Eli begin to heal. But Eli’s uncle Reece is slow to let go of the past and still blames Taylor’s brother for his sister’s death. So, although he has long been attracted to Taylor, Reece keeps a safe distance away. Can their shared love for Eli pave the way to forgiveness or will Taylor and Reece be separated by pain?FOR LOVE OF ELI is part of Abingdon Press’ Quilts of Love series. I’m not sure what number this book is in the collection, but they are all stand-alone, written by different authors. The story is sweet—a romance between two unlikely people, a gypsy-ish heroine who does it all, and a pediatrician doctor who loves his nephew and tries to be active in his life. Both have baggage to work through. Taylor lost her husband to cancer, and Reece lost his wife to divorce, but they were brought together by the death of her brother and his sister—who were married—and the parents of Eli. The quilt is the main focus of this book, so we didn’t see much of the romance. But it is still a cute story. Discussion questions are included at the end of the book. 4 stars. $12.99. 240 pages.

  • Anne Campbell
    2018-09-19 19:25

    I loved this one--4.5 thumbs UP! Way to go, Loree Lough!You take your average countrified childless widow, one jilted uncle/pediatrician, and one small orphan that both of them love to distraction, and it adds up to quite a stew.Eli (the small orphan) has had more tragedy than most people experience in a lifetime. First his dad is killed in Afganistan. Then his mom dies. And his best friend can't walk and gets sick way too easy.The will says Aunt Taylor has custody of Eli, and Uncle Reese is totally unhappy with that decision. He's mad at her even though she's the one who suggests he should get Eli every other weekend. Even though she shares her time with Eli and even invites Reese to join them for meals and events. Even though she's smart and pretty and generous and sweet. Sweet smelling, too.And then there's this famous country-western singer who's hanging around way too much at Taylor's bed-and-breakfast. Reese doesn't like that, either.Hmm. I wonder what's happening here? Wanta find out? Maybe you should buy a copy, what do you think? Available from Christian Book Distributors, Amazon, and Barnes and Nobel, in hard copy or ebook

  • My Book Addiction and More MBA
    2018-09-25 18:24

    FOR LOVE OF ELI by Loree Lough is another interesting inspirational historical fiction. Book 4 in the "Quilts of Love" series,but can be read as a stand alone. This one is about the "Memory Quilt","Designed to help the heroine,Taylor's, nephew, Eli remember his parents",who has died. After a tragedy can healing,and forgiveness be found? Follow Taylor,Eli,Taylor's aunt, and Reece on a journey of bitterness,faith,memories, and love. Eli is an orphan now,Taylor is his legal guardian,and Reece his uncle,who blames Taylor's brother for the death of his beloved sister. Taylor begins quilting the "Memory Quilt" to help Eli remember his parents. She finds healing and forgiveness. Reece, must find his own healing and forgiveness as his love for Eli is strong, and another love blossoms. A complex story of love and memories,following a tragedy. I would recommend this story. Received for an honest review from the publisher and Wynn-Wynn Media,LLC.RATING: 4HEAT RATING: SWEETREVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction Reviews/My Book Addiction and More

  • Teresa Snyder
    2018-09-21 16:12

    Very sweet book with memorable characters. Taylor is the person we all hope to be. Reece, on the other hand, has always tried to do what is right, but came across as cold and grouchy. They both share one very important thing, they both love Eli. As shocking as it is to both of them, they fall in love. Unfortunately, we don't get to see the "romance." Eli and the making of his memory quilt is the main focus of the book. But, it all somehow falls into place and makes for a great book.

  • Skeeter Jorgensen
    2018-09-24 16:06

    I liked this book, a sweet clean romance, flavored with a little spiritual woven in. An aunt and an uncle, of little Eli, share custody after Eli loses both parents. Many losses, happy moment, good and bad times are woven into a quilt for Eli. This was a good read and I would be happy to recommend it to my 93 year old mother!

  • Deanna
    2018-09-18 15:19

    What a beautifully written book! I loved it.. Thank you Loree Lough for a wonderfully written book!

  • Brenda Robertson
    2018-09-14 21:13

    I enjoyed reading For the love of Eli. I have always knew that quilts had a stories to tell and Taylor did a great job telling it with pieces of clothing from Elis past and future family.

  • Diane
    2018-08-28 17:32

    warm fuzzy read.

  • Lindsey Silvestrini
    2018-09-23 16:20

    Family is woven together like a quilt with a heritage that bonds them together. For Love of Eli is a beautiful story masterfully told by Loree Lough demonstrating the power of a family’s love through grief, tragedy and un-imagineable heartache and loss. This story reminded me to cherish family because they will not be there forever and life can change in an instant.Taylor has lost almost every person in her life that was important to her. When her nephew Eli comes to live with her, she is given the huge responsibility of raising this little boy and trying to make his life as normal as possible after losing everyone and everything he knows and loves.From the outside Taylor lives an idyllic life owning her own bed and breakfast complete with horses. To most it would seem she is living the dream, not knowing the losses she’s suffered. This story reminded me that you never know what someone is experiencing on the inside, even when it looks like their life is perfect from the outside.Taylor begins making a quilt for Eli with pieces from his life and family to remember, honor and carry a piece of them with him always. Even as she is putting together the quilt, she is trying to figure out the pieces of her own life and where everyone fits into it.Jimmy, a Hollywood star that frequents her B&B isn’t shy about his intentions towards her. And then there is Reece, Eli’s Uncle who shares the responsibility of raising Eli with Taylor. His bitterness towards her brother might hold him back. Will he be able to let go of the past to move forward in the future?For Love of Eli was a touching story even though it is very sad. It shows how people can triumph over tragedy and find new hope for the future in spite of the past. I was deeply touched and finished this book feeling grateful for the family I have and remembering to cherish every moment. The Quilts of Love series has provided yet another heartfelt story!

  • Julie Barrett
    2018-09-15 15:26

    For Love of Eli by Loree LoughThis Quilt of Love series book is about a little boy Eli who has lost both of his parents and in the will he was granted to Taylor. She runs the Misty Wolf Inn in Blacksburg, VA. His uncle, Reece also shares with some of the duties on weekends when he's not patching up kids as he is a pediatrician. The town itself I have visited once when I was 17 as my uncle and his family lived there and he had taught at the Virginia Tech school. I did tour the college but we only stayed one weekend. Was happy to hear of the Plantation and next time I travel near there I will stop in to investigate.Taylor is torn between men, Reece and a boarder who buys up the whole inn for his stay so he can come and go as he pleases and gets to spend time with Taylor.Love hearing of the treasures she finds in the attic and how she can use things to help Eli remember his parents..Traditions and daily life for Eli are routine, PRAYERS:at meals and bedtime and when sick and dying. They will celebrate his birthday this year on July 4 with parades, fireworks and a party....but tragedies occur ...Love that while making the quilt she puts it on the ground to see it from that vantage point-I've often done the same thing, knowing something was missing and hard to pin down what it was. Glad she found her answer.Excerpt from Threads of HOpe the next in the series a sample chapter is included at the end.I received this book from Abingdon Press in exchange for my honest review.

  • Gail Pallotta
    2018-08-29 17:10

    Eli experiences one tragedy after another in his young life, but his Aunt Taylor is determined to fill Eli’s heart with love. Eli’s Uncle Reece from the other side of the family resents that his sister, who died a tragic death, appointed Taylor Eli’s guardian before her death. Taylor’s busy running a bed and breakfast inn, but she spends her spare time sewing a memory quilt so Eli will have tangible evidence of his family. Reece is attracted to Taylor, but he has to overcome his resentment of her, find time to squeeze her into his busy life as a doctor and shine brighter in her eyes than a singer who stops by the B and B.Love, forgiveness and caring come through the pages of Mrs. Lough’s book, and the reader’s drawn in every step of the way by her attention to detail and superb writing skills. I felt as though I sat at the kitchen table, or walked the hospital halls with the characters, and what a great message—even in the midst of tragedy, heartache and human flaws love can hold everything together.

  • Ellen
    2018-09-06 16:31

    There is a lot of death in this book of the Quilts of Love series. They are not belabored or detailed.An aunt is the sole guardian of little Eli who is wise beyond his four years. His uncle is annoyed that he has no rights. Parents and/or grandparents of each of the adults have died or left them behind for careers, leaving them with emotions to be handled. The aunt is a widow; her late husband's friend comes regularly to visit. The uncle's sister died in an auto accident...or was it suicide? A beloved horse is attacked by a rabid racoon. A playmate of Eli's has a debilitating disease and catches a virus. There's a started quilt in the attic. She decides to finish it for Eli. What do the pieces represent? How will the circumstances all shake out? Nice story after you get through all the tragedies.

  • Ruth Ann
    2018-09-03 18:31

    My favorite part of the plot was that in helping young Eli heal from the loss of his parents, Taylor was able to heal from the loss of her grandparents, parents, and husband. This rang true to me and the reader was moved, also wanting to nurture, protect, and love Eli. The reason I gave the book two stars was that overall there was just too much tragedy and death for one book. When young Randy died, the horse had to be put down due to rabies, and Reece's father died from cancer, I felt overloaded and numb. One of these losses would have been acceptable, but it was unbelievable that characters who had already lost so much, continued to experience more loss in such a brief amount of time. It just felt like a train wreck and overly melodramatic.

  • Ausjenny
    2018-09-25 15:06

    I finished this book yesterday and loved it. The story deals with Eli who parents have died and is now living with his Aunt Taylor. His uncle Reece isn't so happy as Taylor looks so much like her brother (Eli's father) and he blames him for his sisters death. Taylor decides to make a memory quilt for Eli to remember his parents and remember memories from his past. I love the idea and how Taylor goes about it. Reece has a lot of issues due to his past that make him the gruff man he is today. We see how issues from childhood continue to cause issues as an adult. Without giving the story away I loved how Loree built the story and loved seeing what made them all tick. Added to the story are a couple of characters who work for Taylor who try to steal scenes at times. Good read.

  • Karen
    2018-09-25 21:10

    This is a charming story revolving around a precocious little boy named Eli who has lost both parents, but is much loved by two adults who are quite opposites, and have experienced a lot of loss of their own. It gets interesting when they begin to see each other in a new light. Eli is a sweetie, and the setting of a bed and breakfast for a home, complete with horses, sounded lovely. Wish it could have been a bit longer. An enjoyable read![Thank you to the publisher for the complimentary book I received in exchange for my honest, unsolicited review.]

  • Angel Moore
    2018-09-20 14:14

    I Loved this book! I listened to the audiobook and everything about this book it awesome! Well, almost everything. Why do we have to get our animals vaccinated for rabies if, when they get bit by a rabid animal, they still can get this horrible disease and have to be put down? I just don't understand that part...But All in all l, I enjoyed this book very much.

  • Vicki
    2018-08-29 16:06

    Another great book in the Quilts of Love series. I will have to see if the next is here in the Library, or if I need to put it on hold!

  • Mary Beth Parker
    2018-09-15 15:10

    This book was really great I really liked where it went for Eli and his aunt & uncle.

  • Marg
    2018-09-03 14:07

    This is an awesome story. The first one I have read from this series. I will be looking for other ones. A making of a quilt with family history. What happen to Tootie & Isaac?

  • Linda
    2018-09-19 18:09

    Fun story to read. Lots of sad parts, but many happy moments too. I want to make a quilt and eat brownies.