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Stitched Through Time: The Story of Libbie Haylock’s Quilts by Carol Bodensteiner

Stitched Through Time: The Story of Libbie Haylock’s Quilts

The Iowa farmhouse I grew up in during the 1950s held both a treasure and a mystery. The treasure is one of unfinished heirloom quilts begun by my grandmother in the early 1900s. The mystery is why no one knew about these quilts until decades after she died. Why she never talked about them or brought them out to complete and share. Join me as I share the story – if not all the answers to the mystery – of our family’s treasure trove of heirloom quilts.

  • Print Length: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Zion Publishing
  • Publication Date: October 10, 2020
  • ISBN-13: 9798685345158
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Simple Truth
by Carol Bodensteiner

Simple Truth

In SIMPLE TRUTH, a woman gets the job of her dreams only to find her client may be exploiting immigrant employees. With each new revelation, she finds herself questioning not only the client but also herself. Ultimately, she must answer, How much is she willing to risk to help someone else?

  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Rising Sun Press (March 2018)
  • Publication Date: March 21, 2018
  • ISBN-13: 9781981745388
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Go Away Home
by Carol Bodensteiner

Go Away Home

Set in World War One-era Iowa,  GO AWAY HOME is a captivating coming-of-age novel that explores the enduring themes of family, friendship, and love, as well as death and grief. This novel will resonate with anyone who’s confronted the conflict between dreams and reality and come to recognize that getting what you want can be a two-edged sword.

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Growing up country, by Carol Bodensteiner

Growing Up Country: Memories of an Iowa Farm Girl 

GROWING UP COUNTRY delivers a treat as delicious as oatmeal cookies hot out of the oven—a memoir of a happy childhood growing up on a family farm in the middle of the country in the middle of the 20th Century.

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Anthologies that include Carol’s writing

Tending Your Inner Garden series of seasonal books

“The voices of women from across the country and globe speak of the joys and sorrows of everyday life, as well as those pivotal moments when life surprises us and prompts us to rethink our values and priorities.”

My essays are included in the Winter and Fall books, but please check out all four of these lovely and inspirational books.

My Gutsy Story Anthology

A collection of essays that celebrate the gutsy in each of us. Sixty-four authors share their stories of how they faced their fears and lived their dreams, making a gutsy move that changed their lives.

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