In the winter’s coldest months, a
quilt is a must-have for personal
comfort unless you’re lucky
enough to live somewhere warm.
That familiar staple of winter
takes on even greater meaning
in Loree Lough’s new novel, For
Love of Eli
(Abingdon Press).

The story of the aftermath of
unspeakable tragedy, a young
boy named Eli is left without
any parents. Committed
to helping him remember the
people who gave him life, Eli’s
legal guardian, his aunt, creates
a family quilt to tell
their story.

“When someone takes the time
to sew the events of a loved one’s
life into a quilt, it serves as a
reminder—and offers warmth,”
Loree says. “When the memories
include those who dwell in
Paradise and those who are close
enough to touch, it’s truly as comforting
as a hug.”

Hoping that
readers will be
inspired by a
story where God’s
love is front and
center, Loree says she hopes For Love of Eli can
“inspire healing and forgiveness, even in the
most stubborn and lonely hearts.”

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About The Author

With more than 4 million copies of her books in circulation, Loree Lough now has nearly 100 award-winning books on the shelves. She has also written 63 short stories and continues to develop and teach writing-related courses, seminars and workshops. Loree dedicates a portion of her annual income to further many worthy causes (see Giving Back on her website for the causes she supports). She lives in Maryland with her real-life hero, Larry.