I loved the message of service in this book. I also really liked that it was based off of real life. The conversations and people in the book reminded me of conversations I have had and people I know. I must admit I am not a quilter so a lot of the quilt description did not make sense to me. The recipes in the book looked good. If you are a quilter or you love a warm fuzzy story about real people then this is the book for you.