A bond of love unites a family throughout generations in this companion to the beloved and bestselling classic The Keeping Quilt.
As a young Russian Jewish girl in the early 1900s, Anna and her family lived in fear of the Czarís soldiers. The family lived a hard life and had few possessionsótheir treasure was a beautiful china tea set. A wedding gift to Annaís parents, the tea set came with a wish that ďAnyone who drinks from this will have blessings from God. They will never know a day of hunger. Their lives will always have flavor. They will know love and joy and they will never be poor.Ē
When Annaís family leaves Russia for America, they bring the tea set and its blessings. A source of heritage and security, the tea set helps Annaís family make friends and find better lives in America. A cup from the tea setóThe Blessing Cupóbecame an anchor of family history, and it remains a symbol of lasting love more than a century later.
This tender tribute to the importance of loving lineage is a prequel and companion to the perennial bestseller The Keeping Quilt and is told and illustrated with authenticity and tremendous heart.