Why, Patchwork to Healing

Patchwork to Healing

Book 3 in the York Harbor Series Novels

You’ve heard the expression: never have I ever; those words could not be truer for me. Never had I ever imagined that when I first started writing in 2016, that I would by 2019 have my first novel published, let alone three.


Patchwork to Healing, I confess, brought me to a place of immense appreciation for those that care for children who were not born to them. This story incorporates the magnitude of pain that the characters, Rebecca Mills and Benjamin Daly, went through at having been placed within the foster care system. However, it captures the love given to them by one of their foster care providers as well.


There is a calling, placed on one’s heart, that pushes those to care for these precious children in need of a loving and nurturing home. Bravo to you, if you have! I pray you will be blessed with immeasurable joy at doing so.


I learned long ago that success grows not from the strength of one, but with the strength of many. Those that lift us up, cheer us on, and advocate on our behalf are essential in having a fulfilling life. Success in life also takes sacrifice of self and willingness to accept help when we need it. My characters navigate through these insights, but so have I. I owe tremendous gratitude to Ellen Reed for teaching me about the ins and outs of quilting so that Patchwork to Healing will ring true… Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you as well to author Sylvie Kurtz for taking my manuscript of Patchwork to Healing and helping me make it shine. Most importantly, thank you, readers, for embracing my works, for it is you that brings my writing purpose.


For those of you who foster, or have lived within the system; for those that have suffered a tremendous loss of loved ones, for those that find purpose in the giving of your talents to help others, to those that simply need to find peace and strength to get through another day, to those that move beyond their pain so they might help others who are going through the same; It is my hope that Patchwork to Healing will open your eyes and your heart to heal and grow in the truth that you were born with a purpose. You are gloriously and wonderfully made. You have been given a gift of having gone through something, and you now have the ability to flourish despite it. You are treasured.


Thank you for reading my novels. If you’ve enjoyed the books within the York Harbor Series, I would be most grateful if you’d write a review for me and spread the word.





  1. Shirley Teggart on May 10, 2022 at 3:38 pm

    I just loved Hope from Daffodils! I just started reading When Cookies Crumbles. This book is going to be as good as Daffodils. Can’t wait to get your third book Patchwork to Healing!! Keep the wonderful books coming!

    • Karen Coulters on May 10, 2022 at 9:07 pm

      Hi Shirley,

      Thank you for your kind words. Nothing pleases me more than to hear from my readers. Patchwork to Healing will be out in mid June!


  2. Pam Dowd on July 28, 2022 at 5:29 pm

    I couldn’t put the first 2 down. Just finished When Cookies Crumble. I picked up the first two of the series last summer when we were in York on vacation. I can not wait to read the 3rd.

    • Karen on July 28, 2022 at 6:26 pm

      Hi, Pam. Thank you for reaching out. I’m truly blessed that you enjoyed the first two books in the York Harbor Series…you’ve made my day.

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