Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Giving Quilt

      I was quite pleased when the publishing company Dutton/ Penguin Group contacted me recently and asked if I would like to review the newest novel by Jennifer Chiaverini.
I really enjoyed reading and writing a review on Sonoma Rose last February when it was released.

Jennifer's newest
takes us back to Elm Creek Manor for a quilt retreat with a special purpose.
Set around Thanksgiving time, participants have signed up for "Quiltsgiving" where all the quilts will be donated to
Project Linus
a charitable group that collects blankets for critically ill children.
Many of the same characters we know and love from the Elm Creek novels have returned, with new faces and stories added to the mix.
I have read that Project Linus is a special charity close to Jennifer Chiaverini's heart, and it's wonderful to see her incorporate the generous nature of quilters through out this latest novel.
As each character is developed, we see the many of the challenges facing women of today, and yet their hearts are united in a desire to share their time for a very worthy cause.
Healing and comfort takes place on on a duel level, not only for those who will receive the quilts, but also for those who have gathered at the Manor for the week.
If you would like a copy of Jennifer Chiaverini's latest novel, it can be found at


Lois Evensen said...

Great review. The book looks like a winner.

Melissa said...

Wow, a book reviewer? You have so many talents....can I touch your elbow?

Needled Mom said...

It sounds like a great read.

Nat Palaskas said...

I have read a few of her books, but not everyone. You made this one sounds like a great book. Will have to get myself a copy - thanks Nedra - xoxo

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