Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Quilter's Homecoming by Jennifer Chiaverini

After reading The Hunger Games series, I was in need of something a little more comforting.  The Quilter's Homecoming by Jennifer Chiaverini was just what I wanted.  This book in the Elm Creek Quilts series follows Elizabeth, Silvia's cousin, on her journey from Elm Creek Manor to her new home in California in 1925.  Elizabeth and her husband, newlyweds, embark on quite the adventure of striking out on their own toward a cattle ranch that he has purchased.  Things don't go quite as planned, but the couple endures and (spoiler!) triumphs.  The story is also interspersed with a tale that begins fifty years previous of the family that owned the ranch for generations.  The two narratives weave together beautifully and I couldn't wait to find out how it would all resolve.  I just love these books.  Have you read them yet??

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