“The Giving Quilt”. I can’t think of a more appropriate name for this book written by Jennifer Chiaverini.
I had the opportunity to review Ms Chiaverini’s latest novel, carrying me through to another segment of the Elm Creek Quilters. I’ve read several of the previous books, and found this one to be equally enchanting.
Admitting that I was totally captivated with “The Giving Quilt” would be a little bit of an understatement. Becoming reacquainted with Sylvia Bergstrom and the Elm Creek Quilters was like reuniting with old friends. Even reminiscing about the quilt teachers that have moved on, it felt like I just walked in the back door, poured a cup of coffee, and picked up where we left off..
The ladies that we meet at this Quiltsgiving retreat each have a fascinating story to share. Most of them teachers in their own way, having shared their love of quilting, books, athletics, and children, yet each one walking through a painful highway leading up to the entrance of the stately Manor where the quilt retreats are held. In many ways, it was real life played out as each of these strong women waged a battle overcoming what appears to be insurmountable odds. Do they all overcome these odds? I think you need to read “The Giving Quilt” to find out for yourself.
What I enjoy most about Ms. Chiaverini’s books is her ability to draw you into the lives of her characters. In many ways, it’s as if she has walked in their very shoes. But that is what all good writers are supposed to do, right?
As a bonus, Plume books has offered to share two copies of The Giving Quilt with my readers. They are including quilt pins representing the last three Elm Creek Quilters novels in this prize giveaway. If you would love to read this book please tell me if there is a Project Linus in your area. One comment per person. I will leave this giveaway open for one week. And be sure that I have a way to contact you. If you are a no-reply blogger, please leave your email address. If there is no way to contact you, I will draw another name.
In any case, I’d encourage you to obtain a copy of The Giving Quilt to add to your library. There is nothing like sitting down with old friends.
Except when we make new ones.