Author: Jennifer Chiaverini
Info: Copyright 2005, Simon and Schuster: New York
Where acquired: Check out of public library.
Why: On my many treks to the library last year, I saw the Elm Creek Quilts series of novels. I'm very interested in quilting and I like a good story, so I put these on my "to read" list. My fondness for Christmas stories drew me to start with this one. Plus, I needed a little escape novel from all the heavy reading I've been doing.
Rating (on a scale of 1-4 hashtags): # #
What it's about: Sylvia, an elderly widow and Sarah, a young new bride, are co-owners of a quilting retreat. The Christmas season has brought out Sarah's joyous enthusiasm, but stirred Sylvia's Ebenezer Scrooge side. In the midst is Sylvia's family Christmas quilt; unfinished. Sarah's decision to complete the quilt cause Sylvia to deal with the dark memories that have haunted her for fifty years.
What I Liked:
- It was very well written and not a cheesy, predictable story.
- The novel was a quick read.
- This was one of the most angry Christmas stories I've ever read. Everyone arguing and ticked off until the last few pages of the book; it was very painful to read. It makes me wonder if the rest of the series is going to be this way. If so, no thanks.