The Quilter's Homecoming (Elm Creek Quilts Series, Book 10)

by Jennifer Chiaverini | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0743260228 Global Overview for this book
Registered by zosime of Marshfield, Wisconsin USA on 5/8/2012
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2 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by zosime from Marshfield, Wisconsin USA on Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Picked up for Elsi for the BookObsessed birthday exchange. Happy birthday!

Journal Entry 2 by elsi at Sanger, Texas USA on Saturday, May 19, 2012
This wishlist book showed up last week. Thanks for sending it to me. I'm going to enjoy reading it.

From the back cover:
A Roaring Twenties adventure unfolds in The Quilter's Homecoming, as Jennifer Chiaverini continues her bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series "that neatly stitches together social drama and the art of quilting" (Library Journal). As young bride Elizabeth Bergstrom Nelson sets off with her husband, Henry, from her family home of Elm Creek Manor in Pennsylvania, this rich historical narrative travels to the unfamiliar terrain of southern California, where the adventurous newlyweds embrace a life as dramatic as the landscape.

Expecting to assume ownership of Triumph Ranch, the couple instead learns that their deed is a fake, and that they must work for the rightful proprietors to earn their keep. Resourceful Elizabeth trades her trousseau—including the fine quilts stitched by her Bergstrom relatives—for the practical goods the Nelsons need to survive and finds friendship with California native Rosa Diaz Barclay. Yet it is Elizabeth's discovery of a mysterious cache of quilts made by a member of the Diaz family that reveals a misplaced legacy of love, land, and ancestral ties. Only by stitching the rift between the past and the future can the inhabitants of Triumph Ranch hope to live in peace alongside history.

Journal Entry 3 by elsi at Sanger, Texas USA on Sunday, June 07, 2015
Nearly three years later, I've finally found time to read this book.

I very much enjoyed reading the story of Elizabeth and Henry. They crop up in the next book, The New Year's Quilt, and I hope that in yet another book we'll see Sylvia tracking them down -- or their descendants. It's sad that so far all we see is the sorrowful parting when Elizabeth and Henry move away to California. Since they had a very happy life together, it would be good to let the Pennsylvania family know.

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