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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,850 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sandra Dallas Narrator: Ali Ahn Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2000 ISBN: 9781440774218
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Bestselling author Sandra Dallas has won rave reviews for this tale set during the Civil War. When Alice Bullock’s husband joins the Union Army, the young quilting enthusiast is left to deal with an Iowa farm and an imposing mother-in-law. And then her life turns upside down when she’s accused of murder. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Alice is a feisty Northern counterpart to Scarlett O’Hara … and her irreverent humor and precise expression will keep readers entertained. Publishers Weekly http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/dbsearch/showreview.cfm?Num=52952 AudioFile Review

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Holly | 2/13/2014

    " This book took a while to get into and I almost didn't finish it. It may be that I had a hard time adjusting to the writing style. The entire book was a compilation of letters from the main character, Alice, to her sister. It takes place during the Civil War on a farm in Iowa. The letters did help me to have a better understanding of the hard times that the women left at home experienced while their husbands were away at war. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 2/8/2014

    " I forgot I had this book. Now I remember why I do. I enjoy the growth and self-realization of the heroine. I like the story-telling device (her letters to her sister) and that with only a few lines we get almost a full picture of her sister's story as well. It's earthy, but I like a bit of frankness. It does remind me that for as much as we lament "society" today, I would much rather be living right when and where I am. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 2/6/2014

    " This book takes place during the Civil War. It is all letters from the main character (Alice) to her sister, and tells of life with her mother-in-law while her husband is off to war. It is clever and interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 2/6/2014

    " Warning, some brief, yet uncomfortable moments of sexual innuendo. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurel | 1/28/2014

    " I like Sandra Dallas and I particularly loved this book. It is the Story of Alice a new bride whose husband has joined the Union Army. He leaves the family farm in Iowa leaving Alice living with her mother-in-law on the farm. It was interesting to see how farm life and the Civil war molded Alice into a strong independent woman. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Millerles | 1/22/2014

    " I really enjoyed The Persian Pickle Club so I was expecting to enjoy this one more than I did. I was okay, it didn't keep my attention as in not being able to put it down though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marcia Short | 1/14/2014

    " Typical Sandra Dallas. Very predictable. I had such high hopes after "Tallgrass". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julene | 1/13/2014

    " Fun read. Set during the Civil War and written as a series of letters to protagonists sister. Has a bit of suspense to make it fun. I liked the progression of the main character who I didn't love during the beginning of the book. I have my doubts about whether some of the slightly scandalous topics in her letters where commonly discussed during that time and would not let my daughter read this until she was in high school or older. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brenda | 1/7/2014

    " It was a Civil War novel done through the letters of one young woman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 1/2/2014

    " This was a very fun read! I only gave it 4 stars though since I was able to put it down for a few days and then pick it up to read again. 5 stars would be a book I couldn't put down or stop reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 1/1/2014

    " Book was just OK, I'm not sure I liked the way she told the story. The story was written from letters from the main character to her sister. I would have like to hear from someone else. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lois | 12/30/2013

    " It's been a long time since I've read a book in 3 days! What a nice book, well written, interesting, historically correct....just a pleasure to read! Look forward to reading more by Sandra Dallas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara | 12/27/2013

    " I loved Persian Pickle Club so I decided to try another Sandra Dallas book. I was not disappointed. I love her unpredictable ending and most of all the portrayal of such strong women. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Stefanie | 12/22/2013

    " I either really like Dallas' books or really don't connect with them. Her writing is good; loved the info about quilting, but didn't end up caring about the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Allison | 12/20/2013

    " Another excellent book by my new favorite author--Sandra Dallas. Women's friendships and understanding--that is the theme. Set is Civil War, this shows the home life of women thrown together because their men were off to war. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abby | 12/8/2013

    " Not my favorite Sandra Dallas, but not horrible. There were some small lewd references that were rather shocking and didn't fit the time period. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara Balthazor | 8/29/2013

    " I liked it. I wasn't sure about the tie-in to Mattie Spencer, but as I'm reading Tallgrass, I see that she tends to tie her books together that way. Not my favorite Sandra Dallas, which IS The Diary of Mattie Spencer, but worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chelsea | 8/17/2013

    " My mom sent me this book, but I think I may have read it before. I am about 30 pages into it and it seems very familiar. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marla Einck | 6/6/2013

    " Great easy-to-read book about a new bride stranded on an Iowa farm with her crotchedy mother-in-law while her husband is off fighting in the Civil War. It was enjoyable to watch the changes that happen to Alice's character as the reality of life settle in. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 6/3/2013

    " Interesting take on the Civil War, but the main character is annoying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy Reinking | 5/24/2013

    " A story of love and family during the Civil War. It made me realize just how easy our lives are now! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 4/4/2013

    " Entire book is a series of letters written by Alice to her sister. Very well done; enjoyed the story of Civil War wife dealing with life on farm while husband is off fighting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Baxter | 12/29/2012

    " Another book by Sandra Dallas, this one written in letters to a civil war farm wife's sister. Descriptive of life at home in Iowa, somewhat predictable plot, feisty and fun main charater. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennie | 10/18/2012

    " I read Sandra Dallas' "Persian Pickle Club" years ago. I really enjoyed this one, not just for the story but also for the quilt history. This book really made me want to buy some fabric and make another quilt! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue Abbott | 6/23/2012

    " This is a good story that takes place during the Civil War. The characters are interesting with human frailties. The dynamics of the family were shown against the heartbreaking times of the war. I would highly recommend this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bevjirwin | 5/6/2012

    " liked it for the iowa connection-i knew iowa sent lots of boysto the civil war-this bought it home-lovely book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kazia Trujillo | 10/6/2011

    " "I was surprised when he came home without a hand but I understand, he couldn't write." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 7/26/2011

    " This was such a heart warming story and the ending made me so happy! Wish I could know these characters in real life! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen Harris | 6/25/2011

    " I loved this book and was really hoping there was a sequel. I want more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 5/4/2011

    " Another book by Sandra Dallas, this one written in letters to a civil war farm wife's sister. Descriptive of life at home in Iowa, somewhat predictable plot, feisty and fun main charater. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brooke | 4/7/2011

    " This story is told in letters from Alice to her sister, Lizzie and for that reason is very one dimensional. It takes a long time to get to what the story is really about, so it was a little boring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen | 3/31/2011

    " good story, mildly predictable, epistolary format takes some getting used to "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 3/19/2011

    " The letter format was very different but the author was able to develop the characters and draw you in. I loved the explanations of different quilt patterns, how they were used and the different names for the same patterns. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 3/19/2011

    " Interesting take on the Civil War, but the main character is annoying. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brooke | 2/5/2011

    " This was an okay book about a young wife during the civil war. I didn't love it, didn't hate it. Not much more to say! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carole | 2/1/2011

    " Interesting to learn a bit more of what a woman's life was probably was like during this period in our country's history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 1/17/2011

    " I will think twice about throwing my scraps away! What a sweet book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 1/13/2011

    " I really like all of Sandra Dallas' books. This one is no exception. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margie | 1/11/2011

    " The story is a series of letters between Alice and her sister, Lizzie. Gives a good account of life on a farm in Iowa during the Civil War. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 1/7/2011

    " Entire book is a series of letters written by Alice to her sister. Very well done; enjoyed the story of Civil War wife dealing with life on farm while husband is off fighting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kari | 1/5/2011

    " Not as good as the Persian Pickle Club, but still an okay read. "

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About the Author
Author Sandra Dallas

Sandra Dallas is the bestselling author of numerous fiction and nonfiction works. She received a degree in journalism from the University of Denver and was a reporter at BusinessWeek for twenty-five years, eventually becoming the publication’s first female bureau chief. Dallas wrote a number of nonfiction works early in her career, including Gaslights and Gingerbread, Sacred Paint: Ned Jacob, and Yesterday’s Denver. She ventured into fiction writing in the 1990s, beginning with Buster Midnight’s Cafe; since then, she has gone on to write many successful novels, including True Sisters and Prayers for Sale, which were both New York Times bestsellers. Her works have been translated into over a dozen languages, and she was dubbed a “quintessential American voice” by Vogue magazine. Dallas lives in Denver and Georgetown, Colorado with her husband, Bob.

About the Narrator

Ali Ahn is a film, television, and voice actor. Her acting credits include appearances on Law & Order, Ugly Betty, White Collar, and Zero Hour. She has also narrated numerous audio books, such as Honolulu by Alan Brennert, This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen, Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas, and Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart.