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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,865 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jennifer Chiaverini Narrator: Christina Moore Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Elm Creek Quilts Series Release Date: October 2015 ISBN: 9781440792427
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Bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini has captivated fans around the world with her beloved Elm Creek Quilts novels, which have even spawned a line of fabrics inspired by the series. In this moving tale, Bonnie’s quilting shop goes out of business just as her divorce approaches. But Bonnie gets a chance to escape when her old friend Claire invites her to Hawaii to help launch a new quilter’s retreat at a charming bed and breakfast.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Finely detailed.”

    Deseret Morning News

  • “With homey details and a strong sense of the connections that bind women, friends, and families, Chiaverini lovingly crafts her tale about a woman stitching together a new life… Those new to the quilting bee should have no problem finding their groove.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This is an outstanding series of novels about a fascinating craft. Quilting, in the hands of Chiaverini, allows us to explore human relationships in all their complexity.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 2/20/2014

    " I love this series. Another great read by Chiaverini. It's great to learn about other "less known" quilting styles. Enjoyable & light. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberley | 1/29/2014

    " I read this book during a rather testing period of my life, and needed some comfort reading. This series of books fills that niche in my life. And happily I was pleasantly surprised to find Bonny the main character in this particular book alter her direction from being the downtrodden sad character, to a woman who reasserts her sense of identity and takes control of her life. It was the medicine that I needed to salve a abraded soul. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret Boehm | 1/24/2014

    " Very good novel with a little mystery to go along. Very good "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kitty Tomlinson | 1/20/2014

    " Bonnie goes to Hawaii for several months to help her friend, Claire, launch her own quilt camp and to escape her greedy, abusive husband, Craig. Fun read with lots of interesting history about Hawaii. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacie | 1/15/2014

    " I was a bit skeptical at first since I'm a fan of Sandra Dallas' quilt books, but that was quickly squelched. Jennifer Chiaverini has a way with words and you will find yourself entrenched in this heart-warming novel. I personally am not a quilter, but I still enjoyed this quilt quite a bit. Occasionally she will talk about quilting techniques as the characters are discussing (it's only to be expected in a book about quilters), but it's the story that will captivate you. Whether it's Bonnie's painful divorce, the friendship between the quilters, or the excitement of embarking on a new journey and finding new love, everyone will find something special in this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gretchen Ingram | 1/11/2014

    " Hope, acceptance and aloha! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 1/7/2014

    " This is a different setting than most of Jennifer Chiaverini's books. Didn't know if I would like it or not. Took me a couple of tries before I finally sat down, started reading and gave it a good chance. Very enjoyable. Learned a little about Hawaiian culture along the way too! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Loralee | 1/7/2014

    " I was skeptical that this book could really contain much about quilting--how cold do people get in Hawaii? But Chiaverini manages to weave tidbits about the Hawaiian style of quilting into her story of an Elm Creek quilter trying to help start a new quilt camp, struggling to decide where she belongs, and divorcing her unfaithful husband--who has other plans for her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy T | 12/15/2013

    " I enjoyed this book and learned a lot about Hawaii. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peggy | 12/10/2013

    " A bland story but very interesting about Hawaiian culter "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kerry | 3/28/2013

    " A good book, particularly for fans of the modern Elm Creek Quilters, but it was a little predictable in my opinion. I was able to guess at most of the story within one or two chapters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne McLaughlin | 3/16/2013

    " I don't quilt but these books are about more than quilting. This offers a respectful look at different culture in a warm cozy friendly book with characters easy to know. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 12/6/2012

    " This quilting story takes place in Hawaii as the title suggests and gives fascinating glimpses into the history of the fiftieth State. Who knew that quilting was an art form in this island paradise? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Jo | 11/28/2012

    " It was a fluff book, but sometimes I enjoy reading fluff and a very quick read too. Very predictable, but not the ending I would have given it, but I did like it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nadine | 7/22/2012

    " Thoroughly enjoyable 'beach read' as I sit ON the BEACH! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Korth | 4/29/2012

    " I like this author and her books so much, but I was disappointed with this one. It felt kind of contrived. However, I will continue to buy each and every book she writes! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathryn | 12/30/2011

    " This is a great series of books and well done in keeping up with the people in the series, predominantly women. The political side of the history of Hawaii is not what I expected within this series, so I lightly read that part. I loved the history of Hawaiian quilting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicki Wood | 10/8/2011

    " I guess I shouldn't have started with number 16 of the series, but it was set on the island of Maui and I just could'nt help myself. Now I want to make a quilt in the Hawaiian style! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanne | 10/6/2011

    " very good story and good instructions on how to make a traditional hawaiian square "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 10/6/2011

    " Good fast reading.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 8/15/2011

    " I just happen to love these books. Easy reads, nothing really remarkable...just makes me want to finish a few quilt projects. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susie | 7/6/2011

    " I've read and loved every single Elm Creek Quilt books .. this one is proving to be no different! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yvonne | 6/9/2011

    " As always a great read by Jennifer Chiaverini. It was great learning some historical points relating to Hawaii. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 6/5/2011

    " Another lovely story in the series, interesting to learn some things about Hawaiian quilting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 5/17/2011

    " Another good book. I especially like it because most of the book takes place in Maui, where we are going in the fall. Really makes me want to be there now. I love how the cultural in Hawaii is all about family and that it doesn't necessary mean blood relatives either. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 5/8/2011

    " Books about quilting AND quilters?!?!? Yeah, I'm there. ;) Love this series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 4/16/2011

    " Nice beach book! A little history, a little pragmatic instruction, a little drama and a little romance. Set in Maui. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nadine | 4/2/2011

    " Thoroughly enjoyable 'beach read' as I sit ON the BEACH! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 3/30/2011

    " This is the latest in the quilt novels. I love the friendship among the women in these books. These are great for a light fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheila | 3/26/2011

    " Set on Maui and very authentic to the islands. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dzintra Ingrid | 3/24/2011

    " fabulous book...i had no idea that hawaii had a monarchy...until it became a state of the usa...the amazing culture of the people...president clinton even apologized....hawaiins traditionally cut out their own quilt pattern and only use 2 colours...stunning...loved it for the history of it all... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tally | 3/24/2011

    " Really liked this book. Some of her middle books seemed a lot the same, but this one is different. Really enjoyed it like the first ones. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becki | 3/22/2011

    " I want to revisit Hawaii! Very interesting tidbits about the islands of Maui and Oahu. It was also interesting to learn about Hawaiian quilts, too. "

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About the Author
Author Jennifer Chiaverini

Jennifer Chiaverini is the author of the New York Times bestselling Mrs. Lincon’s Dressmaker, The Spymistress, Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival, and the Elm Creek Quilts series. She has also written numerous collections of quilt patterns inspired by her novels, and her quilt patterns have been featured in publications such as Country Woman, Quiltmaker, and Quilt. A former professor of writing at Edgewood College and Penn State, she lives with her husband and two sons in Madison, Wisconsin.

About the Narrator

Christina Moore is an actress and award-winning audiobook narrator who has garnered eighteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actress, she is best known for her roles in the television series That ’70s Show, Hawthorne, and 90210. She is a founding member of Bitches Funny, an all-female sketch group that has performed in New York City and Los Angeles for the past five years.