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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,269 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jennifer Chiaverini Narrator: Christina Moore Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2008 ISBN:
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In this intriguing novel, master quilter Sylvia Compson comes across an heirloom quilt that muddles her heritage. She's always believed her ancestors were active in the Underground Railroad - but perhaps she's been mistaken. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 C'Anne | 2/20/2014

    " This was a fun story of a grandma looking back through a memoir of her ancestors. They were homesteaders and help with the underground railroad during the Civil War. An interesting read, makes you want to learn more about your progenitors. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanna | 2/16/2014

    " I love how she goes back in time and tells the story of the main characters ancestors. There is so much history and such a realistic chain of events from what probably happened during slavery, I was transfixed and couldn't put the book down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 2/15/2014

    " favorite book of the series so far. I love historial fiction. this one uses a family memoir to take the story back to pre-civil war time and revolves around the Underground Railroad and the use of quilts as signals. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lesley | 2/11/2014

    " I think this was my favorite book in the series, so far. It was a story within a story. The main character found a journal from one of her ancestors, and it was during the pre Civil War era and talked about how their family helped runaway slaves. It was really interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane Mueller | 2/6/2014

    " Love the historical aspect of the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tonna | 2/2/2014

    " More about quilting and slavery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Day | 1/27/2014

    " I enjoyed this book and, in fact, most of Chiavereni's series. This one about a quilt that directs runaway slaves was very enjoyable. Put me onto some underground railroad stations that are w/in a few hours of my home. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Esther Morrow | 1/21/2014

    " It was the best so far in the series. You could read the first one and skip to this one without losing much. It looks like Chiaverini moves to focus on genealogy after this one, so I'm not as interested in that as I was to learn about how quilts were used in the Civil War. There may be something to keep you going forward. I'm moving on to something else right now though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Connie | 1/18/2014

    " Disappointing. I felt the author was not true to characters in this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly | 11/29/2013

    " This is one of the Elm Creek Quilts novels that goes back and forth in time. The two time sections follow Sylvia in her current life situation and a journal she discovers written by her ancestor, Gerta Bergstrom. Delightful, thoughtful and a treat! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alice | 11/28/2013

    " Good writing....interesting story....really two stories....current and past. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa Gassler | 11/11/2013

    " Another good book in the series. This time around is told in flashbacks with a family memoir that Sylvia has found in her attic. Very interesting told from the perspective of the Civil War times. Liked it a lot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 penelopewanders | 10/13/2013

    " Fascinating to and fro between the current Bergstrom family and its past. I am enjoying these more and more, and greatly appreciated the perspective on the underground railway and the pre-war tensions. (and I guessed right...) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sari Lynn | 10/10/2013

    " Another enjoyable book in the Elm Creek Quilters series by Jennifer Chiaverini. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn | 9/29/2013

    " The Runaway Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini is a wonderful story!! Actually, I would give it 8 or 9 stars. This is the fourth book in the series; I am hoping to read all of them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deedee | 6/24/2013

    " Quilts used as signals on the Underground Railroad? No one can be sure because most signals were not documented. This work of historical fiction explores the possibilities. Quite interesting and easy to read. I'm looking forward to reading the next installment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alethia | 2/20/2013

    " This was a wonderful story about a German family,the use of quilts and the underground railroad. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rona | 10/16/2012

    " OK story - I may read another of her series. It made me think more about the underground railroad during the Civil War. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruth | 8/19/2012

    " I am really enjoying these books about a group of women who teach quilting. This one dealt with family history and how the quilts helped to uncover a lost part of one woman's history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Clark | 7/30/2012

    " I loved the first book so much that I just kept going through the rest of them! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan Dupont | 6/22/2012

    " Very good.. Talks about the underground railroad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffany | 9/13/2011

    " It took me a little while to get into the book, but once I did, I was hooked and couldn't put it down! I HAD to find out what happened with Sylvia's family and how everyone was connected. Loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 7/13/2011

    " 2nd read, looking for the discrepancies "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connie | 3/5/2011

    " Enjoyed this book because it contained information about quilts and family history. Through reading a memoir of an ancestor, the current day character took us back to the Civil War era. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 2/21/2011

    " The best one yet - really well done! I loved the combination of journal entries and Sylvia's reflections. And a few paragraphs about Door County WI didn't hurt either! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 2/10/2011

    " I love this series....easy read, historical, good friendships....Feel good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 2/7/2011

    " The modern day story takes a background to the historical slave story. I need to read the first one in the series to see what they're all about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angelina | 2/6/2011

    " This book has a great deal of character development competing with the story line. In the end you grow to care about the main characters however although the story was interesting I had little trouble solving the mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 1/30/2011

    " By FAR the best in the series so far. I became so engrossed in Gerda's story, I forgot I was reading a story within a story. I absolutely loved this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bedford | 1/24/2011

    " Has local history, genealogy, historical components and quilting all in one book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 1/24/2011

    " Loved, loved, LOVED this book. A wonderful tale of historical fiction, with an interesting take on the pre-Civil War era with a surprise twist. A definite must-read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cam | 1/13/2011

    " Didn't love the modern day character, Sylvia, but really loved the story when it went back in time to her ancestors.
    This story is about quilts and how they may have worked as maps to mark stations of the underground railroad for runaway slaves. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 1/13/2011

    " This has been my favorite of all the books in this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becki | 1/8/2011

    " My MOST favorite--so far. I'm reading the 7th in the series, "The Sugar Camp Quilt". One could read book 7 BEFORE reading "The Runaway Quilt".

    I love the historical aspects of this book. "

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