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3.21 out of 53.21 out of 53.21 out of 53.21 out of 53.21 out of 5 3.21 (14 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jennifer Chiaverini Narrator: Christina Moore Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2016 ISBN: 9781428198807
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When Christmas Eve comes to Elm Creek Manor, the tenor of the holiday is far from certain. Sylvia Bergstrom Compson, the Master Quilter, has her own reasons for preferring a quiet, even subdued, Christmas. Her young friend Sarah McClure, however, takes the opposite view and decides to deck the halls brightly. As she explores the trunks packed with Bergstrom family decorations that haven't been touched in more than fifty years, Sarah discovers a curious Christmas quilt. Begun in seasonal fabrics and patterns, the quilt remains unfinished. Sylvia reveals that the handiwork spans several generations and a quartet of Bergstrom quilters -- her great aunt, her mother, her sister, and herself. As she examines the array of quilt blocks each family member contributed but never completed, memories of Christmases past emerge. At Elm Creek Manor, Christmas began as a celebration of simple virtues -- joy and hope buoyed by the spirit of giving. As each successive generation of Bergstroms lived through its unique trials -- the antebellum era, the Great Depression, World War II -- tradition offered sustenance even during the most difficult times. For Sylvia, who is coping with the modern problem of family dispersed, estranged, or even forgotten, reconciliation with her personal history may prove as elusive as piecing the Christmas Quilt. Elm Creek Manor is full of secrets, from a Christmas tree with unusual properties to the sublime Bergstrom strudel recipe. Sylvia's tales at first seem to inform her family legacy but ultimately illuminate far more, from the importance of women's art to its place in commemorating our shared experience, at Christmastime and in every season. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kay Kasiske | 9/22/2013

    " predictable plot revolved about sterotypical characters "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda Sulzen | 4/20/2012

    " OK. I did enjoy the holiday traditions, but overall not as engaging as some of her other work. In every book they make a quilt. If you are into quilting that may be of interest to you. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 9/29/2011

    " Yet another book by Jennifer Chiaverini that is easy reading and a story that tells of family conflict and reconciliation. I like the way Jennifer gives you a hint of something in one book and fills int eh blanks in another. I'm glad I am reading these in order. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annenz | 5/20/2011

    " Totally awesome read, not just about quilting but also about their family history!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karin | 3/8/2011

    " I enjoyed this, but there was a lot of recycled material from The Quilter's Apprentice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucia | 2/4/2011

    " I really enjoy listening to all these books and the history of a family. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 1/24/2011

    " I was a little surprised by this book. Not as well-written as Chiaverini's previous novels. I suspect this was written very early in her career, but published late. Still, I enjoyed the stories and it left me with a craving for strudel. :-) "

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

    " It was okay but did not care to even finish it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Donna | 12/23/2010

    " An excellent message in a so-so read. I wish that I had liked it better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennie | 12/22/2010

    " Definitely one of the best books I've read in 2010. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly Ann | 12/21/2010

    " Simple, sweet. a nice easy read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Connie | 12/8/2010

    " This book was disappointing, I liked the first one so much but this was just repetitive. They need some new material, I know Claudia doesn't sew even stitches and her blocks aren't square and she and Sylvia got in a argument and blah, blah blah. . . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 12/6/2010

    " Beautiful. I loved this novel. The characters touched my heart. It made me appreciate christmas and my family. It is an amazinging story of love and family. I recommend this to everyone- I could read the whole series~! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 11/5/2010

    " A nice relaxing read about family and how something as simple as a quilt can bring generations together. "

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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.