Sarah McClure and her husband, Matt, move to the small town of Waterford,
Pennsylvania, to get a fresh start, Sarah struggles to find a fulfilling job.
Disheartened by failed interviews, she reluctantly accepts a temporary position
at Elm Creek Manor helping seventy-five-year-old Sylvia Compson prepare her
family estate for sale after the recent death of Sylvia’s estranged sister. As
part of her compensation, Sarah is taught how to quilt by this reclusive,
cantankerous master quilter.
their lessons, Mrs. Compson slowly opens up to Sarah, sharing powerful,
devastating stories of her life as a young woman on the World War II home
front. Hearing tales of how Mrs. Compson’s family was torn apart by tragedy,
jealousy, and betrayal, Sarah is forced to confront uncomfortable truths about
her own family, truths she has denied for far too long. As the friendship
between the two women deepens, Mrs. Compson confides that although she would
love to remain at her beloved family estate, Elm Creek Manor exists as a
constant, unbearable reminder of her role in her family’s misfortune. For
Sarah, there can be no greater reward than teaching Mrs. Compson to forgive
herself for her past mistakes, restoring life and joy to her cherished home. Download and start listening now!