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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,093 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: April 2003 ISBN: 9781470326616
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When precious heirloom quilts hand-stitched by her mother turn up missing from the attic of Elm Creek Manor, Sylvia Bergstrom Compson resolves to find them. From scant resources, journal entries, receipts, and her own fading memories, she pieces together clues, then queries quilting friends from around the world. When dozens of leads arrive via the Internet, Sylvia and her fiancé, Andrew, embark on a nationwide investigation of antiques shops and quilt museums.

Sylvia’s quest leads her to unexpected places, where offers of assistance are not always what they seem. As the search continues, revelations surface about her mother, Eleanor Lockwood, who died in 1930, when Sylvia was only a child. Burdened with poor health and distant parents, Eleanor Lockwood defied her family by marrying for love. Far from her Manhattan home, she embraced her new life among the Bergstroms, but although warmth and affection surrounded Eleanor at last, the Bergstroms could not escape the tragedies of their times.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Chiaverini’s] gift for visual imagery…blend seamlessly into prose that, like the needlework she portrays, proves intricate, lovely, comforting and uniquely American.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Series fans will enjoy this latest installment.”

    Booklist

  • “This warm, comforting story is a good bet for anyone who likes to sew or quilt.”

    Audiofile

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alyssa | 1/27/2014

    " I love Jennifer's books because they are an easy read and enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane Mueller | 1/9/2014

    " I missed reading this one in the series so I finally got around to reading it. I love the series and enjoyed the book but always better to read in order. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly (2 Kids and Tired) | 1/9/2014

    " I liked it. The book continues the story of Sylvia, this time as she tries to locate her mother's quilts. As the quilts were sold off by her sster, this involves internet research and travel. Her mother's story is interspersed with Sylvia's quest, which is nice, but the reader learns Eleanor's story, Sylvia doesn't. I wish the author had worked it so that Sylvia learned her mother's history, because that knowledge is something she craves. Overall, I enjoyed it: not quite as much as the others, but it was still good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean Barrington | 1/7/2014

    " Chiaverini has a good style and is a good story teller. I liked the alternating stories of the main character Sylvia and her mother and aunt's stories as a way to tell the stories of the quilts. Another in the on going series worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen Ellsworth | 1/7/2014

    " Another great book in the series! I can't wait to read the next one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 12/13/2013

    " I keep coming back to this series -- it's light, crafty, but includes enough history to keep it really interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 12/11/2013

    " i really enjoy this series. This book delves more into the Bergstrom family history. What is best about Jennifer's storytelling is that they aren't heavy but feel good quick reads. Sometimes thats all I need! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 12/1/2013

    " I liked the way this story bounced back and forth from the past to the present like the last book did. This has been one of my favorites in the series so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane Belliveau | 11/25/2013

    " And yet another charming book to motivate me in my quilting quest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arlene | 11/7/2013

    " I enjoyed this very much. An easy read but a good story, too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 11/7/2013

    " A wonderful book because everything doesn't turn out perfect at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terrah | 11/6/2013

    " The side storyline in this book kind of bugged me, but I really liked the main plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 9/28/2013

    " I love books that describe activities as well as tell a story, in Jennifer Chiaverni's books she talks about quilting techniques as well as telling an interesting story "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie | 9/8/2013

    " The more books I read of this series, the more I like them. I really liked this novel. It tells two different stories, going back & forth - gives more detail to the Bergstrom family of the past. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kathy | 7/24/2013

    " I really didn't enjoy this. I thought I felt like something a bit lighter for a change but this was just banal! The most interesting part was the flashbacks to the mother's history. I think my grandmother would really enjoy the series, though so I'll track down the first book for her for Christmas. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anita Corbeil | 4/30/2013

    " Not one of my favorites. This traces Sylvia's family quilts across the country by interlacing historical events. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 3/19/2013

    " another good addition to the Elm Creek Quilt novels :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ariel | 11/2/2012

    " A gentle book that inspired an appreciation for the meaning of quilts to their makers and to those who receive them as gifts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Loralee | 10/23/2012

    " Although this book had its loose moments, I loved the main character's closeness with her mother, and her hunt for her long-gone mother's quilts scattered across the country. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Suzie Fullmer | 10/17/2012

    " I've read others in the series and I liked them, but I got bored with this one. Maybe I'm over these books, but it came off too simplistic and not very interesting. Let's just say I skimmed a lot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kellie C. | 9/21/2012

    " Enjoyable read. I especially like the way Chiaverini intertwines the past and present in these novels. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mikkee | 8/23/2012

    " This book was a pretty mindless read. It was perfect for time at a house with a toddler and newborn. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debby | 8/22/2012

    " Book five in the series is about how Sylvia discovers that all of her mother's heirloom quilts were sold off 50 years earlier and her hunt to recover them. This continues Chiaverini's habit of giving lots of interesting quilting information and throwing in a little mystery/detective work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julia Larkin | 7/26/2012

    " This story covers Silvia's mother's life story as well as the current happenings of Silvia and the women of Elmcreek Quilts... I loved the mother's story, but found the current story a bit dry. Still love the series though! "

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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 fourteen 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.