New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Chiaverini’s Elm Creek Quilts novels are hailed as “classics of their kind” by The Dallas Morning News.
Master quilter Sylvia Compson, the sage voice guiding the Elm Creek Quilters, is getting married. The occasion should be festive, but things turn sour. The quilters have prospered, but now their unity is threatened. They must either iron out their differences or face a future that may not be spent together.
©2004 Jennifer Chiaverini (P)2004 Recorded Books
I this story could easily been told with a third fewer words.
So many of the sections were developed by repeating nearly verbatim earlier scenes. I don't claim to know the best way to tell various characters perspectives on an event, but reusing text seems just a way to make a book longer. This book included a mystery that needed solving (and was very satisfactorily done) but I think the whole could have been "tighter."
I'm not giving up though, I have enjoyed the characters as performed by Christina Moore, and look forward to Book 7!
I love this series. As a new quilter it's fun learning the names of quilt blocks and it inspires me to look up the blocks they Elm Creek quilters talk about. This was one of my favorite books in this series.
This book tells the story (over and over and over again) from several characters perspectives. It would not be so bad if there was a huge difference of perspective, but there isn't so you heard each event over and over again. I have never been so happy to have a book end.
Like to listen to historical novels, stories with character development and good moral/life lessons.
I would recommend this audiobook to someone who enjoys the series or who likes stories with solid characters and life lessons.
The only down side is that I wasn't always able to follow the characters from the voices. In earlier books, they were easier to discern with. There are too many characters now that sound the same.
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