©2002 Jennifer Claverini; (P)2008 Recorded Books,LLC
"Chiaverini manages to impart a healthy dollop of history in a folksy style, while raising moral questions in a suspenseful narrative." (Publishers Weekly)
This audio performance of the Runaway Quilt enhances the print version through the use of dialect and emotion in the reading.
The most memorable moment in this audio was the section where the slave catchers come to the house and the runaway must quickly hide in the safe hole while they search the house, finding her baby.
Christina Moore brings dialect and emotion to the story that would be more difficult with the written word.
The Runaway Quilt: History in Stitches
This book was about quilters that discover a mystery and then search for documents and quilts that will explain what happened in the pre-Civil War era. Much of the story is told by Gerta in her journal and what is found there affects the lives of the present day quilters. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and there was plenty of excitement throughout. I highly recommend this title.
One of the most memorable was when Sylvia found the journal and the quilts.
Christina did a wonderful job differentiating between characters and Sylvia sounded just like she should - an older skeptical woman.
I don't think I would change the name. As a history buff, this title caught my attention right away.
Loved this and didn't want it to end. Great story and one that keeps the reader enthralled.
It was like listening to two separate stories, both interesting.
The Runaway Quilt is a good title, I'd keep that.
I have recommended this book to several friends and family members. I bought a copy for someone who prefers to read.
The author does an excellent job of developing the characters and plot. It is apparent that the author spent time researching the underground railroad and quilting folklore aquainted with it.
I liked the quilting information mixed in with the plot. I am a beginner quilter and I have learned a lot about quilting from this author's series. Her information seems to be very accurate. She comes across as being an expert quilter herself through her stories.
There are many favorite scences in the book as well as sad ones.
I almost felt like crying once as one of the characters was being abused.
I highly recommend this book. I can't wait to finish reading the whole series.
A review of history, quilting, and a wonderful story to tie them together. I was totally enfolded in the drama. Thanks to a wonderful author. Cynthia
Love to read. Mysteries, history, romance, biography, current events, science, classic fiction. No vampires. No zombies. No self-help. Find me on GoodReads and BookLikes.
I just don't know. Haven't decided.
This one has been sitting in my wish list for a while and when some sale came up, I decided it was time to give it a try. I'm glad I did. I enjoyed the story. Although not perfectly factual in its depiction of the era, it does give us a small glimpse into the times. Actually it is two stories but the one that stuck with me was the historical portion of the tale. As far as the modern part of the story went, I felt like I had picked up a series in the middle and I didn't know the people or the back-stories. I just have to keep in mind that these are stories written for modern readers and not start yelling at every anachronism I encounter or wincing every time some modern sensibility rears its ugly head.
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