An engaging tale full of warmth and wisdom, The Quilter’s Apprentice is the first novel in best-selling author Jennifer Chiaverini’s Elm Creek Quilts series. Sarah McClure takes a job helping elderly Sylvia Compson prepare her family estate for sale. Sylvia, a master quilter, agrees to share the tricks of the trade with Sarah. As the two women grow close, Sylvia shares her family’s tragic past, compelling Sarah to look at her own life more closely.
©1999 Jennifer Chiaverini (P)2004 Recorded Books
I got caught up in the characters lives and stories and although not a quilter myself found it very interesting and I might not mind doing a quilt someday! The only reservation I have is the fact that the author chose to use any foul language at all. Not much mind you and it didn't spoil the story for me but it certainly didn't add to it or make it more authentic. I don't know any listeners or readers who, after finishing a book will say, "well that book just didn't have enough foul language in it for me to enjoy it". But I do know a lot of readers like myself who prefer to have none at all.
This book was delightful. Interesting stories woven in along with quilting techniques. The reader was skillful in reading just the right pausing and inflection!
I have listened to several of the quilt books by this author and have enjoyed them all
I was happy to listen to the first one and she now the elm creek manor started.
This was a lovely quilt companion book as I started another. Thank you.
Not a mystery, but loving and delightful. Good pieces of history and some block description.
Great characters. Wonderful backstory seamlessly woven into the main story. The plot pushed the reader from page to page to see how the current day story and backstory turned out. I'm buying book 2 right after I click submit on this review!
I wasn't sure what to expect, but this was one of the best books I've listened to in a very long time.
My usual books are mysteries and thrillers, but this had enough twists & turns to keep me listening; as well as information about one of my favorite things: quilting that I didn't know.
The characters were fully developed and interesting, an intriguing storyline, and the performance was fantastic!
I will definitely look for more from both the narrator and the author.
Loved it! We all know someone who is hard on the outside and a peach once you get to know them. This story so reminded me of my dear sweet elderly neighbor, Polly! This story is also a good reminder not to judge another. We all have personal, sometimes traumatic things that make up our character. My favorite paet of the book, was the beautiful relationship that was built between a newly married woman and a widowed elderly woman! Loved it! Thanks!
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