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The Sugar Camp Quilt | [Jennifer Chiaverini]

The Sugar Camp Quilt

Jennifer Chiaverini's New York Times best-selling Elm Creek Quilt novels, with their irresistible blend of storytelling magic and quilting lore, have captured the hearts of countless fans. In this moving novel about morality, freedom, and the power of human courage, Chiaverini whisks listeners back to antebellum America.
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Publisher's Summary

Jennifer Chiaverini's New York Times best-selling Elm Creek Quilt novels, with their irresistible blend of storytelling magic and quilting lore, have captured the hearts of countless fans. In this moving novel about morality, freedom, and the power of human courage, Chiaverini whisks listeners back to antebellum America.

As the nation moves toward civil war, one resident of Creek's Crossing, Pennsylvania, has her life irrevocably changed. Dorothea Granger is asked by her uncle, shortly before his violent death, to stitch an unusual quilt. When she learns that the quilt contains hidden clues for the Underground Railroad, Dorothea makes a brave decision. She will put her own life at risk to continue the work that cost her uncle his life.

The Dallas Morning News hails the Elm Creek Quilt books as "classics of their kind", and this stirring historical yarn is another satisfying entry in the series.

©2005 Jennifer Chiaverini; (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"Even a newcomer to the popular Elm Creek Quilts series will quickly get caught up in the lives of the ladies who stitch." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Kristin Derry, NH, USA 05-03-05
    Kristin Derry, NH, USA 05-03-05
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    "A Story with Too Much"

    I enjoyed this story very much. This was the first Jennifer Chiaverini Quilt book that I've ever listened to or read, and probably will not be my last. The characters were well formed, the plot moved along nicely, and I learned a lot about life as an abolitionist. The only problem I have with this fine tale is that the author blatantly copys or borrows the entire love story directly from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, my favorite novel of all time. I understand all about allusion, and this was not an example of that at all. In The Bridget Jones Diaries, Helen Fielding playfully references Pride and Prejudice several times, but always in an obvious and tongue in cheek way. Alluding to a great work of literature in this manner is great. Jennifer Chiaverini, however, has her characters, Dorothea Granger and Thomas Nielson speaking lines practically verbatim that Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett said years ago. I didn't like this at all. Surely a capable author such as this could have created a more clever and less cliched romantic element to this otherwise enjoyable story.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer VLIETS, KS, United States 07-28-11
    Amazon Customer VLIETS, KS, United States 07-28-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Absolutely a great listen"

    I couldn't even be disturbed to answer the phone with this one. Wonderful for quilters and non-quilters alike. Great offering by this wonderful author. Cynthia

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Randi United States 07-16-11
    Randi United States 07-16-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Nice little history reminder"

    This was a good example of a little research for the civil war era. It gave a good peek at how life really was. How people lived and the difference in political persuasions.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Julia Newnan, GA, United States 02-28-10
    Julia Newnan, GA, United States 02-28-10 Member Since 2010
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    "audio book"

    I enjoyed this book on audio. The reader was very entertaining with voice changes and kept the story moving nicly.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nana Quilter Corona, CA 06-09-06
    Nana Quilter Corona, CA 06-09-06 Member Since 2004
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    "Take Two"

    I agree with the previous reviewer - the author must have read Pride and Prejudice one time too many and couldn't get it out of her mind. From the very first introduction of the "Mr. Darcy" character and his comments at the dance, I saw it coming. Instead of creating any tender feeling for a developing relationship, the dialogue that was blatantly Austen made me laugh and made me mad! I DID enjoy the remainder of the book, about the events of the time and the clever use of the quilt. I just wish she had started with an original - or at least significantly altered - premise for the interaction of the characters.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Beverly Camarillo, CA, United States 11-01-06
    Beverly Camarillo, CA, United States 11-01-06 Member Since 2006
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    "The Sugar Camp Quilt"

    Great story telling ability by author. Enjoyable listening from a very good narrerator.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lory gig harbor, WA, United States 03-03-14
    Lory gig harbor, WA, United States 03-03-14 Member Since 2007
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    "History and Enjoyment in one package"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I enjoyed the history of our country woven into the history of a quilt


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the development of the characters.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite part was that a common item to keep someone warm was used to save people. And that this item was totally overlooked by those wishing to cause harm.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I enjoyed the feeling of victory over extreme trial by persevering people.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a good read with a glimpse behind the scenes during this period of history

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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