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Publisher's Summary

Master Quilter Sylvia Bergstrom Compson treasures an antique quilt called by three names: Birds in the Air, after its pattern; the Runaway Quilt, after the woman who sewed it; and the Elm Creek Quilt, after the place to which its maker longed to return. That quilter was Joanna, a fugitive slave who traveled by the Underground Railroad to reach safe haven in 1859 at Elm Creek Farm.

Best-selling author Jennifer Chiaverini, herself an accomplished quilter, has won a devoted fan following with her heartwarming Elm Creek Quilts novels.With her deep understanding of intricate human relationships and her trademark depth of characterization, she once again stitches together a winning tale for this 14th entry in the beloved series.

©2009 Jennifer Chiaverini; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

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Not What I Expected, Much Better

I was expecting a little light reading with this one but what I got was a book that challenged my notions of what slavery actually was. I didn't want to like this book, I wasn't sure how I felt about the story of an African American slave being told by a white woman. Kudos to Jennifer Chiaverini on this accomplishment. I think this book changes her status from genre fiction to literature. Of course, it isn't perfect, it can be a little flat in the modern sections but the story of Joanna is entralling and emotional and gritty. This book actually changed how I felt about my own slave ancestors. I went from a place of shame to a place of extreme pride and love for a people who were tortured and suffered and yet still managed to survive and maintain their humanity. If you think "The Help" is good, you might want to give this book a try as well.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Love the historical Chiaverini stories too!

I live to sew and sew to live. I love being able to listen to these wonderful stories of women lives, friendships and challenges while I'm sewing. You really don't need to know how to sew or quilt to appreciate thesae stories. I have also listened while driving and not wanted to get out of the car after an entire day of driving.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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What a Wonderful Storyteller is Chiaverini!

This is my second Elm Creek Quilters novel and I am delighted to have found this wonderful storyteller. The Lost Quilter is a story from era of slavery in America that is interesting, entertaining, enlightening, educational and - most of all - absolutely riveting.

I found myself driving to and from work and doing other mundane tasks and then stopping...holding my breath! What will happen next?!?

I cared about the characters.... heck, I even cared about the characters who were horrible! I wanted to know what happened to them. I wanted to hope that Joanna and Titus would succeed in their quest to be free.

The art of quilting is a unifying theme in these books. But the characters and the author's ability to make them come to life is what will bring you back to Elm Creek and the quilters there. (And I don't even quilt!)

I am going to find more of Chiaverini's books to either read or listen to. The narrator did a truly excellent job. I recommend this book most highly.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Kayrl
  • South Mills, NC, United States
  • 05-21-12

Jennifer Chiaverini does it again!!!!!

Would you listen to The Lost Quilter again? Why?

Yes I would, over and over

What other book might you compare The Lost Quilter to and why?

there is no comparison.

What does Christina Moore bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Her voices of the characters is just right.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

A must see for all Jennifer Chiaverini fans!!!!!

Any additional comments?

I am totally addicted to the Elm Creek Quilters....

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extraordinary story

loved it. J. C. has written a believeable, engaging tale and satisfies our hunger for "what happened next"?

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  • Ruth
  • columbia, MD, USA
  • 05-26-17

Interesting, but sort of predictable

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes,

Would you recommend The Lost Quilter to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes

What about Christina Moore’s performance did you like?

Yes, great accents

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No

Any additional comments?

Going through the series, it's getting boring to see it's the same kind of "woman is a victim' theme. Sort of disappointing, but still listened to the whole story.

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Great book!

This book kept me listening. The storyline was great! I listened to this book while working on a quilt. I will definitely check into listening to more of this author. The narrator was good to.

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Great Story

Leaves the reader or listener wanting more. you want to know what happened to each character. Very well told story. on to ty he next.

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Good story and characters

At the end of the book I had to go back to the beginning to remind myself of the story line with Sylvia and the clues to the lost quilter (a continuation of an earlier episode). Once I did that, I was very satisfied, the storyline met all expectations, with some savory mystery still remaining. As one who enjoys civil war era historical novels, this did not disappoint.

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  • Debbie
  • Spring Branch, TX, United States
  • 06-11-13

So depressing

What disappointed you about The Lost Quilter?

I loved the other books but this is so sad I want to slit my wrists listening to the story. Just a warning to the weary listening unless you have a prescription for anti-depressants you may want to skip this book in the series.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful