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Publisher's Summary

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

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Fantastic Story

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!

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wow

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.

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Heartwarming

This heartwarming and sometimes heart wrenching story was delightful. It has made me look more closely at my own life.

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Great fun story. Narrator Christina Moore.

Great fun story. Narrator Christina Moore held my attention while commuting to work. I woukd definitely listen to her again.

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Nostalgic!

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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sweet story

enjoyed this story and the setting. my family lives in rural pa and it made the story even sweeter.

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good to enjoy a book about a simple history

After many spy, evil books, this was refreshing
Thank you for your daily deal, it gave me a positive view of life again.

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What A Wonderful Book

I loved this book. Thank you Audible for you Daily Deal, I would not have found this wonderful book otherwise. Now as you intended, I have to read the entire series. LOL

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  • tasson
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  • 12-15-16

Excellent story!

Interesting story about family and friendship built around quilting. Leaves you feeling uplifted. The characters make you care about them as though they were real acquaintances.

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Learned a good bit about the art of quilting!

Enjoyable story. Mostly female dialogue which the narrator does well. Male voice not so well!