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Sam Kinkade is finally feeling at home as a minister in rural Toms Brook, Virginia, content with his life and Shenandoah Valley congregation. But his plans to welcome the area's growing Hispanic community are being met with resistance. Fortunately, when the church-run community center is threatened, a stranger named Elisa Martinez walks through his door and Sam realizes he has found a woman capable of building bridges. Elisa isn't looking to make connections. She has come to Toms Brook to hide.

But despite her fears of discovery she is enchanted by the beautiful work of--and the friendship offered by--the women who invite her to join their quilting circle. And even though she fears the consequences for both of them, she finds herself powerfully drawn to Sam, and to the generations-old love story rooted in the town's past. Will she and Sam repeat the past, or can they find the love and the freedom they seek at last?

©2005 Emilie Richards; (P)2009 BBC Audio

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Fabulous

This was a rereading for me and the second time around feels even better than the first. From the first book in the series we meet again the older woman - Helen, who is a total queen of quilting. This time around I appreciated all the quilting references even more, now that I am quilting.

I loved Sam and his outstanding approach to his ministry and believe in standing up for what is right even when it upsets others and lands him in trouble with the law. Elisa's story was so relevant even to today's world. Even wonderful stories like this do not change the world we live in unfortunately. However it does show the value of truth and justice and love. And how wonderful it is when those who believe make a stand for them.

I loved the story within the story of those who hung quilts out with black squares to guide the slaves who were making a bid for freedom, and the story of Dory told through letters found.

The narration by Isabel Keating was amazing, it brought the people alive so well. Totally in love with her interpretation of a well written book.

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Her best yet!

if you love reading Kate Morton books like I do, then this will be your favorite it was mine it caught me by surprise. I suggest reading the other books first or listening to them as it were. This was one I had a hard time putting down and I would actually wake up in the middle of the night to listen to part of it. don't miss it exclamation point

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  • 04-02-13

Very good!

Really liked this book. Listened to it in it's entirety. Would recommend. And will probably listen again.

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Good story, good performance, ok production

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I liked both the author's story telling skills and the reader's performance, but there are severall places where the audio has weird and disconcerting background noises, that reminded me of a fax machine or modem connecting. So I've rated story and performance 5 stars each, but only 4 stars overall.

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  • Karen F
  • Richland Center, WI USA
  • 04-23-11

Narrator did excellent job

Another great book by Emilie Richards. She expertly keeps the reader (listener in suspense) until the very end and everything that happens in her story plays a part in the finale. I thought the narrator, Isable Keating did an especially excellent job with this story. The characters are brought to life with emotion and makes the listener feel as though they are really there in Shenandoah Valley.

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  • JG
  • 08-09-15

its a very good book. a real page turner.

Loved every minute of it. Im sorry its finished and I wont meet them again. felt like the persons in the book became my friends. A very good book and a very good narrator!