The Christmas Quilt

Narrated by: Christina Moore
Series: The Elm Creek Quilts Series, Book 2
Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (326 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

It has been more than 50 years since master quilter Silvia Compson decked the halls of Elm Creek Manor, and with all her family gone, she intends to observe a quiet Christmas. But her young quilting partner, Sarah McClure, has other ideas.

New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Chiaverini delivers a spirited holiday yarn.

©2005 Jennifer Chiaverini (P)2007 Recorded Books

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An original holiday story with meaty content

Whether you're following this series or this group of characters is new to you, you will find them pesenting a holday story well worth hearing! So many holiday stories are predictable, honey-sweet stories that don't challenge the listener. The characters in the series have become old friends over time, but whether you're new to the series or not, you won't be sorry if you choose this story for the holidays. At first, I wasn't sure that I could listen to Christina Moore as the narrator, but I've found that she's become the perfect voice for characters that I've grown to love. I am not a quilter and thought the subject matter might be boring, but I was wrong! I learned about history while treating myself to a 'clean' and 'uplifting story' that was meaty in content and very different than the usual holiday story line. It was wonderful to be able to play this book in the presence of children and friends without needing to apologize for curse words or x-rated content. If you choose this book, you'll have a rich story with historic content that you will find enriching to your modern holiday. Sometimes, we grow tired of 'so many sweets' at the holidays and we find ourselves craving some calories with nutritional content - you'll find that in this story!

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Good Story

The story is good, only drawback is that it was recorded from a cassette and it states to turn the cassette over. Otherwise, good Christmas story.

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What was the point of this?

I love this series, but this was very disappointing. I don't get it - for one thing, it's either placed out of order in the series or just goes back in chronology, but at least 60% of it hashes over events that were included in the previous books, often using the exact same words to relate the event. It was previously recorded on cassette and annoyingly tells us to turn the cassette over. I can't help but think the author needed some extra cash for Christmas shopping so hastily pieced together (no pun intended) little bits of previous stories and published a quick summary. Don't bother with this one. You won't miss anything! I will go on to the next and hope that she returns to the well written, enjoyable stories that I have so far loved.

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Beautiful story-lots of threads.

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.

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Enjoyable.

A nice story.

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nice light christmas story

I enjoyed this light christmas book about generations working on an unfinished quilt. It was light, pleasant, with a nice Christmas ring to it. An easy festive listen.

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superb!!

love, love these books. the story line just makes you never give up on listening! and the narrator is superb. could listen all day and I have!!

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Awesome story, recording not so much

Everything was great except they could have removed the “cassette tape” notations. This version was obviously taken from the cassette recordings and those interruptions were annoying.

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Needs editing

Still has instructions to deal with cassette tapes as if they just popped the cassettes in and uploaded them.

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more of the same of the elm creek books. <br /><br />

great to quilts by because you do not have to pay too much attention to get the gist