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Publisher's Summary

In this entry from the popular series, five women meet at quilt camp and embark upon a project together. Over the next year, each woman must tackle a personal difficulty before adding her segment to their shared quilt. Despite the challenges they face, the women draw strength from their newfound sisterhood.
©2001 Jennifer Chiaverini (P)2008 Recorded Books, LLC

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Thank you Jennifer

I burned this book on to cd's-12 I think-to listen to on a long drive. I was so thrilled with the story and characters. The very beginning had me questioning, what does an diva actress have to do with quilting. Jennifer C, weaves and stitches these women's lives together beautifully. I think even without being a sewist/quilter I would loved this story of these women finding their strengths. It was beautiful It made me laugh, made me cry and I hope someone options the movie rights!

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One of my favorite Elm Creek Quilt stories

This is one of my favorites, with the story of each of the five character' personal challenge, as a woman, a wife, and a mother. The challenges ring true, even while the optimism of the stories makes them "comfort" listening. Each of the women is likeable though far from perfect, and it truly feels good to hear them overcome the obstacles, face themselves and own their own responsibility to create their lives. Christina Moore is an excellent narrator, bringing each personality to life.

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Nice people

Another fun Elm Creek Quilt story. This one had some loveable characters and some real life situations and stories. I really enjoyed meeting them all.

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great story --

I really liked this book. Each character was shown in first person and their lives showcased --several women meet a a quiliter's camp and then over the next year we hear about their lives

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If you like quilting at all, you'll LOVE this book

I have just finished ished this book for the fourth time. @It was as heart warming and wre chi g as the first time I read it. it also inspired me to make a new quilt!

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Another Great Novel About Quilting from Jennifer Chiaverini

I absolutely love the Elm Creek Quilt series. I’ve read them all and wish there were more. I like the friendships between the quilters, the “quilt-talking,” and the stories that run so smoothly together. I even have the quilting books with patterns for the quilts mentioned in the books. If you love quilting and/or women’s friendships, you’ll enjoy this book and series.

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Another charming story, great narrator

The narrator did a great job, making each character voice very distinctive. The story is a bit predictable in spots, but the character development is very good. Never a dull moment because of so many characters with meaningful interaction. I am a quilter, so I loved it.

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Great book!

it sounds like a really frustrated with the spoke because I got into each of the characters and I was stressed about their situations. But that's what makes it a good book. I laughed, cried, screamed at times and didn't want it to end.

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Quilters delight

So far I have not been dissatisfied with any of Jennifer’s stories they just make you feel as if you are a member of the quilting group. I definetly recommendthese books for anyone who quilts.

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Overall good story

What did you love best about The Cross-Country Quilters?

I have listened to the series up through this book and it wasn't my favorite. I have since listened to the 2 after this and they are much more interesting. This book kept my interest, but seemed to be mostly a character development book. Not a deep threaded story line.

Would you be willing to try another book from Jennifer Chiaverini? Why or why not?

Yes, I plan to listen to the full series and buy the next book with each credit.

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

I like the consistency across all the stories. She has narrated the other books as well and I feel like I know the characters.

If you could take any character from The Cross-Country Quilters out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Sarah - she is most like me.

Any additional comments?

I feel like the word "supper" is so tremendously overused! It got better in the next 2 books, but sometimes the word "supper" is worked into a sentence more than once.

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