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    • Christmas Bells

    • A Novel
    • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    In 1860 the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow family celebrated Christmas at Craigie House, their home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The publication of Longfellow's classic Revolutionary War poem, "Paul Revere's Ride", was less than a month hence, and the country's grave political unrest weighed heavily on his mind. Yet with his beloved wife, Fanny, and their five adored children at his side, the delights of the season prevailed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I had a hard time following the story line

    • By ypsiabby on 05-27-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Enchantress of Numbers

    • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 20 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 108

    The only legitimate child of Lord Byron, the most brilliant, revered, and scandalous of the Romantic poets, Ada was destined for fame long before her birth. Estranged from Ada's father, who was infamously "mad, bad, and dangerous to know", Ada's mathematician mother is determined to save her only child from her perilous Byron heritage. Banishing fairy tales and make-believe from the nursery, Ada's mother provides her daughter with a rigorous education grounded in mathematics and science.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Numbers can be poetry.

    • By Joyce Heffernan on 03-19-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker

    • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,351
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,198
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,203

    In Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker, novelist Jennifer Chiaverini presents a stunning account of the friendship that blossomed between Mary Todd Lincoln and her seamstress, Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Keckley, a former slave who gained her professional reputation in Washington, D.C. by outfitting the city’s elite. Keckley made history by sewing for First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln within the White House, a trusted witness to many private moments between the President and his wife, two of the most compelling figures in American history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Wonderful Re-Imagining of Mrs. Keckley's Life

    • By Melissa on 03-04-13

    Regular price: $29.36

    • Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule

    • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 391
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 351
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 354

    In 1844, Missouri belle Julia Dent met dazzling horseman Lieutenant Ulysses S Grant. Four years passed before their parents permitted them to wed, and the groom's abolitionist family refused to attend the ceremony. Since childhood, Julia owned as a slave another Julia, known as Jule. Jule guarded her mistress' closely held twin secrets: She had perilously poor vision but was gifted with prophetic sight. So it was that Jule became Julia's eyes to the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stellar

    • By Connie on 06-10-15

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Quilter's Apprentice

    • Elm Creek Quilts, Book 1
    • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,019
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 914
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 911

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Mixed Bag

    • By Demurr on 09-19-13

    Regular price: $21.52

    • Quilter's Holiday

    • Elm Creek Quilts, Book 15
    • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    Master Quilter Sylvia Bergstrom Compson Cooper is eager to revive a cherished family tradition. A recent remodeling of the manor’s kitchen unearthed a cornucopia that once served as the centerpiece of the Bergstrom family’s holiday table. Into it, each Bergstrom would place an object that symbolized something he or she was especially thankful for that year. On this quilter’s holiday, Sylvia has invited her friends to continue the tradition by sewing quilt blocks that represent their thankfulness and gratitude.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Friends

    • By ninna on 07-17-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Lost Quilter

    • An Elm Creek Quilts Novel
    • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not What I Expected, Much Better

    • By Lucy's Mom on 01-03-10

    Regular price: $25.86

    • The Christmas Quilt

    • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An original holiday story with meaty content

    • By L. Tidwell on 11-29-11

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Winding Ways Quilt

    • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167

    Judy prepares for a new job in Philadelphia, while Summer heads to graduate school in Chicago. Bonnie wonders whether she should rebuild her quilt shop, while Sarah learns she's going to have twins. And adding some intrigue, Gwen tries to determine the creator of a quilt found in a church basement.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It's Elm Creek Manor... 'nuff said

    • By Anne on 12-09-10

    Regular price: $21.52

    • The Quilter's Legacy

    • Elm Creek Quilts, Book 5
    • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 303
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 266

    Best-selling author Jennifer Chiaverini charms her many fans with her engaging Elm Creek Quilts novels. In The Quilter’s Legacy, Sylvia Bergstrom Compson resolves to find several heirloom quilts that have vanished. Traveling far and wide, she discovers fascinating truths about her mother, who died when Sylvia was only a child.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Favorite in the Series

    • By Debbie on 11-16-14

    Regular price: $25.86

    • The Sugar Camp Quilt

    • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 308
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215

    Jennifer Chiaverini's New York Times best-selling Elm Creek Quilt novels, with their irresistible blend of storytelling magic and quilting lore, have captured the hearts of countless fans. In this moving novel about morality, freedom, and the power of human courage, Chiaverini whisks listeners back to antebellum America.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Story with Too Much

    • By Hadley_R on 05-03-05

    Regular price: $22.88

    • Circle of Quilters

    • An Elm Creek Quilts Novel
    • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 337
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213

    New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Chiaverini has charmed countless readers with her heartwarming Elm Creek Quilts novels. Like the other delightful entries in the series, Circle of Quilters offers an engaging story, endearing characters, and fascinating bits of quilting lore.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Extremely Entertaining

    • By Cathy on 06-07-06

    Regular price: $21.52

    • Mrs. Lincoln's Rival

    • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 94

    Kate Chase Sprague was born in 1840 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the second daughter to the second wife of a devout but ambitious lawyer. Her father, Salmon P. Chase, rose to prominence in the antebellum years and was appointed secretary of the treasury in Abraham Lincoln' s cabinet, while aspiring to even greater heights. Beautiful, intelligent, regal, and entrancing, young Kate Chase stepped into the role of establishing her thrice-widowed father in Washington society and as a future presidential candidate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • give a 10+

    • By badfish on 06-24-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Round Robin

    • An Elm Creek Quilts Novel
    • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 436
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 346
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 350

    Popular author Jennifer Chiaverini fashions a touching story from her beloved Elm Creek Quilts series. Deciding to surprise master quilter Sylvia Compson, the quilters pass a work-in-progress from one to another. As the ladies add their personal touches, the finished piece forms a mirror of their lives.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Climb Under The Quilt

    • By Rebecarol on 06-13-08

    Regular price: $31.60

    • Runaway Quilt

    • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 390
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 304
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 304

    In this intriguing novel, master quilter Sylvia Compson comes across an heirloom quilt that muddles her heritage. She's always believed her ancestors were active in the Underground Railroad - but perhaps she's been mistaken.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • HIstorically Enjoyable

    • By Glenna on 01-08-09

    Regular price: $31.60

    • The Spymistress

    • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141

    New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Chiaverini delights fans by transforming true events into riveting historical fiction. Set during the Civil War, The Spymistress introduces little-known Elizabeth Van Lew, a Virginia woman who used a vast spy network to steal Confederate secrets for the Union. But her next mission would prove the ultimate test of her mettle: infiltrate the infamous Confederate Libby Prison and orchestrate a daring escape.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Civil War era book!

    • By Daffy Duck on 10-24-13

    Regular price: $25.86

    • The Giving Quilt

    • An Elm Creek Quilts Novel
    • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130

    Jennifer Chiaverini's Elm Creek Quilts novels are as lovingly crafted and heartwarming as the homemade quilts featured prominently in each story. The milestone 20th entry in this charming series, The Giving Quilt chronicles the week after Thanksgiving- Quiltsgiving- as residents of Elm Creek Manor find creative ways to answer the question, ''Why do you give?''

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Title Gives Hint

    • By Kindle Customer on 01-10-13

    Regular price: $25.86

    • The Quilter's Homecoming

    • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133

    The year is 1924. Elizabeth loves Elm Creek, but she's also dreamed of traveling the world. When her beloved Henry finally professes his love, he asks her to leave with him and move to a California ranch. Elizabeth must decide whether she can really leave her home behind forever. She may dream of travel, but she always envisioned herself ending up at Elm Creek.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable and engaging

    • By Anne on 08-05-10

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Cross-Country Quilters

    • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 372
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thank you Jennifer

    • By Wendy on 05-13-09

    Regular price: $36.37

    • The Union Quilters

    • An Elm Creek Quilts Novel
    • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156

    New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Chiaverini’s beloved Elm Creek Quilts series here takes listeners back to the Civil War for a powerful tale of husbands, wives, and a nation torn apart. Fervent abolitionism rules the day in 1862 Water’s Ford, Pennsylvania. So when the local men answer Mr. Lincoln’s call to arms, wives are left behind to keep the town functioning. Fortunately, the ladies of Elm Creek Valley have an ingenious plan.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More social history than quilting

    • By patrish on 04-25-12

    Regular price: $25.86

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