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  • Enchantress of Numbers | Jennifer Chiaverini

    Enchantress of Numbers

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    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.

  • Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker | Jennifer Chiaverini

    Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
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    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.

    budsmom says: "New point of view"
  • The Quilter's Apprentice: Elm Creek Quilts, Book 1 | Jennifer Chiaverini

    The Quilter's Apprentice: Elm Creek Quilts, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
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    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.

    Demurr says: "A Mixed Bag"
  • The Quilter's Legacy: Elm Creek Quilts, Book 5 | Jennifer Chiaverini

    The Quilter's Legacy: Elm Creek Quilts, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
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    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.

    Debbie says: "A Favorite in the Series"
  • The Sugar Camp Quilt  | Jennifer Chiaverini

    The Sugar Camp Quilt

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
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    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.

    Kristin says: "A Story with Too Much"
  • Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule | Jennifer Chiaverini

    Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
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    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.

    Connie says: "Stellar"
  • Runaway Quilt  | Jennifer Chiaverini

    Runaway Quilt

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
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    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.

    Glenna says: "HIstorically Enjoyable"
  • Fates and Traitors: A Novel of John Wilkes Booth | Jennifer Chiaverini

    Fates and Traitors: A Novel of John Wilkes Booth

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
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    In Fates and Traitors: A Novel of John Wilkes Booth, New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Chiaverini renders for the first time as fiction the compelling interplay between these pivotal actors - some willing, others unwitting - who made an indelible mark on the history of our nation.

    AK says: "Not as good as her others, but glad I listened"
  • The Union Quilters : An Elm Creek Quilts Novel  | Jennifer Chiaverini

    The Union Quilters : An Elm Creek Quilts Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
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    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.

    patrish says: "More social history than quilting"
  • Circle of Quilters: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel | Jennifer Chiaverini

    Circle of Quilters: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
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    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.

    Cathy says: "Extremely Entertaining"
  • Quilter's Holiday: Elm Creek Quilts, Book 15 | Jennifer Chiaverini

    Quilter's Holiday: Elm Creek Quilts, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
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    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.

    SpinningKat says: "a rich texture of individual stories"
  • Sonoma Rose | Jennifer Chiaverini

    Sonoma Rose

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
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    New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Chiaverini’s delightful Elm Creek Quilts series features strong women who face life head-on and chronicle their triumphs and tragedies in elaborate quilts. Here, listeners meet Rosa Diaz Barclay, a woman fighting for her family’s survival in Prohibition-era Southern California.

    Janine says: "What happened to the language?"
  • The Lost Quilter: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel | Jennifer Chiaverini

    The Lost Quilter: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
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    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.

    Melody says: "Not What I Expected, Much Better"
  • The Quilter's Homecoming  | Jennifer Chiaverini

    The Quilter's Homecoming

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
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    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.

    Anne says: "Enjoyable and engaging"
  • Mrs. Lincoln's Rival | Jennifer Chiaverini

    Mrs. Lincoln's Rival

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
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    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.

    valerie iven says: "Not up to par"
  • The Cross-Country Quilters  | Jennifer Chiaverini

    The Cross-Country Quilters

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
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    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.

    Wendy says: "Thank you Jennifer"
  • The Spymistress | Jennifer Chiaverini

    The Spymistress

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
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    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.

    Kimberly Chase says: "Great Civil War era book!"
  • Round Robin: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel | Jennifer Chiaverini

    Round Robin: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
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    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.

    Rebecarol says: "Climb Under The Quilt"
  • Master Quilter: Elm Creek Quilts, Book 6 | Jennifer Chiaverini

    Master Quilter: Elm Creek Quilts, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
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    Master quilter Sylvia Compson, the sage voice guiding the Elm Creek Quilters, is getting married. The occasion should be festive, but things turn sour. The quilters have prospered, but now their unity is threatened. They must either iron out their differences or face a future that may not be spent together.

    Mary C says: "Love the series, but this has too many repeats"
  • The Christmas Quilt | Jennifer Chiaverini

    The Christmas Quilt

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
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    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.

    L. Tidwell says: "An original holiday story with meaty content"
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