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    • Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker

    • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,422
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,260
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,265

    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

    • 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 320
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224

    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

    • Enchantress of Numbers

    • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated by: Virginia Leishman
    • Length: 20 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127

    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

    • 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 1,037
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 931
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 928

    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 Kindle Customer on 09-19-13

    Regular price: $21.52

    • Fates and Traitors

    • A Novel of John Wilkes Booth
    • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as her others, but glad I listened

    • By AK on 05-25-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Resistance Women

    • A Novel
    • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
    • Length: 20 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From the New York Times best-selling author of Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker, an enthralling historical saga that recreates the danger, romance, and sacrifice of an era and brings to life one courageous, passionate American - Mildred Fish Harnack - and her circle of women friends who waged a clandestine battle against Hitler in Nazi Berlin. 

    Regular price: $49.05

    • The Spymistress

    • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    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 Timp598 on 10-24-13

    Regular price: $25.86

    • 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 412
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 372
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 375

    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 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 215
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161

    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

    • The Christmas Quilt

    • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204

    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 Cross-Country Quilters

    • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 385
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300

    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 Quilter's Homecoming

    • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    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

    • Runaway Quilt

    • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 402
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314

    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

    • 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 154
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138

    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

    • Mrs. Lincoln's Rival

    • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 101

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • dull

    • By rosalinda lucero on 10-21-14

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Sonoma Rose

    • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • What happened to the language?

    • By Janine on 09-10-12

    Regular price: $29.36

    • 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 153
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    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

    • 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 341
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217

    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

    • The New Year's Quilt

    • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152

    Silvia Bergstrom Compson and Andrew Cooper are now married, but Andrew's daughter Amy has withheld her blessing. Hoping to win Amy over, Silvia journeys to Amy's home, bringing along a quilt that expresses the holiday traditions of Elm Creek Manor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great to listen while sewing

    • By Wendy on 02-19-10

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Wedding Quilt

    • By: Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154

    Author Jennifer Chiaverini’s beloved, heartwarming series continues with this celebration of family and friendship. As the wedding day of Sarah McClure’s daughter Caroline approaches, Sarah’s thoughts are filled with brides of Elm Creek Manor past and present. A wedding quilt is a powerful metaphor, and Sarah is determined that the blocks in her daughter’s quilt will display a vivid pastiche of love in all its varieties.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Elm Creek 25 Years Later

    • By Sandy Weaver on 12-11-11

    Regular price: $25.86

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