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The Christmas boutique An Elm Creek Quilts Novel

by Chiaverini, Jennifer.

Format: Kindle Book 2019 2019
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Twenty years after the publication of The Quilter's Apprentice, the novel that launched the beloved Elm Creek Quilts series, New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini returns with another delightful chapter featuring Master Quilter Sylvia Bergstom Compson and friends, a captivating, heartwarming tale sure to become a holiday favorite.Just weeks before Christmas, severe wintry weather damages the church hall hosting the Christmas Boutique an annual sale of handcrafted gifts and baked goods that supports the county food pantry. Determined to save the fundraiser, Sylvia Bergstrom Compson offers to hold the event at Elm Creek Manor, her ancestral family estate and summertime home to Elm Creek Quilt Camp.In the spirit of the season, Sylvia and the Elm Creek Quilters begin setting up market booths in the ballroom and decking the halls with beautiful hand-made holiday quilts. Each of the quilters chooses a favorite quilt to display, a special creation evoking memories of holidays past and dreams of Christmases yet to come. Sarah, a first-time mother expecting twins, worries if she can handle raising two babies, especially with her husband so often away on business. Cheerful, white-haired Agnes reflects upon a beautiful appliqué quilt she made as a young bride and the mysterious, long-lost antique quilt that inspired it. Empty nesters and occasional rivals Gwen and Diane contemplate family heirlooms and unfinished projects as they look forward to having their children home again for the holidays. But while the Elm Creek Quilters work tirelessly to make sure the Christmas Boutique happens, it may take a holiday miracle or two to make it the smashing success they want it to be.Praised for her ability to craft "a wonderful holiday mix of family legacy, reconciliation and shared experiences" (Tucson Citizen), Jennifer Chiaverini once again rings in the festive season with this eagerly awaited addition in her beloved series.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Chiaverini enchants readers with the latest installment in the Elm Creek Quilts series (after The Giving Quilt, 2012). When an accident at the Good Shepherd Church renders the building unusable for the Christmas Boutique, the annual fundraiser for the county food bank, Sylvia Bergstrom is approached in hopes that her ancestral home of Elm Creek Manor can be used as an alternative venue. Of course, Sylvia says yes she has been a loyal supporter of the Christmas Boutique over the years. But Sylvia and her crew of Elm Creek Quilters have only four days to get the manor ready and word out to potential customers. Reading Chiaverini's long-awaited return to Elm Creek is like taking a favorite quilt out of storage and cozying up with the memories it inspires. Told from the points of view of each of the Elm Creek Quilters, The Christmas Boutique allows the reader either to get to know or revisit favorite characters. A story of friendship and memories, this is a perfect read to enjoy during the holidays.--LynnDee Wathen Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Elm Creek Quilts novels (publication date order)
Main character is a master quilter named Sylvia Bergstrom Compson. She and her young friend Sarah McClure open a quilters' retreat at Sylvia's family estate, Elm Creek Manor. Sarah and Sylvia run the "quilt camp" with the help of their friends, the Elm Creek Quilters.
#1 - The Quilter's apprentice
#2 - Round robin
#3 - The Cross-country quilters
#4 - The Runaway quilt
#5 - The Quilter's legacy
#6 - The Master quilter
#7 - The Sugar camp quilt
#8 - The Christmas quilt
#9 - Circle of quilters
#10 - The Quilter's homecoming
#11 - The New Year's quilt
#12 - The Winding ways quilt
#13 - The Quilter's kitchen
#14 - The Lost quilter
#15 - A Quilter's holiday
#16 - The Aloha quilt
#17 - The Union quilters
#18 - The Wedding quilt
#19 - Sonoma rose
#20 - The Giving quilt
#21 - The Christmas boutique
Subjects Historical Fiction
Electronic books.
Historical fiction.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :HarperCollins2019
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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ISBN 9780062841148
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