Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Book Review: The Giving Quilt

I feel so lucky that I was given Jennifer Chiaverini's new book "The Giving Quilt" to review. The people that contact me are so nice and I am not asked to give a positive review.

This book's setting is present day at the Elm Creek Manor.  Chiaverini introduces us to new characters and as the story unfolds we are given some background story on each of them.  I love the way she writes and develops each character    Each one comes with their own problems, hopes and dreams.  And I love the way Chiaverini gives such a realist voice to them.

I have to tell you, at one time I called my daughter and told her "listen to this - this character sounds just like you!"  As I read to her we laughed and agreed is sounded like Chiaverini had been a fly on the wall, then wrote about my daughter.  It's truly amazing the way Chriaverini characters are so real.

In "The Giving Quilt" the characters come together for a week of quilting for charity, Project Linus. I like the way Chiaverini has the characters interact and develop; finding solutions to their problems. I do find the book very entertaining and I highly recommend this book.  It is a lovely "sit by the fire and enjoy reading" type of book.
Happy Reading,
Nicey Linda


  1. I love reading her books ... I mean if I am not quilting, I'm reading ... and often I'm reading about quilting! Nice to hear the latest of her books is another winner! :)

  2. I've never read any of her books and I just saw another blogger writing about this very book yesterday! I must look into finding this book, it sounds great. :)

  3. I've read all of the Elm Creek books so I'm anxiously looking forward to reading this one.

    Thank you for the wonderful review and giveaway.

  4. I guess I need to get on board and read some of these books. That was a very nice review, Nicey Linda!

  5. Thank you! I love reading her books and passing them on to blogging friends! I will look for this one.

  6. Thank you for the book review Linda - I have read all the other Elm Creek books and am now looking forward to getting this one too!

  7. Nice! The few of these books I have read, I really enjoyed. I just don't have much time for pleasure reading any more these days. Sounds like one I'd like to read.

  8. I love Jennifer's books. I have The Giving Quilt on CD on hold at the library and can't wait to pick it up so I can listen to it while I sew.