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by Jennifer Chiaverini

When precious heirloom quilts hand-stitched by her mother turn up missing from the attic of Elm Creek Manor, Sylvia Bergstrom Compson resolves to find them. From scant resources-journal entries, receipts, and her own fading memories-she pieces together clues, then queries quilting friends from around the world. When dozens of leads arrive via the Internet, Sylvia and her fiance, Andrew, embark on a nationwide investigation of antique shops and quilt museums. Sylvia's quest leads her to unexpected places, where offers of assistance are not always what they seem. As the search continues, revelations surface about her mother, who died when Sylvia was only a child. Burdened with poor health and distant parents, Eleanor Lockwood defies her family by marrying for love. Far from her Manhattan home, she embraces her new life among the Bergstroms-but although warmth and affection surround Eleanor at last, the Bergstroms cannot escape the tragedies of their times. As Sylvia recovers some of the missing quilts and accepts others as lost forever, she reflects on the woman her mother was, and mourns the woman she never knew. For every woman who has yearned to know the untold story of her mother's life, and for every mother who has longed to be heard,THE QUILTER'S LEGACY will resonate with heartfelt honesty as it reveals what tenuous connections bind the generations, and celebrates the love that sustains them.
Download The Quilter's Legacy: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel (The Elm Creek Quilts) epub
ISBN: 1451606109
ISBN13: 978-1451606102
Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Mystery
Author: Jennifer Chiaverini
Language: English
Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (April 5, 2011)
Pages: 336 pages
ePUB size: 1554 kb
FB2 size: 1540 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 941
Other Formats: mbr rtf azw lit

Jennifer consistently provides us with enjoyable books populated by warm, realistic and engaging characters, and filled with well researched history. Yes, there is romance, but it's not just for the younger characters. And the friendships and family relationships are given just as much weight. This is not just a "beach book". But it is a quick read because you get pulled into the lives of the characters and the history of the setting. It is hard to put down.

I highly recommend this book.
Dead Samurai
I'm usually a mystery reader and seldom read family sagas or sentimental stories -- but since I'm a quilter, this series intrigued me. If you haven't yet gotten involved with the Elm Creek Quilters, do yourself a favor and buy all of them so you can start at the beginning with Quilter's Apprentice.

Until now, the second novel in the series was my favorite, but I agree with other reviewers that this one is the best yet.

The background on Sylvia's family of origin and early childhood are an interesting story in of themselves and add so much to the complex character Chiaverini has created in Sylvia Compson. The details about the Spanish flu are chilling and helped me put some of my own family's history into perspective, since my grandmother lost a newborn in that epidemic. The description of how it affected the Bergstrom family brought tears to my eyes as I pictured my grandparents' tragedy.

Although I loved the historic family saga most, the story of Sylvia and Andrew and Sylvia's search for her mother's quilts is interesting, too; and there is much food for thought in contemplating Sylvia and Andrew's December relationship and Andrew's family's less-than-supportive reaction. I'm sure we haven't heard the last word on that situation, and I'm looking forward to finding out what happens next.
My review of every book in this series is the same. It takes a quilt and explains the meaning and history while interweaving the quilt's past story with a modern day group of quilters that run a quilt camp in a beautiful old mansion. Quilt history meets heartwarming chick story. Even if you never quilt, you wish you were quilting with them. I even bought the quilt pattern book just to look at all the quilts and read the history.
Love Me
I love all the books in this series. You know how it is when you meet someonme who shares a common interest with kind of hit it off good and always have something in common to visit about. That's the way it is at Quilting retreats and gatherings for quilters. These books seem to be very much like that when you read the books.
This book has romance. sadness,and family problems. It filled in some of the answers from earlier books. It shows how you should not give up
Reading how fast the past slips by and how difficult it is to put it all back together again, made me realise that not everyone cherishes quilts and knows how they should be treated. It is a piece of yourself that lives on. Label them well and include washing and storing instructions.
I liked this book a lot. I liked the story
All of her Elm Creek stories highlight the joy of quilting and having a community with whom to share.