I am excited to hear that the latest Elm Creek Quilts book was released on Tuesday, November 1, 2011. In fact, I also found out that the author, Jennifer Chiaverini, is signing autographs at Schuler's Books in Lansing, Michigan, tonight. Here's a peak at the book. Check out Jennifer's website and blog to read more and join her Reader's Circle.
I already have three autographed books. I would have gotten an autographed book, since I work in Lansing, but didn't want to wait around for three hours just to get it. Instead, I have hinted heavily to my daughter, that lives in Lansing, that she could pick up the book for my Christmas present. Besides, I have a quilt meeting tonight with my Kiltie Quilters friends in Alma. Since I had met Jennifer before and received several autographs, it wasn't as important to me to be the one to get it.
If I get it for Christmas, I won't be able to read it for awhile. I finished The Aloha Quilt earlier this year and really enjoyed it. The first Elm Creeks Quilt book I read was The Runaway Quilt and it remains one of my favorites. I really like the historical aspect of novels and find the stories that intertwine the past and the present the most interesting. I enjoyed The Sugar Camp Quilt, telling a story of the Underground Railroad, which was first referred to in The Runaway Quilt and continued with the story of Dorthea. The Lost Quilter also provided historical insight into the Civil War period and followed the runaway slave, from the previous mentioned book, after her encounter at Elm Creek.
Are you an Elm Creek Quilts Book fan? What is your favorite book? If you haven't read any of Jennifer's books, check her out. She's been on the New York Times bestseller's list several times.