Jennifer Chiaverini lives with her husband and two sons in Madison, Wisconsin. In addition to the six volumes in the Elm Creek Quilts series and two books of quilt patterns inspired by the novels, she designs the Elm Creek Quilts fabric line from Red Rooster Fabrics.
Praise for Jennifer Chiaverini:
"Jennifer has made quote a name for herself with her bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series....Readers will immerse themselves in every compelling page."
"The individual stories presented are rivetingly new...in the fascinating Elm Creek Quilt series."
-"Romantic Times Book Reviews"
"Jennifer Chiaverini continues to delight followers of her series and newcomers alike."
-"Wisconsin State Journal"
"Jennifer Chiaverini's strength is not only writing strong female characters, but also placing them in interesting lives and times."
-"New York Journal of Books"
"Chiaverini has an impressive ability to bring a time and place alive, showcasing the effects of Prohibition on farmers in Sonoma Valley." Romantic Times
"[An] emotionally compelling tale."
"Chiaverini does an excellent job of describing the lush landscapes of California wine country, while simultaneously painting a touching portrait of the difficulties faced by farming families who must tend to one another, as well as the earth."
Praise for the Elm Creek Quilt Series:
"Imparts a healthy dollop of history in a folksy style, while raising moral questions in a suspenseful narrative." Publishers Weekly
"Warm and wise, full of quilting lore...One of the beauties of this series is that readers can start at the beginning or jump to the end. Each novel stands alone, while for devoted followers, each new volume is like a visit with old friends." "The South Cheatham Advocate" (Kingston Springs, TN)
"Come os the most compelling characters you'll ever want to meet." Green Bay Press Gazette
"A new generation of quilters embraces the craft with gusto...following the lead of author Jennifer Chiaverini." Seattle Post Intelligencer
"Chiaverini's Elm Creek Quilts books...have become classics of their kind." "The Dallas Morning News""
Rosa Barclay lives on a Southern California farm, where two of her children thrive while their siblings wither toward death. When her abusive husband realizes the children aren't his, no one is safe from his rage. Rosa and her brood escape with her childhood sweetheart, Lars, to Prohibition-era Sonoma Valley. Listeners grapple alongside the makeshift family as they struggle with the children's disease, the depressed economy of the times, and the fear of discovery by a number of foes. Christina Moore's narration is natural but full of emotion and character. The political and family themes make this a good choice for book club discussion. VERDICT Fans of female-focused historical fiction and readers of Debbie Macomber's "Blossom Street" series will enjoy this audiobook.-Lisa Anderson, Metropolitan Community Coll. Lib., Omaha (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.