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The Cross-Country Quilters (Elm Creek Quilts, Bk 3)
The Cross-Country Quilters - Elm Creek Quilts, Bk 3 Author:Jennifer Chiaverini The third in the Elm Creek Quilts series, The Cross-Country Quilters introduces a group of far-flung friends who pledge to complete, in one year's time, a "challenge quilt" symbolic of each woman's personal goals. — These five women arrive at Elm Creek Manor hoping to find an escape from the problems they left at home. ... more »Julia, an aging starlet, is pining for a role in a film whose director is under the mistaken impression that Julia already knows how to quilt. Megan is a successful engineer who won a grand prize for her watercolor charm quilt but has yet to master single motherhood. Donna struggles to teach her daughter independence and self-esteem -- lessons she, too, must take to heart -- while Grace feels her creativity is waning for reasons she won't reveal even to her closest friends. Meanwhile, Vinnie, the senior member, is a sunny soul with a tragic past; her overwhelming desire is to bring happiness into the lives of those she loves.
Although the Cross-Country Quilters share a common goal, as the year goes by their relationship is tested: Will the "challenge quilt" be completed with their friendship intact?« less