Discussion Forums - Hidden Gems Hidden Gems

Topic: Jennifer Chiaverini--Elm Creek Quilts series

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
Page:   Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: Jennifer Chiaverini--Elm Creek Quilts series
Date Posted: 3/18/2008 11:56 PM ET
Member Since: 3/17/2006
Posts: 1,438
Back To Top

I just finished her 10th book, The Quilter's Homecoming.  I am so impressed with Chiaverini's talent!  I have loved every one of these books equally; the writing is still as superb and interesting as it was in the first book. 

Would you agree?

Date Posted: 3/19/2008 10:41 AM ET
Member Since: 2/5/2007
Posts: 30,800
Back To Top

I agree - I found her books a couple of years ago and have loved every one of them.   She makes the people in her books come alive!   Great author!

Date Posted: 3/19/2008 3:40 PM ET
Member Since: 3/31/2006
Posts: 28,505
Back To Top

I've got one of her books coming to me now.  I enjoyed "Cross Country Quilters" so I hope I'll like this one as well. 

Date Posted: 3/19/2008 4:00 PM ET
Member Since: 6/5/2007
Posts: 2,508
Back To Top

I adore her books as well, my aunt who quilts got my mother and I hooked. Now, whenever I get one through PBS, it travels to my mom and back before I repost it!

Date Posted: 3/20/2008 7:11 AM ET
Member Since: 9/20/2005
Posts: 14,915
Back To Top

I read the first book and I loved it.  I plan on reading another one soon.

Date Posted: 3/20/2008 7:18 AM ET
Member Since: 3/17/2006
Posts: 1,438
Back To Top

I really admire the way she can go back in "history" and write about the earlier family and keep our interest.  You know how some authors who write many books tend to use the same vocabulary?  I haven't noticed that yet in Chiaverini's books.  She reminds me, slightly, of Agatha Christie, who was able to write books with completely different plots and perspectives and not have cookie cutter writing. :-)

Ivy M. (Luvbug) - ,
Date Posted: 3/22/2008 10:58 AM ET
Member Since: 11/30/2005
Posts: 502
Back To Top

I only recently discovered her books.  I read the Quilter's Apprentice just last week.  I have the next three books on my shelf waiting for me to read them.  I am not a quilter either but my mother was and I loved to watch her work on them all of the time. 

If this author's other books are as good as the first one then I will for sure read the whole series.  How many are in the series???

Ivy

Date Posted: 3/26/2008 9:33 AM ET
Member Since: 3/15/2007
Posts: 362
Back To Top

I have not read these, but my mom LOVES them!

Date Posted: 3/26/2008 11:54 AM ET
Member Since: 5/19/2007
Posts: 4,716
Back To Top

The 12th book in the series "The Winding Ways Quilt" has just been released..I ordered it yesterday for my library.

I haven't read any of these yet, but I'd like to!  Just what I need..another series!!! ;)

Date Posted: 3/26/2008 5:56 PM ET
Member Since: 6/29/2005
Posts: 2,138
Back To Top

I am reading  Quilter's Legacy and loving it. Didn't get into the Runaway Quilt. Love the series

Date Posted: 3/26/2008 6:41 PM ET
Member Since: 3/2/2006
Posts: 47
Back To Top

Can I have the name of her first book in the series?

                                                                    Thanks

                                                                   MaryJane

Date Posted: 3/26/2008 7:34 PM ET
Member Since: 5/19/2007
Posts: 4,716
Back To Top

MaryJane,

It's "The Quilter's Apprentice."  The whole list is here:   www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/c/jennifer-chiaverini/

Date Posted: 3/30/2008 5:28 PM ET
Member Since: 3/17/2006
Posts: 1,438
Back To Top

Thanks for the heads up about the next book!  I just added it to my wish list!

Ivy M. (Luvbug) - ,
Date Posted: 4/1/2008 11:08 AM ET
Member Since: 11/30/2005
Posts: 502
Back To Top

I have a habit at night of going to bed and reading for a bit before going to sleep.  It helps me to relax and go to sleep faster.

Last night I started reading Round Robin by Jennifer Chiaverini.  Book 2 of the Elm Creek Quilters series.  After what I thought was only about 30 - 45 minute I looked at the clock to see what time it was.  To my surprise it was after midnight and I had read 100+ pages.  I was so engrossed in the story that I had not noticed how much I had read or how long I had really been reading.  Needless to say I am dragging a bit this morning.

This book is even better then the first one in the series and has so far really kept my attention.  I am sure that the rest of the book will be just as good as the first part of the book has proven to be.  I can hardly wait to get back to this book and read some more. I want to see how Sarah and her mother solve their problem. 

I also have the next two books in the series so will more then likely be having a few sleepless nights as I work my way through this series. Good thing I don't have to get up each morning and go to a job or I would really be in a fix. hahaha!!!

 

 

 

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 6:46 PM ET
Member Since: 3/18/2008
Posts: 12
Back To Top

My mom is a quilter...this sounds like a great series for her.

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 11:18 PM ET
Member Since: 3/17/2006
Posts: 1,438
Back To Top

I'm not a quilter and have no desire to learn, but I sure love these stories. :-)  I'm taking my time reading them.  I have the next to last on my WL and might get it in the next few months.  I was horrified to realize I am 112 on the WL for the latest. *sigh*  I'm not sure how I missed that she'd written another one.

Date Posted: 4/2/2008 9:08 AM ET
Member Since: 10/18/2005
Posts: 44
Back To Top

I had been looking at starting this series for a while.  Then I saw this thread and decided to jump right into reading these.  I just started the first book and I love it!!!  I am on the waiting list for the second.  It looks like the rest of the books have a long wait list.  I may have to go out and buy a few to hold me over.  I was in kind of a reading funk for a while and starting this book has ended that.  Thank you.

Ivy M. (Luvbug) - ,
Date Posted: 4/2/2008 10:40 AM ET
Member Since: 11/30/2005
Posts: 502
Back To Top

I am about finished with the second book, Round Robin and will be posting it more then likely in the next hour or so.  Then it is on to book three in the series, The Cross-Country Quilters.   I am really enjoying this series alot.

 

 

Date Posted: 4/2/2008 11:23 AM ET
Member Since: 10/18/2005
Posts: 44
Back To Top

Yeah for Ivy....please post that book.  I am #2 in line I think.  Maybe it will move quickly!!!  I can't wait to get the 2nd book.   

Date Posted: 4/4/2008 9:51 AM ET
Member Since: 6/29/2005
Posts: 2,138
Back To Top

Now Reading The Maste Quilter and know it is going to be a great one.

Subject: quilter's
Date Posted: 4/4/2008 11:48 AM ET
Member Since: 10/18/2005
Posts: 51
Back To Top

Okay, so I need to ask a stupid question,  "Can these be read out of order ?"

 

Thanks

 

p.s.  I have a couple of them, but not in order. which is why I was asking. They looked interesting so I picked them up at a goodwill.

 

Date Posted: 4/4/2008 2:27 PM ET
Member Since: 6/29/2005
Posts: 2,138
Back To Top

I for the most part yes. It seems they recount the before or how this person came to the camp. I couldn't get in to Runaway Quilt, yet I don't fell I missed anything moving on to the next book.

Which ones do you have?

Date Posted: 4/4/2008 4:46 PM ET
Member Since: 6/5/2007
Posts: 2,508
Back To Top

I think you should read the very first one first, but several of them jump back in time, and there is certainly no requirement for those to be read in order.

 

Ivy M. (Luvbug) - ,
Date Posted: 4/4/2008 10:11 PM ET
Member Since: 11/30/2005
Posts: 502
Back To Top

Liz T: I did post Round Robin and it is going out in the mail on monday....I have really liked this series so am finding that I am reading instead of watching TV....Have been really busy the last couple of days so haven't had a chance to start the next one.  Hopefully tonight or tomorrow at the latest.

 

 

Date Posted: 4/4/2008 11:44 PM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2006
Posts: 14,634
Back To Top

I'm behind on the series but I've li ked all but one..I think it was 'the master quilter'..the one where an incident happend and it's told from like 8 points of view...boring as heck and I thought it was a ripoff..of course about 3 fellow quilters were quick to  jump me with 'but that was my favorite..Iloved it..' to each  his own! the others I've liked that flashed back in history like the Christmas Quilt...

Page: