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The Quilter's Homecoming

by Jennifer Chiaverini

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Very predictable. I saw every "twist" coming.

But it was a nice bit of fluff.

It is part of a series. I would like to check out more. ( )
  nx74defiant | Apr 30, 2017 |
I knew I read this before! From my notes: Beautiful, tearjerker story Elizabeth and Henry, newly married, make their way to their new California ranch, only to discover they'd been swindled and the ranch belongs to someone else. The Jorgensen's take pity on them and hire Henry for the ranch and Elizabeth to help with the house,,,,and let them live in an old cabin as part of the rent. The story meanders between the 1920's with Elizabeth and Henry, and the late 1800's with Rosa, whom Elizabeth befriends. Turns out that Rosa's husband John is in with the mob, and Rosa's old boyfriend Lars is still seeing her. In the end, Rosa and Lars flee from John, who gets imprisoned for racketeering. And 10 years later, Rosa's old farm just happens to be put up for sale to Henry and Elizabeth for pennies on the dollar. ( )
  nancynova | Jul 25, 2014 |
I think this is the best book in the series so far. It had much more of a plot. ( )
  KamGeb | Mar 28, 2014 |
The quilter's homecoming by Jennifer Chiaverini
1920's newlywed Henry and Elizabeth Nelson leave PA for CA where they had purchased land to work. When they realize they've been swindled they are forced to work on the land.
The story starts out with their meeting when Elizabeth's family was at Elm Creek, the family house during the summer and Henry's family lived in the farm next door.
All the years of writing letters to one another-she does go out in the city with other men and she really wants Henry to propose to her.
Love all the talk of the quilt squares and what the colors and block names mean.
Book also follows others life's as they cross Henry and Elizabeth. Safari world sounds like an oasis in the desert but she learns the truth as she attempts to make money.
Loved the travel involved and how they see the new areas of the US through their eyes. Hated to hear of the scheme but she finds work and is not afraid to work at all.
Love the orchard and how the fruit is processed. She is able to trade from her wedding gifts for things they needed right away.
So much heartache and struggles to make a living at this time of the century but they persevere and drudge onward.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device). ( )
  jbarr5 | Oct 22, 2013 |
good easy to read
  LisFlynn | Nov 21, 2011 |
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A Roaring Twenties adventure unfolds in The Quilter's Homecoming, as Jennifer Chiaverini continues her bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series "that neatly stitches together social drama and the art of quilting" (Library Journal). As young bride Elizabeth Bergstrom Nelson sets off with her husband, Henry, from her family home of Elm Creek Manor in Pennsylvania, this rich historical narrative travels to the unfamiliar terrain of southern California, where the adventurous newlyweds embrace a life as dramatic as the landscape.

Expecting to assume ownership of Triumph Ranch, the couple instead learns that their deed is a fake, and that they must work for the rightful proprietors to earn their keep. Resourceful Elizabeth trades her trousseau -- including the fine quilts stitched by her Bergstrom relatives -- for the practical goods the Nelsons need to survive and finds friendship with California native Rosa Diaz Barclay. Yet it is Elizabeth's discovery of a mysterious cache of quilts made by a member of the Diaz family that reveals a misplaced legacy of love, land, and ancestral ties. Only by stitching the rift between the past and the future can the inhabitants of Triumph Ranch hope to live in peace alongside history.

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Newlyweds Elizabeth and Henry set out on a cross-country journey to the site of their new home only to discover that they have been the victims of fraud and are now penniless, which forces Henry to take a job as a ranch hand while Elizabeth begins a new quilt.… (more)

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