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The Aloha Quilt (Elm Creek Quilts Novels)

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Another season of Elm Creek Quilt Camp has come to a close, and Bonnie Markham faces a bleak and lonely winter ahead, with her quilt shop out of business and her divorce looming. A welcome escape comes when Claire, a beloved college friend, unexpectedly invites her to Maui to help launch an exciting new business: a quilter's retreat set at a bed and breakfast amid the vibrant colors and balmy breezes of the Hawaiian Islands. Soon Bonnie finds herself looking out on sparkling waters and banyan trees, planning quilting courses, and learning the history and intricacies of Hawaiian quilting, all the while helping Claire run the inn.

As Bonnie's adventure unfolds, it quickly becomes clear that Claire's new business isn't the only excitement in store for her. Her cheating, soon-to-be ex-husband decides he wants her stake in Elm Creek Quilts, which threatens not only her financial well-being but her dearest friendships as well. Luckily she has the artistic challenge of creating her own unique Hawaiian quilt pattern to distract her — and new friends like Hinano Paoa, owner of the Na Mele Hawai'i Music Shop, who introduces Bonnie to the fascinating traditions of Hawaiian culture and reminds her that love can be found when and where you least expect it.

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"In this latest entry to the bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series, quilting queen Bonnie Markham explores Hawaii and learns about the islands' quilting traditions while setting up a tropical quilt camp. Weary from a difficult divorce battle, Bonnie leaves beloved Elm Creek Manor and takes up her friend's invitation to start the camp; once in Hawaii, she gets to work on hiring staff and making her version of a Hawaiian quilt. When her mean-spirited ex-husband-to-be demands half her share in Elm Creek as part of the settlement, Bonnie takes drastic measures to protect the estate and her friends. Still, the big changes are hard to take, and Bonnie's not sure she can follow through. With homey details and a strong sense of the connections that bind women, friends, and families, Chiaverini (Circle of Quilters) lovingly crafts her tale about a woman stitching together a new life and a new project. Series fans will enjoy this latest entry, and those new to the quilting bee should have no problem finding their groove." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Chiaverini's bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series continues at a quilter's retreat in scenic Hawaii.

About the Author

Jennifer Chiaverini is the author of fourteen Elm Creek Quilts novels, as well as three collections of quilt projects inspired by the series, and is the designer of the Elm Creek Quilts fabric lines from Red Rooster Fabrics. She lives with her husband and two sons in Madison, Wisconsin.

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reaganjt, May 25, 2010 (view all comments by reaganjt)
Jennifer Chiaverini has raised the standard for her writing with the continuation of the Elm Creek Quilts novels. Set mostly in Hawaii, history is included in the novel that continues to encourage creative quilt making. Not only did this novel make me want to get my quilting needle back out, but it heightened my desire to visit Hawaii and see some of the 'off the beaten path' areas the locals enjoy.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416533184
Author:
Chiaverini, Jennifer
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Subject:
General
Subject:
Romance - General
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Hawaii
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Elm Creek Quilts Novels
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 14.91 oz

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Product details 336 pages Simon & Schuster - English 9781416533184 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this latest entry to the bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series, quilting queen Bonnie Markham explores Hawaii and learns about the islands' quilting traditions while setting up a tropical quilt camp. Weary from a difficult divorce battle, Bonnie leaves beloved Elm Creek Manor and takes up her friend's invitation to start the camp; once in Hawaii, she gets to work on hiring staff and making her version of a Hawaiian quilt. When her mean-spirited ex-husband-to-be demands half her share in Elm Creek as part of the settlement, Bonnie takes drastic measures to protect the estate and her friends. Still, the big changes are hard to take, and Bonnie's not sure she can follow through. With homey details and a strong sense of the connections that bind women, friends, and families, Chiaverini (Circle of Quilters) lovingly crafts her tale about a woman stitching together a new life and a new project. Series fans will enjoy this latest entry, and those new to the quilting bee should have no problem finding their groove." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Chiaverini's bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series continues at a quilter's retreat in scenic Hawaii.
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