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The New Year's Quilt (Elm Creek Quilts Novels)

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Publisher Comments:

As each holiday season approaches, some revel in welcoming the New Year ahead; others quietly mourn the passing of time gone by. "We can't hold on to the past," says Master Quilter Sylvia Compson, "but we can keep the best part of 'Auld Lang Syne' in our hearts and in our memories, and we can look forward to the future with hope and resolve." As Sylvia, a late-in-life newlywed, has discovered, love can enter our lives at any age. Yet before she can truly delight in her present happiness, she must face the sorrow hidden in her past — her own role in the tragic circumstances that left her estranged from her sister, Claudia, until it was too late to make amends. Vowing not to repeat the mistake with her new daughter-in-law, Amy, who opposed Sylvia's marriage to her father, Andrew, Sylvia must convince Amy that family is more precious than pride. As Sylvia takes up a quilt for the season, begun and abandoned over six years, she recalls the New Year's Eve festivities of her youth at Elm Creek Manor as a member of the Bergstrom family. She titles the quilt "New Year's Reflections," after her belief that year-end reflections precede resolutions. The quilt blocks she chooses commemorate the wisdom that no one can ever be truly alone if she keeps the memory of those she loved and those who loved her alive in her heart. andlt;iandgt;The New Year's Quilt andlt;/iandgt;is a novel to enjoy today and to treasure anew each holiday season.

Review:

"The latest in the author's Elm Creek Quilts series finds septuagenarian Sylvia Compson determined not to repeat past mistakes. Having married on Christmas Eve at Elm Creek Manor, the family homestead turned quilter's haven, Sylvia and longtime family friend Andrew Cooper have to face the music and tell Andrew's children, especially his bitter daughter, Amy. On the way, master quilter Sylvia plies at a long unfinished quilt she calls New Year's Reflections, which she plans to give Amy in the hope of reconciliation. Elaborate memories of Sylvia's German-American childhood include a long rift with elder sister Claudia. Chiaverini's stitching is sound." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

From the "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Christmas Quilt" and the Elm Creek Quilt series comes a heartwarming account of New Years traditions at Elm Creek Manor.

About the Author

 Jennifer Chiaverini is the author of seventeen Elm Creek Quilts novels, as well as four 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416547556
Subtitle:
An Elm Creek Quilts Novel
Publisher:
Simon and Schuster
Author:
Chiaverini, Jennifer
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Quilting
Subject:
Quilts
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Elm Creek Quilts Novels
Publication Date:
20071113
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-c printed ends
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in 9.205 oz

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

The New Year's Quilt (Elm Creek Quilts Novels)
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Product details 240 pages Simon & Schuster - English 9781416547556 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The latest in the author's Elm Creek Quilts series finds septuagenarian Sylvia Compson determined not to repeat past mistakes. Having married on Christmas Eve at Elm Creek Manor, the family homestead turned quilter's haven, Sylvia and longtime family friend Andrew Cooper have to face the music and tell Andrew's children, especially his bitter daughter, Amy. On the way, master quilter Sylvia plies at a long unfinished quilt she calls New Year's Reflections, which she plans to give Amy in the hope of reconciliation. Elaborate memories of Sylvia's German-American childhood include a long rift with elder sister Claudia. Chiaverini's stitching is sound." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , From the "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Christmas Quilt" and the Elm Creek Quilt series comes a heartwarming account of New Years traditions at Elm Creek Manor.
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