Synopses & Reviews
The seventh installment in the beloved Elm Creek Quilts series evokes the strife and passion of America's antebellum period, in a story that blends danger, morality, romance, and hope into a novel that resonates with timeless honesty. 320 pp. 100,000 print. (General Fiction)
< b="">A New York Times Bestseller<>< p="">Told with Jennifer Chiaverini's trademark historical suspense, < i=""> The Sugar Camp Quilt<> blends danger, moral courage, romance, and hope into a novel of antebellum America whose lessons resonate with timeless honesty.< p="">A dutiful daughter and niece, Dorothea Granger finds her dreams of furthering her education thwarted by the needs of home. A gifted quilter, she tragically loses her hope chest in a flood. A superior student, she is promoted fro pupil to teacher - only to lose her position to the privileged son of a town benefactor. But the ultimate test of her courage and convictions comes with the death of her stern uncle Jacob, who inexplicably had asked Dorothea to stitch him a quilt with four unusual patterns of his own design. After he meets with a violent end, Dorothea discovers that the quilt contains hidden clues to guide runaway slaves along the Underground Railroad - and resolves to continue his dangerous work.< p=""> Chiaverini is the New York Times bestselling author of the popular < i="">Elm Creek Quilts<> novels. Her most recent release is < i="">The Master Quilter.<> She also designs Elm Creek fabric for Red Rooster Fabrics. Jennifer Chiaverini lives in Madison, Wisconsin.