I’m pleased to announce the publication of my fourteenth Elm Creek Quilts novel, THE LOST QUILTER, which continues the story of Joanna, a fugitive slave introduced in THE RUNAWAY QUILT. After her capture and forced return into slavery, Joanna longed to return to Elm Creek Farm where she left behind her infant son in the care of the Bergstrom family. THE LOST QUILTER tells the story of Joanna's courageous quest to reach freedom and to reunite with her son.
Advanced reviews for THE LOST QUILTER have been exceptionally positive. The Historical Novel Review writes, “The Lost Quilter transcends an objectified view of slavery; it’s a tribute to a terrible historical period and the noble, all-too-human beings attempting to fulfill promises and dreams. Readers will be swept into this heart-rending, beautiful story, a fine example of great historical fiction, and will definitely remember the cost of precious freedom.” Publisher's Weekly says, “This satisfying and redemptive narrative unfolds with cinematic clarity, and Joanna's journey is sure to have readers holding their breath for her until the last page.” And Booklist adds, “This is an outstanding series of novels about a fascinating craft. Quilting, in the hands of Chiaverini, allows us to explore human relationships in all their complexity.”
Please visit the “Books” section of my website for more information about THE LOST QUILTER, including a sneak peek at Chapter One. Please also click on the “Events” link to see if my book tour will bring me to a town near you.
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