Dear Elm Creek Readers,
I’m pleased to announce the publication of my eighteenth Elm Creek Quilts novel, The Wedding Quilt, which goes on sale today.
Sarah McClure arrived at Elm Creek Manor as a newlywed, never suspecting that her quilting lessons with Master Quilter Sylvia Bergstrom Compson would inspire the successful and enduring business Elm Creek Quilts, whose members have nurtured a circle of friendship spanning generations. As the wedding day of Sarah's daughter approaches, Sarah's thoughts are filled with brides of Elm Creek Manor past and present—the traditions they honored, the legacies they bequeathed, and the wedding quilts that contain their stories in every stitch. Within Sarah's reminiscences, Elm Creek Quilts fans will be delighted to witness the birth of Sarah's long awaited twins, the resolution of the Anna-Jeremy-Summer love triangle, and the development of Bonnie's long-distance relationship with her Hawaiian sweetheart, Hinano.
Please click here for more information about The Wedding Quilt, including an excerpt from Chapter One. While you're browsing my website, please stop by the Events page to see if my book tour will bring me to a town near you, and click on the Quilts Gallery link to see a photograph of Caroline's Wedding, a quilt that plays an important role in the story. If you'd like to make your own version of this quilt, the pattern is offered in my new pattern book, Traditions from Elm Creek Quilts, which was published in October by C&T.
The pins I designed for my previous three novels were so popular that I decided to create a new pin to celebrate The Wedding Quilt. You can receive one of these limited edition pins if you come see me on my book tour from November 1-17, 2011. I'll be visiting several of my favorite bookstores and libraries across the country and will give away a pin with each copy of The Wedding Quilt you purchase at my events, while supplies last. (For book tour locations, dates, and times, please see the Events page.)
Can't make it one of my events? The wonderful booksellers at the Next Chapter Bookshop in Mequon are ready to help. If you pre-order The Wedding Quilt from the Next Chapter Bookshop website, they will include a Wedding Quilt pin with your book when they ship it to you. I will autograph the books when I visit the store on November 2, 2011, so all orders need to be placed before then. If you would like your book to be personalized, please be sure to indicate the name of the person to whom the book should be addressed.
Quantities are limited, so make your plans to attend one of my book tour events or place your order with the Next Chapter Bookshop today.
Thanks, and Happy Reading!