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Friday, April 28, 2006

Circle of Quilters by Jennifer Chiaverini

The Elm Creek Quilt novels by Jennifer Chiaverini aren't suspenseful, mysterious or otherwordly. Her books don't describe trendy people with too much money and unbelievable jobs. What Chiaverini does bring to the table are lovely stories about almost-real people, the kind of women I can identify with and would like to call friend.

Her latest installment in the Elm Creek series, Circle of Quilters reads like a series of short stories with a common theme. In each chapter an applicant is shown applying for a job at the Elm Creek Quilt Camp and in each chapter the reader finds themselves rooting for a new person to get the position. Fortunately Ms. Chiaverini manages to produce a satisfying end for each of her new creations as well as giving her readers glimpses of beloved characters from other novels. The best part, for people to new to the series, is that this book doesn't require one to have read the previous novels. You can enjoy it as a stand alone book, or use it as jumping on point. Whichever you choose, you won't be sorry to have spent time with the characters you find within.


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