"Exciting quilting mystery"
Elm Creek Manor, the estate owned by Sylvia Bergstrom
Compson, is doing quite well as a quilter's camp and
resort. The founding members of the business now see fifty
campers per week coming to learn and exchange interests.
The business is a success beyond their wildest dreams and
Sylvia now has a new lease on life. She makes peace with
her remaining in-laws, has more friends than she can count,
and even has a guy that wants to marry her.
She's very proud of her family heritage and when she
discovers the diary of Gerda Bergstrom, she can't wait to
read it. Once she begins, she realizes that Annekee and
Hans, Sylvia's ancestors and Gerda's brother and sister in
law, are not the paragons of virtue she was led to believe.
In fact, one of Annette's actions is so horrible that it
affects Sylvia in the present, making her doubt who she is
and from whom she came.
If the audience is not interested in genealogy before
reading THE RUNAWAY QUILT, they will be after finishing
it. The author shows how using primary and secondary
resources, a person can learn about their family over five
generations ago. Jennifer Chiaverini is a brilliant
storyteller who creates characters we've grow to care about
especially when they're in the middle of a quandary.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted March 5, 2002