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By Kindle Customer on 01-10-13
The Title Gives Hint
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I have read almost all of the Jennifer Chiaverini "Quilters" books and I have thoroughly enjoyed ALL of them. Prior to purchasing this audio book, I read several of the reviews, the latest few were not very impressed with this book, calling it preachy, etc. I can't say I necessarily disagree; it IS very different from the other books in this series save the setting and the characters. However, I can't say that the title of the book sort of hints to the fact that this is going to be a little more 'political' in its premise. "The Giving Quilt" and the description lends to the fact that the quilters will be donating quilts to Project Linus. Why does Project Linus give quilts to people? What type of subject matter will this book probably be delving into? Yes, I would say that the book WAS written from a slanted angle, but isn't that most fiction? I do think that the author was right on the mark with the world view on many of the issues discussed. I liked this book, although, as I said earlier, it is a different tone than previous books.
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By Laura on 11-10-12
Would you try another book from Jennifer Chiaverini and/or Christina Moore?
I have read or listened to every one of the Elm Creek series.
Has The Giving Quilt turned you off from other books in this genre?
No, but I was chagrined by the social propaganda so prevalent in the book. The author usually presents social issues in her books but none so overt as this. It was...preachy, and off-putting for me. I will think twice about buying another, at least until I have read others' reviews first.
Have you listened to any of Christina Moore’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
She's a great reader. Very consistent.
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
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My favorite books in the Elm Creek Series are without a doubt those that take place partly in the Civil War Era, tracing Sylvia's family through that fascinating time in US history. A particular favorite is The Union Quilters, although any of the books with the character Joanna was special. I appreciated the author's research and presentation. She brought the history alive. (I would watch THESE as movies!)
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