The Union Quilters : Elm Creek Quilts

  • by Jennifer Chiaverini
  • Narrated by Christina Moore
  • Series: Elm Creek Quilts
  • 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Chiaverini’s beloved Elm Creek Quilts series here takes listeners back to the Civil War for a powerful tale of husbands, wives, and a nation torn apart. Fervent abolitionism rules the day in 1862 Water’s Ford, Pennsylvania. So when the local men answer Mr. Lincoln’s call to arms, wives are left behind to keep the town functioning. Fortunately, the ladies of Elm Creek Valley have an ingenious plan.

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More social history than quilting

I have read several of Chiaverini's Elm Creek Quilters series books, and expected this one to be similar. It wasn't. The world of the book is the American Civil War, in a community where loyalties are divided. The production of an opportunity quilt and subsequent publication of patterns is an interesting but minor subplot. For the most part, however, the story is about the lives of brothers, lovers, and husbands at war and in the prison camps, and the communication between women and their soldiers. Once I gave in to the author's idea for the book, rather than mine, I found it every bit as interesting and rewarding as the others.
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- patrish

Captivating and intriguing!

I have listened to all of Ms. Chiaverini's other books as read by Ms. Moore and was as thoroughly ensconced in this the rest. I have nearly an hour's commute to and from work 5 days a week and recorded books are my companions in traffic. The familiarity of Ms. Moore's voice and the relationships of the people in Ms. Chiaverini's story draw me into each setting and make me feel almost like family to the characters. The many historical references have peaked my interest in many areas of our nation, past and present. I find myself researching things I wished to know more about. The atrocities of war so accurately described in many of the books makes me wonder when we will ever choose instruments of peace over tools of death and destruction! I give thanks for the gifts of both writer and reader and I never cease to pray for peace. Thank you!
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- musicbiker

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-24-2011
  • Publisher: Recorded Books