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 "I read a lot, oftentimes professionally, oftentimes not."

Great Historical Fiction.

What did you love best about The Union Quilters?

How well the author intertwined a quilt, a quilting circle and their soldier husbands perspectives into a story with no ends left untied.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Gerta was my favorite. She was most interesting being the scandal of the whole circle and the town yet compassionate to those fighting for the country. And she was a paid employee; unheard of in those times.

Have you listened to any of Christina Moore’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I haven't heard her before but I thought she did an excellent job with characters whether they were male or possessing an accent.

If you could take any character from The Union Quilters out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Gerta. Seems she'd have a plethora of stories to share.

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- carrie "Interested in historical fiction, intriguing characters and foreign cultures."

Book Details

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