The unique personalities of the characters truly shine through in this delightful new addition ... If you love this series as much as I do, then this new entry is a must read. Character recaps are included, and I was surprised by how much I remembered about each and every one of them. If you haven't read the series yet, then what are you waiting for? A whole new world of likable characters and heartwarming stories awaits ... When I first received The Christmas Boutique in the mail, I thought it was too early for me to enjoy a Christmas-themed book, but the heartwarming story quickly drew me in and made me change my mind. Revisiting the characters felt just like being home for the holidays --- cozy and warm, like a handmade Christmas quilt passed down from generation to generation. If only I owned a real quilt crafted by these lovely and talented women.
Chiaverini enchants readers with the latest installment in the Elm Creek Quilts series ... Reading Chiaverini’s long-awaited return to Elm Creek is like taking a favorite quilt out of storage and cozying up with the memories it inspires. Told from the points of view of each of the Elm Creek Quilters, The Christmas Boutique allows the reader either to get to know or revisit favorite characters. A story of friendship and memories, this is a perfect read to enjoy during the holidays.
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first novel in her extensive Elm Creek Quilts series, Chiaverini’s...latest installment is rich with detail: Each chapter reads like a short story, telling the tale of a particular woman’s motivation to design and craft a particular quilt. Whether inspired by love or grief, the resulting artwork is described with astonishing attention to design, workmanship, and symbolism ... Devotees of the Quilts series will relish these new episodes, and new fans will delight to discover such a well-stocked back catalog. A warm portrait of women bound by craft—perfect for fireside reading.