Jennifer Chiaverini answers your questions

Jennifer Chiaverini’s 19th Elm Creek Quilts novel, “Sonoma Rose” will be released on Tuesday, Feb. 21. I got a chance to talk with her in a phone interview from her Madison, Wis., home yesterday and read an advance copy of the book. That means today is Elm Creek Quilts Day on Quilt Addicts Anonymous, because […]

‘The Wedding Quilt’ ties up loose ends

I’ve read all of Jennifer Chiaverini’s novels in the Elm Creek Quilts series except “The Union Quilters,” which I just picked up from the library. I’ve loved all of them, so it’s not much of a surprise that I thoroughly enjoyed “The Wedding Quilt,” which goes on sale Tuesday. Warning: There will be a few […]

‘Sonoma Rose’ packed with suspense

The air is thick with tension as Rosa’s abusive husband John leaves the house, mistrusting of who his wife might entertain in his absence. The guest that does arrives is not Rosa’s childhood sweetheart and former lover, Lars Jorgensen, but his family’s hired hand Elizabeth Nelson, Sylvia’s cousin, who was the main character of “The […]

‘Sonoma Rose’ characters haunted Chiaverini

Rosa Diaz Barclay and Lars Jorgensen haunted Jennifer Chiaverini since she wrote “The Quilter’s Homecoming” five years ago. The couple had been presumed dead until it was revealed they had fled the Arboles Valley, taken on aliases and were running a successful vineyard in California. No longer in need of the farm Rosa abandoned, she […]

‘Sonoma Rose’ characters have an edge

I started reading Jennifer Chiaverini’s new Elm Creek Quilts novel, “Sonoma Rose” last night and couldn’t put it down. I plowed through half of the book before I decided I absolutely had to go to bed if I was going to be of any use today. Part of what has me so enthralled in Chiaverini’s […]

You won’t want to put ‘The Spymistress’ down

Filled with intrigued, danger and a woman who was far ahead of her time, Elm Creek Quilts author Jennifer Chiaverini does not disappoint with “The Spymistress.” Following the life of Elizabeth Van Lew just before, during and after the Civil War, the historical novel delves into the covert activities the real life Military Intelligence Hall […]

Have questions for Jennifer Chiaverini?

I’ve got a pretty sweet day job. I’m work at a daily newspaper and occasionally get to meet and interview some pretty cool folks. Tomorrow I’ll be chatting with Elm Creek Quilts author Jennifer Chiaverini. She’s coming to town next month on her book tour for her latest novel, “The Wedding Quilt.” So if you […]