The Sugar Camp Quilt: An ELM Creek Quilts Novel (Paperback)

An ELM Creek Quilts Novel

By Jennifer Chiaverini

Simon & Schuster, 9780743260190, 306pp.

Publication Date: January 18, 2006



History is thick with secrets in The Sugar Camp Quilt, seventh in the beloved Elm Creek Quilts series from bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini. Set in Creek's Crossing, Pennsylvania, in the years leading up to the Civil War, the novel follows Dorothea Granger's passage from innocence to wisdom against the harrowing backdrop of the American struggle over slavery. She discovers that a quilt she has stitched for her uncle Jacob with five unusual patterns of his own design contains hidden clues to guide runaway slaves along the Underground Railroad. The heroic journey she undertakes leads to revelations about her own courage and resourcefulness -- newfound qualities that may win her the heart of the best man she has ever known.

Praise For The Sugar Camp Quilt: An ELM Creek Quilts Novel

"Chiaverini's Elm Creek Quilts books...have become classics of their kind."

-- The Dallas Morning News

"Some of the most compelling characters you'll ever want to meet."

-- Green Bay Press Gazette

"Warm and wise, full of quilting lore...One of the beauties of this series is that readers can start at the beginning or jump to the end. Each novel stands alone, while for devoted followers, each new volume is like a visit with old friends."

-- The Advocate (Nashville, Tenn.)

"Imparts a healthy dollop of history in a folksy style, while raising moral questions in a suspenseful narrative."

-- Publishers Weekly