Jennifer Chiaverini
Circle of Quilters

Circle of Quilters

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The Quilter’s Apprentice (The Elm Creek Quilts Book 1)

The Quilter’s Apprentice (The Elm Creek Quilts Book 1)

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From the publisher: "An engaging tale full of warmth and wisdom, The Quilter's Apprentice is the first novel in best-selling author Jennifer Chiaverini's Elm Creek Quilts series. Sarah McClure takes a job helping elderly Sylvia Compson prepare her family estate for sale. Sylvia, a master quilter, agrees to share the tricks of the trade with Sarah. During their lessons, the intricate, varied threads of Sylvia's life begin to emerge. It is the story of a young wife living through the hardships and agonies of the World War II home front; of a family torn apart by jealousy and betrayal; of misunderstanding, loss, and a tragedy that can never be undone. " Add Audible narration for $2.95.

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Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker

Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker

From the publisher: "In a life that spanned nearly a century and witnessed some of the most momentous events in American history, Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley was born a slave. A gifted seamstress, she earned her freedom by the skill of her needle, and won the friendship of First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln by her devotion. A sweeping historical novel, Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker illuminates the extraordinary relationship the two women shared, beginning in the hallowed halls of the White House during the trials of the Civil War and enduring almost, but not quite, to the end of Mrs. Lincoln's days."

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Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival

Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival

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USA Today says, "History—and its colorful characters—come alive." From the publisher: "Mary Todd Lincoln’s very public social and political contest with Kate Chase Sprague are revealed in this astute and lively novel of the politics of state—set against the backdrop of Civil War Era Washington. Beautiful, intelligent, regal, and entrancing, young Kate Chase Sprague stepped into the role of establishing her thrice-widowed father, Salmon P. Chase, in Washington society as a Lincoln cabinet member and as a future presidential candidate. Though Mrs. Lincoln and her young rival held much in common—political acumen, love of country, and a resolute determination to help the men they loved achieve greatness—they could never be friends, for the success of one could come only at the expense of the other."

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Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace

Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace

If you want a good novel along the lines of Absorbing books to inspire your inner scientist, check out this story by Jennifer Chiaverini about Lord Byron’s daughter, the first computer programmer.

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Resistance Women

Resistance Women

Chiaverini’s new historical novel was inspired by the life of Mildred Harnack, a real historical figure whose story was previously untold because the U.S. government deliberately buried it after the war. Harnack was one of dozens of members of the network of American and German resistance fighters the Gestapo called die Rote Kapelle (Red Orchestra). The bulk of the action takes places between the wars, beginning in 1929; I was initially surprised that a novel about Nazi Germany before and during WWII began SO early, but Chiaverini’s chosen timeline serves her story well: as a reader, you see events escalate over time through these women’s eyes: first they’re incredulous, then increasingly horrified, all the while asking each other, what do we do? The setup feels leisurely but the payoff is worth it. Recommended reading for fans of We Were the Lucky Ones.

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The Spymistress: A Novel

The Spymistress: A Novel

From <a href=https://modernmrsdarcy.com/summer-reading-guide-2019/>Summer Reading Guide</a> author Jennifer Chiaverini, and based on the true story of Elizabeth Van Lew, a spy and heroine of the Civil War. "Born to slave-holding aristocracy in Richmond, Virginia, and educated by Northern Quakers, Van Lew was a paradox of her time. When her native state seceded in April 1861, Van Lew's convictions compelled her to defy the new Confederate regime. Pledging her loyalty to the Lincoln White House, her courage would never waver, even as her wartime actions threatened not only her reputation, but also her life. Van Lew's skills in gathering military intelligence were unparalleled. She helped to construct the Richmond Underground and orchestrated escapes from the infamous Confederate Libby Prison under the guise of humanitarian aid. Her spy ring's reach was vast, from clerks in the Confederate War and Navy Departments to the very home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis."

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