The Quilter’s Apprentice

Book Title: The Quilter’s Apprentice
Author: Jennifer Chiaverini
Genre: Adult, Craft, Fiction, Woman Fiction, Historical Fiction,
Publisher: Plume
Series: Elm Creek Quilts (#1)
Pub Date: April 1, 2000 (272 Pages, Paperback)
Source: Picked it out to read for an A-Z Challenge
Contact Author: Goodreads / Website

Synopsis:
After moving with her husband, Matt, to the small college town of Waterford, Pennsylvania, Sarah McClure struggles to find a fulfilling job. In the meantime, she agrees to help seventy-five-year-old Sylvia Compson prepare her family estate, Elm Creek Manor, for sale. As part of her compensation, Sarah is taught how to quilt by this cantankerous elderly woman, who is a master of the craft.

During their lessons, Mrs. Compson reveals how her family was torn apart by tragedy, jealousy, and betrayal, and her stories force Sarah to face uncomfortable truths about her own alienation from her widowed mother. As their friendship deepens, Mrs. Compson confides in Sarah the truth about why she wants to sell Elm Creek Manor. In turn, Sarah seeks a way to bring life and joy back to the estate so Mrs. Compson can keep her home — and Sarah can keep her cherished friend. The Quilter’s Apprentice teaches deep lessons about family, friendship, and sisterhood, and about creating a life as you would a quilt: with time, love, and patience, piecing the miscellaneous and mismatched scraps into a beautiful whole.

My Thoughts:
This was a well thought book to read. It about a Old woman and her home a bit along with quilting. We find out some things about Mrs. Compson. We also learn about her family history a bit and Elm Creek Manor. It quite a sweet story.

If you decide to pick this book up and start reading you will finding out the family history of Elm Creek Manor. Sarah is hired to be a personal assistant to help clean up the Manor. Matt is in charge of the restoration of the Manor.

This book is about forming friendships, relationships and quilting. You will be amazed by what all in the this book and what is about.

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Twenty Wishes

 

Title of Book: Twenty Wishes

Publisher:  Mira Books
Author: Debbie Macomber
Pub Date: April 29, 2008 (360 Pages, Hardcover)
Genre: Romance, Craft, Adult, Young Adult, Kitting, Adoption, Family
Book Source: Hardcover
Series: Blossom Street #5

Synopsis:
Anne Marie Roche wants to find happiness again. At thirty-eight, her life’s not what she’d expected–she’s childless, a recent widow, alone. She owns a successful bookstore on Seattle’s Blossom Street, but despite her accomplishments, there’s a feeling of emptiness.

On Valentine’s Day, Anne Marie and several other widows get together to celebrate…what? Hope, possibility, the future. They each begin a list of twenty wishes, things they always wanted to do but never did.

Anne Marie’s list starts with: Find one good thing about life. It includes learning to knit, doing good for someone else, falling in love again. She begins to act on her wishes, and when she volunteers at a local school, an eight-year-old girl named Ellen enters her life. It’s a relationship that becomes far more involving than Anne Marie intended.

It also becomes far more important than she ever imagined.

As Ellen helps Anne Marie complete her list of twenty wishes, they both learn that wishes can come true–but not necessarily in the way you expect.

My Thoughts:

This is quite a book and it hit home on find that something to make you happy. Anne Marie need to make a list of twenty wishes and she does with her friends she starts out with having going to be a lunch buddy. She does not know that soon she will find her happiness though a child named Ellen.
When something happens to Ellen grandmother. She takes in Ellen until Ellen grandmother get better. But thing get a little empty and she realized that she misses Ellen. Though this story Anne Marie finds away to help her stepdaughter Melissa as well. Find out what all the surprise are in this exciting story though that is up to you if you choose not read it.
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