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Thread: The Wedding Quilt~~~Jennifer Chiaverini~~~???

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    The Wedding Quilt~~~Jennifer Chiaverini~~~???

    finished reading this.
    sorta feel flat about it.
    how do they jump forward 25 years
    and those babies were just born.
    did you read it ?
    how do you feel about it ?
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    I am anxious to get it at the library.

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    I just finished it today. I'm a bit unsettled.

    I have loved all of the previous books, but this one felt rushed. I noticed a few errors/inconsistencies with what had been said about characters before, which 'threw me out' of the story. But mainly the impression I had was that it was as if the publisher has said ' You've got one more book - tie up all the storylines now'. It was like a synopsis of what she might have written over the course of several books, so - to be very blunt - I feel a bit cheated.

    I guessing that this was written at the same time as Sonoma Rose (which sounds like a historical dealing more with characters from the Elizabeth-moves-West storyline) and wonder if that resulted in the rushed effect since Sonoma Rose is due out within a couple of months (in England anyway).

    Before reading I had been a bit concerned about the 25 year jump - but hoped it was just a writing device to be used in a way similar to the historical time jump that has been used in the past. However, I cannot now really see how she will be able to do any more books relating to what I think of as the 'modern day' characters - we know what happens to each of them now. But then, I am not an author - maybe she has ideas in mind.

    I do hold out hope that we will get a book based on Sylvia's journal. Sylvia being my favourite character.

    I would be very interested to hear the impressions of others - am I off track here?!?!!??
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    I have not read it but it bugs me when there are inconsistencies in a book. Just read one by Jodi Picoult, heroine has a 5 year old girl and a bloodhound. When the dog jumps up on the little girl, his paws almost reach her shoulders. Whaaaaat???

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    I read it a couple weeks ago and I had some various thoughts about it. Initially, I was kind of disappointed about the 25 year jump but I thought it was well written. I did get the feeling like this book was the 'wrap-up' of the series. Hope I am wrong.

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    I started reading it but kept putting it down. Was sure I must have missed a couple of her books, since the babies were just born. After reading your thoughts I am glad to know I am not alone. Don't know if I should read it right now or not.

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    I was not happy with the way liberties were taken. When Sylvia went to school it was not Carnegie Mellon. Dumb things like that really bug me. At times there is too much jumping around and it ruins the flow of the story.

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    Just finished reading "A Quilters Hoilday" Wondered about the 'jump.' Guess I will just wait till I get the others read.
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    Haven't read it but sure want to, can't afford to buy it so waiting for my turn at the library. Hope I live long enough I'm #289 to get it LOL!!

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    Read it and was disappointed. Just seemed as if she had to "tie up" all the loose ends (if almost every character in every previous book qualifies as a loose end). No real consistency through the book, and it just seemed kind of--I don't know--sanctimonious? Self righteous? Boring? Lacking a plot?
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    well I am hoping that there will be some back tracking
    if we get future books.
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    dreamer2009 I agree with you wholeheartedly!!

    I did wonder if Jennifer Chiaverini herself prefers the historical characters and so wants to concentrate on those, essentially getting the modern day ones 'out of the way'.
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    this makes me sad...............have not read it, wanted to but cannot afford it right now.......Sylvia and Agnes are my favorites......some of the others remind me of annoying people in my life (LOL) OH, well, back to piecing.

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    I have almost quit reading series books 3 in a series is plenty I am reading the Christmas quilt now all it does is go way back before the first book and what is nore disgusting is to be out somewhere and need a book ---find a book store---pick up a book and start to read and find out it is number 3 or some nonsence I feel that a writer should be able to tell their story in one book or have on the front this is a series and books are so expensive I have about gave up on them just my feelings thanks for letting me vent on this

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    I read it also and couldnt really get into it.

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    I say don't blame the author. Sometimes the publishers push their writers to produce I felt the same way about one of Jan Caron's books. It was a mishmash of chapters from her other books with not much plot. Perhaps JCH can get back on track with a new one. I agree that I don't like inaccuracies in stories that we know so well.

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    I finished the book too - I agree that it seemed rushed like it was a tie-up but I can see where it could continue with the son - I really liked the first books that went into the lives of the quilters and the history of Sylvia's family - this book though kind of fell flat - I am hoping that Elm Creek Quilts will continue but with a new set of characters - the new generation - we will wait and see.

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    You sound like you have read them all.....I didn't realize you had to read them in order or do you...I just finished Sugar Camp Quilt. Where to from here or does it really matter......Someone please...enlighten me. Thank you

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    I read it and was also confused by the 25 year jump- thought I missed something and at times it was like she was trying to figure out how things would be in the future- but then gave up and stuck with the 25 years in the future for the ages, but nothing else changed in those 25 years. I did read it all and agree there is one more book ( maybe) about the son , I never have been a fan of the historical books. I am glad though that I read the whole thing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dianemarie View Post
    You sound like you have read them all.....I didn't realize you had to read them in order or do you...I just finished Sugar Camp Quilt. Where to from here or does it really matter......Someone please...enlighten me. Thank you
    No she writes then so that you can read them really in any order and still be able to follow the flow I just preferred to read them in order
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    What other 'quilting' authors can you recommend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunlitenSmiles View Post
    this makes me sad...............have not read it, wanted to but cannot afford it right now.......Sylvia and Agnes are my favorites......some of the others remind me of annoying people in my life (LOL) OH, well, back to piecing.
    I did read them all in order but that is just how I do things or they would really make no sense at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SunlitenSmiles View Post
    this makes me sad...............have not read it, wanted to but cannot afford it right now.......Sylvia and Agnes are my favorites......some of the others remind me of annoying people in my life (LOL) OH, well, back to piecing.
    try getting your books to read from the library; it is so much cheaper than you will have more
    money to spend on fabric
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    well thanks for the review on this latest book.....I won't rush to read it. I read the last one and had the feeling of just writing to get the $$$$$$$...sometimes I wish series would stop while they are still good, they sometimes are beaten to death by their own creators..........Who/What is Sonoma Rose...that sounds interesting, who is the author(book?) of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geri B View Post
    well thanks for the review on this latest book.....I won't rush to read it. I read the last one and had the feeling of just writing to get the $$$$$$$...sometimes I wish series would stop while they are still good, they sometimes are beaten to death by their own creators..........Who/What is Sonoma Rose...that sounds interesting, who is the author(book?) of it.
    Sonoma Rose by Jennifer Chiaverini (Hardcover - Feb 21, 2012) newly released
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