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    Has anyone here read the series of books by Jennifer Chiaverini. It is a series of books about the Elm Creek Quilts. I have read every one of her books and love them.

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    I am avid reader of her books. The latest one just came out The Lost Quilter. I haven't bought it yet but will soon!

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    Her books are well-read in our little town's library. I am trying to collect them for my own Library!

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    I just checked two more out of my library this morning! Love them all!! I first stumbled across one of her's right after I got laid off last January. Reading it got me back into quilting, and got me hunting for a quilting message board, which is how I got here! :-)

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    I just bought her new one and loved it. I also bought the new workbook. This is the first year I missed her lecture. She uses alot of Pittsburgh towns in her novels, Her Inlaws live in Pgh.

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    I too got back into quilting after reading some of her books. I have read them in order and really, really enjoy them. They are such good reading. After getting back into the quilting this winter, I too looked for a message board and found this one. I have been lurking here for a couple of weeks and decided to jump in today. Thanks for the welcome.

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    Just found out about these books from a lady at a quilting group I belong to......I have a request in for the first three at my library.

    Barb

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    Okay...I might be a minority in the fact I liked the first few and read maybe the first 4. But, by that one, they just got too sappy and unrealistic to me. But, really like the first 2:)Skeat

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    I love this series, I just bought the most recent that came out in paper-back and summer vacation is starting in just over a week...Yippee... Quilt and reading time is on its way.
    Muriel

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    Another series that is really good and are based around Quilt Patterns is
    Benni Harper Mystery Series by Erlene Fowler. I love this series, they are quick reads, murder mystery but Erlene's humor in her writing is what make these fun to read.
    Muriel

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    I'm w/you on that Loretta:)I did like the series that are easy read murder/quilt mysteries. Go to: http://pickledish.kcstar.com/?q=node/150

    It's the Queen Bees mysteries. They are cute and fun and I'd love to have a group of women to meet at a local quilt store like that:)And who couldn't like to have 'Po' as a friend too:)

    Also,like the 'A Single Thread' and can find that at wally world right now....it is good and has a very sad part...but, who can't enjoy a read about starting up a quilt store?:)Skeat

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    I've read about the first six last summer and really liked them. I have several more I am saving for this summer as I don't get a lot of time to read in the winter time with work and all. I am trying to read them in order.

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    I too tried the Benni Harper books and couldn't seem to get into them. The first one I read was okay, but reading the second one just seemed a repeat of the first. Just way too much alike for my liking.

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    I came across a new author. Terri Thayer is her name and she writes murder/mystery. I think she has only 2 out now, a good, light, quick read.

    Mary

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    Just heard about the Elm Creek series on the bus to Paducah! Finished the first one in the series, and requested the second from the library. It was okay. Will withhold further judgment until I read another book or two. :?

    I do prefer mysteries, so I did enjoy the Persian Pickle Club better. :lol:

    Have been collecting the Earlene Fowler books and will try to gather them all and read them in sequence.

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    I just listened to "Round Robin" on the playaway audio books from the library. If you aren't familiar with playaway's they are smaller than a cell phone and you just need a AAA battery and earphones. They hold the complete book.

    I also belong to the "Books for the Blind" as I have difficulty reading with no center vision, can only see 3 letters at a time. They have just sent me another book in the series. The only problem is I don't get them in the right sequence.

    I found the first very enjoyable and the hint about threading the needle was great! Works for me as I can't seem the holes.

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    Jennifer is a good writer, she makes you feel what the characters feel.
    I bought all her books used from Amazon and read a few from the Library but they didnt have the first ones. Best to read in order.

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    [quote=quiltnut4ever]I am avid reader of her books. The latest one just came out The Lost Quilter. I haven't bought it yet but will soon! [/quote

    She has a newer one called the Aloha Quilt coming out next Tuesday (I think).. It was reading her books that got me started quilting.

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    I love those books. My sister gets me one every time there is an "occasion". She got me a book with block patterns in it for Christmas last year and I've used one of those block patterns already. Love it.

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    They are great reading!! I just ordered the newest one this afternoon "The Aloha Quilt". I have read them all in order of release and am currently half way through A Quilters Holiday. I enjoy good down to earth books. Also recommend the Thomas Kinkade series based on a small New England coastal town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeat
    Okay...I might be a minority in the fact I liked the first few and read maybe the first 4. But, by that one, they just got too sappy and unrealistic to me. But, really like the first 2:)Skeat
    You're not alone. I feel the same way. I felt that after the first few she was stretching to keep cranking them out with no substance to them.

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    I read the Lost Quilter first and got hooked. Its about slavery.

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