Monday, February 20, 2012

Sonoma Rose


I've been a fan of Jennfer Chiaverini's quilt novels for quite some time...so I was really excited to get an opportunity to preview her latest Elm Creek Quilts Novel, Sonoma Rose (Elm Creek Quilts).
While I love all of the books in the Elm Creek Quilts series, the ones set in different historical times have  definitely been my favorites. Sonoma Rose is  one of those historical novels and is set in California during the Prohibition era; the novel is one of those "can't put it down" stories, and, well...I haven't been able to put it down! I just started reading a couple of days ago and am now past the half-way point!


Here is a little summary of the plot direct from the publisher:

Rosa Diaz Barclay is touched by the criminality surrounding Prohibition when she discovers that her husband, John, has given over the duties of their Southern California rye farm in favor of bootlegging. Fearing the safety of her four children, Rosa flees, carrying only a case of John’s ill-begotten cash and her mother’s two quilts. Lars Jorgensen, her true love and the father of two of her children, aids in her escape, and together the six travel north to San Francisco. Under assumed names, they are hired to work at a Sonoma vineyard, where Rosa creates a personal and professional identity that she would never have dared imagine at the opening of her tale, and one that brings great honor-and beauty-to all who surround her.

Along with sending a copy for me to read, Dutton/Penguin publishers will provide one copy of Sonoma Rose (Elm Creek Quilts) to one of my readers. Just leave a comment on this post, and you'll be entered to win!

Have a great day! (P.S. Be back soon with weekend sewing).


174 comments:

Donna said...
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Donna said...

Oh, I would love to read this book. I just bought a copy of Sylvia's Bridal Sampler. Thought I might get that quilt done for my 25th wedding anniversary. That will be in a little over 4 years from now. LOL

Darlene said...

I have read most of her books and loved them. Would love to win this! Thanks for a chance.

Jan-Maree said...

I love these books - you can't buy them in Australia so my husband has to hunt for them whenever he goes to the States - which is usually just before the next one comes out so I have to wait till the next trip. I read them then my quilt group lines up for a turn!

May Britt said...

I have all the other books and just have to order this one too, if I do not win it.
I love these books:)

Bailey said...

OMG! me me please, I have to know what the wasting disease is! hrobbins422 at yahoo dot com

Diane H said...

Thanks so much for a chance. I have three of her older books and would love to read this one.

Marci said...

How generous of you! Thanks for the opportunity! Relaxing time with a new book sounds good!

Kimberly said...

Oh, please enter me! I love her books... my favorite is "The Sugar Camp Quilt" and I'm trying to get my 14 year old to read it. She loves the history of the Underground Railroad and knowing that her great great grandfather's parents used it to bring him to Canada just makes it more real to her.

Jeannette said...

How great that would be I have managed to read all of her books so far, they are a must read. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Sunnybec said...

I've never read any of her books...but I would like to, thanks for the chance. Linda

Kasey said...

I've wanted to start reading her books for a while, but I keep getting distracted (story of my life!). It would be awesome to win one. Thanks for the chance!

Bari Jo said...

I have just heard about Elm Creek series and am intrigued by the bridal sampler quilt! I would love to read one of her books! Thank you for the fun giveaway!

Dee said...

I love to read and would love to read this book too!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Would love to read this book.

Rachel said...

Oh it sounds good. I'm always looking for a new book to read and I've never read any of Jennifer Chiaverini's novels.

Laura said...

I have heard so many good things about these books. I would love to read it.

Tracee said...

Thanks for the insight into these books,they sound like a great read.

Janet said...

I'm so pleased she has another book out. I have enjoyed reading all of her books so far. I'd love a chance to win one :0)

Kay said...

Sounds like a good book for my book club. I think I have read all of her books & just love them.

Diane said...

Love Jennifer Chiaverini's books ... would really be thrilled to win Sonoma Rose! Thanks for the chance.

Cary said...

I have read some of Jennifer's books and really enjoyed them. They are a great read!

Jen said...

I promise if you pick me, I'll send it to another reader when I'm done with it! :) (How's that for sucking up?)

PEGGY said...

I love Jennifer's books. I'd love to win a copy of her newest one!!!
Love following your blog too, you have such wonderful inspiration projects!
Peggy in NJ

Kristen said...

I've heard great things about these books, just haven't had a chance to read any of them yet. :)

Quilting Krazy said...

I love her books! The Quilter's Apprentice and The Runaway Quilt were two of my favorites. OH I cannot forget The Aloha Quilt. I so could smell the Hawaiian breezes while reading that one. I was thrilled when I heard she had a new book coming out soon. So Please add my name to the drawing!

Thanks

Jennifer said...

I love all her books as well! Thanks for the chance to win

Patty said...

Love the Elm Quilt Series have read most of them.

Donna said...

Please put my name in the running. I love Jennifer's books.

Gabriella said...

I love the novels of Jennyfer too!!!

Thanks for the chance

Deb said...

How lucky for you Sherri. I read all of her books and will amit to having read them 2-3 times. Thanks for being given the chan ce to win this new one.

Sallie said...

I love Jennifer's books! Thanks for the chance to win one!

Cowgirl in the City said...

oohh, I haven't read any of these yet. I'm so excited! :) Pick me, pick me! ;)

Anonymous said...

I have read all of her books so far. They are all great. Thanks for the chance to win this one.

Darlis

SoozeM said...

Oooh how exciting, I love her books!

Mama Pea said...

Looks like a good book. I always enjoy her books. Thanks for the chance to win!

The Patch Craft said...

I am reading the wedding book now. I love all of her books.

Harrysmum said...

What a great giveaway! I'd love to win - our local library doesnt have these books!

Ariane said...

I would love to win this book. I have read all of Jennifer's books and own most of them. Thanks for the chance to win.

Stephanie said...

I always love a great book review. Thanks to you and the publisher for the opportunity to win a copy.

Fran said...

Sounds great! Do you need to read the books in order? Or are they not chronological?

Sue said...

I love reading these novels and to see what happens to the other side of a story would be fun.
Would love to add this to my collection, thanks for the giveaway.

Linda said...

I would love to win the book. I love Jennifer's books and have read all of them except the last one in the series.

Anonymous said...

Sounds very interesting! I might just have to check out other novels!! Jane E.

Jacqueline said...

Love her books. Thanks for a chance at this one.

jleibfried@aol.com

OneOldGoat said...

I love all of the Elm Creek quilters books!

Beth

Pat said...

I haven't been into reading these past few years but this book sounds interesting enough to want to read again. I would love to win this book.

Sharon said...

I love her books, and this one is getting great reviews. Thanks for sharing.

Melanie said...

My Mom and I never miss a book in this series....I'd love to win for both of us....

krisgray said...

Love this series! Thanks for the chance to win the latest!

Brenda said...

I love her books and have read all of them except this one. I have heard great things about it and would love to have a copy of it, instead of waiting to get a copy from the library.

barb said...

Love her books

Donna S. said...

I would love this book.

Kaaren said...

I've read the entire Elm Creek series and I'm anxious to add this one to the list as well, Sherri. And if I'm lucky enough to win, I will give the book away to another person who would like to read it as well.

Denise in PA said...

Yay! I love Jennifer's books and I'm sure I would love this one too! Thanks so much for the giveaway o:)

Mary said...

Would love this book to add to my collection. My husband bought me 5 more for Christmas, and I love them. Thank you for the chance.

Caryn said...

I am working my way through the Elm Creek Quilters series. I have 3.5 to go. :-) Thanks for the chance to win!

quiltgrammy said...

I have read several of the "Elm Creek" books and have really enjoyed them, would love to add this one to my collection.Thanks for the chance.

Gayle said...

I have enjoyed lots of Jennifer's Elm Creek books - this looks like it's a good one too! Got to see her in person at our local library a few months ago - nice lady.

Joyce said...

Would love to read this book. I'm sure I've read everything she has written so far. Love, love love this series.

Regina said...

one comment to win... this would be good for my upcoming vacation!!!

Doniene said...

Love Jennifer's books!!! Thanks for the chance for her newest treasure!!

Delores said...

I love Jennifer's books and the Elm Creek Quilters. Would love to win the latest edition!

Cecilia said...

I would love to win a copy of this book. I've read most of her novels and I really enjoy them.

Edna said...

~Love Jennfer Chiaverini's quilt novels.~ I've only read the first two so far and they were both hard to put down while reading. Thanks for the chance to win her latest.

Mom C said...

Thanks for this opt. I would love the book.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

I can't wait for this one to come out. Thanks for the chance to win!

paulette said...

Thanks for the chance to win this book!! I have read one of her older books and really enjoyed it!
Paulette

LK said...

I would love a chance to read this....I've enjoyed her books for years!

Linda in Omaha NE

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Já ouvi sobre o autor,só não li nada .gostaria de ganhar,sim.

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Lorri said...

Would love to have a copy of this book. Just discovered Elm Creek this past year and have read almost all of them!

Joan and Kevin said...

I love her books and have read almost all of her books. Thanks!

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Anna F said...

I have been looking at this series, thinking of jumping into. Seems most of you enjoy this author. If I don't win, I just might have to order it.

mldale79 said...

I love the Elm Creek books. This sounds like another great read.

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

these books are just so fabulous, I am sure this is going to be another great read!

Tracy said...

I am going to have to check out this book. Thank you for sharing.

Sandy said...

I would love to win this book. Have read all of Jennifer Chiaverini's series and I, also, love the historical ones a lot.

sandra said...

I have loved all of her books and am always awaiting her new one.

Maxine said...

I love her books also..Just finished reading Aolha Quilt and The Quilters Homecoming. I think her new book Sonoma Rose is a spin off from Quilters Homecoming. Would love to win this book. So hard to put down once you start reading. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lesley said...

It would be wonderful to win this book!

Jeanna said...

I love reading and I love quilting. However, I have never heard of this author and series of books. Whether I win or not, I'll definitely be looking for these books.

Thank you Sherri!

Sherill said...

I own all of her books and await her next one! I'm so glad she continues to write this series!

WhitneyBryce said...

Thanks for the opportunity to own one of these awesome novels! bhiener@sbcglobal.net

Darlene B said...

I would love to win this book! I have read most of her Elm Creek books and love her writing style. Thanks for the opportunity!

Deb said...

I've never read any of her books and would love the chance.

Shelley said...

The historical aspect of this book sounds really interesting - not a period of history I know much about.
Other people have said this one is really worth reading. Would love to win it!!

Michelle said...

Sounds like a great book! I've read and loved most of the series and didn't realize that there was a new one coming out.

mariebeers said...

I love all of Jennifer's stories, so would love to win this book.

Glenda in Florida said...

I've read all of them so far, and would love to get my hands on this without waiting months and months at my library. Thanks for the chance to win it.

The Woolen Cellar said...

I have read all her books and would love to read this one too. Thanks for a chance to win one.

carla.meier said...

I love Jennifer's books. It would be great to add this one to my collection.

Sarah said...

I have read all of the Elm Creek series, and am looking forward to reading this one as well! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kelli said...

I'd love a chance to win the book. I have read all of her books but one, and have loved them all. Thank you! :o)

Maxwells said...

That does sound interesting. Just got done reading a series and am currently looking for a new book to read. This would be perfect timing :)

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Her new book sounds very interesting. I would love to read it too, how nice to share a copy.

Leeann said...

Love these books and especially the ones set in the past. This sounds really good. I'd love to win it ;-)

Eileen said...

Can't pass up this chance to get this book. I have already reserved it at the library but it would be great to have a copy. I have read all of her books. Love the historical ones.

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anna said...

I love Jennifer's quilting novels too. it would be so fun to make a quilt to match the novel.

jabeybaby said...

Oh I love this series! I just got the Wedding Quilt book and can't wait to read it!

Rebecca Davidson said...

I have many of her books and would love to add this one to my collection.

Kathy said...

I have read a few of her books - all that I can find locally so would love to read more
blklman at xtra dot co dot nz

Dawn said...

I've never read any of these books but they sound like I would love them. Thanks for a chance at the giveaway.

Edith said...

Count me in for a chance to win!
Edith

kt said...

Sounds like my kind of book--thanks for the review and the chance to win!

Barb said...

Sounds like a fun read! Thanks!!!

Jeanie said...

I haven't read any of her books and win or not, I'll have to look into them. Thanks so much!

Nancy E said...

I have read all the Elm Creek books and would love to win this one.

Sharon said...

Love her books! Thanks for the chance to win it.

Wanda said...

I've read all her books and the historical ones are definitely my favorite also.

Sherry E. Riggs (keithriggs1@yahoo.com) said...

I would love to win this book.I am a fan of hers.Thanks! Sherry from Kentucky.

Deanna said...

Count me in, please. Such nice books.

mharpole said...

I am asked often "Do you get bored in your retirement?" When you have a love for quilting and reading, "bored" is never in your vocabulary. Would love to win a copy of this book.

Josie McRazie said...

I would love a chance to read this book!

Elisabeth said...

I love those books too! My favorite is the one set during the flu epidemic. I guess it's in modern times but it flashes back to that. Anyway, they are all good!

Me and My Stitches said...

I've heard nothing but good reviews on this book - can't wait to read it!

The Rx quilter said...

Ahhh, her books are so relaxing to read and a great escape from everyday life...would love to win! Lisa in Texas

Jeanne said...

Please add my name to the list! Jennifer is one of my favorite reads.

Jayme said...

Do you know how long it's been since I read a book?! I probably shouldn't admit it, but let's just say years. Awe the joys of having young children and spending alone time cleaning or sewing. Plus The Harry Potter came out ages ago!! :) thanks for the giveaway!

Jennie said...

I've never read any of those, sounds interesting.

B J Elder said...

I am a follower of the Elm Creek series, have read, and some more than once, all the books. Would love to 'win' this one.

Terry said...

I love her books and would love to have this one! Thanks for the chance! :0)

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love the Elm Creek series, I can't wait to read this one!!

Sherri said...

I have read all of her books, they are AWESOME!!! In fact when The Quilters Homecoming book came out and was advertised all over the HGTV channel, I wanted to read it, but found out it was part of a series...so, I had to start at the begining, and then I made my first quilt, a Christmas Log Cabin. I thought that if Sarah could make a quilt, then I could too! My mom had been quilting for 30 years and had tried to get me hooked, and I hated to sew, but this isn't really like "sewing", quilting is so much more than that!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

ytsmom said...

I love the Elm Creek books!

Laura K said...

I could always use another good book! Thank you for the chance to win.

Mary said...

I'd love to win a copy of the book. Thanks for the chance to you and to the publisher.

Suburban Stitcher said...

wow! I'd love to win!

jemfl said...

Yes, historical novels are my favorite too. You often learn of things that make you think! Jennifer is a gifted writer! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sherrie,
Thanks for the chance to win this book....I grew up not far from Sonoma and would love to read this as I have also enjoyed many of Jennifer's other books.
Tami
tamiquilts at att dot net

Lee Anne said...

I too LOVE Jennifer's books....can't get enough of them! Thanks for the great blog!

quilt happy said...

would love to read this book thanks

girl from the country said...

Love to read! Would love to win a book! Thanks alot!

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Patricia Lessell said...

I was told about these books a couple of weeks ago and I bought my first one on my kindle. In just two weeks I am on my 4th book and am totally addicted. They are wonderful. I will have to slow down with my reading or I'll finish them all too fast.

Lori said...

Sounds like a great book. I have read all of the Elm Creek Books. Thanks for a chance to win!

Karen said...

I have read most of the books. Would like to win this one!

Julie said...

I love her books. Thanks for the give away.

Sharon said...

I recently started reading her books and LOVE them! I'm reading them in order and just up to 'The Runaway Quilt'. I'd love a chance to win her latest book!

Brenda said...

I would love to read this book. Thanks for the chance.

The Quilted Finish ph 02 63310084 said...

I have managed to find a couple of these books in my local library and really enjoyed them. I would love a chance to win a copy if you will post to Australia. Thanks for this opportunity.

Nathalie said...

I love Jennifer's books. Was on a quilt chat with her when she was writing the first one. I would love to have this one, too.

Nathalie said...

I love Jennifer's books. Was on a quilt chat with her when she was writing the first one. I would love to have this one, too.

Helen L said...

I've read a number of jennifer's books and would love to read this one too, especially considering that I live in Sonoma county!

Amy said...

Cool giveaway! I've never heard of these books so hopefully I win. If not, I'll be adding it to my list of books to read for sure!

Blackeyedsewsan said...

Have read ALL of Jennifer's books & this would be the only I haven't read. Let's give it a try! Susan

Libby Clarke said...

I have read many of Jennifer's books and have thoroughly enjoyed them. They inspired me to take up quilting myself. I would love to get a copy of her latest book.

Libby Clarke said...

I have read many of Jennifer's books and have thoroughly enjoyed them. They inspired me to take up quilting myself. I would love to get a copy of her latest book.

Lynne said...

I enjoy this series alot. Thanks for the chance to win the new one.

MachelleH said...

I have been wanting to read her books for quite a while. My mom really enjoyed them and recommended them to me. Thank you for the give-away!

NancyL said...

I haven't read any of this series, but I'd sure like to! If you can't be quilting, reading a quilt-related book would be a close second!

Slowpoke said...

Thank You for your generous giveaway.
I would dearly love to win this book as I have enjoyed many of the other ones so much. Very gratefully, Luba

Slowpoke said...

Thank You for your generous giveaway.
I would dearly love to win this book as I have enjoyed many of the other ones so much. Very gratefully, Luba

linny said...

I'm sure I would enjoy reading this latest book. I've read most of the others & really enjoyed them. Thanks for the chance to win it.
lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

Sharon B said...

I am waiting for "The Wedding Quilt" which I have on request at my library. I would love a sneak peek at Sonoma Rose. I am glad to hear that we will learn more about Rosa.

Bonnie said...

Love her work. So, sign me up for the drawing. Thanks

Linda said...

Whoo-ee! Thanks for the chance to win. Sounds like a great book.

~ Julie ~ said...

I haven't had the chance to read any of her books yet, but I LOVE reading so I'd sure like the chance to win! :)

james and bess said...

i haven't read any of the historical elm creek novels - sounds intriguing! :)

bess

gail said...

Thank you for the opportunity of entering this competition. I really like historical novels and what a bonus if there is quilting woven into the story. I read a coupe of her first books and did enjoy them.
Blessings Gail

Marie G said...

Am waiting for this new book.

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My Old Quilting Soul said...

I'm so happy that these books have a large following- my husband thinks I'm insane for quilting and then reading about quilting! I found them at my library by chance and have been reading them at night before I go to sleep (and thus am ALWAYS dreaming of quilting)! Right now I am reading The Union Quilters! What a great giveaway!

Dolores said...

I have a couple of her books and this one sounds pretty good. Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

I would like to try this book out.

LaNell said...

I've never read her books, but do love a good series. One story ends and you can start another right away
Would love to begin a new obsession!

Susie said...

After my grandmother passed away, I inherited all of the quilting things, including her Elm Creek Quilts collection. I just love reading them. They always remind me of Grandma now.

Stoney said...

I love all of her books and this one sounds so cool. Please, please, please pick me!!!

Stoney Monte

Stoney said...

I love all of her books and this one sounds so cool. Please, please, please pick me!!!

Stoney Monte

Laurel said...

I, too, really enjoy this series. My favorite so far is "The Aloha Quilt" but her two latest books are on my shelf, waiting to be read. Now there's another new one to anticipate. Thanks for the chance to win it.

Lynn said...

Sounds like Sonoma Rose is another great read. I hope it will be available as an ebook.

Wendy P said...

I grew up in So Cal. I never heard of anyone Rye farming there, so I'd read the book just for the details about early So Cal. And for the quilt stories too, of course!