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 . Under assumed names, they are hired to work at a San Francisco 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).