History is thick with secrets in The Sugar Camp Quilt, seventh in the beloved Elm Creek Quilts series from bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini. Set in Creek's Crossing, Pennsylvania, in the years leading up to the Civil War, the novel follows Dorothea Granger's passage from innocence to wisdom against the harrowing backdrop of the American struggle over slavery. She discovers that a quilt she has stitched for her uncle Jacob with five unusual patterns of his own design contains hidden clues to guide runaway slaves along the Underground Railroad. The heroic journey she undertakes leads to revelations about her own courage and resourcefulness -- newfound qualities that may win her the heart of the best man she has ever known.
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by Jennifer Chiaverini
"Christina Moore delivers a first-rate performance of this poignant story, making the characters come to life in the minds of listeners. The story centers on the life of Dorothea Granger in Creeks Crossing, Pennsylvania. Her Uncle Jacob, a stubborn and sometimes harsh man, requests Dorothea to make a quilt by an exact pattern that he created. Though the purpose of this quilt is a mystery to the family, it eventually becomes apparent that there is a purpose beyond the practical. The story weaves danger, suspense, romance, and historical details of antebellum times and the Underground Railroad. The talents of author Jennifer Chiaverini and narrator Christina Moore create an unforgettable story. N.L. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"
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