It was the best timing. Dutton Books contacted me to see if I was interested in reviewing Jennifer Chiaverini's newest book called "Sonoma Rose", right before I was leaving for Israel. I hadn't chosen a book for the plane ride, so I said "send it to me, quickly". And they sent me an Advance Proof. This made me feel quite important!
Jennifer Chiaverini is a NY Times best selling author. This is the 7th book in her Elm Creek Quilts Novel Series. She also has published several quilt pattern books. Quilts are frequently mentioned in her book, but you don't have to be a quilter to read them.
"Sonoma Rose" takes place during prohibition with a strong woman character. Some of her children have Celiac's disease. It took a long time to diagnose them and this reminded me of my friend, Nancy.
The good news is that Dutton has offered a copy of "Sonoma Rose", hot off the press, to give away. Leave a comment and make sure that you leave an e-mail where I can contact you. I will pick the winner on Weds, leap day.