Saturday, February 25, 2012

A Book Give-A-Way, Not just For Quilters

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.

45 comments:

  1. Lucky #1 commenter?! I've read all her other books and look forward to reading this one, one way or another....

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  2. I would love to win this book! Long time quilter, and avid reader. I've read some of Jennifer Chiaverini's books but not all. She's a good author!

    Donna
    Donnaquilt@yahoo.com

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  3. I'm having a hard time posting. Long time quilter, and I love J. Chavarenini's books. I hope you had a good trip and enjoyed her book!
    Donna
    Donnaquilt@yahoo.com

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  4. Jennifer's books are always fun to read. I would love to have a copy of her newest book.

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  5. I would love to read Jennifer's newest book. Other friends are commenting they want to read it too.

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  6. I would love a chance at this book.Thanks

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  7. I would love to win this book. I have never read one of Jennifer Chiaverini's books, but I would love to.

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  8. I've read every one of Jennifer's books. The Runaway Quilt is my most favorite. Can't wait to read Sonoma Rose! Carrie fala@getwireless.net

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  9. I enjoy Jennifer's books. Am on the list to get her last novel at the library. Winning this would be perfect. Thanks for the chance.

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  10. I'll pop out of lurkdom for this! I love her books, I think she's the only author of fiction I read that isn't a murder mystery. Wasn't sure I'd like her books, but started the first one and couldn't put it down!

    I've really enjoyed your pics of Israel, I live in hope that I'll get there someday!

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  11. Love Jennifer's books! Would love to read her latest! Thanks for a chance.

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  12. I really enjoyed reading about your adventures, but am so glad you are home now.
    What is next on your agenda? It looks like you have lots of lectures coming up.
    I have read several of the Elm Creek Quilts books and would love to win this one.
    It sounds like an interesting story.
    Humnan444@verizon.net

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  13. Ok , Liz Anderson here. Would love a copy of her new book! Enjoying your trip from my computer.

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  14. Hi, I'd love to win this copy! I read a lot but I've never yet read Chiaverini's books. Thanks for the chance!
    Grace

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  15. I love Jennifer's books!! I have most of them...not this one, though. Thank you for the chance to win "Sonoma Rose". :)

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  16. I love Jennifer's books!!! I have most of them,,, not this one, though. Thank you for the chance to win "Sonoma Rose".

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  17. I'd love to win this copy. I read a lot but I've never yet read Chiaverini. Thanks for the chance!
    Grace

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  18. I love Jennifer's books!! I have most of them...not this one, though. Thank you for the chance to win "Sonoma Rose". :)

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  19. I've read all of the Elm Creek Quilters books! I would love to win this book! Love to quilt. Have been working on repairing one of the quilts my grandmother made in the 30's. Thanks for the chance to win!
    dddid7@comcast.net

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  20. Hey, Cheryl, you should have left the book here while you could have, LOL! As far as I know, Jennifer has 19 Elm Creek novels. I have 1-17. Haven't had a chance to get #18 (The Wedding Quilt) yet. Would love to win Sonoma Rose!

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  21. YUM! I LOVE Jennifer Chiaverini's books! Waiting with bated breath for the next one.

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  22. I love her books and have most of them!

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  23. I haven't read a good book in a while, and I'd love to rekindle my love of reading with this one! I have a great-nephew who has just been diagnosed with Celiac's disease, after many years of being ill - maybe this will give us some new insights!

    I've been enjoying your travels!! Thanks for sharing your pics!! (especially that Bernina dealer!!)

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  24. I have enjoyed every one of her novels, if I don't win I will have to watch the book store for it.
    Bev Longford bevsews@pipcom.com

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  25. I also have enjoy all of her novels, I look forward to her new one.
    Ann woodenspool@comcast.net

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  26. I haven't read any of her books so I would love to try this one!
    Can I join in from the UK???

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  27. Yes, I've enjoyed her novels also, and would love to own this copy.
    MRoseFrenz@aol.com

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  28. I have read all her books, so would love to win this one. Love the photos, especially the mosaics. They're beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  29. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I am an avid reader, and am always looking for more books.

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  30. I love Jennifer's books! The next thing I'm going to do is check out your workshops/classes.
    Judy
    www.goldendogquilting.com
    www.birchbaydyedfabric.com

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  31. And so you should feel quite important Cheryl. I have been awaiting the launch of this book, have read them all and love them. Almost feel like part of the Elm Creek family :) forbesrj@shaw.ca

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  32. I've enjoyed her other books and would love to win a copy of this one!

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  33. I've enjoyed all her books, and look forward to reading the new one!

    jill@columbia.edu

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  34. I have read every book by Jennifer Chiaverini; when I finish them I donate to my local library so that others in my community may enjoy her delightful stories, especially about quilters.

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  35. I have read every book by Jennifer Chiaverini; when finished I donate the books to my local library so that others may enjoy her wonderful books, especially about quilters. Thanks for the opportunity to be in the draw.

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  36. Whether quilting or reading books about the lives of quilters, quilters have more fun!

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  37. Love her books! Whomever wins will be one blessed individual!!!!

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  38. Love her books! Whomever wins - what a blessing!!!!

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  39. Pick me! I'll put in the guild raffle basket as soon as I blow thru it!

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  40. If you pick me, I'll put in the guild raffle basket as soon as I read it!

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  41. I love Jennifer Chiaverini's books! The Elm Creek Manor reminds me of the Mercersburg Inn where I teach quilting weekends... It would be fabulous if I could win her new book, if I do I'll pay it forward <3
    ugolfiquilt@comcast.net

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  42. I am amazed at your creativity. you do a great job.

    We're starting a new stitching group on 2 weeks, here in Minneapolis. We'd love to have the book.
    Shellie Specter
    specdav@gmail.com

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  43. I enjoy her books and enjoyed hearing her speak at a local bookstore. Last year I was also lucky enought to meet you at one of the shops in Lancaster, PA during AQS. We spoke about your book and that we were from the same area in PA.
    Your WW post are great!

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  44. thank you for offering a book from this quilting author.
    our family knows what it is like to have to eat gluten free.
    it is hard to get use to.

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