Thursday, March 15, 2012

An Elm Creek Quilts Novel Giveaway!!! Sonoma Rose

I'm part of the Quilting Gallery's Blog Hop Party which runs from March 16th - 23rd.

I have a copy of Jennifer Chiaverini's newest novel Sonoma Rose for one lucky winner!

1. Become a Follower of this blog

2. Leave me a comment telling me if you will be giving

the book away or will it be a gift for yourself.

Good luck and a random number will be drawn on Saturday, March 24th.

Sorry but I can only ship within the United States.

Sonoma Rose - An Elm Creek Quilts Novel





NOW AVAILABLE: Sonoma Rose
The 1920s evokes indelible cultural motifs—the Jazz Age, Modernism, Prohibition—and
inspired heralded literature—from the interwar disillusionment explored in The Great Gatsby
or The Sun Also Rises to the strong women portrayed in Alice Adams or Main Street.
But in recently published fiction, this time period has rarely been explored.

Jennifer Chiaverini, author of the bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series, is one of few writers
working today to demonstrate equal mastery of contemporary and historical fiction. In 2011,
she published two New York Times bestselling novels—The Union Quilters, a Civil-War-era
chronicle of life behind Northern lines, and The Wedding Quilt, a twenty-first-century
celebration of one of America’s most enduring and romantic traditions. In SONOMA ROSE
(Which went on sale: February 21, 2012), Chiaverini turns her imaginative powers to the story of how one woman’s courage and vision wrought true change, for her family and for herself.


Rosa Diaz Barclay is touched by the criminality surrounding Prohibition when she
unwittingly discovers that her husband, John, has given over the duties of their
Southern California rye farm in favor of armed bootlegging. Fearing the safety of her four
beloved children, Rosa flees, with little more than a suitcase filled with John’s ill-gotten gains
and her heirloom quilts. Accompanying Rosa is her true love, Lars Jorgensen, a good but
flawed man who is the father of two of her children.

Together, the six travel north to San Francisco, seeking not only refuge from danger, but a cure for two of the children, who suffer from a mysterious wasting disease. A beneficent doctor orders a special diet and a rural convalescence for which Rosa and Lars, under assumed names, hire on at a Sonoma County vineyard. There, the devotion of the Italian-American community to the craft of viticulture—which through no fault of their own, has become illegal—inspires Rosa to acquire a vineyard of her own, even as she discovers firsthand its inherent hardships and dangers winemakers face in such turbulent times.


As Rose, she creates a personal and professional identity that she would never have dared
imagine at the opening of her tale, one that brings great honor—and beauty—to all who
surround her. As the New York Journal of Books has written, “Jennifer Chiaverini’s strength is
not only writing strong female characters, but also placing them in interesting life and
times.” SONOMA ROSE is a triumph on both fronts.






82 comments:

Julie said...

I am a follower and love her books. Thanks

Julie said...

Right now it will be a gift to myself and then after I read it, I will give it away. Thanks

Cindy said...

I'm a follower :)

Cindy said...

I would be giving this book to my mom, (but then borrow it when she was done!)

Lisa Cox said...

I am a follower.
I would be giving this book away as I already own a copy. It is a great book!

Martha said...

I would read it first and then pass it on to my secret pal in Pokeno...she loves to read. Thank you for being so generous.

Agnes B Bullock said...

Would give the book to my Mom!

Eileen said...

I will read it myself, and if it's really, REALLY good, I won't be able to give it away--I'll read it over and over.

Eileen said...

I'm not sure if my first comment went--I am a follower.

KrisD said...

I just became a follower. I would read the book first, then give it away to a fellow quilter to share. Thanks for the chance to win!

JoyceLM said...

I'm a follower. Thanks for the great giveaway.

JoyceLM said...

If I'm lucky enough to win, I will read the book first & then donate it to my local library. Thanks for the chance to win.

SewCal Gal said...

I am a follower and would love to win. Have a getaway trip planned that this book would make for a perfect read.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Stitchwhiz said...

I will read the book and then probably post it for trade at paperbackswap.com

And like you, I too am an avid follower of the Buckeyes!

Mary K

quilt happy said...

i am a follower and i am going to read it

Rhonda D. said...

I am a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win.


wigglypup2@yahoo.com

Rhonda D. said...

I would keep the book for myself!!!
Thanks.

wigglypup2@yahoo.com

Maria Kievit said...

Am a follower of your blog already. Thanks for the chance to win.

Maria Kievit said...

I would probably keep the book for myself, as I have a few others from Jennifer, but not that one yet. Thanks for the chance to win it.

Richard Healey said...

I will be getting it for my wife. She is a big book reader. I am a new follower. I will have to look though though this book seen it around and its making me curious.

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com
http:// my1pictureaday.blogspot.com/

JMF said...

I am a new follower! I would keep the book it would be mine all mine:) I love her books. Thanks for the chance to win one.

Jeanne Gwin said...

I am your newest follower and I am sad that I did not know you were here. But am happy now that I have found you. I would love to win Jennifer's new book and it will be mine to read and then into my library with my others. Thank you for a chance to win.

Debra Lee said...

I'm a follower!

Debra Lee said...

I would read it then pass it on!

Dee said...

I am a new follower - love your blog.

Dee said...

I am a new follower - love your blog.

Dee said...

I will read the book and then share it with my buddies.

Quilting Melodies said...

I have many of her books. They are fun to read. Thanks for sharing!!

Sharon said...

I'm a new follower!

Sharon said...

It will be for me to read. I'm only on her sixth book right now, but I'll get to Sonoma Rose eventually!

beaquilter said...

I already follow you and I love these books, I might read it first and then I have several quilting neighbors who are also avid readers, so I'd pass it along.

teachpany said...

I follow your blog. I love Jennifer's books, and own all of them, except for Sonoma Rose. It would be wonderful to win. I do share them with friends, but want to keep the collection. Thanks!

ytsmom said...

I'm a new follower, however, there may be some conflict, since I am Scarlet and Cream!! I will definitely be reading this book myself, but will share with friends. A lot of us really enjoy this series.

Kim said...

I am a new follower. I am collecting these books, so I would have to keep this one if I won it! ;) Though I would be willing to loan it out to anyone that wanted to borrow it!

grandmarockton said...

I'm a follower--- I'd read the book and thn past it on

Beth said...

I am a new follower via email. I love your list of quilt-themed novels!

Beth said...

If I were the lucky winner, I would give it to my dear friend Alison for her birthday and then hope to borrow it back. :)

krisgray said...

I am a new follower. I'd be keeping the book to read myself and then handing it off to another quilty friend.

Anonymous said...

I have now become a new follower of your book. I have downloaded free patterns from Jennifer but have never owned a book by her. I am so looking forward to some day when I will have one of her books for myself. Thank you very much for a chance to win in this fun Blog Hop Party.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Mary C said...

I am a follower. I would read the book and then share with my mom and sisters. THank you,

Merrilee said...

I am a new follower. This book is for me. Love her books. Might share it with others when I am done.

Kelli said...

I'm your newest follower! What a great prize. :)

Kelli said...

I would be reading it myself, but would love to pass it on to another quilter after that. LOVE all of her books. Thanks again! xo

Kathy said...

I would definitely be keeping and reading the book as a gift for me!!!

Kim's Crafty Apple said...

I'm a follower! I love her books! I would keep it but share with all my friends/family that want to read it!

PJ said...

Oh I just love her books. It will be for me to read first and then I'll share it. Thanks for joining the Blog Hop Party Giveaway.

PJ said...

I'm a follower.

Cherilyn said...

I am a new follower!! Oooo I love her books!! I would keep it!!! Thanks for the chance!

Joyce Carter said...

I am a new follower. Thanks for a chance to win this great book.
ccarter13@windstream.net

Joyce Carter said...

I would definitely keep this book for myself. I love to read so I will add this to my collection. But maybe -- Ummm I might let my friends borrow it.

crafter1953 said...

Hi, thanks for the giveaway and hope you are hopping also. I am a follower and the book will be a gift for my Mother. Have a great week.

Mamabill said...

I'm a new follower.

Mamabill said...

I would read the book and maybe lend it to a friend.

Kathy ~~~ said...

I am a follower and will be giving it to an Aunt. thanks for the chance to win this.

~ Julie ~ said...

This is really selfish, but after quilting, reading is my next favorite thing to do! I'm afraid I'd have to keep the boook for myself and then share it with my other quilty friends! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great giveaway! :)

JCnNC said...

I am a devoted follower and so happy to be here. Judy C

JCnNC said...

This would definitely be a gift to myself - want to read this so much ... and hope to win. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity. Judy C

angchappell said...

I would def read and if i enjoyed it when i was done pass it along to someone else that might like it angchappell@yahoo.com

Jacqueline said...

It will be a gift to one of my best quilting friends but I know she will let me read it when she is done so in reality it is a gift for me too.

Thanks for a chance

jleibfried@aol.com

quiltgrammy said...

I am a follower, great giveaway.

quiltgrammy said...

I would read the book and then pass it around my quilting group, we love the "Elm Creek Quilters".

Laura said...

I am a new follower and I will keep the book for myself but then I always share with my mom. Thanks!

Mike and Jen said...

I love her books! I haven't read this one yet, so I will definitely be keeping it.

Annette said...

I love her books. I would keep it...but share it. i'm a follower too.

Karen said...

I would read then pass on to my Mom and daughter!

Lee said...

I am a new follower and love reading her books - I would read it and pass along to my sisters - that is what we always do - share! thanks!

Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Thanks for participating in the blog hop party. Love the book and, since I'm a fan, I'll keep the book for my own pleasure! Thanks.

Jody said...

After I rad it, I would share with the quilters in my Thursday Group.

LisaB said...

I am a follower, and would be sharing this book with my mom :)

tpott said...

I'm a new follower. I've read all of the Elm Creek series. Thank you for chance to win. ;->

tpott said...

If I won I would read it first and then pass it on. Thanks again. ;-> Toni Anne

Denise said...

I am a follower and will read this book and then give to my friend. We always share our books back and forth.

Nancy R. said...

I'm a new follwer. I plan to read the book and then share with my mom.

barb said...

I am a follower great giveaway

Karen Propes said...

I'm a follower and would keep the book for myself. Love to win it.
ncjeepster@aol.com

Nancy Sue said...

I am a follower. Thank you for participating in the blog hop! Go Buckeyes!

Nancy Sue said...

The book will be for me, to be cherished during my Mommy (4 yr old's nap) time :) I had heard this was a good book!

Kathie (Prairie Stitcher) said...

I'm a new follower. I'll read it, first, then share it with my friends in our guild. We do this all the time with books and authors we like.

Anonymous said...

Hello... i wanted to stop by and let you know that I'm new to the world of blogging and looking forward to follow your wonderful and cheery blog.
Thanks for the chance to read this wonderful book. HAGD from a newbie.
Tricia
quercus0828 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this wonderful book. I would 1st read it and then donate it to my to my little library in the Village of Barryton here in Michigan. With It's small budget to work with, they would love to also share this book others in our area. Thank You and HAGD.
Tricia
quercus0828 at yahoo dot com

Jeanne said...

I'm a follower and I would treat myself to the book as I haven't read this one.

Pamela Nees said...

I am a follower...(love your blog title---Go Buckeyes!)

I would read it myself, then share it with some quilting friends.