Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Aloha Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini

Bonnie, one of the women from the Elm's Creek Quilters, is going to Hawaii to help a friend set up a quilter's retreat. The timing is good for Bonnie as her quilt shop has closed, the Elm's Creek Quilter's season has come to an end, and she is in the process of divorcing her unfaithful husband. Bonnie is able to find peace and friendship, and learn about Hawaiian quilt-making, while enjoying the beauty despite her husband's efforts to sabotage her stake in the Elm's Creek Quilters.
I have read one other book from this series and find that they are enjoyable and quite clean. I liked the other book better than this one, Chiaverini sometimes gets a little too detailed about the quilt-making, but still enjoyed it. There are sixteen books in the series and it starts with "The Quilter's Apprentice" but the author says that it isn't necessary to read them in order. Some of the books are historical in nature, some are contemporary, and some have romance.
There wasn't really much profanity in this book but there were some adult situations, talk about an affair for instance, that would make it not appropriate for younger readers. I would rate it PG.

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