I love a good book.
The sink your teeth into it, can't get enough of it, eat, sleep and drink the characters kind. The kind that lingers in your mind days after you've turned the last page and closed the book.
I loved the Help and The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (both Southern favorites.)
I really loved the Twilight series (read it 3 times,) of course all the Harry Potters too, and have just finished the Hunger Games (first book.) That one has been rolling around in my mind since last week. I need to pick up the other two in the series.
So it seems I am really drawn to sci-fi and southern literature (crazy combo- those two together) but I have also found myself enjoying the Elm Creek Quilts novels by Jennifer Chiaverini. So far my favorite one was the Runaway Quilt but she has a new book coming out called Sonoma Rose.
Dutton publishing sent me a copy of Sonoma Rose, and I'm looking forward to getting into the story. It takes place in the 1920s during prohibition and features the story of Rosa Diaz and her family as they make a new life for themselves in a California vineyard. Rosa discovers that her husband has decided armed bootlegging is his new career, and she flees with her children, concerned with their safety. There is a love story in here too, Lars, the father of two of her 4 children comes with her to California.
Of course she takes quilts with her on her journey- it is a quilting novel after all. I don't have to stop to think which quilts of mine I would grab if I had to pack up and leave with just a few of my belongings!
The story sounds intriguing, right? I think it should be an entertaining read. You can pick up a copy in stores next week.
Until then, you can sit back and enjoy the many fabulous mini quilts from the Modern Mini Quilt Challenge Blog Hop.
Then come back and tell me what you are reading these days. I'm always on the look-out for a great book!
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