Connect Five Friday – Quilting Novels



It’s time once again for Connect Five Friday, hosted at Book Date by Kathryn – the meme where we share five book/reading things that connect in some way.

Having read the second book in the Shenandoah series by Emilie Richards this week, I realized just how many books there are that involve quilting or quilting clubs. I have collected quilting books and fabrics for a number of years, yet I have still to create a quilt. I’d love to create a crazy quilt first.

Here are five books that feature quilting – all books that I have thoroughly enjoyed, especially the ones part of a series.

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Endless Chain by Emilie Richards. This is the second book in her Shenandoah Album Series.

“Sam Kinkade is finally feeling at home as a minister in rural Toms Brook, Virginia, content with his life and Shenandoah Valley congregation. But his plans to welcome the area’s growing Hispanic community are being met with resistance. Fortunately, when the church-run community center is threatened, a stranger named Elisa Martinez walks through his door and Sam realizes he has found a woman capable of building bridges.”

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A Single Thread by Marie Bostwick. This is the first in her Cobbled Court Quilts series.

“Marie Bostwick weaves the unforgettable story of four very different women whose paths cross, changing their lives forever. As they stitch their unique creations, Evelyn, Abigail, Liza, and Margot form a sisterhood they never sought-but one that they’ll be grateful for when the unexpected provides a poignant reminder of the single thread that binds us all.”

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The Quilter’s Apprentice by Jennifer Chiaverini. This is the first book in her Elm Creek Quilts series.

“After moving with her husband, Matt, to the small college town of Waterford, Pennsylvania, Sarah McClure struggles to find a fulfilling job. In the meantime, she agrees to help seventy-five-year-old Sylvia Compson prepare her family estate, Elm Creek Manor, for sale. As part of her compensation, Sarah is taught how to quilt by this cantankerous elderly woman, who is a master of the craft.”

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The Hope Chest by Carolyn Brown

“An inheritance has reunited three estranged cousins. Their grandmother Lucy left Nessa, Flynn, and April her home nestled in the woods near Blossom, Texas, as well as a hope chest to be unlocked after they complete a special task. Together, they must hand-stitch a cherished quilt Lucy left unfinished. It meant everything to her. 

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Confessions from the Quilting Circle by Maisey Yates

“When Lark Ashwood’s beloved grandmother dies, she and her sisters discover an unfinished quilt. Finishing it could be the reason Lark’s been looking for to stop running from the past, but is she ever going to be brave enough to share her biggest secret with the people she ought to be closest to?”

4 thoughts on “Connect Five Friday – Quilting Novels

  1. Snap! I didn’t realise The Hope Chest has some reference to quilts. That’s great because I have it sitting on my shelf. You gotta get on and make a quilt, it is so satisfying, feeds the soul and heart.

    • I know – I have been aiming to for years. I have made some small crazy heart ornaments but that’s it. I even got a new sewing machine – but since my hubby has retired, he has been fighting one illness/surgery after another – and I am the caregiver. Too tired most of the time to create – reading is my solace.
      I really enjoyed The Hope Chest. A bit slow at the start but then I got sucked in.

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