Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Oct 22 books read

The quilter's homecoming by Jennifer Chiaverini
1920's newlywed Henry and Elizabeth Nelson leave PA for CA where they had purchased land to work. When they realize they've been swindled they are forced to work on the land.
The story starts out with their meeting when Elizabeth's family was at Elm Creek, the family house during the summer and Henry's family lived in the farm next door.
All the years of writing letters to one another-she does go out in the city with other men and she really wants Henry to propose to her.
Love all the talk of the quilt squares and what the colors and block names mean.
Book also follows others life's as they cross Henry and Elizabeth. Safari world sounds like an oasis in the desert but she learns the truth as she attempts to make money.
Loved the travel involved and how they see the new areas of the US through their eyes. Hated to hear of the scheme but she finds work and is not afraid to work at all.
Love the orchard and how the fruit is processed.  She is able to trade from her wedding gifts for things they needed right away.
So much heartache and struggles to make a living at this time of the century but they persevere and drudge onward.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

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