The Sugar Camp Quilt An Elm Creek Quilts Novel (Paperback)
|Author: Jennifer Chiaverini|
From the Publisher:
From New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini, this riveting novel in the Elm Creek Quilts series is thick with secrets in the years before the Civil War. Set in Creek's Crossing, Pennsylvania, right before the Civil War, The Sugar Camp Quilt introduces us to an extraordinary young heroine as she passes from innocence to wisdom against the harrowing backdrop of the American struggle over slavery.
A dutiful daughter and niece, Dorothea Granger is also a gifted quilter and student. But the ultimate test of her courage and convictions comes when her stern Uncle Jacob asks Dorothea to stitch him a quilt with four unusual patterns of his own design. After his life ends in violence, Dorothea discovers that the quilt contains hidden clues to guide runaway slaves along the Underground Railroad. Emboldened by the revelations about her uncle's bravery, Dorothea resolves to continue his dangerous work. Armed with the Sugar Camp Quilt and its mysterious symbols, she embarks upon a heroic journey that allows her to discover her own courage and resourcefulness?and wins her the heart of the best man she has ever known.
Told with Jennifer Chiaverini's trademark historical suspense, The Sugar Camp Quilt blends danger and romance into a novel of timeless honesty.